Senior Stage Development Engineer

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Team and Role Overview

Relativity is creating the first autonomous rocket factory. Our vision is to build the future of humanity in space. We have an ambitious mission, and we need the world’s best team to achieve it.

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 make sure we are designing and building the best possible vehicles. As a Stage Development Engineer, you will be responsible for bringing technical and operational elements together to develop and deliver complete rocket stages.  You will report to The Principal Vehicle Engineer.

The Mission/Outcomes and Objectives

The Stage RE’s mission is to deliver tested, flight-ready rocket stages to the launch site in record time.  To accomplish this, you will work with hardware owners in every discipline to participate in subsystem design, ensure smooth integration and plan vehicle testing.  You will identify and drive vehicle trades to decisions, and you will help build the resulting hardware. Your experience and judgment will be essential in identifying disconnects and helping the team avoid dead ends. As a technical leader, you will also help build the engineering teams by hiring exceptional candidates.

Candidate Profile

You should be a technical leader with experience developing and fielding a complex system involving fluid systems, structures and mechanisms, and electronics and software.  You should also be a strong project manager who knows how to adapt as plans change or the project hits setbacks to minimize schedule impacts and keep the team bought into the plan.  You will have to deeply understand complicated problems and communicate them to multidisciplinary teams, so clear thinking and strong communication skills are important. Hands on integration experience is important to quickly troubleshoot issues as they arise and effectively feedback suggestions to hardware designers.

Minimum Required Skills and Competencies

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

  • A degree in engineering or physical sciences (BS/MS/PhD) and 3+ years relevant work experience.
  • A strong intuition for how machines work and how to control.
  • Direct experience building hardware that interfaces with electronics and software, or testing and operating systems with mechanical, electrical and software elements.
  • Experience working with interdisciplinary technical teams, ideally in a technical leadership capacity.
  • Extremely strong communication skills.
  • A strong track record of technical problem solving.

Preferred Skills and Competencies

  • Experience with integrated testing of rocket stages and/or launch operations.
  • Project management experience on a multidisciplinary project.
  • Experience in one off or development projects with a tight schedule, such as racing or high performance aircraft.
  • Experience through the full life cycle of a single project, from idea through execution.

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

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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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