Senior Guidance Navigation and Control Systems Engineer – Space Destinations – Advanced Development Programs

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Millions of people living and working in space to benefit Earth.

Blue Origin is committed to a vision of millions of people living and working in space to benefit Earth. Enabling this future requires commercial low Earth orbit destinations where people can live and work, creating economic value. We are building the next space station. With a commercial business model and a futuristic space architecture designed to promote and sustain a robust orbital economy, we will normalize space travel for larger numbers of people.  We are tackling new challenges like large structures, artificial gravity, next-gen life support, modern EVA operations and robotics, and making space livable as well as productive. Come join our team to develop Earth orbit.

As part of a hardworking team of spacecraft development engineers, you will study and develop advanced concepts for a commercial space station. You will be responsible for systems engineering and analysis of the Guidance Navigation and Control (GN&C) subsystem and its components. Responsibilities include sizing GN&C subsystem components, requirements development and interface definition, and studying suitability of candidate solutions for fast-paced pathfinder system development.

We are looking for someone to apply their technical expertise, leadership skills, and commitment to quality to positively impact safe, repeatable spaceflight. Passion for our mission and vision is required!


  • Support feasibility studies, subsystem architecture development, definition of subsystem and component trade space, and concept of operations.
  • Perform performance assessments of candidate solutions developed internally or procured from external vendors.
  • Derive and develop subsystem requirements, perform analyses and trades to validate requirements, and maintain subsystem specification, budgets and performance metrics
  • Collaborate with other subsystems and spacecraft systems engineers to support define subsystem boundaries and interfaces.
  • Support the definition, development, and execution of simulations and tools necessary for verification of subsystem functionalities.
  • Support verification and testing, ensuring the subsystem complies to its requirements.


  • B.S. in aerospace, mechanical, electrical, or systems engineering
  • 8 years applied industry experience focused on development of requirements, interfaces, trades and analyses for GN&C subsystems
  • Experience in modeling GN&C components, and analyzing performance of GN&C subsystem or components via simulation, testing, or analytical methods
  • Understands relationship between GN&C, vehicle sizing, and vehicle automation
  • Knowledge in control, navigation, and astrodynamics fundamentals
  • Experience in Matlab/Simulink
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum


  • M.S. or PhD in aerospace engineering or related technical field
  • Experience in development, implementation, and testing of guidance, navigation, and control algorithms on aerospace vehicles
  • Experience developing human-rated spacecraft, or work on International Space Station
  • Experience working with GN&C sensors and actuators
  • Experience in full development lifecycle of spacecraft GN&C subsystems
  • Experience designing and evaluating Monte Carlo simulations, hardware-in-the-loop, and software-in-the-loop testing
  • Experience with performing system safety analyses including Functional Hazard Assessments (FHA), Failure Modes, Effects and Criticality Analyses (FMECA), and Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)
  • Experience with collaboration tools such as Confluence and JIRA

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