Propulsion Engineer II - Launch Vehicle Engine Integration and Flight Operations (R40364)

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Huntsville, AL, United States

Full Time

19 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!  

Engineer level: 2

Onsite Locations: AL

 

We are a diverse team of collaborators, doers, and problem-solvers who are relentlessly committed to a culture of safety. 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.

This role is part of the Blue Origin Engines business unit, where our focus is the design, development manufacturing and testing of engines and propulsion systems. Built for multiple uses, our family of engines is powering the next generation of rockets for commercial, civil, national security and human spaceflight.

As a member of the Engines Flight Support team, you will be involved in providing customer service support for the integration, flight, and reuse of Blue Origin’s engines. Your responsibilities will include providing support with engine integration, installation verification, and certification for flight. You will be responsible for reporting engine status at Mission and Flight Readiness Reviews, as well as collaborating with a team of responsible engineers to support the development and execution of launch procedures. During flight, you will provide support in launch/mission control, providing support in analyzing flight data, and participate in engine subsystem data reviews. You will also be responsible for providing feedback on flight data results to customers, designers, and component owners for future engine upgrades. Additionally, you will play a role in assessing hardware health and evaluating engine readiness for flight to support post-flight engine refurbishment activities.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a B.S. degree in aerospace/mechanical engineering or physics
  • 2+ years of experience in propulsion development, test, or launch/flight operations
  • Strong understanding and ability to apply engineering fundamentals including thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and structures
  • Proficiency in data analysis and instrumentation including pressure transducers, thermocouples, and accelerometers
  • Solid understanding of cryogenic propellants (liquid hydrogen, liquefied natural gas and liquid oxygen)
  • Proven understanding of engine components such as pumps, valves, regulators, actuators and other high pressure and cryogenic fluid system components
  • Desire to work in a collaborative, fast paced, and multifaceted environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to travel to support flight and test activities
  • 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.

 

Desired:

  • Advanced degree in aerospace/mechanical engineering or physics
  • Proficiency in propulsion and launch vehicle operations, from engine integration through mission operations
  • Experience with data processing and writing automated data scripts in MATLAB or Python
  • Proven track record to identify and handle risks in a sophisticated multifaceted system
  • Knowledge of system engineering practices

Don’t meet every single requirement? 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 qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

 

 

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

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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