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.
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.
Senior Software Engineer – Avionics Verification
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 or more years of software development, integration, systems engineering and testing experience in compliance with DO-178C
- 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
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.
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