Data and Control Systems Engineer

Relativity Space

Relativity Space

Software Engineering
John C. Stennis Space Center, MS, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2023

Company Overview:

We invented a new approach to design, build, and fly our own rockets, starting with Terran 1 – the world’s first 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 Stennis team at Relativity Space is responsible for designing, building, and operating world-class test stands to support the Terran 1 and Terran R stages, engines, and propulsion components. As part of this team, you will help build and operate massive outdoor test stands at the historic Stennis Space Center on the Gulf Coast, the largest rocket engine test complex in the country. Unique to this location, you will have the opportunity to get hands-on the fully integrated engine and stage assemblies, push the hardware to the limits, and witness rocket engines firing up close and personal! This team is critical to the launch success of Terran 1, continued development of Terran R, among many other firsts! Check out this video to learn more about the Stennis test team.

What you’ll do:

Relativity seeks a highly talented Data and Control Systems Engineer to join a rapidly growing space startup. This position will design of the Terran 1 avionics support system and ground test infrastructure, as well as helping build a world-class test team.

  • Design, develop, test, integrate, and operate test control and acquisition hardware used to verify Terran and Aeon hardware performance
  • Properly implement test sensors on the test stand such as but not limited to:
    • Pressure, Temperature, Load, Strain, Vibration, and Speed
  • Properly implement test actuators such as valves and motors on the test stand interfacing with Terran and Aeon hardware
  • Properly implement video recording hardware to capture test data footage to support Terran and Aeon hardware development
  • Ensure control and acquisition systems accurately measure needed telemetry locations

What you need to know:

  • Bachelors in either Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or any another related technical discipline
  • Experience in data acquisition, control systems, and/or instrumentation is required

Nice to haves but not required:

  • Design and operation of spacecraft and launch vehicle test stand infrastructure
  • Experience using Altium and designing and testing printed circuit boards
  • Experience using AutoCAD Electrical
  • Integration of communication interfaces such as Ethernet, RS422, RS232, RS485, Modbus, CANbus, etc.

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:
$90,000$117,000 USD