Data & Control Systems Engineer – Hardware

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.


The Stennis team at Relativity Space is responsible for designing, building, and operating world-class test stands to support the Terran 1 and Terran R stages, engines, and propulsion components. As part of this team, you will help build and operate massive outdoor test stands at the historic Stennis Space Center on the Gulf Coast, the largest rocket engine test complex in the country. Unique to this location, you will have the opportunity to get hands-on the fully integrated engine and stage assemblies, push the hardware to the limits, and witness rocket engines firing up close and personal! This team is critical to the launch success of Terran 1, continued development of Terran R, among many other firsts! Check out this video to learn more about the Stennis test team.

 What you’ll do:

Relativity seeks a highly talented Data and Control Systems Engineer to join a rapidly growing space startup. This position will design of the Terran 1 avionics support system and ground test infrastructure, as well as helping build a world-class test team.

  • Design, develop, test, integrate, and operate test control and acquisition hardware used to verify Terran and Aeon hardware performance.
  • Properly implement test sensors on the test stand such as but not limited to: Pressure, Temperature, Load, Strain, Vibration, and Speed
  • Properly implement test actuators such as valves and motors on the test stand interfacing with Terran and Aeon hardware
  • Properly implement video recording hardware to capture test data footage to support Terran and Aeon hardware development
  • Ensure control and acquisition systems accurately measure needed telemetry locations

What you need to know:

Bachelors in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or another related technical discipline and minimum 2+ years of experience in data acquisition, control systems, and/or instrumentation is required.

  • Hands on experience with Data Acquisition (DAQ) and control systems including sensors and actuators
  • Understanding of proper signal shielding and grounding for low noise systems
  • This position will require occasional night shifts

Nice to have but not required:

  • Design and operation of spacecraft and launch vehicle test stand infrastructure
  • Experience using Altium and designing and testing printed circuit boards
  • Experience using AutoCAD Electrical
  • Integration of communication interfaces such as Ethernet, RS422, RS232, RS485, Modbus, CANbus, etc.

Programming experience in C/C++, Python, Java or similar languages


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.

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