SLD Thermal/Fluids System Safety Engineer II - Lunar Permanence (R39493)

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Los Angeles, CA, United States


Full Time

2 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!  

This role is part of the Lunar Permanence business unit, which develops Blue Origin’s multiple Blue Moon lander product lines. To further Blue Origin's mission of having millions of people living and working in space, we are building sustainable infrastructure fortransportingf crew and cargo from Earth to the lunar surface. 


As part of a hardworking team of diverse specialists, technicians, and engineers, you will work as a Safety Systems Engineer supporting the Fuel Cell Generator design and integration on future space vehicles. Fuel Cell scope includes power generation, water generation, thermal management, and fluid management with interfacing vehicle subsystems. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration, and your dedicated commitment and detailed attention will further the cause of safe and repeatable spaceflight.


In this role, you will develop system safety processes and work products necessary to support the lifecycle development of fuel cell architectures. You will directly influence component requirements and support system trades to ensure safe and reliable operations in space.

You will work directly with NASA and our National Team Partners as part of the Human Landing System (HLS) Sustaining Lunar Development (SLD) program. You will play a key role in developing the Lunar Transportation system that will return humans to the Moon and extend human presence permanently beyond the bounds of Earth.

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! 


Special Mentions

  • Relocation provided
  • Travel expected up to 15% of the time
  • Interviews will include a technical assessment


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop Functional Hazard Assessments (FHA), Failure Modes, Effects and Criticality Analyses (FMECA), Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), Hazard Reports, reliability analysis, and developing mitigation plans for Fuel Cells
  • Ensure traceability between subsystem and component functions, requirements, and safety artifacts
  • Collaborate with Electrical Power Systems and Vehicle Systems Engineers to ensure commonality across safety products.


Minimum Qualifications

  • B.S. degree in a related engineering field
  • Strong system safety and mission assurance fundamentals
  • Experience with performing Functional Hazard Assessments (FHA), Failure Modes, Effects and Criticality Analyses (FMECA), and/or Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)
  • Successful candidates in this role typically have 2+ years of related experience
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • 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. in Systems Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related technical subject area
  • Familiarity with fuel cell stacks and balance of plant components
  • 4+ years experience on large engineering systems in industries such as aerospace or automotive
  • Experience with multiple safety standards (e.g. MIL-STD-882, SAE ARP-4761)
  • Experience with reliability/life test design (failure modes discovery, life demonstration, and screening), Weibull analysis and parameter estimation, stress-strength interference analyses, probability distribution estimation, reliability growth modeling, and probabilistic risk analysis
  • Experience with Physics of Failure and relevant analysis toolsets (e.g. Ansys Sherlock)
  • Experience with requirements development/management tools such as DOORS Next Gen or JAMA
  • Experience with systems engineering modeling tools, such as Rhapsody or Cameo.
  • Experience with software and complex hardware certification in accordance with DO178 and DO254
  • Experience with reliability data sources such as NPRD, EPRD and utilizing Windchill software tool for reliability models and FTAs
Compensation range for on site CA applicants is
$96,480$135,072 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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