👷 Test Engineering Intern - Data & Control Systems - Spring 2023

supply chain

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 Data and Control System team is responsible for developing a wide array of software and hardware systems that are responsible for test and launch efforts of Terran 1 stages, engines, and propulsion components. As part of this team, you will help build and operate massive outdoor test stands at the historic Stennis Space Center on the Gulf Coast, the largest rocket engine test complex in the country. Unique to this location, you will have the opportunity to get hands-on the fully integrated engine and stage assemblies, push the hardware to the limits, and witness rocket engines firing up close and personal! This team is critical to the launch success of Terran 1, among many other firsts! 

What you'll do:

[Hardware focus] 

  • Design advanced control and data acquisition systems for propulsion test stands, including panel layouts, power and load analysis, fabrication drawings, and instrumentation lists
  • Solve a wide range of technical challenges, across broad ranges of timeframe, complexity, cost, and long-term impact
  • Support test and launch operations and perform related improvements to existing test stands
  • Potentially travel to production, test, and launch locations

[Software Focus]  

  • Create, modify, and optimize software that will be to test and launch Terran 1
  • Gain hands on experience working with control hardware
  • Support test and launch operations and perform related improvements to existing test stands
  • Potentially travel to and from production, test, and launch locations

Past intern projects (just a few examples!)

  • Real time image processing used for gas detection
  • Worked on test stand infrastructure to help run tests more often and more efficiently 
  • Design printed circuit boards for a variety of applications
  • Create software that will be used to test and launch Terran 1!
  • Test rocket engines!


Skills/Competencies we're looking for:

  • Current undergraduate or graduate student earning degree electrical, computer, software, aerospace, or mechanical engineering, computer science, or other related field
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and intense startup environment
  • Ownership of projects from beginning to end, with minimum oversight
  • Experience with software development processes including source control, bug tracking, and design documentation
  • Experience in C/C++ and/or python
  • Basic knowledge of common instrumentation, pressure transducers, thermocouples, RTD, flow meters, accelerometers, strain gauges, load cells
  • Basic knowledge of data acquisition hardware

This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a United States Person as defined by 22 C.F.R.  § 120.15 is required. 

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.

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United States, Stennis Space Center, Mississippi
Posted 2 months ago
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