Senior Software Test Engineer

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We are a diverse team of collaborators, doers, and problem-solvers who are relentlessly committed to a culture of safety. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable space flight. Join us in lowering the cost of access to space and enabling Blue Origin’s vision of millions of people living and working in space to benefit Earth.

As part of a diverse and hardworking team of embedded hardware and software developers, you will lead embedded software testing for various spaceflight systems. You will share in the team’s impact on all aspects of liquid rocket engine controller development. Your experience planning and executing embedded controller software verification in compliance with DO-178C will be critical to the development of a reliable engines.  Your stewardship will include continued development of hardware and software environments for software verification, leadership of developers supporting SW verification, coordination with the SW development team to resolve issues identified in testing, and coordination with the integrated product team to execute these activities on a schedule that supports overall engine development.  Your proficiency in C, C++, Rust, and Python will support on-going development activities on our Linux-based hardware-in-the-loop system.

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


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related field
  • 7+ years of software development, integration, systems engineering and testing experience in compliance with DO-178C (level commensurate on experience)
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills regarding technical subjects.
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion
  • 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


  • Proficiency with the Rust language
  • Master’s or Doctorate in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related field
  • Embedded hardware development experience
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Experience with IBM DOORS Next Generation and the IBM Rational Quality Module for requirement and verification artifact management

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that some people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single desired qualification. At Blue Origin, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Compensation range for on site WA applicants is $163,725-$240,130

Compensation range for on site CA applicants is $163,725-$240,130

Other site ranges may differ

Export Control Regulations

Applicants for employment at Blue Origin must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (i.e. current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.



Equal Employment Opportunity

Blue Origin is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to attracting, retaining, and developing a highly qualified, diverse, and dedicated work force. Blue Origin hires and promotes people on the basis of their qualifications, performance, and abilities. We support the establishment and maintenance of a workplace that fosters trust, equality, and teamwork, in which all employees recognize and appreciate the diversity of individual team members. We provide all qualified applicants for employment and employees with equal opportunities for hire, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment, regardless of their race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin/ethnicity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local law. Blue Origin will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws. For more information on “EEO Is the Law,” please see here and here.

Blue Origin will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Washington Fair Chance Act, Los Angeles Fair Chance in Hiring Ordinance, and other applicable laws.

Affirmative Action and Disability Accommodation

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Employee Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, short and long-term disability and 401(k) with up to 5% company match.

Paid Time Off:  Provides up to 4 weeks per year, in addition to 14 holidays

Discretionary bonus programs

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