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Instrumentation and Controls Engineer II

Relativity Space

Relativity Space

John C. Stennis Space Center, MS, USA
Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 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. 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 Stennis team at Relativity Space is responsible for designing, building, and operating world-class test stands to support the Terran R 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 development of Terran R! Check out this video to learn more about the Stennis test team.

About the Role:

  • Design, develop, test, integrate, and operate test control and acquisition hardware used to verify Terran and Aeon hardware performance
  • Properly implement test sensors on the test stand such as but not limited to:
    • Pressure, Temperature, Load, Strain, Vibration, and Speed
  • Properly implement test actuators such as valves and motors on the test stand interfacing with Terran and Aeon hardware
  • Properly implement video recording hardware to capture test data footage to support Terran and Aeon hardware development
  • Ensure control and acquisition systems accurately measure needed telemetry locations

About You:

  • Bachelors in either Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or other related engineering discipline
  • Industry experience in data acquisition, control systems, and/or instrumentation
  • 3+ years of industry experience

Nice to haves but not required:

  • Design and operation of spacecraft and launch vehicle test stand infrastructure
  • Experience using Altium and designing and testing printed circuit boards
  • Experience using AutoCAD Electrical
  • Integration of communication interfaces such as Ethernet, RS422, RS232, RS485, Modbus, CANbus, etc.

Relativity Space offers competitive salary and equity, a generous vacation policy, an annual L&D stipend and more!

Successful candidates must clear a background check administered by the US government to obtain clearance for on-site work at our government partner location in Stennis, Mississippi.

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:
$110,000$140,000 USD