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Mission Reliability Engineer II

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Long Beach, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2023

Company Overview:

A rocket company at the core, Relativity Space is on a mission to become the next great commercial launch company. Meeting the needs of a growing demand for space infrastructure, our rockets will revolutionize how we connect and communicate on Earth by getting satellites to space. We have developed a vertically integrated technology platform in which we leverage additive manufacturing, artificial intelligence, and autonomous robotics to 3D print rockets. Our unique approach enables rapid product iteration, allowing us to push the boundaries of what's possible today and unlock the full potential of 3D printing for tomorrow. Join us on this extraordinary journey, as we work together to transform our vision into reality.


The Integrated Performance department at Relativity Space is responsible for ensuring that our rockets will achieve our overall objectives and satisfy stringent customer and government requirements. Our department comprises teams responsible for Flight Sciences, including Aerodynamics, Thermal, Loads, and Dynamics; Integrated Structures Analysis; Guidance, Navigation, and Control & Vehicle Performance (GNCP); Systems Engineering; Mission Reliability; and Product Engineering. We architect and execute analysis, simulation, operations, and test projects for all of Relativity’s hardware and software teams in pursuit of mission success. Overall, this department is critical to the launch success of Terran R!

What you’ll do:

As a Mission Reliability Engineer, you will be responsible for working across all engineering disciplines to tackle the most challenging issues that Relativity faces throughout design, build, test, and launch operations.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop vehicle architecture that improves reliability through robustness, protection, and fault tolerance
  • Perform failure analysis to uncover and mitigate weak points in vehicle design
  • Lead root cause investigations of significant anomalies during test/launch operations and drive corrective actions
  • Develop processes and software tools to track manufacturing issues, manage technical risk, and control changes to vehicle configuration

What you need to know:

  • An undergraduate degree in engineering or related field
  • Experience with Mission Assurance, Reliability, or Systems Safety
  • Knowledge of complex aerospace hardware and processes related to manufacturing, integration, testing or launch operations
  • Solid interpersonal skills to interact with both internal and external groups to overcome associated constraints
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with proven ability to rapidly resolve interdisciplinary issues

Nice to haves but not required:

  • Direct hands-on experience in the rocket integration and launch operations
  • Full product life cycle experience with a new launch vehicle or spacecraft
  • Experience with anomaly resolution and corrective actions
  • Experience with engineering risk management, engineering configuration, and change management

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:
$108,000$138,000 USD