Propulsion Manager, Design

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Team and Role Overview

The Propulsion team at Relativity Space is responsible for the design, development, testing, and manufacturing of Relativity’s entirely 3D printed rocket engine, Aeon. As a part of this team, you will help build, create, and iterate on the full product lifecycle of our Aeon engine. Unique to Relativity, you will get to work across many teams to iterate and support Relativity's first-of-its-kind 3D printing software and robotics technology. This team is critical to the launch success of Terran 1, among many other firsts!  

The Mission/Outcomes and Objectives

To achieve our mission, you will drive the team through the full product design lifecycle for the Aeon Propulsion System. You will lead a team through initial concepts, trade studies, detailed design, manufacture and test of our rocket engines. Your overall objective is to grow a propulsion team capable of handling rapid iteration and leveraging the power of 3D printing to reduce cost, weight and part count. You will work cross functionally as well as with external manufacturing partners to drive an exceptional, reliable product through completion as we reach first launch and beyond. The success of Relativity is also highly dependent on your willingness to recruit, build, and mentor a world class team. You will report to the Director of Propulsion.  

Candidate Profile

The ideal candidate has led propulsion teams in a fast-paced, innovative aerospace environment. You have carried teams through difficult projects and are able to thrive in ambiguity.  

Minimum Required Skills and Competencies

In order to be successful in this role, you should have the following: 

  • An undergraduate degree (BS) in Aerospace/Mechanical engineering or related field and 5+ years relevant work experience. 
  • 2+ years leading an engineering team. 
  • FEM Structural Analysis. 
  • Strong project management skills through the lifecycle of a product. 
  • Knowledge of design and manufacturing for 3D printing. 

Preferred Skills and Competencies

  • A graduate degree (MS/PhD) in Aerospace/Mechanical engineering or related field and 3+ years relevant work experience. 
  • 2+ years leading a rocket propulsion engineering team. 
  • Experience with NX and TeamCenter PLM systems. 
  • Experience with ANSYS Workbench. 
  • Experience in the design of liquid propulsion components and systems. 
  • Experience with topology optimization program. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


 

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Location

3500 East Burnett Street, Long Beach, CA 90815

An Insider's view of Relativity Space

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our office is very interesting--from the large and colorful art pieces on the walls to the large (and small) rocket parts all over. We also have screens all over that are casting live streams of our testing and manufacturing floor. You just feel like you are seeing the future of manufacturing unfold right before your eyes.

Nat

Lead Recruiter

What is your vision for the company?

We are creating an entirely re-imagined process to iterate and scale rockets quickly, eventually helping to build the future of humanity in space.

Tim

CEO and Co-Founder

What are some things you learned at the company?

I've never been at a company before that has so valued recruiting and the candidate experience in all stages of the interview process, from initial contact to even past onboarding. Everyone here respects each others' time and takes hiring very seriously. We have a high bar, but that means we've also cultivated a very talented team!

Samantha

Talent Operations Coordinator

What are Relativity Space Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
We provide 5 tiers of coverage through Anthem--2 of which are almost completely free for employees.
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Relativity Space provides equity to all full time employees, vesting over a 4 year period.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Relativity Space offers 20 days of PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
11 holidays--federal, and company wide
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Relativity Space has quarterly off sites reviews, monthly celebration dinners, and regular social events
Stocked Kitchen
A wide variety of snacks are provided
Some Meals Provided
Weekly lunches for lunch and learn, all hands, and new hire lunches are provided
Happy Hours
Bi-weekly happy hours/socials
Parking
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Annual learning and development stipend of up to $2,000.
Lunch and learns
Every other week, we host a lunch and learn to get learn about the exciting work other teams are doing!
Paid industry certifications
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