Senior/Lead Structural Dynamics and Loads

| Greater LA Area
Relativity seeks a highly talented Senior/Lead Structural Dynamics Engineer to join a rapidly growing space startup. This position will provide outstanding technical leadership in the development of the Terran 1 launch vehicle, as well as helping build a world-class structures team. A high degree of autonomy and leadership is required.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop loads for launch vehicles and related ground systems
  • Predict launch vehicle environments (quasi-static, dynamic, shock, vibration, and acoustic)
  • Develop, refine, and oversee structural test methods, procedures, levels, and duration
  • Work in a multidisciplinary team to develop and integrate structural models into mission design tools
  • Support component and mission design as the in-house structural dynamics expert

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE

  • An undergraduate or graduate degree (BS/MS/PhD) in engineering or related field and 10+ years relevant experience
  • Expert in rigid and flexible body dynamics, coupled loads analysis, finite element modeling
  • Experience solving a variety of complex structural problems on orbital launch vehicles
  • Solid foundation of structural dynamics and vibroacoustic fundamentals

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE

  • An graduate degree (MS/PhD) in engineering or related field and 20+ years relevant experience
  • Expert in launch vehicle and spacecraft environments
  • Expert in vibroacoustics and shock
  • FORTRAN, Python, MATLAB proficiency

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
Job Training & Conferences
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