Head of Structures and Mechanisms

| Greater LA Area
Team and Role Overview: 
Relativity seeks a highly talented Head of Structures & Mechanisms to join a rapidly growing space startup. This position will provide outstanding technical leadership in the development of the Terran 1 vehicle structures and mechanisms, as well as helping build a world-class structures team. A high degree of autonomy and leadership is required.
The Mission/Outcomes and Objectives: 
Our mission is to change the people’s conception of the way rockets are built and flown. As the Head of Structures, you will lead the team defining the overall mechanical architecture of the Relativity Rocket. In addition, you will be responsible for developing and implementing structural design criteria and process for the organization to follow working closing with other vehicle disciplines. You will manage and oversee the design, analysis, manufacturing and testing of all structures and mechanism components to deliver a highly reliable and optimized rocket structure for flight. The success of this team is also highly dependent on your willingness to recruit, build, and mentor a world class structures team.
Candidate Profile:
In order to be successful in this role, you should be someone who thrives in ambiguity and is able to lead their own projects into completion. Ideally, you are someone who has come from a fast paced, aerospace environment, having completed difficult projects while collaborating effectively with other key groups. 

Minimum Required Skills and Competencies

  • An undergraduate or graduate degree (BS/MS/PhD) in engineering and demonstrated leadership experience
  • 5+ years of experience working on structures and mechanisms for aerospace applications
  • Experience with large scale structural or mechanism design, analysis, manufacturing and testing
  • Track record of building and managing an engineering team with successful product delivery
  • Solid interpersonal skills to interact with both internal and external groups to overcome associated constraints 
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

Preferred Skills and Competencies

  • Hands on experience with flight-weight metallic structures and mechanisms
  • Full life cycle experience of aerospace hardware from design through flight
  • Background working in a fast paced, full cycle, R&D environment 
  • Experience with static and dynamic loads development and analysis
  • Experience with additive manufacturing

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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