Propulsion Structural Analyst

| Greater LA Area
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Company Overview:

Relativity is the first and only company to automate aerospace manufacturing by integrating intelligent robotics, software, and proprietary metal 3D printing technology. Disrupting 60 years of aerospace, Relativity offers a radically simplified supply chain, building a rocket with 100x fewer parts in less than 60 days. Our long-term goal is to upgrade humanity’s industrial base on Earth and on Mars.  

Team:

The Propulsion team at Relativity Space is responsible for the design, development, testing, and manufacturing of Relativity’s entirely 3D printed rocket engines. As a part of this team, you will help build, create, and iterate on the full product lifecycle of our Aeon-1 and Aeon-R engine systems. 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 and the development of Terran R, among many other firsts! 

What you’ll do:

This position will lead structural analyses for engine development and provide guidance to responsible engineers and designers within the propulsion team. You will perform detailed thermal and structural analysis of propulsion system components using finite element analysis (FEA) and hand calculations. You will work closely with propulsion and vehicle teams to design engine hardware for structural integrity, life, performance, weight, and cost requirements. In order to be successful in this role, you should be someone who thrives in ambiguity and is able to lead their own projects into completion.

The responsibilities of this role include:

  • Stress analysis (linear and non-linear, including plasticity and contacts)
  • Thermal analysis (convective heat transfer boundary condition development)
  • Dynamic analysis (including transient, harmonic, random vibration, shock, rigid and flexible body dynamics)
  • Fatigue, fracture, and damage tolerance analysis
  • Improving and streamlining thermal and structural analysis methods and best practices

What you need to know:

  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering field 
  • 1+ years of experience in structural analysis
  • Strong understanding of fundamentals of solid mechanics and statics (thermal/mechanical)
  • Experience with Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and commercial tools such as Ansys, Abaqus, or Nastran
  • Strong drive to deliver on ambitious schedules

Nice to haves but not required – if you do not meet all of these criteria, you should still apply:

  • Graduate degree in an engineering field
  • 3+ years of experience in structural analysis
  • Experience with nonlinear finite element analysis: plasticity and creep
  • Experience with structural dynamics: rigid and flexible body dynamics, modal, random vibration, rotordynamics
  • Experience in thermal analysis modeling and boundary condition development
  • Experience with regeneratively cooled combustion chamber, fluid system, and heat exchanger design and analysis
  • Experience with fatigue, fracture, and damage tolerance analysis
  • Experience presenting analytical results and making suggestions for design or performance improvements

We believe varied perspectives & backgrounds strengthen our team. Prior experience in aerospace is not required.

Relativity Space offers competitive salary and equity, a generous vacation policy, an annual Learning & Development stipend and more! 

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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