Senior Structural Analysis Engineer

| Greater LA Area
Team and Role Overview: 
At Relativity, we re-imagine the way rockets are built and flown. We are looking for a Senior Structural Analysis Engineer to help us achieve our ambitious goal of launching a 3D printed rocket. You will report directly to the Director of Vehicle Engineering.
The Mission/Outcomes and Objectives: 
To support our mission of changing people’s conception of the way rockets are built and flown, you will perform detailed structural/ stress analysis and sizing of launch vehicle structures, systems and components, using finite element analysis (FEA) and hand calculations. You will work closely with a multidisciplinary vehicle engineering team to define optimal structural configurations and iterate on designs. Additionally, you will support ground and flight tests, including defining test plans, pre-test predictions, oversight, data processing and updating/correlating models.
The projects you’ll be responsible for could include the following:
-Stress analysis (linear and non-linear, including plasticity and contacts)
-Buckling analysis
-Modal analysis
-Dynamic analysis (including transient, harmonic, random vibration, shock, rigid and flexible body dynamics)
-Fatigue, fracture and damage tolerance analysis
-Developing structural analysis methods and best practices
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 or graduate degree (BS/MS/PhD) in engineering or related field and 5+ years relevant experience
  • Expert in finite element modeling and stress analysis (aerospace preferred)
  • Proficient in Ansys, Abaqus, Nastran or similar finite element analysis software (Ansys preferred)
  • Experience analyzing welded structures
  • Experience solving a variety of complex structural problems on orbital launch vehicles or similar
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and intense startup environment
  • Ability to complete projects with ownership of end-to-end solutions and minimal oversight

Preferred Skills and Competencies

  • Graduate degree (MS/PhD) in engineering or related field and 10+ years relevant experience
  • Experience with structural dynamics: transient, harmonic, random vibration, shock, rigid and flexible body dynamics
  • Experience with fatigue, fracture and damage tolerance analysis
  • Knowledge or experience with thermal/heat transfer analysis
  • Python, Matlab, or Fortran proficiency
  • Hands-on experience with structural testing and instrumentation
  • Good understanding and experience working with additive manufacturing techniques
  • Experience with ProE/CREO CAD software

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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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
Job Training & Conferences
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