Relativity Space
We are building the future of aerospace.
Long Beach, CA, USA
Hybrid

GNC Engineer I

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Employer Provided Salary: $115,000-$146,000 Annually
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Company Overview:  

At Relativity Space, we have two audacious goals: to build the next great commercial launch company with Terran R and to become America's leading force in additive manufacturing innovation. Both contribute to our long-term vision of creating humanity’s industrial base on Mars, paving the way for interplanetary life to expand the possibilities of the human experience. This journey begins right here on Earth – where we design, build, and fly rockets to deliver customer payloads to orbit. Terran R, our medium-to-heavy lift reusable rocket, fulfills the growing demand for launch capacity, thanks to our iterative approach that accelerates design, testing, and development while minimizing costs. While our groundbreaking research and development in 3D printing pushes the boundaries of large-scale additive manufacturing.

Your journey with us is more than just a job – it’s an opportunity to shape the future of aerospace technology, additive manufacturing, and the human experience alongside a community of passionate, creative individuals. Join us on this extraordinary journey, as we work together to transform our vision into reality.

Team:  

We are seeking a highly talented GNC Engineer to join a rapidly growing space startup. This position will provide outstanding technical contribution to the development of the Terran R vehicle guidance, navigation, and control. A high degree of autonomy and leadership is required.

What you’ll do: 

You will work closely with a multidisciplinary vehicle engineering team to develop control and guidance solutions, assess the impact of designs on vehicle controllability and performance, work with the flight software team to implement control algorithms and navigation solutions into Terran R, and make recommendations for changing vehicle configuration to meet controllability and performance goals. Additionally, you will support ground and flight tests for the Terran R launch vehicle.

What you need to know:  

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. Ideally, you are someone who has come from a fast paced, aerospace environment, having completed difficult projects while collaborating effectively with other key groups.

  • An undergraduate or graduate degree (BS/MS/PhD) in engineering
  • 0-2+ years of experience working on GNC solutions in aerospace
  • Specialization in flight controls, navigation, or guidance for launch vehicles or satellites
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and intense startup environment
  • Ability to complete projects with ownership of end-to-end solutions with a high degree of independence.
  • Experience with C++ and Python

Nice to haves but not required:  

  • A graduate degree (MS/PhD) in engineering
  • 2+ years of experience working on GNC solutions in aerospace
  • Prior work in a technical leadership role for a launch vehicle or satellite development effort
  • Experience developing flight code
  • Prior work in a startup or agile development environment
  • Experience in control systems, orbital mechanics, classical dynamics, aerodynamics, sensors and actuators, and modelling and simulation

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.




The below-range represents Relativity Space’s current good-faith pay scale for this role.  Relativity Space reserves the right to modify or update this range at any time.
Compensation is only one part of our entire total rewards package. To see some of the benefits & perks we offer, please visit here: https://px.sequoia.com/relativityspace

Hiring Range:

$115,000$146,000 USD

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What are Relativity Space Perks + Benefits

Relativity Space Benefits Overview

We are committed to our team member's health, well-being, and growth!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Employee-led culture committees
Quarterly engagement surveys
Flexible work schedule
Diversity
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Diversity recruitment program
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
We provide 5 tiers of coverage through Anthem--2 of which are almost completely free for employees.
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
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
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Fertility benefits
We partner with Carrot Fertility
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Relativity Space offers 20 days of PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
11 holidays--federal, and company wide
Office Perks
Company-sponsored outings
Relativity Space has quarterly off sites reviews, monthly celebration dinners, and regular social events
Free snacks and drinks
A wide variety of snacks are provided
Some meals provided
Weekly lunches for lunch and learn, all hands, and new hire lunches are provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Bi-weekly happy hours/socials
Onsite office parking
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Mother's room
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!
Promote from within
Continuing education stipend
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Employees receive a $500 learning stipend per calendar year. This stipend provides our employees with the opportunity to develop their professional skills. They may use this stipend to attend seminars, conferences, educational courses, webinars, or receive coaching.

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