Senior Structural Loads 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 engineers, you will support the development and qualification of new rocket engines and thrusters for various spaceflight systems. You will impact these systems by providing high quality engineering support by developing and anchoring system and component loads. You will need to be proficient at cross-discipline interactions to ensure proper loads model assumptions to ensure correct generation of desired outputs. You will need to be excellent at the use of finite element models to generate component and system loads. You will need to be skilled at finite element model reduction techniques. You will need to be skilled at development of forcing functions from test and historical data.

Day to day activities will include prediction of loads throughout propulsion systems due to low frequency and static system loads, validation of loads and forcing functions using test data, and generation of forcing functions from development tests. Much of this work will be done with Finite Element Models using NASTRAN and MATLAB. You will also work closely with a variety of systems to understand our test data and provide input into test plans so that you get the data you need. Finally, you will contribute to our loads and dynamics process and tool development.


  • Minimum of a B.S. degree in mechanical, aerospace or civil engineering
  • 8+ years of experience in the prediction/validation of low frequency (<100hz) structural dynamics and loads
  • Finite Element Modeling experience
  • NASTRAN and MATLAB proficiency
  • Ability to solve a variety of static and dynamic structural problems using physics-based analytical methods (hand calculations, in-house tools, and 3rd party commercial analytical tools)
  • Spacecraft and launch vehicle loads experience
  • Experience with the following commercial software tools: HYPERMESH, ANSYS, NASTRAN DMAP, ATA’s iMAT (MATLAB Toolbox), PYTHON, FORTRAN
  • Experience with time domain, frequency domain, and random vibration statistical analysis
  • 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.

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:

Analyst – Propulsion Sr is $138,326 – $202,877

Analyst – Propulsion III is $112,500 – $165,000

Compensation range for on site CA applicants:

Analyst – Propulsion Sr is $138,326 – $202,877

Analyst – Propulsion III is $112,500 – $165,000

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.

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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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