Guidance Navigation and Control Autonomy Responsible Engineer – Advanced Development Programs III- Blue Moon Lander

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

Blue Origin is committed to building a future where millions of people live and work in space to benefit Earth. We must return to the Moon permanently, and the Blue Moon Lander enables this goal. Blue Moon is a large, flexible, reusable commercial lander for cargo or crew.

Our Lunar Pathfinder mission will demonstrate the lander’s core capabilities – including the privately funded BE-7 landing engine, precision landing sensors, and advanced integrated power and propulsion architecture – on an early New Glenn flight. The team building this vehicle is rethinking how space systems are designed, with a high-performing architecture, efficient reusability, and rapid design iteration. Come join our team and pave the road to permanent lunar presence.

As part of a hardworking team of diverse spacecraft development engineers, you will be responsible for the derivation and development of autonomy requirements, analysis, algorithms, flight software, integration, test, verification, and validation of the Blue Moon Lander. In this role, you will use your experience in the development of on-board Autonomy, Guidance, Navigation, and Control technologies to drive technical innovation and solve complex challenges. 

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

Responsibilities: 

  • Support early concept studies, architecture development, definition of GN&C mode states and transitions, and concept of operations.
  • Derive and develop Autonomy requirements, perform analyses and trades to validate requirements, and maintain subsystem specification, and performance metrics
  • Collaborate with GN&C and other subsystems and spacecraft systems engineers to define Autonomy boundaries and interfaces.
  • Support the definition, development, and execution of simulations and tools required for verification of functionalities.
  • Support verification and testing, ensuring the subsystem complies to its requirements.

Qualifications: 

  • Minimum of a B.S. in aerospace, mechanical, or electrical engineering
  • Applied industry experience and/or M.S. or Ph.D. focused on development of spacecraft GN&C Autonomy
  • Demonstrated experience in development, implementation, and testing of GN&C Autonomy on aerospace vehicles
  • Experience developing requirements, interfaces, trades and analyses for GN&C Autonomy
  • Proven experience in modeling and simulation Autonomy operations
  • Understand relationship between GN&C Autonomy and vehicle automation
  • Familiarity with flight management, guidance, control, navigation, and astrodynamics fundamentals
  • Experience in Matlab/Simulink/Stateflow
  • 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

Desired: 

  • M.S. or PhD in aerospace engineering or related technical field
  • Experience in full lifecycle development of GN&C and/or Autonomy on spacecraft
  • Experience designing, evaluating, and simulating state machines
  • Experience with collaboration tools such as Confluence and JIRA

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