Systems Engineer, Test Lead, Lunar Descent Element – Human Landing System

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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.

Description:

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.

This position will report to the Systems Engineering Section inside of the Advanced Development Programs business unit. As part of a hardworking team of diverse engineers, you will focus on leading the Assembly, Integration, and Test (AI&T) team of the Decent Element in the Human Landing System. You’ll share in the team’s impact on all aspects of systems engineering. You will work across subsystems and support integrated solutions to help achieve Blue Origin’s vision of millions of people living and working in space. You will share in the team’s impact on all aspects of developing tests plans and procedures for verifying vehicle design and function, archiving test data to support vehicle verification and developing test equipment, and GSE.  This role is a combination of test development, planning and documentation, hands-on running tests and troubleshooting/data analysis. The position requires support of optimal solutions across the program with strong collaboration within and across the program, partners, contractors and NASA. In a fast-paced and evolving environment, you will contribute to innovative solutions, while demonstrating personal leadership, technical competence and judgement, and demonstration of the highest technical standards.

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!

 

Responsibilities:

  • Guide the successful completion of major programs such as the Human Landing System’s Descent Element test activities (sometimes as a project leader)
  • Apply extensive understanding on a wide application of technical principles, theories and concepts associated with vehicle-level system testing including acceptance and qualification tests: specification performance, structural, leak and pressure, vibration, acoustic, shock, thermal balance and thermal vacuum, and
  • Have frequent customer interactions as a prime technical contact on significant technical matters requiring coordination between organizations
  • Work independently and determine technical objectives of assignments and develop approaches to solutions
  • Mentor & train other personnel
  • Carry out test development engineering activities in accordance with Blue Origin standards and practices to complete tasks assigned including:
  • Work with the design and systems engineers to plan tests of the vehicle subsystems, ensuring the tests are designed to verify the pertinent requirements
  • Participate in gated design and production reviews
  • Work with design engineers to integrate testing and operability features into the design of new vehicles
  • Develop test methods to efficiently complete integrated system testing
  • Support development testing to reduce program risk
  • Develop procedures and software automation that will be used during launch operations
  • Develop, manage, and maintain test GSE
  • Write test procedures and manage procedural redlines and updates during test campaigns
  • Act as test engineer with overall responsibility for the test, the crew, and the procedure
  • Coordinate test crews, support equipment  and vehicle configurations for testing
  • Enforce safety policies during test planning and operations
  • Troubleshoot issues that arise during testing
  • Support on-site launch operations to prepare the vehicle for flight
  • Reduce, analyze and archive test data to support verification tasks

 

Qualifications: 

  • Passion for Blue Origin’s mission: Millions of people living and working in space!
  • BS in aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, physics, or related technical discipline
  • 8+ years of relevant experience
  • Understanding of the principles, concepts, and methods of system engineering such as concept development, requirement definition, design solution definition, implementation, integration, verification and validation, qualification, commissioning or operations
  • Full knowledge of other related disciplines such as vehicle level acceptance and qualification test, electrical ground support equipment, ground support equipment, test facilities
  • Ability to use highly advanced engineering skills used to design, develop, and evaluate astronautical/mechanical/structural systems and hardware such as the descent element
  • Experience regularly providing imaginative and thorough technical solutions to complex problems such as those problems experienced during system level testing of large
  • Understand the Test Like You Fly assessment and exception process
  • Travel of 25% during planning and probable travel of 50% during periods of integration and test to multiple test sites
  • System mindset and aptitude
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to work effectively in teams
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast paced, dynamic work environment
  • 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.

 

Desired (but not required):

  • S in aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, physics, or related technical discipline
  • Experience in the full life cycle for test planning from requirement definition through execution and post-test data processing
  • Experience defining, designing, and/or operating electrical ground support equipment
  • Experience defining, designing, and/or procuring ground support equipment
  • Experience leading test design reviews
  • Experience leading anomaly investigations with familiarity in root cause and corrective action techniques.
  • Experience with scripting (Python or other scripting language)
  • Sound judgment, high energy, and creative
  • Comfortable working in a fast paced, dynamic work environment
  • Experience with software tools such as DOORS Next Generation, Cameo, MATLAB/Simulink, Confluence, JIRA, Git, Creo, and Windchill

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ITAR Requirements

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.

About Us

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.

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