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Sr Avionics Mechanical Engineer

Relativity Space

Relativity Space

Other Engineering
Long Beach, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 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 Avionics Team is responsible for the full lifecycle of all electronics and supporting hardware central to operating Relativity's Rockets. The team designs, builds, tests, integrates, and operates the hardware which controls the rocket in flight, downlinks critical telemetry, keeps the public safe, and deploys our customers' payloads to orbit! Our hardware enables relativity to reliably control our rockets while maintaining the flexibility to rapidly iterate our designs, As a member of this team, you will design innovative hardware solutions capable of surviving harsh launch and space environments. Your designs will support multiple vehicle systems such as sensors, propulsion, computing, actuation, energy management, and communications.

About the Role:

- Own the design, analysis, and test/validation of mechanical products within the Terran R avionics system. Mechanical products include electronics enclosures, vibration isolation, thermal management, and environmental protection devices.
- Collaborate with electrical engineers to design robust, high performance printed circuit board assemblies
- Perform preliminary sizing for static and dynamic loads and thermal environments.
- Utilize 3D modeling and 2D drafting packages to deliver detailed designs with considerations for production and test
- Validate designs for flight through rapid prototyping, analysis, and test campaigns

About You:

- 5+ years of experience in a full cycle mechanical design engineering role
- Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, or related field
- Experience with 3D computer aided design (CAD) software
- Experience with structural and thermal analysis
- Demonstrated project ownership and accountability with complex, multi-disciplinary technical projects

Nice to haves but not required:

- Experience with design of electronic assemblies, batteries, and/or vibration isolation systems
- Experience with finite element analysis methods and applied knowledge of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T)
- Proficient with NX/Teamcenter CAD package
- Previous work on launch vehicle or spacecraft

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:
$130,000$166,000 USD