Rotordynamics Structural Engineer

| Greater LA Area
Team and Role Overview:
Relativity seeks a highly talented Rotordynamics-Structural Engineer to join a rapidly growing space startup. This position will provide outstanding technical contribution in the development of the Aeon-1 turbopumps, as well as helping build a world-class turbopump team. A high degree of autonomy and initiative is required.
 
 
The Mission/Outcomes and Objectives:
Our mission is to change people’s conception of the way rockets are built and flown. As Rotordynamics-Structural Engineer, you will own and develop all structural validation processes for the fuel and oxidizer turbopumps of the Aeon-1 engine. You will be directly contributing to the design and integration of the turbopumps for the first flight engine. You will also provide design, analysis, and testing support to the propulsion team as we undergo an extensive hotfire testing campaign in 2019.
Candidate Profile:
In order to be successful in this role, you should be someone who thrives in ambiguity and is able to drive their own projects to completion. You must have the passion, tenacity and resolve to work through challenging issues unique to rocket turbopumps. Ideally, you are someone who has come from a fast paced, aerospace environment, having completed difficult projects while collaborating effectively with multidisciplinary groups.

Minimum Required Skills and Competencies

  • An undergraduate degree in engineering or related field and 3+ years of relevant experience.
  • Knowledge of turbomachinery design, testing, and analysis
  • Experience with CREO or comparable CAD software
  • Experience using ANSYS for structural analysis of rotating components:
  • Modal (resonance) analysis
  • HCF/LCF failure prediction (Campbell and Interference diagrams)
  • Proof and burst analysis of pressure vessels
  • Forced response analysis of bladed hardware
  • Rotordynamics (XLRotor, Dyrobes, or similar software)
  • Thermal analysis (steady and transient)

Preferred Skills and Competencies

  • An advanced degree in engineering or related field and 5+ years of relevant experience.
  • Experience developing standard work procedures for analysis
  • Basic knowledge of turbopump operation
  • Basic knowledge of turbopump components
  • Experience with Concepts NREC turbomachinery design tools
  • Experience in a startup or agile development environment
  • Experience working in a flight development program

This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a United States Person as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required.

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Location

Relativity is located near LAX in an industrial complex where we take up 4 buildings. We are easily accessible from the 405, near Randy's Donuts!

An Insider's view of Relativity Space

How does your team reward individual success?

Every couple weeks, we nominate someone who we feel has had a great contribution to the company. We then have a "brown bag" where the nominated person presents on what they've been up to!

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 Relativity Space Perks + Benefits

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
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Relativity Space offers 20 days of PTO
Paid Holidays
11 holidays--federal, and company wide
Paid Sick Days
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
Assigned spots in the lot specifically for Relativity Employees!
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
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