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Staff Propulsion Engineer

Relativity Space

Relativity Space

Long Beach, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, April 13, 2023

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.

Team:
The Propulsion team at Relativity Space is responsible for the design, development, testing, and manufacturing of Relativity’s entirely 3D printed rocket engines. As a part of this team, you will help build, create, and iterate on the full product lifecycle of our Aeon-1 and Aeon-R engine systems. Unique to Relativity, you will get to work across many teams and iterate and support Relativity’s first-of-its-kind 3D printing software and robotics technology. This team is critical to the launch success of Terran 1 and the development of Terran R, among many firsts!


What you’ll do:
You will work with a team of engineers working on thrust chamber assembly components and/or systems from concept through manufacturing and implementation. This role involves a range of skillsets: design, analysis (structural, thermal, fluid), manufacturing, test, project management, communication, and leadership. You will work across teams and departments and take ownership of projects of your creation. In order to be successful in this role, you should be someone who thrives in ambiguity and be capable of driving collaborative projects to completion with minimal oversight.

What you need to know:

  • Bachelor's degree in a science or engineering field
  • 8+ years of experience in combustion devices
  • Strong engineering fundamentals in thermodynamics, thermal, structural, and fluids analysis
  • Clear evidence of ownership from school or work experience

Nice to haves but not required:

  • Relevant experience in a rocket engine development and/or test environment
  • Working knowledge of engine subsystems such as combustion devices, heat exchangers, ducting
  • Exposure and Knowledge in powder bed additive manufacturing and automation techniques, cold spray, WAAM, DED
  • We believe varied perspectives & backgrounds strengthen our team. Prior experience in aerospace is not required.

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:
$150,000$194,000 USD