Vehicle Systems Engineer

| Greater LA Area
Team and Role Overview:
Relativity Space is seeking a Systems Engineer to develop requirements and verification plans. In this role, you will work closely with the Propulsion, Vehicle, and Avionics groups in order to achieve our goal of full documentation of launch vehicle and program requirements. You will be reporting directly to the Director of Vehicle Engineering.
 
The Mission/Outcomes and Objectives:
Your mission in this role is to develop the planning, organization, implementation, monitoring of requirements, and risk management processes and tools. On a day to day, you will interface with various groups in order to develop requirements, ICD, and verification planning/tracking—all while resolving cross function technical issues and managing change control. You will also manage the maturation of system design by developing standards and design reviews.
 
Candidate Profile:
Ideally you are a candidate who has worked at a launch vehicle company, having experience with requirements, system architecture, ConOps development, and verification planning. You should also have experience working in small, fast paced teams with technical hands on experience in various aspects of space system development such as Avionics, Thermal/Fluids, Propulsion, Structures, and/or Software. You will hold full accountability of writing the launch vehicle and program requirements and developing our internal design and verification standards.
 
You should also be someone with great verbal and written communication skills, with strong attention to detail—we are building rockets, after all.

Minimum Required Skills and Competencies

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with 3+ years of relevant experience
  • Experience leading projects, developing innovative designs in aerospace, and participating in trade studies of large aerospace projects
  • Experience in systems engineering of aerospace vehicles
  • Has written or contributed to subsystem or higher-level requirements documents and verification plans
  • Experience with developing requirements, risk, safety, and change management tools
  • Knowledge of various engineering tools such as CAD, PLM, and ANSYS

Preferred Skills and Competencies

  • 5+ years of relevant Systems Engineering experience
  • Basic programming experience
  • PLM management experience
  • Technical leadership experience on a space vehicle subsystem

This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a United States Person as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required.
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

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

What are some social events your company does?

Every month, we celebrate our new hires (we even fly in new hires from other offices!) by going out to the Yardhouse for dinner. It's great to share a meal and get to know each other outside of the office!

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
Friends outside of work
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
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
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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