Staff Design Engineer

Long Beach, California, United States


Full Time

21 minutes ago

Job description

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 Structures team at Relativity is responsible for the design, analysis, testing, and manufacturing our launch vehicle integrated structures, as well as flight mechanisms. As a part of this team, you will be given hardware ownership for the full product lifecycle, and get the opportunity to conveniently validate your hardware through testing at our factory of the future, headquartered in Long Beach, CA. Unique to Relativity, you will get to work across many teams to leverage Relativity's first-of-its-kind 3D printing technology to develop world class integrated launch vehicles. Overall, this team is critical to the launch success of Terran 1 & Terran R, among many other firsts! 

About the Role: 

Relativity's company mission is to upgrade humanity's industrial base on Earth and build one on Mars, starting with automating aerospace manufacturing by integrating robotics, software, and proprietary metal 3D printing technology to disrupt 60 years of aerospace manufacturing. In support of this mission, you will play a key role developing the Terran R vehicle architecture as the first additive-manufactured reusable launch vehicle.  Below are some specific examples of projects you will be working on:

  • Designing vehicle structures at various maturity phases: conceptual to critical design
  • Initial drawing creation and execute revisions due to engineering or manufacturing changes
  • Ownerships of the vehicle BOM configuration, mass inputs and part release schedule
  • Define and manage interfaces between vehicle subsystems using appropriate control documents & models
  • Develop design process improvement via simplifaction or automation

About You: 

To be successful in this role, you should be self-motivated, adaptable, and able to complete projects in a fast-paced environment. You will need strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with peers and leadership. You will support cross-functional trade & impact studies, assist in coordination of changes, and facilitate resolution of integration and development issues between engineering teams. Ideally, you have significant mechanical or integrated design experience as well as a proven track record organizing and completing collaborative projects effectively. Your advanced CAD skills enable you to own configuration management standards for our Terran R vehicle, as well as help you mentor other design engineers across the organization. Finally, you also have the ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and strengthen our culture of inclusion.

Minimum Required Skills and Competencies: 

  • B.S. degree in a related field with 8+ years of relevant experience
  • Experience designing and managing large CAD assemblies and associated drawings
  • Experience with ASME Y14.100, Y14.5, Y14.41
  • Experience using NX and Teamcenter

Preferred Skills and Competencies:

  • Experience with developing, packaging and configuration management experience on technically complex hardware products
  • Fundamental knowledge of mechanical engineering design, analysis, manufacturing and testing
  • Knowledge of aerospace vehicle fabrication and assembly techniques
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and project management skills

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:
Hiring Range:
$155,000$197,000 USD

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