SLD ECLS Humidity and Carbon Dioxide Removal Responsible Engineer (R39110)

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!  

This role is part of the Lunar Permanence business unit. To further Blue Origin's mission of having millions of people living and working in space, we are building sustainable infrastructure for transporting crew and cargo from Earth to the Lunar Surface.


As part of a hardworking team of diverse specialists, technicians, and engineers the candidate applies standard engineering techniques to design, install, modify, analyze, repair, and test valves, plumbing, sensors, housings, structures, and other mechanically functioning equipment. Development, release, and support of engineering artifacts across the development cycle to support hardware fabrication, assembly, verification, test, and operations. Implements operating procedures, resolves system malfunctions, and provides technical information. Researches and analyzes customer design proposals, specifications, manuals, and other data to evaluate designs' or applications' feasibility, cost, and maintenance requirements. Specifies system components or directs modification of products to ensure conformance with engineering design and performance specifications. Investigates equipment failures and difficulties to diagnose faulty operation, and to make recommendations to maintenance crew.


Specifically, you will share in the team’s impact on all aspects of designing, building, testing, and flying Environmental Control and Life Support (ECLS) flight hardware.   The ECLS System is composed of the essential hardware to allow humans to inhabit space safely.   ECLSS circulates air around the vehicle picking up carbon dioxide, humidity, and trace contaminants to be scrubbed and provides oxygen for breathing.   The internal cabin pressure is maintained and monitored.   Clean drinking water is provided to the crew.  The ECLS system also monitors air quality as well as emergencies such as rapid depressurization and fire and counteracts them. 


Special Mentions

  • Relocation provided
  • Travel expected up to 5% of the time
  • Interviews will include a technical assessment


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Own the humidity and carbon dioxide removal system for atmosphere revitalization through the entire life cycle:  Conception, Design, Build, Test, Installation, and Operations
  • Perform system calculations
  • Integrate the removal system into the vehicle
  • Define and maintain interfaces and schematics
  • Solve technical and program problems with the help of your team
  • Be actively involved in the development testing of your hardware
  • Lead a multi-discipline product team
  • Determine and manage schedule and budget for owned hardware
  • Show system and component compliance to Blue and NASA technical requirements
  • Be the technical point of contact for your hardware
  • Adhere to Blue Leadership Principles


Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS in related engineering field
  • Experience in one or more areas of the product life cycle
  • Experience leading small technical teams
  • 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:

  • Experience with humidity control
  • Experience with carbon dioxide removal from an airstream
  • Working knowledge of Creo
  • Experience with small project management
  • Worked on a crewed spaceflight program
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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