Systems and Reliability Engineer I

Relativity Space

Relativity Space

Long Beach, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, September 16, 2023

Company Overview:

A rocket company at the core, Relativity Space is on a mission to become the next great commercial launch company. Meeting the needs of a growing demand for space infrastructure, our rockets will revolutionize how we connect and communicate on Earth by getting satellites to space. We have developed a vertically integrated technology platform in which we leverage additive manufacturing, artificial intelligence, and autonomous robotics to 3D print rockets. Our unique approach enables rapid product iteration, allowing us to push the boundaries of what's possible today and unlock the full potential of 3D printing for tomorrow. Join us on this extraordinary journey, as we work together to transform our vision into reality.


The Integrated Performance department at Relativity Space is responsible for ensuring that our rockets will achieve our overall objectives and satisfy stringent customer and government requirements. Our department comprises teams responsible for Flight Sciences, including Aerodynamics, Thermal, Loads, and Dynamics; Integrated Structures Analysis; Guidance, Navigation, and Control & Vehicle Performance (GNCP); Systems Engineering; Mission Reliability; and Product Engineering. We architect and execute analysis, simulation, operations, and test projects for all of Relativity’s hardware and software teams in pursuit of mission success. Overall, this department is critical to the launch success of Terran R!

This is an entry-level technical role within the Integrated Performance department. We have multiple roles available in each of our three sub-teams: Systems Engineering, Product Engineering, and Mission Reliability. Each of these teams work together ensuring that the ‘big-picture’ requirements, operations, reliability, and certification projects come together for all aspects of Terran R, from launch pads to engines to avionics and beyond. Each member plays an active role in ensuring Terran R will be successful.

What you’ll do:

  • Create and manage vehicle level concepts of operations
  • Author test plans and drive cross-functional vehicle verification events
  • Support vehicle integrated tests, stage acceptance testing, and flight
  • Build, modify, or eliminate processes and tools amplify the design and verification process
  • Help guide component, subsystem, and system architecture design to achieve our reliability goals
  • Oversee engineering documentation and analysis including requirements, reliability analysis, interface control documents, verification plans, test plans, and data reviews

What you need to know:

  • An undergraduate degree in engineering or related field and practical engineering experience, e.g., from project teams, internships, or research labs
  • Passion for launch vehicles and spacecraft
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Experience solving challenging technical problems in teams

Nice to haves but not required:

  • A graduate degree (MS/PhD) in engineering or related field
  • Familiarity with launch vehicles and liquid rocket propulsion
  • Proficiency with Atlassian products like Jira and Confluence

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