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Manager, Embedded Avionics Software

Relativity Space

Relativity Space

Long Beach, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2024

Company Overview:

At Relativity Space, we have two audacious goals: to build the next great commercial launch company with Terran R and to become America's leading force in additive manufacturing innovation. Both contribute to our long-term vision of creating humanity’s industrial base on Mars, paving the way for interplanetary life to expand the possibilities of the human experience. This journey begins right here on Earth – where we design, build, and fly rockets to deliver customer payloads to orbit. Terran R, our medium-to-heavy lift reusable rocket, fulfills the growing demand for launch capacity, thanks to our iterative approach that accelerates design, testing, and development while minimizing costs. While our groundbreaking research and development in 3D printing pushes the boundaries of large-scale additive manufacturing.

Your journey with us is more than just a job – it’s an opportunity to shape the future of aerospace technology, additive manufacturing, and the human experience alongside a community of passionate, creative individuals. Join us on this extraordinary journey, as we work together to transform our vision into reality.

About the Team:

We are expanding our Software Engineering team! As a Hardware Test Automation Engineer, you will have a key role in ensuring the proper testing of our avionics components (box ATP/QTP), as well as contributing to the testing of the sub-systems and launch vehicle through HITL. This will include the development of a test infrastructure for avionics hardware testing, including test automation, Vehicle and subsystem HITL DAQ software, and automated data analysis tools for anomaly detection and evaluating pass/fail criteria. These developments will also be used for higher level assemblies across our organization. This role will be critical to achieving Terran R’s first launch and growing our production capabilities to quickly scale our launch cadence.

About the Role:

  • Drive architecture, Design, and development of all embedded software from battery management to high speed sensors to motor controllers
  • Own, develop, and test embedded software from low level hardware drivers to realtime control and signal processing algorithms
  • Work with partner teams such as propulsion, GNC, Avionics, launch, etc. to define system requirements, interfaces, and understand system performance impacts of avionics designs
  • Make complex technical decisions such as risk mitigation, evaluation of trade studies, and anomaly investigations

About You:

  • Bachelor’s in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related technical field and 5+ years relevant experience in software development or Master’s with 3+ years of relevant experience.
  • 1+ Years of experience leading a team of multiple engineers or multiple examples of significant mentorship, coaching, and project management
  • 5+ Years of experience writing software for embedded systems in C/C++ or similar
  • Experience with software development processes including source control, bug tracking, and design documentation

Nice to haves but not required:

  • Experience developing, debugging, and shipping software products
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, plan, and execute on projects
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to lead software teams that deliver on company critical milestones and objectives
  • Demonstrated ability to plan organizational roadmaps and hiring strategies.
  • Experience with Rust, Python, CMake, and CI/CD Pipelines.
  • Familiarity with realtime operating systems such as VXWorks and FreeRTOS
  • Basic knowledge of electric circuits, integrated circuit datashees

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: https://px.sequoia.com/relativityspace
Hiring Range:
$201,000$227,000 USD