Sr Aerospace Systems Engineer (R39471)

Seattle, WA, United States


Full Time

10 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!  

The role is part of the In-Space Systems business unit, which is focused on development, manufacturing, and operation of satellite systems to address one of the most compelling challenges in spaceflight today: space mobility. As part of a hardworking team of diverse engineers, you will be exposed to a hardware-rich prototyping environment that allows for rapid design/build iteration, work with a world-class team, and experience the entire lifecycle from formulation to flight in a short time.

This role works across the Payload Accommodation subsystem and supports integrated solutions to achieve our vision of “millions of people living and working in space.” This individual will apply customer management skills and systems engineering practices across various technical subject areas. Additionally, this role requires understanding and supporting: requirements analysis and traceability; functional analysis; systems analysis; safety analysis; technical performance monitoring; development of specialty engineering strategic approaches (operability, reliability, maintainability, supportability); and system product lifecycle processes.

We are looking for someone to apply their technical expertise, leadership skills, and dedication to quality to increase accessibility to space. Passion for our mission and vision is required!

Special Mentions

• Relocation provided

• Travel expected up to 35% of the time

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Serve as customer-facing point-of-contact and technical advocate for one or more payloads

  • Support the development, allocation, and verification of requirements using tools like DOORS Next Generation, system lifecycle configuration management tools, and other functional analysis toolsets

  • Assist with the development of systems engineering processes, ensure consistent implementation, and serve in a system integration capacity, working with multi-discipline teams to arrive at technical system solutions

Minimum Qualifications

  •  Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in Mechanical, Electrical, or Aerospace engineering, Physics

  • 5 years of proven experience in systems engineering principles and execution

  • Expertise in the following areas:

    • Payload accommodation

    • System development/integration

    • At least one of the areas of analysis, design, or integrated testing

    • Launch vehicles

    • Focused subject area in one of the following: fluids, thermal, propulsion, avionics, or electrical hardware and/or software, telemetry/communications, structures, ground operations, or flight/ground autonomy

  • Enjoys a highly dynamic and fast-paced environment

  • Possess skills in strategic system thinking, excellent written and oral communication skills, proactive in moving the program forward through team collaborations to achieve timely decisions, ability to earn trust, and maintain positive and professional relationships

  • Knowledge of current systems engineering and integration tools and methodologies

  • Active or ability to acquire/renew Top Secret (TS) / Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) security clearance with Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) with polygraph
  • 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

Preferred Qualifications

  • M.S. degree in a relevant technical field

  • 8+ years of experience

  • Experience with the following:

    • Reliability, maintainability, and operability analysis and execution

    • System safety

    • Testing

  • Knowledgeable about system design and analysis and relations to element design at the flight and ground levels as well as component specification development

  • Familiarity with the entire product lifecycle, including ground equipment and operations, manufacturing, and ISC considerations

Compensation range for on site WA applicants is
$146,644.50$205,302.30 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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