Human Factors Engineer II

Seattle, WA, United States


Full Time

29 minutes 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!  

Enterprise Engineering (EE): This role is part of EE, where we provide technical standards, tools, processes, training, and subject matter expertise for product engineering and manufacturing. EPM allows all Blue Origin business units to benefit from commonly used capabilities, hardware, and software and assists business units in identifying, selecting, and training engineers from both inside and outside the organization.

As part of a hardworking team of diverse Human Factors Engineers, you will bring foundational knowledge in Human Factors fundamentals and a desire to contribute to the creation of human-centered designs that champion efficient and effective interactions in space and on the ground.

Special Mentions

  • Relocation provided
  • Travel expected up to 10% of the time
  • Multiple positions available

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assist in the application of Human Factors principles to support design decisions that focus on user needs and ergonomic considerations.
  • Participate in the development and evaluation of human-system interfaces with direct mentorship from senior team members, ensuring alignment with Human Factors standards.
  • Conduct technical analyses within the team framework, with moderate oversight, ensuring that all human-system interfaces are adequately considered.
  • Execute well-defined analysis projects as articulated by the manager or team leader.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Passion for our mission: Millions of people living and working in space!
  • Minimum of a B.S. in Engineering or a closely related technical discipline.
  • 2+ years of experience in human factors engineering or human-centered system design
  • Solid experience with human modeling tools such as Human Builder or Tecnomatix, demonstrating an ability to efficiently create and manipulate detailed ergonomic models and simulations.
  • The ideal candidate will showcase proactive leadership skills, including the ability to inspire collaboration, openly share knowledge, and drive projects to completion with a focus on innovative solutions in human factors engineering.
  • 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

  • Master’s or Ph.D. in a technical field related to human factors
  • 3+ years of experience in Human Factors Engineering or human-centered system design
  • Experience with cross-functional collaboration, recognizing the interplay between human factors and adjacent teams in project development.
  • Skills for planning and documentation, with some experience in communicating technical content to program team members or customers.
  • A proven problem-solver with the ability to address moderately complex issues, guided by established processes.
  • A desire for continuous learning, willingness to mentorship, and a collaborative spirit that improves team efforts.

Compensation range for on site WA applicants is $89,820-$119,760

Other site ranges may differ

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the requisition is closed.

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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