Blue Origin is empowered by a vision where millions of people are living and working in space. To achieve our vision, we are developing reusable rocket engines and launch vehicles that will dramatically lower the cost of access to space. Driven by our motto, Gradatim Ferociter or “step by step, ferociously,” our incremental approach builds upon each success as we develop ground-breaking spaceflight systems. We don’t just build rockets—we build a culture around methodical innovation and exploration.
Blue Origin was founded with a vision to enable a future where millions of people are living and working in space to benefit Earth. In order to preserve Earth, Blue Origin believes in the need to enable humanity to expand, explore, find new energy and material resources, and move industries that stress Earth into space. Blue Origin believes it has an important role in building a road to space and lowering the cost of getting there. At Blue Origin, we’re working on this today by developing fully reusable launch vehicles and systems that are safe, reliable and affordable. Every launch vehicle is designed for human spaceflight from the beginning and able to ferry payloads to space.
Senior Avionics Systems Engineer
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.
In this role, you will support the systems engineering activities for one of Blue Origin’s rocket engine control systems consisting of controller hardware, software, valves, actuators, harnesses and a variety of critical sensors. You will collaborate with engine and vehicle systems engineers to decompose mission, performance and safety requirements to the components of the engine control system in a well-organized specification tree with a comprehensive validation and verification plan that supports DO-178C and DO-254 compliance. Additionally, you will collaborate with the team to achieve entry and exit criteria for gated design reviews such as System Requirements Review (SRR), Preliminary Design Review (PDR) and Critical Design Review (CDR).
As part of a diverse and hardworking team of specialists, you will interface with customers and establish processes and plans to manage change throughout the life cycle of the program.
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!
- S. degree or higher in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Computer Science
- Either 10+ years of Systems Engineering experience or experience leading 3-4 full development life cycle programs/projects for electronic hardware and/or software systems/sub-systems within the Aerospace industry or another similar safety critical industry.
- Knowledge and experience of systems engineering practices per ARP4754A or similar standard
- Plan and successfully execute of projects based on cost and schedule targets
- Strong written and verbal communication skills; strength in teaming and collaboration in a diverse work environment, self-starter
- Experience with DOORS classic, DOORS Next Gen (DNG) or other system requirement software equivalent
- 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.
- Familiarity with avionics or aircraft / rocket engine system control
- Experience with avionics (commercial aircraft, military aircraft or space vehicle) SW and HW system development (inclusive of DO-178C and DO-254)
To conform to U.S. Government commercial space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3), applicants for employment at Blue Origin must be a U.S. citizen or national, lawfully admitted for permanent residence into the U.S. (i.e. current green card holder), or lawfully admitted as a refugee or granted asylum under 8 U.S.C. § 1157-1158. Learn more about the ITAR here.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Blue Origin is proud to be an Equal Opportunity 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.
Affirmative Action and Disability Accommodation
Blue Origin is committed to taking affirmative steps to promote the employment and advancement of minorities, women, protected veterans, and persons with disabilities in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, and federal executive orders. Applicants who wish to view the available portion of Blue Origin’s Affirmative Action Plans, or applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application and/or interview process, please contact us at EEOCompliance@blueorigin.com.