Senior Trade Compliance Administrator

Seattle, WA, United States


Full Time

24 days 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!  

As part of a small, diverse and hardworking team of specialists, you will assist with implementing the company’s trade compliance policies and provide related guidance to company employees for various spaceflight systems. As a subject matter expert you will identify export control issues and undertake research to analyze and develop effective and compliant solutions, develop and administer training, respond to regulatory questions and provide guidance, undertake internal investigations, implement risk mitigation strategies, stay abreast of regulatory changes, and draft and submit classification requests, advisory opinions, and export/import applications to various government agencies. 


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! 

Travel up to 10% of the time is expected in this position.



  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • 4+ years of experience in trade compliance
  • Excellent working knowledge of the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) 
  • Experience classifying hardware and technical data according to the U.S. Commerce Control List (CCL) and the U.S. Munitions List (USML) 
  • Experience drafting applications for export and import authorization 
  • 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



  • Accustomed to working with a customer focus in a high demand environment
  • Desired knowledge of SNAP-R and DECCS portal systems 
  • Experience drafting policies and procedures
  • Familiarity with classification according to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS)
  • Familiarity with the U.S Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR) and the Automated Export System (AESDirect)
  • Experience submitting Electronic Export Information (EEI) filings
  • Familiarity with submissions to the Defense Office of Prepublication and Security Review (DOPSR)
  • Experience driving organizational change
  • Experience drafting and implementing audit procedures 
  • Level flexibility depended on candidate.
Compensation range for on site WA applicants is
$125,227.50$175,318.50 USD

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.



Benefits include:  Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, paid parental leave, short and long-term disability, 401(k) with a company match of up to 5%, and an Education Support Program.

Paid Time Off:  Up to four (4) weeks per year based on weekly scheduled hours, and up to 14 company-paid holidays.

Discretionary bonus: Bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results.

Eligibility for benefits varies by role type, please check with your recruiter for a comprehensive list of the benefits available for this role.


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.


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