Relativity is the first and only company to automate aerospace manufacturing by integrating intelligent robotics, software, and proprietary metal 3D printing technology. Disrupting 60 years of aerospace, Relativity offers a radically simplified supply chain, building a rocket with 100x fewer parts in less than 60 days. Our long-term goal is to upgrade humanity’s industrial base on Earth and on Mars.
The Structures team at Relativity is responsible for the design, analysis, testing, and manufacturing our launch vehicle integrated structures, as well as flight mechanisms. As a part of this team, you will be given hardware ownership for the full product lifecycle, and get the opportunity to conveniently validate your hardware through testing at our factory of the future, headquartered in Long Beach, CA. Unique to Relativity, you will get to work across many teams to leverage Relativity's first-of-its-kind 3D printing technology to develop world class integrated launch vehicles. Overall, this team is critical to the launch success of Terran 1 & Terran R, among many other firsts!
What you’ll do:
To support our mission of changing the way rockets are built and flown, you will guide the design of the Terran R 3D printed structures by working collaboratively with partner groups such as avionics, fluids and propulsion to leverage our additive process and design freedom in component packaging and integrated structures design. You will work with the team to design and release these integrated structures, with the work culminating to physical implementation ready for launch. The scope of work encompasses a full design cycle, including conceptualization, trade studies, design, analysis, manufacturing and testing of components.
Here are some examples of projects you could be working on:
- Develop the integrated architecture and packaging of Terran R printed structures
- Lead collaborative effort for integrated hardware: Structures, Mechanisms, Avionics, Fluids and Propulsion
- Review of design drivers, design criteria, loads, material properties and subsystems requirements
- Support full design cycle of printed structures, including analysis, testing and additive process development
Your mission will be to deliver on time and budget. You will be challenged to integrate as many subsystems within our printed primary structure, and support the development of our additive process to make this a reality. To achieve this, you will be working closely with our vehicle design, test and loads teams, as well as our additive and manufacturing teams.
In order to be successful in this role, you should be someone who is self-motivated, thrives in ambiguity, and is able to lead his or her own projects to completion. Ideally, you are someone who has come from a fast paced environment, having completed difficult projects with extreme ownership while collaborating effectively with other key groups.
What you need to know:
- Undergraduate degree in engineering or related field
- 5+ years of experience in a full cycle design engineering role including manufacturing and testing
- Technical leadership of interdisciplinary hardware design teams such as mechanical, electrical and fluids
- Basic knowledge of materials and manufacturing processes, ideally with some additive experience
- Strong track record of technical problem solving and hands on hardware build experience
Nice to haves but not required:
- 7+ years of aerospace experience and an advanced engineering degree
- Extensive knowledge of launch vehicle system requirements
- Experience in a demanding fast pace development environment
- Extensive CAD experience
Relativity Space offers competitive salary and equity, a generous vacation policy, an annual L&D stipend and more!
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.