Avionics AFSS/Safety Engineer

| Greater LA Area

Team and Role Overview

Relativity seeks a highly experienced software engineer to join a rapidly growing space startup. This position will provide outstanding technical engineering in the bring-up of our flight operating system, and the development drivers.


The Mission/Outcomes and Objectives

Our mission is to change the people’s conception of the way rockets are built and flown. As the Autonomous Flight Safety Engineer, you will have ownership of the design, development, and test Autonomous Flight Safety System on the rocket is managed to meet its mission. You will be expected to engage with internal teams as well as the Air Force Range Safety and FAA ensure public safety requirements are met while minimizing recurring costs.
 
Your main objectives in this role will be:
  • Finalize Autonomous Flight Safety System (AFSS) architecture with avionics and propulsion.
  • Tailor AFSS RCC319 -14 requirements with 45th SW and FAA.
  • Establish schedule and test plans to qualify all safety critical hardware/software.
  • Identify/coordinate resources needed to complete tasks on schedule.


Candidate Profile

Relativity Space is changing the way rockets are built--this means that you will be spearheading our efforts in Autonomous Flight Safety Systems. Ideally, you come from a fast paced company where you dealt with integrating large scale systems--this could be from automotive, aerospace, rocketry, etc. You are also knowledgeable of software development process as well as avionics, propulsion, and structures hardware and or ability to learn quickly and triage what is important or not.
 
This role is also heady in certification activities--attention to detail with clear and precise communication skills are crucial.
 

 

Minimum Required Skills and Competencies

  • An undergraduate or graduate degree (BS/MS/PhD) in STEM majors (science, technology, engineering, and math) comparable and 4+ years’ relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated capability manage a hardware/software project to completion.
  • Experience designing, developing, and testing avionics or similar hardware.
  • Experience tailoring design and test requirements with government agencies.
  • Ability to perform analysis to clearly demonstrate fault architecture meets requirements.
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively in cross-functional teams.


Preferred Skills and Competencies

  • Prior work on a launch vehicle.
  • Experience in a startup or agile development environment.
  • Experience with modern systems architecture.
  • Experience with Air Force Range Safety and or FAA launch vehicle license regulations (14 CFR Parts 417, 420, and 431).
  • Experience designing and testing hardware per common aerospace industry standards such as RCC-319, AFSPCMAN 91-710, MIL-STD-810, SMC-S-016, MIL-STD-461, NASA-STD-5001, and or NASA-STD-5012.
  • Experience with Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA).



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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Location

Relativity is located near LAX in an industrial complex where we take up 4 buildings. We are easily accessible from the 405, near Randy's Donuts!

An Insider's view of Relativity Space

What are some social events your company does?

Every month, we celebrate our new hires (we even fly in new hires from other offices!) by going out to the Yardhouse for dinner. It's great to share a meal and get to know each other outside of the office!

Nat

Lead Recruiter

What is your vision for the company?

We are creating an entirely re-imagined process to iterate and scale rockets quickly, eventually helping to build the future of humanity in space.

Tim

CEO and Co-Founder

What are some things you learned at the company?

I've never been at a company before that has so valued recruiting and the candidate experience in all stages of the interview process, from initial contact to even past onboarding. Everyone here respects each others' time and takes hiring very seriously. We have a high bar, but that means we've also cultivated a very talented team!

Samantha

Talent Operations Coordinator

What are Relativity Space Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
We provide 5 tiers of coverage through Anthem--2 of which are almost completely free for employees.
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Relativity Space provides equity to all full time employees, vesting over a 4 year period.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Relativity Space offers 20 days of PTO
Paid Holidays
11 holidays--federal, and company wide
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Relativity Space has quarterly off sites reviews, monthly celebration dinners, and regular social events
Stocked Kitchen
A wide variety of snacks are provided
Some Meals Provided
Weekly lunches for lunch and learn, all hands, and new hire lunches are provided
Happy Hours
Bi-weekly happy hours/socials
Parking
Assigned spots in the lot specifically for Relativity Employees!
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Every other week, we host a lunch and learn to get learn about the exciting work other teams are doing!
Paid industry certifications
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