Micrometeoroids and Orbital Debris Systems Engineer II – Lunar Permanence (R39443)

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Arlington, WA, 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 for our transport of crew and cargo from Earth to the lunar surface. 

As part of a hardworking team of diverse specialists, technicians, and engineers, you will perform as a specialist Systems Engineer (SE) in the field of micrometeoroids and orbital debris (MMOD). The MMOD SE plays a critical role in defining and maturing shielding for Blue Origin’s lunar landers through their design and verification life cycle. Your focus will be on MMOD analysis, hyper-velocity ballistic test development, and flight hardware definition. The Structures and Mechanisms subsystem is a hardware-delivery-focused subsystem, and the SE is expected to have relevant testing and hardware experience. Additionally, with Blue Origin’s vision to enable crew exploration of the Moon, subsystem safety assessment is paramount and will be a key aspect of the SE role given its systemic reach and implication.

Relocation is provided to any one of Blue Origin’s offices around the continental United States, including Seattle, Los Angeles, Huntsville, Denver, Reston, Phoenix, or Cape Canaveral. Some travel may be required to support hardware development and/or hypervelocity impact testing. Interviews for this position will include a technical assessment specialty knowledge, software development, and analysis skills as well as fundamental spacecraft structures and mechanisms.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop finite element models and probabilistic risk assessments using commercial and NASA analysis codes.
  • Define hypervelocity impact test programs including specifying test parameters, coordinating with suppliers, coupon specification and build oversight, and test data analysis.
  • Own and collaborate on trade studies balancing integrated system considerations and MMOD risk. Identify technical solutions to integrated problems and document substantiation.
  • Maintain subsystem Probability of No Penetration technical performance metrics.
  • Write requirements and flow technical specifications to components.
  • Perform software development to create new risk assessment tools and workflows.
  • Embody, promote, and coach the Blue Origin leadership principles.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience in systems engineering and systems integration.
  • Experience in spaceflight structures and/or mechanisms hardware design, analysis, and testing.
  • Understanding of the principles and methods of hypervelocity impact test programs for spacecraft materials or similar applications.
  • Familiarity with MMOD shielding designs and design considerations of spacecraft.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Minimum of a B.S. degree in engineering or another technical field
  • 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 crewed spaceflight systems.
  • Experience with Hydrocode models (LS-DYNA, CTH)
  • Experience with Python, C++, and containerized computing architectures.
  • Experience with NASA’s Bumper 3 code.
Compensation range for on site Arlington, WA applicants is
$88,440$123,816 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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