Project Manager (Vehicle) at Relativity Space

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Team and Role Overview

Relativity seeks a highly talented project manager to support our avionics hardware development, software development, and integration into our Terran-1 launch vehicle and to join a rapidly growing space startup. This position will provide outstanding project management development and integration of our avionics hardware and software teams initial development and integration onto our launch vehicle. This candidate will work cross-functionally with our engineering teams to help meet our tactical and strategic milestones. In coordination with engineering teams, you will develop project schedules, identify milestones, flag risks, estimate budgets, and clearly communicate ongoing progress.

The Mission/Outcomes and Objectives

Our mission is to change the people’s conception of the way rockets are built and flown. As the Avionics Vehicle Project Manager, you will coordinate the teams’ responsible hardware, software and integration of avionics for our Terran-1 launch vehicle. 

Candidate Profile

The ideal candidate is someone that is excited to coordinate the teams developing the hardware and software as well as integration onto our Terran-1 launch vehicle.  This will include a strong desire to roll up their sleeves and jump in as well as to constantly explore new options to smooth the development and integration of our avionics onto our Terran-1 vehicle. They will have demonstrated skills in coordination across teams, developing and updating schedules and budgets, and clear communication of project wins, blockers and decisions throughout the org. They will strive to learn the ins-and-outs of our Terran-1 avionics development, and apply critical thinking skills to resolve conflicts and blockers. A successful candidate will be communicative, respectful, strive to find compromise, and want to complete the marathon that is launch vehicle development.

This candidate will coordinate with team leaders to flow company milestones to detailed team schedules. They will work cross-functionally with teams and finance to plan and track resource requirements, including headcount and budget. This candidate will clearly communicate issues and risks, implement corrective actions and mitigate risks as needed. Finally, they will help coordinate trades through final decision, and communicate these decisions clearly. 

Minimum Required Skills and Competencies

  • An engineering undergraduate or graduate degree (BS/MS/PhD) with 2+ years relevant technical experience and 2+ years project management experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate complex and advanced electrical components and systems.
  • Experience guiding teams of engineers to coordinate and integrate a complex, robust electrical system.
  • Experience guiding resolution of blockers and issues, and helping to identify and mitigate risks.
  • Hands on experience with either electronics or software development.
  • Experience budgets and schedules as needed.
  • Prior experience in project management tools (excel, Smartsheets, MS Project, or comparable).

Preferred Skills and Competencies

  • 5+ years project management experience.
  • Prior work on a launch vehicle or spacecraft.
  • Experience in a startup or agile development environment with rapid growth.
  • Hands on experience with both electronics and software development.
  • Experience with Smartsheets.
  • Experience with budgets in excel.
  • An ability to keep the big picture in focus and to provide clear, well-structured, and concise communications tailored to each appropriate audience.

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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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’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 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!


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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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