Lead Components/Fluids Test Engineer

Relativity Space

Relativity Space

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Quality Assurance
Long Beach, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2023

Company Overview:

We invented a new approach to design, build, and fly our own rockets, starting with Terran 1 – the world’s first entirely 3D printed rocket and Terran R our reusable next generation 3D printed rocket.

Using our vertically integrated technology platform, leveraging additive manufacturing, artificial intelligence, and autonomous robotics to deliver superiority over traditional aerospace manufacturing methods, we’re disrupting 60 years of aerospace with our novelty approach to get to space, Mars, and beyond faster, more cost-effective, and more reliable.

We believe in a future where interplanetary life fundamentally expands the possibilities for human experience. Our long-term vision is to upgrade humanity’s industrial base on Earth and on Mars.


The components test team is responsible for development and acceptance testing of engine and vehicle components in Long Beach, CA. We leverage our technical skills and collaborative engineering approach to support flight hardware testing and asset development. We design, build, and operate all test assets from initial concept to test execution. If you enjoy working on a multi-disciplinary team with a broad mandate and want to put hands on hardware, then this is the team for you.

What you’ll do:

As a Lead Components/Fluids Test Engineer, you will lead a team of engineers to design, analyze, and operate hydrostatic, pneumatic, hydraulic, and cryogenic systems to support the development and manufacturing of Terran R. You will champion component development testing and own the strategy to transition testing to support scaled production. You will work in close partnership with design engineers, manufacturing engineers, and technicians to execute spaceflight qualification and acceptance test campaigns.

Task Examples:

  • Design test systems including mechanical, fluid, and electrical components
  • Commission new test assets and systems
  • Plan, create, modify, and optimize test sequences, procedures, and operational processes to support first-article development to high-volume production
  • Identify and implement new test and tooling solutions
  • Develop and upgrade work center layout
  • Plan asset capacity and strategy
  • Training, mentorship, and team development planning

What you need to know:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering discipline or equivalent.
  • 2+ years of experience designing, building, and commissioning complex fluid systems.
    • Prior aerospace experience NOT required
  • Strong engineering fundamentals in fluids, thermal, mechanical

Nice to haves but not required:

  • 1+ years of direct management experience
  • In-depth knowledge and experience with test automation
  • Experience operating cryogenic fluids
  • Familiarity with rocket engine components
  • Familiarity with data/control systems
  • Experience transitioning from development setting into high-volume production
  • Experience planning and executing capital equipment upgrades and optimization

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:
$114,000$146,000 USD

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