Manager of Test Operations at Relativity Space (New Orleans, LA)

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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.  

Team and Role Overview

Relativity seeks a Manager of Test Operations to join a rapidly growing space startup. This position will provide outstanding leadership over Relativity’s entire Mississippi operations located at the Stennis Space Center.  The Manager of Test Operations is responsible for propulsion testing activities, primary structural testing, final launch vehicle integration as well as final launch vehicle stage acceptance testing prior to launch. 

What you’ll do: 

You will manage a team of engineers, technicians and other support personnel to operate the entire site with industry leading test automation seeking high quality results.  Expectations are for rapid test execution through the use of operations best practices and innovative solutions to new test challenges.  A crucial part of your role will be to develop, manage, and mentor engineers.

Candidate Profile

In order to be successful in this role, you should be someone who thrives in ambiguity and is able to lead a growing technical and test operations focused team with a track record of success.  Ideally, you are someone who has come from a fast paced, aerospace environment, having completed difficult projects while collaborating effectively with other key groups particularly from a remote site.

What you need to know:  

  • An undergraduate degree in engineering, project management or related field with demonstrated leadership experience
  • 5+ years of relevant experience with test operations and managing small to medium teams
  • Knowledge of complex aerospace hardware testing processes
  • Hands on experience with test operations
  • Track record of building and managing an interdisciplinary team with successful milestone deliveries
  • Solid interpersonal skills to interact with both internal and external groups to overcome associated constraints
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • This position will require occasional overnight shifts

Nice to haves but not required:  

  • MS in Engineering or Management degree in related field
  • 10+ years of experience with aerospace test operations
  • 10+ years of experience managing teams 
  • Experience in propulsion and structural test stand design and manufacturing

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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An Insider's view of Relativity Space

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our office is very interesting--from the large and colorful art pieces on the walls to the large (and small) rocket parts all over. We also have screens all over that are casting live streams of our testing and manufacturing floor. You just feel like you are seeing the future of manufacturing unfold right before your eyes.

Nat

Lead Recruiter

What is your vision for the company?

We are creating an entirely re-imagined process to iterate and scale rockets quickly, eventually helping to build the future of humanity in space.

Tim

CEO and Co-Founder

What are some things you learned at the company?

I've never been at a company before that has so valued recruiting and the candidate experience in all stages of the interview process, from initial contact to even past onboarding. Everyone here respects each others' time and takes hiring very seriously. We have a high bar, but that means we've also cultivated a very talented team!

Samantha

Talent Operations Coordinator

What are Relativity Space Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
We provide 5 tiers of coverage through Anthem--2 of which are almost completely free for employees.
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Relativity Space provides equity to all full time employees, vesting over a 4 year period.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Relativity Space offers 20 days of PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Relativity Space has quarterly off sites reviews, monthly celebration dinners, and regular social events
Stocked Kitchen
A wide variety of snacks are provided
Some Meals Provided
Weekly lunches for lunch and learn, all hands, and new hire lunches are provided
Happy Hours
Bi-weekly happy hours/socials
Parking
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Annual learning and development stipend of up to $2,000.
Lunch and learns
Every other week, we host a lunch and learn to get learn about the exciting work other teams are doing!
Paid industry certifications

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