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Structural Analysis Engineer II

Relativity Space

Relativity Space

Long Beach, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, December 11, 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.

Team:

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 team is critical to the launch success of Terran R!

The Integrated Analysis group is responsible for accelerating Relativity's hardware engineering via advanced analysis and cutting-edge tools. The team works on a variety of complex structures analyses across all of our hardware teams, and develops tools and methods to unlock deeper insight in less time - to reduce weight, improve robustness, and deliver more flight-ready hardware to the launch pad.

What you’ll do:

  • Drive architecture, sizing, and development of structures like tanks, thrust structures, mechanisms, trays, lines, and other components in collaboration with peer technical teams
  • Build, execute, and validate structures analyses at the component, system, and vehicle level, including relevant tool development and automation. Develop novel structural analysis techniques for reusable, 3D-printed launch vehicles
  • Direct design and development engineers in the successful application of structural mechanics and analysis principles to achieve system and component requirements
  • Develop and execute tests to support structures development and qualification, including hands-on work like test article integration, instrumentation setup, and data processing

What you need to know:

  • Experience in analysis role and a Bachelor's degree in related discipline, or a Master’s degree without professional experience
  • Working knowledge of structural analysis and test (from hand calculations to advanced numerical analysis e.g., nonlinear buckling or explicit dynamics)
  • Fundamental knowledge of metallic structure behavior and failure modes like strength, stability, and fatigue
  • Proficiency in a commercial aerospace finite element package (e.g., Nastran, Abaqus) and a relevant pre/post-processor like Femap
  • Proficiency with an engineering scripting language like Python or MATLAB

Nice to haves but not required:

  • Experience across multiple full product lifecycles in a structures analysis role
  • Graduate education in structural mechanics, computer science, or numerical methods
  • Experience with Abaqus or ANSA

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:
$108,000$138,000 USD