Staff Stage Responsible Engineer

Relativity Space

Relativity Space

Long Beach, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Company Overview:

At Relativity Space, we have two audacious goals: to build the next great commercial launch company with Terran R and to become America's leading force in additive manufacturing innovation. Both contribute to our long-term vision of creating humanity’s industrial base on Mars, paving the way for interplanetary life to expand the possibilities of the human experience. This journey begins right here on Earth – where we design, build, and fly rockets to deliver customer payloads to orbit. Terran R, our medium-to-heavy lift reusable rocket, fulfills the growing demand for launch capacity, thanks to our iterative approach that accelerates design, testing, and development while minimizing costs. While our groundbreaking research and development in 3D printing pushes the boundaries of large-scale additive manufacturing.

Your journey with us is more than just a job – it’s an opportunity to shape the future of aerospace technology, additive manufacturing, and the human experience alongside a community of passionate, creative individuals. Join us on this extraordinary journey, as we work together to transform our vision into reality.

About the Team:

The Vehicle Systems and Integrated Test team at Relativity Space is a small, dynamic group situated in the Vehicle Engineering organization specializing in cross-functional vehicle development trades, designing in operability, defining Concept of Operations, and determining vehicle verification activities. Our team is responsible for the integrated stages and vehicles. We act as the engineering focal for the vehicle throughout its lifecycle, consistently managing upstream and downstream impacts. We are experts at doing things for the first time, tackling the tough integrated problems, coordinating planning, setting engineering definition for operations, and finding the right balance between performance, launch/build rate, and reliability. We do this by determining requirements, verification events, tools, guidance, and processes all with operability in mind. On this team you'll work with every function of the company to help design, build, test, fly, recover, and reuse Terran R.

About the Role:

  • Balance the technical, cost, and schedule constraints; weighing options, investigating scenarios, and proposing solutions.
  • Interact, coordinate, and influence all aspects of the vehicle design. This includes: Hardware, Software, Structures, Avionics, Propulsion, Integration, Test Operations, Manufacturing, Shipping.
  • Act as systems integration function by performing requirements decomposition, and developing vehicle, system, & unit level design verification activities.
  • Develop and maintain the system & stage level Interface Control Documents.
  • Balance the program risk posture through risk adjudication & mitigation planning activities
  • Own the stage through qualification, acceptance, and hotfire test campaigns by writing test objectives, test matrices, and test plans.
  • Develop, manage, and execute operational plans and vehicle level CONOPs during test, hotfire, and launch campaign.

About You:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field and 8+ years of relevant experience.
  • Ability to travel to our test & launch sites and may additionally require shifted schedules or weekend work for critical milestones.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Technical aptitude and basic understanding of all functional disciplines (Mechanical, Fluids, and & Electrical engineering).

Nice to haves but not required:

  • Graduate degree in engineering or related field and 10+ years of relevant experience.
  • Act with extreme ownership, demonstrating a high level of responsibility over the resulting outcomes.
  • Proven experience in design, manufacturing, assembly, and testing of complex aerospace systems.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to distill complex technical problems into simple concepts for a broader audience.
  • Leadership or coordination experience in a multidisciplinary engineering project and demonstrated ability to lead by influence and collaborate with technical owners.

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:
$165,000$211,000 USD