Thermal Engineer

| Greater LA Area
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Team and Role Overview

Relativity seeks a highly talented thermal engineer to help achieve our ambitious goal of launching a 3D printed rocket. Reporting to the Manager of Vehicle Engineering, the Thermal Engineer will join a group of experienced launch vehicle analysts and engineers who are responsible for making the entire Terran 1 launch vehicle work. This position is ideal for engineers looking to make a direct impact on a variety of mission-critical systems and processes as a technical authority for thermal systems.

The Mission/Outcomes and Objectives

As a member of the rapidly growing vehicle engineering team at Relativity, you will have a hand in all thermal aspects of designing, testing, and launching the Terran 1 launch vehicle. 
 
Projects and responsibilities would include: 

  • Leverage your knowledge of thermal sciences to re-think launch vehicles around large-scale 3D printing
  • Represent the thermal sciences within Relativity, helping to disposition thermal issues across the company
  • Architect Terran 1 thermal systems like insulation, thermal protection, and environmental conditioning with support from hardcore analysts and peer technical teams, like Fluids Systems, Dynamics, Structures, and Propulsion
  • Direct design and development engineers in the successful application of thermal sciences to achieve system and component requirements
  • Develop and execute tests to support thermal systems development and qualification, including hands-on work like test article integration, instrumentation setup, and data processing
  • Help the Vehicle Engineering team grow in size, capability, and speed to support our goal of building a rocket in 60 days

Candidate Profile

The successful candidate will demonstrate an excellent understanding of thermal and fluid systems and a track record of delivering when in difficult positions. You should be someone who thrives in ambiguity and leads your own projects to completion. You are experienced in delivering effective output without sufficient input. 

 
Minimum Required Skills and Competencies
  • An undergraduate degree in engineering or related field and 5+ years relevant experience 
  • Expertise in heat transfer and fluid dynamics 
  • Aerospace vehicle program experience from concept through V&V or certification 
  • Experience solving complex thermal and fluids problems in integrated systems
  • Proficiency in a major 3D CAD tool like NX or CATIA
  • Proficiency in an engineering scripting language like MATLAB or Python 

Preferred Skills and Competencies

  • Graduate degree (MS/PhD) in engineering or related field and 10+ years relevant experience 
  • Experience with cryogenic fluid systems 
  • Experience with launch or hypersonic vehicle thermal protection systems

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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