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!
Enabling this future requires more affordable, reliable, and available access to orbit. Reusability is key to all three goals. New Glenn’s reusable first stage is our first step, but you help us achieve total reusability. Come join our team to help work on the hardest problems in rocketry. In this role, you will provide independent oversight across Blue Origin’s Advanced Reusable Space Transportation Program to ensure overall technical compliance across the development and operational lifecycle. The position is within the Engineering and Program Management organization reporting to the Lead Chief Engineer for Advanced Development Programs. The selected candidate requires strong engineering and collaboration skills to implement the optimal solutions that support the imposed requirements and architecture. In a fast-paced exciting environment, you will contribute to innovative solutions, while demonstrating personal leadership, technical judgement and competence, and a passion for the highest technical standards partnering with the business unit and engineering leadership to achieve program goals.Responsibilities
Act as the independent technical authority for the Advanced Reusable Space Transportation program, providing Chief Engineer assessments of requirements, design, risks, and schedule with the Program Manager and product owners. Identify gaps between requirements, design, manufacturing, operations and facility solutions with project teams on practical solutions across the life-cycle. Assess and disposition aggregate technical risks across our launch and reentry programs and associated technology development projects. Assess and approve technical completion and compliance at major program and element technical reviews.
Provide engineering leadership and mentoring to coordinate design, analysis, and systems engineering processes throughout development, verification, delivery and operation. Provide independent review of corrective actions for major failures at the program/product level and work with functional managers in addressing systemic issues. Facilitate technical trades and advise teams on solutions for flight and ground architectures. Collaborate with program and company leadership to define and assess technology road-map alignment product needs and industry developments. Collaborate with other members to assess and implement engineering process health and compliance with standards for product / program. Represent the Company and project with key customers and stakeholders. Coordinate with other Chief Engineers to guide activities internally and across multi-element teams to tackle complex problems.
We are looking for someone to apply their technical expertise, leadership skills, and dedication to quality to positively impact safe human spaceflight. Passion for our mission and vision is required!Qualifications
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- B.S. in an engineering-related field,
- 20+ proven years of design, development or analysis experience.
- Experience in full life-cycle development of aerospace systems.
- Desired experience with Launch Vehicles, Reentry Vehicles, Orbital Operations, and Turnaround Operations of Reusable Systems
- Experience designing, deploying and supporting one or more complete flight systems or systems of similar complexity.
- Highly organized teammate with excellent technical written and verbal communication skills.
- Proven track record to operate with cohesive and effective teams and drive rapid decision making within those teams.
- Experience with development in mission and safety-critical environments.
- Leadership experience in an aerospace development environment, especially with propulsion and high speed flight technologies.
- Ability to travel and/or temporary duty in support of growing tempos of production and operations.
- Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to our inclusive culture
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.Affirmative Action and Disability Accommodation
Applicants wishing to receive information on 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.Benefits
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