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Manager, Structural Analysis

Relativity Space

Relativity Space

Long Beach, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, March 31, 2023

Company Overview:

We invented a new approach to design, build, and fly our own rockets, starting with Terran 1 – the world’s first entirely 3D printed rocket and Terran R our reusable next generation 3D printed rocket.

Using our vertically integrated technology platform, leveraging additive manufacturing, artificial intelligence, and autonomous robotics to deliver superiority over traditional aerospace manufacturing methods, we’re disrupting 60 years of aerospace with our novelty approach to get to space, Mars, and beyond faster, more cost-effective, and more reliable.

We believe in a future where interplanetary life fundamentally expands the possibilities for human experience. Our long-term vision is to upgrade humanity’s industrial base on Earth and on Mars.


This is a senior management role in the Vehicle department. Your peers will be leaders of highly technical analysis disciplines e.g. aerodynamics, structural dynamics, controls, and vehicle simulation. Your team is a group of talented structural analysts.

What you’ll do:

  • Drive the design of major Terran R system elements to meet criteria for structural and thermal performance
  • Serve as company technical authority for structural analysis, with ownership of relevant requirements, criteria and verification activities; customer and government certification; and methodology, tool sets, and workflows
  • Hire, train, guide, and mentor analysts to be hardware-focused, collaborative, and technically rigorous
  • Collaborate with hardware owners on structural analysis across the company to identify opportunities for risk reduction and streamlining
  • Establish and execute roadmaps for engineering analysis in collaboration with Relativity’s leadership team
  • Define and lead testing campaigns, such as for engine components, pressurized primary structure, and mechanisms, including test modeling & planning, instrumentation, data acquisition, test operations, and model correlation
  • Mature Relativity’s analysis processes, including custom and commercial tool selection and implementation, workflow automation, methodology development, and data and results processing and communication
  • Direct consultants and contractors in supporting analysis and test activities

What you need to know:

  • An undergraduate degree in engineering or related field and 7+ years relevant experience
  • 3+ years experience in managing and leading highly technical teams, including hiring and performance management
  • Industry-leading expertise in high-performance aerospace structures
  • Experience in an analysis role from concept through V&V and certification on multiple vehicle programs
  • Experience solving complex problems on integrated vehicles
  • Hands-on experience with testing, instrumentation, and data analysis at the component and system levels
  • Experience structuring, negotiating, executing, and delivering complex analysis projects for hardware teams and certification authorities

Nice to haves but not required:

  • A graduate degree (MS/PhD) in engineering or related field and 15+ years relevant experience
  • Experience managing and developing analysis toolsets and workflows using both custom and commercial software
  • Expertise in multiple technical domains (e.g. structural and thermal)
  • Experience leading anomaly resolution/failure investigations

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:
$135,000$172,000 USD