Senior Propulsion Design Engineer

| Greater LA Area
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Team and Role Overview:

At Relativity, our competitive edge comes from the cost and lead time advantages afforded by radically simple designs using 3d printed parts.  In order to execute on those advantages, we need strong technical leaders to ensure we are making the best use of our capabilities, and strong project managers to make sure we are controlling cost and executing as quickly as we can while maximizing overall performance.  As a Senior Propulsion Design Engineer, you will be responsible for the design, development, manufacture and test of critical components for the Aeon Propulsion System.  You will report to the Director of Propulsion.

 
 
The Mission/Outcomes and Objectives:

The mission of a Senior Propulsion Design Engineer is to design and develop key components of the Aeon Propulsion System. You will be responsible for the full product lifecycle management of the components from initial concept through detailed design, manufacture, and test. Example components are the Main Injector, Quad Pod, TVC and Gimbal System, and Heat Exchangers. You will leverage the power of 3D printing and topology optimization to dramatically reduce the cost, weight, and part count of the Aeon Propulsion System. You will work closely with internal and external manufacturing partners to ensure a producible product the can be manufactured at scale and deliver components to the Engine Assembly for integration and test.  The success of Relativity is also highly dependent on your willingness to recruit, build, and mentor a world class team.

 
 
Candidate Profile

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. Ideally, you are someone who has come from a fast paced, aerospace environment, having completed difficult projects while collaborating effectively with other key groups.

 

 Minimum Required Skills and Competencies

  • An undergraduate degree (BS) in Aerospace/Mechanical engineering or related field and 3+ years relevant work experience
  • Experience developing and designing rocket engine components
  • Experience with Computer Aided Design tools
  • FEM Structural Analysis
  • Strong project management skills through the lifecycle of a product
  • Knowledge of design and manufacturing for 3D printing
  • Hands on experience with component fabrication and integration

Preferred Skills and Competencies

  • A graduate degree (MS/PhD) in Aerospace/Mechanical engineering or related field and 5+ years relevant work experience.
  • Experience with Creo and Windchill PLM systems.
  • Experience in the design of liquid propulsion components and systems.
  • Experience with topology optimization programs.

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

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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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • C#Languages
    • C++Languages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • CreoDesign
    • ANSYSDesign
    • JIRAManagement

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

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
Unconscious bias training
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
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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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