Sr. Structural Analyst (R37470)

Job Expired

Space Coast, FL, United States

Full Time

3 months ago

Job description

At Blue Origin, we envision millions of people living and working in space for the benefit of Earth. We’re working to develop reusable, safe, and low-cost space vehicles and systems within a culture of safety, collaboration, and inclusion. Join our diverse team of problem solvers as we add new chapters to the history of spaceflight!  


  • Detailed hand calc and FEM analysis of primary and secondary aerospace structures
  • Documentation of stress analysis to support the release of engineering drawings/documents
  • be able to present detailed reports and mentor younger engineers
  • Improving enterprise analysis capabilities such as creating process automation tools for model creation, strength checks, and analysis report generation
  • Mentoring designers and junior structural analysts in stress/stability/fracture analysis best practices
  • Providing technical guidance on design concepts (risk vs. cost vs. performance)
  • Maintain and report on activity schedule, budget, and technical status
  • Supporting other teams and team members with inputs for configuration development and trade studies



  • Minimum of a B.S. degree (M.S. preferred) in Mechanical or Aerospace engineering and 10+ years of experience with aircraft, spacecraft, launch vehicle structures, or automotive
  • Demonstrated proficiency with one or more of the following analysis codes: Nastran, Optistruct, Ansys, Abaqus, LS-Dyna
  • Understanding of FEM modeling techniques (boundary conditions, bolted connections, contact, verification methods, etc.)
  • Experience with development and/or qualification testing (test requirements, setup/configuration, test predictions, test conduct/monitoring, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of fatigue/fracture (AFGRO/NASGRO, spectra development, NDE methods, fail safe vs. safe life, NASA-STD-5019)
  • Free-body diagrams for internal and reaction load derivation
  • Familiarity with classical aerospace sizing methods (ex: Bruhn, Niu, Roark)
  • Analysis of metallic and/or composite structures (orthogrid/isogrid, skin-stringer, fittings, sandwich panels, etc.)
  • Analysis of stability critical structures (local buckling phenomenon, global buckling, crippling)
  • Mesh generation (ex: mid-surfacing) and understanding of element types (quad4, tet4 vs. tet10, RBE2 vs RBE3, hex8, hex20, etc.)
  • Bolted joint hand calculations (bolt preload, joint stiffness, shear-tension interaction, insert pull-out, etc.)
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and strengthen our 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



  • Demonstrated process automation experience using scripting languages is highly desired (Matlab, Python, VBA, Fortran 77/90+, etc.)
  • Composite design and analysis skills in any thermoset, thermal analysis, thermoplastic, metal matrix or ceramic matrix composites
  • Experience with analyzing / dispositioning non-conformances
  • Experience with CAD such as Creo (ProEngineer Wildfire 4 or greater)

Inclusivity Statement

Don’t meet all desired requirements? Studies have shown that some people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single desired qualification. At Blue Origin, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every desired qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.


Export Control Regulations

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.



Employee Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, paid parental leave (must be employed at time of birth or adoption), short and long-term disability, 401(k) with a company match of up to 5%, and an Education Support Program available after 1 year of service.

Paid Time Off:  Up to four (4) weeks per year based on weekly scheduled hours, and up to 14 company-paid holidays for all regular employees (including part-time), fixed-term, and interns.

Discretionary bonus: Employees may be eligible for discretionary bonuses in addition to base pay. Bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results.


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, including the Washington Fair Chance Act, the California Fair Chance Act, the Los Angeles Fair Chance in Hiring Ordinance, and other applicable laws. For more information on “EEO Is the Law,” please see here and here.


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