Recruiting Manager at Relativity Space (Greater LA Area, CA)

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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.  

Our People team is responsible for supporting Relativity’s best-in-class team, as well as strategically managing our hiring pipelines to help us find the very best to join our company. On this team, you are given the opportunity to work across many teams and projects, while also helping to set the tone for Relativity’s company values and culture. In addition to recruiting, you will also support employer brand efforts, as well as networking events, career fairs and more.

What you’ll do:

As our Recruiting Manager, you will lead a team of sourcers and recruiters to partner with our many departments with the focus of finding innovators who will help design, engineer, manufacture, and launch the world's first 3D printed rocket into orbit at the end of 2021. You are a strategic problem solver, have an amazing ability to identify and raise our talent bar, and an uncanny ability to enable both our recruiting team and departments you support to scale their recruiting capabilities.

  • Lead and manage a team of technical recruiters to source and deliver qualified and diverse candidate pools for our engineering teams 
  • Partner with executive and senior leadership team members to define recruiting strategy & metrics, and drive continuous improvement for recruiting our design engineering positions 
  • Coach and training recruiting team and hiring managers on best-in-class programs, tools, and frameworks to enable evaluation and offer close of high-quality talent during all stages of the recruiting lifecycle 
  • Establish and maintain relationships with hiring managers and proactively report on pipeline activity to facilitate effective recruiting and hiring discussions 
  • Own full lifecycle recruiting for high impact reqs 
  • Support and facilitate employer branding efforts for putting Relativity at the forefront of design engineering within aerospace and adjacent industries 
  • Contribute to and/or lead special projects to enable scaling and growth of Relativity’s talent acquisition team​ 

Nice to haves but not required:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent on the job experience
  • 2+ years leading a recruiting team in either the start-up or staffing business models  
  • 5+ years of full lifecycle recruiting 
  • Proficient in Applicant Tracking Systems (e.g., Greenhouse)​ 
  • Ability to push back against hiring managers with maintaining a trusted relationship
  • Ability to adapt in fast paced environment (must have)
  • Training and scaling recruiting and hiring teams while maintaining high talent bar (must have)
  • Effective in motivating team members to hire the best candidate for the job​ (must have)
  • Willingness to teach, train, mentor recruitment team members
  • Ability to enact process improvements to support the overall growth and efficiency of the department

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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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • C#Languages
    • C++Languages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • CreoDesign
    • ANSYSDesign
    • JIRAManagement


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.


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.


CEO and Co-Founder

What are Relativity Space Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
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
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
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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