Manager, Flight Software

Company Details

Building humanity’s multiplanetary future.

Company Overview:

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.

Team:

This team owns the software running on our vehicle’s flight computer, plus ground side Vehicle Proxy, and sim environments like HITL and HOOTL. They would be taking leadership of a team that consists of top talent from SpaceX, Google, Disney, Twitter, and Neuralink, to name a few places.

What you’ll do:

Lead a flight software team that is responsible for development of:

  • Real-time software running on our flight computer
  • Guidance, navigation, and control algorithms
  • Vehicle controls like tank pressures and engines,
  • Hardware-in-the-loop testbed
  • Hardware-out-of-the-loop testbed

In this role, you will be responsible for ensuring this team executes on software deliveries for Terran-1, interfacing with key stakeholders like the GNC, Propulsion, and Vehicle teams. Additionally, you will be responsible for building an org strategy for how this team will grow and scale to allow the company to move flight software out of the stereotypical Aerospace mold. This will be a key strategic role for our success in making Terran-R the world’s most advanced rocket.

What you need to know:

  • Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related field
  • 3+ years of experience leading software engineering teams
  • Familiarity with firmware or other low-level software
  • Familiarity with agile methodologies
  • Familiarity with modern C++
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, plan, and execute on projects
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Nice to haves but not required:

  • Experience designing and building real-time control systems
  • Demonstrated ability to lead software teams that deliver on company critical milestones and objectives
  • Demonstrated ability to plan organizational roadmaps and hiring strategies
  • Familiarity with containerization and deployment technologies like Kubernetes and Docker

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.

Relativity Space offers competitive salary and equity, a generous vacation policy, an annual L&D stipend and more!

Tagged as: C++, management, software development

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