Senior Mission Reliability Engineer

Relativity Space

Relativity Space

Long Beach, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 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 Mission Reliability team is responsible for ensuring that Relativity’s rockets are designed, built, and operated with the highest level of engineering rigor. As a part of this team, you will work across every function at the company to execute analysis, drive vehicle architecture decisions, and implement robust technical and programmatic solutions for the Terran R launch vehicle that will be critical for overall mission success.

What you’ll do:

As a Mission Reliability Engineer, you will be responsible for working across all engineering disciplines to tackle the most challenging issues that Relativity faces throughout design, build, test, and launch operations.

Responsibilities include:

  • Perform independent assessments of subsystem and system designs to develop understanding of vulnerabilities and associated risk
  • Drive architectural decision making across engineering functions to improve vehicle reliability
  • Identify technical deficiencies across the program and implement solutions to mitigate excess risk incurred during design, build, and test
  • Lead root cause investigations of significant anomalies during test/launch operations and drive corrective actions
  • Develop processes and tools to assess manufacturing issues, manage technical risk, and evaluate changes to vehicle configuration

What you need to know:

  • An undergraduate degree in engineering or related field
  • 5+ years of experience with engineering problem solving in design, analysis, or test of systems
  • Knowledge of complex aerospace hardware and processes related to manufacturing, integration, testing or launch operations
  • Solid interpersonal skills to interact with both internal and external groups to overcome associated constraints
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with proven ability to rapidly resolve interdisciplinary issues
  • Self-starter and willing to continuously learn new skills to drive the process and technology throughout hardware development and testing

Nice to haves but not required:

  • Experience with Mission Assurance, Reliability Analysis, or Systems Safety
  • Direct hands-on experience in the rocket integration and launch operations
  • Full product life cycle experience with a new launch vehicle or spacecraft
  • Experience with anomaly resolution, corrective actions, and lessons learned databases
  • Experience with engineering risk management, engineering configuration, and change management

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:
$127,000$163,000 USD