Avionics Test Engineer Level III

Seattle, WA, United States


Full Time

a month 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 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.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Develop and own Tester Systems Hardware (HW), tester racks, tester load boxes, and other equipment from requirements definition to design, build, integrate, verification and qualification test, and operation. Collaborate with Software (SW) engineers to integrate tester hardware control and communication systems.

Develop and own Tester Systems SW from requirements definition to design, build, integrate, verification and qualification test, and operation. Collaborate with HW engineers to integrate Tester SW control and communication systems.

Collaborate with Test Execution Team engineers to perform failure analysis for Tester HW/SW control and communication systems.

You will own the Tester HWE and SW, and the Tester electronic HW assemblies across the entire tester life cycle, from concept and requirements definition, design, analysis, prototyping, schematic capture, layout, design review, wiring diagram, build and integration, verification, and qualifications and through release to production testing.

Support Tester architecture trade studies, analyses, performance characterization and specification, and device selection.

Support tester risk analyses, and root-cause analysis of test discrepancies.

Participate in program-level technology development, mission assurance and safety initiatives, and Tester Hardware development process improvements.

Effectively communicate development status, risks, and challenges to management.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related field.

Minimum 5 years of experience in Test Systems Hardware design, development, testing, and operation.

Proficiency in analog, digital, or mixed-signal circuit design, Altium, Creo, and electronics hardware development.

Hands-on experience with electronic test equipment and high-reliability software development.

Strong programming skills in Python, C++, and Linux operating systems.

Preferred Qualifications

Master of Science in Electrical or Computer Engineering, or related disciplines

Demonstrated experience designing high reliability safety-critical, Class 2/3 board assemblies; familiarity with IPC-A-600/610, DO-254 and similar standards.

Experience with Test Systems hardware development, integration, and test

Scripting, Programming and Analysis: C / C#,  C++;  MathCad (or similar analysis tools)

Compensation range for on site WA applicants is $136,800-$191,520

Compensation range for on site CA applicants is $136,800-$191,520

Other site ranges may differ

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 EEOCompliance@blueorigin.com.

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