Software Engineer, Launch at Relativity Space
Team and Role Overview:
Relativity seeks a talented and relentless Senior Software Engineer to join our Avionics and Integrated Software team. As part of our Test and Launch software team, you will be responsible for software tools and integration of the systems that form the cornerstone of our Data Acquisition and Control Systems. These systems operate our one-of-a-kind 3D printed engines in our test facilities, as well as the entire vehicle system on the launch pad. Day to day you will get to work in a dynamic environment and directly impact the development and testing of flight hardware for the Terran 1 launch vehicle. This position requires a broad knowledge of software tools and frameworks, a focus on your users’ needs, and dedicated improvement of software quality and test operations.
The Mission/Outcomes and Objectives:
We’re trying to re-imagine the way rockets are built, and this doesn’t just apply to our 3D printers. We also are building a software team to take new approaches to ground software that scale better, provide fast iteration, and quick startup.
Some of the responsibilities will include:
- Develop automation frameworks that enable efficient data acquisition, post-processing, and test execution.
- Develop software tools that manage software configuration and deployment, and take charge of our continuous integration and release system.
- Evaluate and select software tools and frameworks that will maximize automation of test operations while minimizing the amount of in-house software development.
- Identify project priorities, software requirements and design constraints with team members across multiple disciplines, and translate those into minimum viable software products to get to first launch.
- Support test readiness reviews (TRR) and software verification efforts to ensure efficient execution of test operations – prior to and during day-of-test-operations.
- Participate in the recruitment, hiring, and mentorship of software engineers.
- LA based candidates will have 20% travel to Stennis, MS.
You have ideally built real time data acquisition, monitoring and control systems that are robust and maintainable. This role requires that you are able to follow agile development practices and understand how to implement quality software that is continuously integrated and deployable to our production environments. You are excited to solve complex problems to which you can offer elegant solutions.
Minimum Required Skills and Competencies:
- B.S. degree in engineering, computer science, math, or science discipline OR 4+ years of software development experience.
- Experience developing across a full-stack: web-server, relational databases, and client-side/front-end.
Preferred Skills and Competencies:
- Knowledge of DDS, MQTT, ROS, OPC-UA or other related publisher-subscriber communication protocols.
- Ability to quickly learn new technologies and apply them to highly critical, fault-tolerant software systems.
- Experience as an architect and proven ability to design and implement robust and scalable distributed systems that meet current and future needs.
- Initiative and the ability to work independently and collaborate within a team in a fast-paced start-up environment.
- System engineering, version control (GIT or Subversion), and configuration management skills.
- Basic knowledge of distributed systems, computer architecture, networks and databases.
- Experience with industrial automation systems, including HMI/UI/UX design, SCADA systems (Inductive Automation Ignition 8.0+ preferred), and industrial PC’s and PLC’s (such as Wago/CoDeSys or Beckhoff/TwinCAT).
- Aerospace industry experience not required.
- Relocation assistance available.
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.