Ground Software Engineer II
Posted on 9/8/2023
Relativity Space

501-1,000 employees

Manufactures and launches 3D printed reusable rockets
Company Overview
Relativity Space is a pioneering force in the commercial launch industry, utilizing 3D printing technology to create reusable rockets that meet the increasing demand for space infrastructure. Their successful launch of Terran 1, the world's largest 3D printed object, has proven the viability of their manufacturing approach and paved the way for the development of Terran R, their medium-to-heavy lift reusable rocket. With a culture of continuous iteration and a focus on reducing vehicle complexity and cost, Relativity Space is leading the industry in the application of additive manufacturing to aerospace design and production.
AI & Machine Learning
Robotics & Automation

Company Stage

Series E

Total Funding





Long Beach, California

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

John C. Stennis Space Center, MS, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
UI/UX Design
Software Engineering
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in a related Engineering field (Electrical, Computer, Software, Aerospace) or Computer Science
  • 2+ years of experience coding in C++
  • Experience developing user-facing software applications related to networking, hardware control and data acquisition
  • Expertise in program design, best practices, and proficient memory management
  • Basic experience developing software for systems that span multiple technologies/platforms
  • Experience using software version control tools (such as GIT)
  • Experience with hermetic build tools (such as Bazel)
  • Relativity seeks a highly talented Ground Software Engineer to join a rapidly growing space startup. This position will provide assistance in the design of Terran R test operations infrastructure, as well as helping build world-class test and launch facilities
  • At Relativity, we are redefining the way rockets are designed, built and flown. Starting with our proprietary and cutting-edge 3D printing technology, we aim to simplify and automate the manufacturing of rockets. This revolutionary approach enables us to make launch vehicles faster and more cost efficiently, allowing us to offer cost-efficient and short lead-time launch services to customers
  • 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
  • As a Ground Software Engineer, you will have a major role in the development, build-up, activation, and operation of ground systems software to support our test and launch facilities
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience building and maintaining distributed control and acquisition systems
  • Experience with various industrial communication protocols, such as CANbus, LXI, or Modbus
  • Experience developing software for low-latency, reliable distributed networks with pub-sub type middleware such as DDS
  • Experience creating backend architecture to support large amounts of high-rate data
  • Experience with web frontends using React using modern UX design standards
  • Experience supporting fast pace and rapidly changing operational environments