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Manager, Vehicle Design

Relativity Space

Relativity Space

Long Beach, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, April 26, 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. 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 of 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:

To be successful in this role, you should be self-motivated, adaptable, and able to lead teams in a fast-paced environment. You will need strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with direct reports and leaders within and outside the organization. You will support cross-functional trade & impact studies, assist in the coordination of changes, and facilitate the 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 of 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.

About You:

  • B.S. degree in engineering with 5+ years of relevant experience leading a design team.
  • Experience designing and managing large, complex CAD assemblies and associated drawings in NX & Teamcenter.
  • Direct product configuration management experience (product structure, parts, drawings and requirements management).
  • Fundamental knowledge of mechanical engineering design, analysis, manufacturing, and testing.
  • Highly proficient in ASME Y14.100, Y14.5, Y14.41.

Nice to haves but not required:

  • Expertise in structures and fluids systems for launch vehicle design, fabrication, and assembly techniques.
  • Expertise in NX modeling, including automation and programming.
  • Ability to interpret and apply high-level system requirements to develop practical design solutions.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and project management skills.
  • Experience with ERP/MES Systems.
  • Proficient with product lifecycle management (PLM) and/or data management tools.

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:
$165,000$186,000 USD