Systems Engineer III - New Shepard (R38653)

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Los Angeles, CA, United States


Full Time

25 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 a part of New Shepard, a reusable suborbital rocket system designed to take astronauts and research payloads past the Kármán line – the internationally recognized boundary of space. Through operational reusability, New Shepard supports our mission of lowering the cost of access to space.

As part of a hardworking team of diverse specialists, technicians, and engineers (use as appropriate), you will be part of integrating the design, development, test, build, and operation of various spaceflight systems for New Shepard. You will ensure that we achieve our goals by applying and growing your systems engineering skills to directly impact the development and expansion of the system. You will be involved in all phases of the product development cycle and work closely with Lead System Engineers, System Architects, technical and nontechnical stakeholders. We will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedication and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight!

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Utilization of Systems Engineering, PLM, and collaboration tools such as DOORS, JIRA, Confluence, Windchill, Creo, and SharePoint.
  • Support a broad team by leading the creation of and/or modification of analytical models.
  • Perform complex integrated analysis for the New Shepard Program.
  • Provide engineering support and technical ownership for developing concept of operations, requirements, functional decomposition, system verification, validation, integration, test, and operation.
  • Apply technical knowledge with systems engineering principles, theories, and techniques to advance the program
  • Establish product and processes metrics that optimally measure and improve performance of supporting systems.
  • Identify and fix gaps in existing process, tools, infrastructure, and continually improve solutions along the way.
  • Working directly with lead systems engineers and technical program managers to plan and prioritize work assignments
  • Act as the systems engineering liaison for the project team, advancing issues where necessary
  • Supporting problem report and root cause investigations and dispositions
  • Support design and configuration leads by conducting change impact analyses
  • Develop system safety analyses and products such as FMECAs, FTAs, and FHAs
  • Support launch operations and mission readiness for the human-rated New Shepard vehicles
  • Support and lead design and operational gated reviews

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!

Minimum Qualifications:

  • B.S. degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Math, or Physics.
  • Proven system development and integration experience – preferably within the aerospace industry or working directly with safety critical systems
  • Industry practice in Systems Engineering tools and processes.
  • Insatiable curiosity with a desire to navigate ambiguity and tackle complex challenges
  • Self-directed and capable of balancing several tasks at one time.
  • Proven ability to work effectively and collaborate in a dynamic, fast paced, team-oriented environment.
  • Travel expected up to 10% of the time
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and strengthen our 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Successful candidates will typically have 5-10 years of aerospace engineering experience.
  • Experience in design, analysis, test, operation, and/or certification of aerospace safety critical systems.
  • Experience supporting a project throughout all phases of the product development lifecycle
  • Experience with software tools such as DOORS, MATLAB/Simulink, Confluence, JIRA, Git, Creo, and Windchill
  • Experience in reliability, maintainability and supportability definition and execution
  • System Safety analysis experience including but not limited to FMECAs, FTAs, and FHAs
  • Basic project management skills including labor estimating and schedule management
  • Advanced technical degrees


Compensation range for on site CA applicants is
$120,060$168,084 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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