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Company Overview:  

Relativity is the first and only company to automate aerospace manufacturing by integrating intelligent robotics, software, and proprietary metal 3D printing technology. Disrupting 60 years of aerospace, Relativity offers a radically simplified supply chain, building a rocket with 100x fewer parts in less than 60 days. Our long-term goal is to upgrade humanity’s industrial base on Earth and on Mars.


The Stage Engineering Team is responsible for the design, analysis, and validation of our launch vehicle. As an instrumentation engineer, you will be accountable for the ownership of sensors and data acquisition for control and validation of all launch vehicle systems as part of a world-class engineering hardware team. You will work collaboratively with the structures, mechanisms, fluids, avionics, additive, manufacturing, test and loads teams to design and execute a plan for gathering all the data necessary to successfully launch and recover a rocket. A high degree of autonomy along with an ability to prioritize work in our fast-paced environment is required. We believe varied perspectives & backgrounds strengthen our team. Prior experience in aerospace is not required. 

What you’ll do: 

You will play a key role in supporting the Terran 1 stage test and launch campaigns as well as developing the stage architecture of the upcoming Terran R vehicle. You will be responsible for the full design cycle, including conceptualization, design, analysis, release, and testing of launch vehicle instrumentation. This includes the selection of sensors for fluids and mechanical systems related to Stage 1, Stage 2, or Payload Accommodations. You will need to think creatively to leverage our additive technology to integrate the design in a way that reduces mass, part count, processes and tooling required. Attention to detail will be critical.

Here are some examples of projects you could be working on:

  • Selection of proper instrumentation for all flight and drag-on applications, in collaboration with data stakeholders like stage fluids and mechanical engineers
  • Own packaging, procurement, and installation of instrumentation for the rocket
  • Create wire harness schematics and design layout on rocket
  • Own rocket channelization and naming
  • Perform checkout and testing operations including data review, and issue resolution during test and flight
  • Coordinate with avionics engineers for hardware compatibility and manage data acquisition interface
  • Own sensor configurations and electrical interfaces, including coordination of calibration information
  • Ensure instrumentation works within bandwidth & telemetry limitations

What you need to know:  

  • Undergraduate degree in engineering or related field
  • 2+ years of relevant technical experience
  • Demonstrated ownership, accountability and success in delivering complex products with minimal guidance
  • Working knowledge of electrical and controls engineering fundamentals
  • Working knowledge of fluid and mechanical system operation

Nice to haves but not required:  

  • 5+ years of aerospace or mechanical design experience
  • Experience in a creative and fast-paced development environment
  • Strong problem solver with great organization skills
  • Experience with CAD
  • Experience with launch vehicle systems

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.


United States, Long Beach, California

Posted 2 months ago

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