Senior Manager, Engine Systems

Company Details

Building humanity’s multiplanetary future.

Relativity is the first and only company to automate aerospace manufacturing by integrating intelligent robotics, software, and proprietary metal 3D printing technology. Disrupting 60 years of aerospace, Relativity offers a radically simplified supply chain, building a rocket with 100x fewer parts in less than 60 days. Our long-term goal is to upgrade humanity’s industrial base on Earth and on Mars.  


The Propulsion team at Relativity is responsible for the design, analysis, testing, and manufacturing of our launch vehicle’s additively manufactured liquid propulsion engines. As a part of this team, you will be given projects spanning the full product lifecycle 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!


  • Lead a cross functional team of design, analysis, & development engineers responsible for both the high-level engine architecture, and integrated detailed design and analysis (structural, fluids etc) of our next generation 250Klb+ fully reusable Aeon-R engine
  • Partner closely with the additive development and manufacturing organizations to leverage our powder bed fusion and wire arc additive manufacturing technologies, significantly reducing part count and overall engine complexity
  • Partner with the integrated stage design and vehicle analysis teams to drive overall vehicle performance through close coordination at the interfaces between the engine and stage
  • Responsible for driving key performance targets, including mass, reusability, and reliability
  • Lead the necessary multidisciplinary team growth while maintaining top talent density, team culture and technical rigor

Basic Qualifications:

  • 3+ years leading large technical organizations (leader of leaders)
  • Engineering leadership experience across at least 1x full product lifecycle (clean sheet to production)
  • Technical experience across a range of engineering disciplines (mechanical & fluids systems), and coordinating with key interfaces (design, analysis, manufacturing, test, launch, supply chain, etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability to scale a team of engineers

Preferred Requirements:

  • 5+ years in technical leadership on a launch vehicle program
  • Experience in a startup or fast pace development environment
  • Strong problem solver with great organization skills

Tagged as: fluids, vehicle program, aeon-r engine, terran 1, terran r, management

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