New Shepard Reliability Engineer (R40904)

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Seattle, WA, United States


Full Time

23 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. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable space flight. Join us in lowering the cost of access to space and enabling Blue Origin’s vision of millions of people living and working in space to benefit Earth!

As part of a hardworking and diverse team of engineers, technicians and specialists, you will provide technical assessments and guidance to improve the repeatability and reliability of New Shepard. You will use data to resolve factors that drive reliability and support initiatives to drive improvements in production, test, and flight reliability. You will lead causal analysis investigations to deeply understand the direct technical cause and systemic root causes of reliability issues and vehicle down times. You will work with operations engineers, senior technical leaders, and maintenance professionals across Blue Origin programs, system elements, and the product lifecycle to drive design improvements, improved maintenance strategies, and process improvements. 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.


  • B.S degree or higher in Mechanical, Aerospace or other major requiring engineering, mathematical or scientific core courses
  • 7+ years working in an engineering and/or reliability role in an operational or manufacturing environment
  • A consistent track record of working effectively in multiple technical disciplines such as mechanical, fluid, and electrical systems
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings, fluid schematics, and electrical circuit diagrams
  • Knowledge of quality and configuration management systems
  • Critical thinking, causal analysis, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships with experts from varying engineering fields, provide constructive feedback about safety and reliability concerns, and contribute to our inclusive culture
  • Strong written, personal, and computer skills


  • Ability to travel to our West Texas Launch Facility approximately once every six weeks
  • Experience with DOORS, CREO, Windchill, and/or JIRA
  • Demonstrated experience in human spaceflight systems
  • Shown 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 failure rate prediction for electrical components and circuit card assemblies (e.g., MIL-HDBK-217F, 217Plus, or similar)
  • Experience using scripting languages such as VBA and Python to automate processes and analyses
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.


Affirmative Action and Disability Accommodation

Applicants wishing to receive information on Blue Origin’s Affirmative Action Plans, or applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application and/or interview process, please contact us at [email protected].


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