Senior Aerothermal Engineer
Updated on 4/10/2024
Relativity Space

1,001-5,000 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.
Robotics & Automation
Hardware
AI & Machine Learning
Aerospace
B2B

Company Stage

Series F

Total Funding

$2.4B

Founded

2016

Headquarters

Long Beach, California

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

11%

1 year growth

22%

2 year growth

62%
Locations
Long Beach, CA, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Python
Autodesk CFD
CategoriesNew
Aerodynamics
Space & Rocket Engineering
Aerospace Engineering
Requirements
  • A graduate degree in engineering or related field and 5+ years relevant experience
  • Industry-leading expertise in compressible flow and CFD, preferably on entry vehicles
  • Experience architecting and executing CFD workflows for external or internal flows, preferably including engine plume simulation
  • Direct experience with thermal analysis and heat transfer simulations
  • Experience solving complex problems on integrated vehicles
  • Proficiency in Python and industry-standard CFD tools like FUN3D and Star-CCM+, including use of HPC clusters
Responsibilities
  • Develop and execute CFD analyses to solve novel challenges in vehicle entry heating and supersonic retropropulsion
  • Drive the design of major Terran R system elements – like fins, flaps, heat shields, and primary structure - to meet criteria for temperature and heating
  • Guide and mentor responsible hardware engineers to ensure hardware meets aerothermal requirements
  • Scope and develop aerothermal databases for ascent and entry, including uncertainty quantification, from multiple sources like CFD, empirical methods, and wind tunnel testing
  • Mature Relativity’s tools for developing and communicating aerothermal data, including custom and commercial code, databases, and signal processing tools