Senior Technical Program Manager, Relativity Space

Technology Development


+ Equity

Senior level
Los Angeles

Office located in Long Beach, CA

Relativity Space

Aerospace manufacturer of 3D printed rockets

Open for applications

Relativity Space

Aerospace manufacturer of 3D printed rockets

501-1000 employees

B2BArtificial IntelligenceManufacturingDeep TechAerospace

Open for applications


+ Equity

Senior level
Los Angeles

Office located in Long Beach, CA

501-1000 employees

B2BArtificial IntelligenceManufacturingDeep TechAerospace

Company mission

To upgrade humanity’s industrial base on Earth and on Mars.


Who you are

  • Bachelors degree in relevant STEM field (Engineering, Computer Science, Physics)
  • 5 years experience in managing technical projects with internal and external facing customers
  • Substantial program management experience working on or leading fast-paced, collaborate teams including managing project dashboards, scoping, structuring, creating, and reviewing deliverables)
  • Strong knowledge of government contract mechanisms, regulations, compliance, and security requirements
  • Experience with geometric dimensioning and tolerancing related to engineering drawing interpretation and review
  • Exceptional leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in project management tools (e.g. Smartsheet, JIRA)
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills


  • Masters or Doctorate degree in relevant STEM field (Engineering, Computer Science, Physics)
  • 3 years experience development welding or additive manufacturing processes
  • Proficiency in metallurgy, material science, non-destructive evaluation methods
  • Engineering experience in an Aerospace, Energy, or Maritime Industry

What the job involves

  • The Technology Development Team is responsible for development advanced manufacturing technologies to enhance the industrial base
  • Our solutions range from novel welding processes, advanced robotics, and advanced simulation and prediction capabilities
  • We are seeking a Sr. Technical Program Manager to manage our growing portfolio programs at the intersection of hardware and software in our Stargate Platform
  • Project Planning: Develop and maintain detailed project plans including scope, timelines budgets, and resource allocation. Ensure all projects are aligned with program requirements. Participate in the solicitation, scope and proposal process
  • Stakeholder management: Establish and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders, ensuring effective communication and satisfaction with project progress
  • Cross-Functional Team Leadership: Lead and motivate cross-functional teams, fostering a collaborative environment that encourages innovation and high performance
  • Requirements Management: establish, translate, trace, and verify requirements in accordance with internal and external program needs
  • Compliance: Ensure all projects adhere to regulations, guidelines, security requirements. Implement necessary compliance measures
  • Risk Management: Identify potential risks and issues related programs and contracts, and work proactively to mitigate them
  • Resource Allocation: Manage and optimize project resources, including personnel, equipment, and budgets to meet project objectives and contractual obligations
  • Continuous Improvement: Identify opportunities for process improvement, standardization, and optimization in government contract project management

Otta's take

Theo Margolius headshot

Theo Margolius

COO of Otta

Relativity Space has set out to build humanity’s multiplanetary future with its innovative 3D printed rockets. The company is at the forefront of software-defined manufacturing, combining 3D printing, AI, and autonomous robotics to create the “factory of the future.” By utilizing 3D printing, Relativity has simplified its supply chain, building rockets in less than 60 days that require 100x fewer parts.

The company has completed its flagship Terran 1 rocket and has begun its initial round of test flights. While the first launches technically failed, as the rocket failed to reach orbit, the attempt is still classified as a resounding success as the rocket managed the highest stress state inflicted on the rocket, Max-Q. The company is set to test the Terran 1 rocket again, before moving on to its Terran R rocket. While the company faces competition against SpaceX, Relativity Space’s cheaper and accelerated building process is well set to be a fierce competitor.


Top investors

Some candidates hear
back within 2 weeks

9% employee growth in 12 months


Funding (last 2 of 6 rounds)

Nov 2023



Jun 2021



Total funding: $1.4bn

Company benefits

  • Health, dental, and vision coverage
  • Additional stipend for employee wellness
  • 401(k)
  • Equity
  • 11 company holidays & generous PTO
  • Monthly lunches, game nights, holiday celebrations, and offsite events
  • Generous parental leave and provide a $10,000 stipend for fertility, adoption, and other family-building benefits
  • $2,000 annual learning stipend
  • Constant training opportunities, company Lunch and Learns, and access to industry conferences

Company values

  • AUDACITY - Challenge convention in pursuit of an expansive future
  • RELENTLESSNESS - Focus on achieving intentionally meaningful results
  • WONDER - Approach the world with awe and a deep desire to create
  • HUMANITY - Expand possibilities for the human experience in this world – and beyond

Company HQ

Long Beach, CA


Tim Ellis

(Co-Founder & CEO)

They are part of the National Space Council Users Advisory Group for The White House. Held a variety of positions at BLUE ORIGIN before Relativity Space was accepted into the YC W16 batch.

Jordan Noone


Former CTO of the company. Co-founder and current Executive Chairman at KittyCAD, and Co-Founder & General Partner at Embedded Ventures.

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