Staff Propulsion Fluid Analyst

| Greater LA Area
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Company Overview:

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.  

Team:

Our team designs, analyzes and tests the combustion devices and TCA (Thrust Chamber Assembly) of the Aeon engine. We collaborate closely with our manufacturing team and our Stennis test team to deliver high-performing components to the engine system.  We strive for continuous improvement and support the development of our technical hardware and human teammates alike.

What you’ll do:

You will perform detailed fluid analyses using CFD and other fluid analysis tools and analytical approximations. You will work closely with a multidisciplinary propulsion team to analyze and verify the design, conduct trade studies, and improve engine performance. 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.

The responsibilities of this role include:

  • Fluid analysis (internal compressible and incompressible)
  • Thermal analysis (convective heat transfer boundary condition development)
  • Two-phase flow and fluid mixing analysis
  • Conjugate heat transfer analysis on regeneratively cooled combustion chamber and heat exchangers
  • Bladed component performance analysis
  • Improving and streamlining thermal and fluid analysis methods and best practices

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. A high degree of drive, autonomy, and leadership is required. Experience in a fast-paced aerospace environment where you have completed difficult projects while collaborating effectively with other key groups is highly desired. Along with these high expectations comes the opportunity to have a significant influence on a fast-growing startup company and to make rapid professional gains in an environment that encourages growth and risk.

What you need to know:

  • 5+ years of experience with fluid analysis in aerospace or a related field
  • Strong engineering fundamentals in thermodynamics, thermal, and fluids analysis
  • Experience with one or more fluid or thermal modeling tools
  • An undergraduate or graduate degree in an engineering or related field
  • Strong drive to deliver on ambitious schedules

Nice to haves but not required – if you do not meet all of these criteria, you should still apply:

  • Experience in modeling cryogenic fluids and two phase flow
  • Experience in using the thermal and fluid modeling tools such as ANSYS, SINDA/FLUINT, CFD++, Thermal desktop etc)
  • Working knowledge of engine subsystems such as combustion devices and turbomachinery
  • Combustion device analysis tool such as TDK, RTE, and ROCCID

We believe varied perspectives & backgrounds strengthen our team. Prior experience in aerospace is not required.

Relativity Space offers competitive salary and equity, a generous vacation policy, an annual Learning & Development 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.

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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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