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Instrumentation Engineer, Avionics

Relativity Space

Relativity Space

Long Beach, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2023
<p> <strong> <span data-contrast="none">Company Overview:</span> </strong> <span data-ccp-props='{"134233117":true,"134233118":true,"201341983":0,"335559740":240}'></span> </p> <p>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-termgoalis to upgrade humanity’s industrial base on Earth and on Mars.</p> <p> <strong> <span data-contrast="none">Team:</span> </strong> <span data-ccp-props='{"134233117":true,"134233118":true,"201341983":0,"335559740":240}'></span> </p> <p>The Avionics Instrumentation team is responsible for identifying and implementingvehicle sensorrequirements across Terran 1 and Terran R launch vehicles. As an Instrumentation Engineer, you will work collaboratively with vehicle teams such asPropulsion, Fluids, Thermal, and Dynamicsto develop instrumentation requirements to provide them the high-quality data required to successfully launch a 3D-printed rocket to orbit. This will involve working closely with the Avionics Hardware and Avionics Integration teams to ensure avionics capability to support sensor and actuator needs; and with the Integration team to ensure sensors and actuators are correctly installed, calibrated and functional-checked on the launch vehicle.</p> <p> <strong> <span data-contrast="none">What you’ll do:</span> </strong> <span data-ccp-props='{"134233117":true,"134233118":true,"201341983":0,"335559740":240}'></span> </p> <ul> <li>Work with Propulsion, Fluids, Structures, Flight Sciences, and other teams to identify and develop vehicle instrumentation requirements</li> <li>Identify sensors and actuators such as pressure transducers; RTDs; thermocouples; accelerometers; solenoid valves; etc. that are suitable for use on the Terran 1 and Terran R launch vehicles</li> <li>Collaborate with Avionics Hardware engineers to ensure designed system meets instrumentation requirements such as ranges, resolutions, sample rates, and cutoff frequencies</li> <li>Maintain electrical interface and sensor/actuator configuration control: naming and channelization, serial numbers, calibrations, and data acquisition settings</li> <li>Develop and execute on-vehicle sensor calibration and checkout plans</li> <li>Oversee procurement, qualification, and acceptance testing of vehicle instrumentation</li> <li>Up to 25% travel to our test and launch sites in Stennis Space Center, MS and Cape Canaveral, FL</li> </ul> <p> <strong> <span data-contrast="none">What you need to know:</span> </strong> <span data-contrast="none"></span> <span data-ccp-props='{"134233117":true,"134233118":true,"201341983":0,"335559740":240}'></span> </p> <ul> <li>Bachelor's degree or higher with a focus in an engineering discipline: aerospace, electrical, mechanical, etc.</li> <li>3+ years of experience with development and integration of instrumentation and data acquisition systems for complex, mission-critical products (flight test, rocket launch systems, automotive, large-scale manufacturing, robotics, etc.)</li> <li>Experience with sensors and actuators such as pressure transducers, RTDs, accelerometers, strain gages, frequency-to-DC sensors, microphones, thermocouples, solenoid valves, etc.</li> <li>Excellent understanding of instrumentation and data acquisition fundamentals: measurement theory, Nyquist sampling theorem, DC circuit basics, grounding and shielding, analog-to-digital conversion</li> <li>Demonstrated ownership, accountability, and success in delivering complex products with minimal guidance</li> <li>Strong interpersonal communication skills</li> </ul> <p> <strong> <span data-contrast="none">Nice to haves but not required:</span> </strong> <span data-ccp-props='{"134233117":true,"134233118":true,"201341983":0,"335559740":240}'></span> </p> <ul> <li>Experience writing test plans and documentation</li> <li>Familiarity with scripting languages such as Python or MATLAB for data acquisition, recording, and analysis</li> <li>Experience with instrumentation in harsh environments (cryogenic temperatures, high vibration)</li> <li>Previous experience with COTS data acquisition systems such as NI, Curtiss-Wright, Safran, or Beckhoff</li> <li>Understanding of digital buses such as Ethernet, CAN, I2C, SPI</li> </ul> <p> <strong> <span data-contrast="none">Relativity Space offers competitive salary and equity, a generous vacation policy,</span> </strong> <strong> <span data-contrast="none">an annual</span> </strong> <strong> <span data-contrast="none">LD stipend and more!</span> </strong> </p> <p> <strong>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.</strong> </p><div class="content-pay-transparency"> <div class="pay-input"> <div class="description">The below-range represents Relativity Spaces current good-faith pay scale for this role. Relativity Space reserves the right to modify or update this range at any time.<br><br>Compensation is only one part of our entire total rewards package. To see some of the benefits perks we offer, please visit here: <a class="c-link" tabindex="-1" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-stringify-link="" data-sk="tooltip_parent" data-remove-tab-index="true"></a> </div> <div class="title">Hiring Range:</div> <div class="pay-range"> <span>$108,000</span> <span class="divider"></span> <span>$138,000 USD</span> </div> </div> </div>
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