Space Vehicles Main Propulsion System & Reaction Control System Test Engineer -
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The Advanced Development Programs (ADP) Business Unit is Blue Origin's team dedicated to developing mission architectures, creating, and fostering new technologies into our existing offerings, and commercializing new platforms. 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 position reports to the Systems Engineering Section inside of the Advanced Development Programs business unit. As part of a hardworking team of diverse specialists, technicians and engineers, you will be performing tasks across the spectrum of Test and Evaluation for the Main Propulsion System & Reaction Control System, from test requirements development to test design, ground support equipment design, special test equipment design, instrumentation, data acquisition, and test control.

Your testing of these system under terrestrial gravity and atmosphere will require innovative thinking and creative execution in design. You will work closely with sub-system designers and test engineers to create the integrated vehicle level test requirements which support the verification requirements and requisite model validation data. You will take the tests and guide them from initial test architecture through integration and execution, providing intended data products for design verification. Products for these tests require your skills in writing plans/reports, planning resources and schedule, coordinating supply and logistics, integrating analysis for loads and environments, instrumentation design for data collection, and vetting/presenting plans and processes for review. You will have support from subject matter experts during the test design and are not required to be the expert in all fields of the test.

We are looking for someone to apply their technical expertise, leadership skills, and commitment to quality to positively impact safe spaceflight. Passion for our mission and vision is required!

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the planning, architecture, and coordination of the resources necessary to successfully design, integrate, and execute integrated vehicle level testing of the Main Propulsion and Reaction Control Systems for development and verification.
  • Coordinate with the design engineer subject matter experts across each affected system under test to integrate the identified System verification requirements into the detailed test plan for the development risk reduction and/or verification run for record event as appropriate.
  • Participate in development and gated design reviews of system under test to work testability, instrumentation, and operability features in during the design phase of new vehicles to facilitate verification.
  • Lead the conduct of Test Design Reviews, Integration Readiness Reviews, and Test Readiness review for your events.
  • Develop and author Test Plan, Test Procedures, and Test Results.
  • Design and develop Special Test Equipment (STE) and integrate Ground Support Equipment (GSE) to simulate and stimulate Articles Under Test (AUTs) or capture AUT output and interface performance.
  • Coordinate with suppliers on acquisition of requisite GSE and STE defined by your team design while leveraging standard commercial devices to the maximum extent possible.
  • Have frequent inter-organizational and customer interactions on difficult technical issues
  • Work independently to determine and develop approaches to solutions
  • Contribute to the mentoring & training of other personnel

Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Aerospace, Electrical, Mechanical, Physics, Systems Engineering or related technical subject area.
  • Understanding of the principles, concepts, and methods of systems engineering such as concept development, requirement definition, design solution definition, implementation, integration, verification and validation, qualification, commissioning or operations
  • Direct experience developing test infrastructure, integrating the test articles, and testing Major Assembly Spacecraft Test Articles with emphasis on Mechanical, Structural and Fluid systems.
  • General knowledge of Test Design, Test planning process, Instrumentation, Structures, Fluids, and Mechanisms
  • Experience providing imaginative and detailed technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems such as Test Fixtures, lifting and off-loading test articles for interface and separation tests, preloading test articles to emulate test load environment,
  • Excellent verbal, written, and graphical communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast paced, dynamic work environment
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a 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:

  • Experience with space vehicle/system propulsion test
  • Experience conducting tests as a Test Director
  • Experience with software tools such as DOORS Next Generation, Cameo, ModelCenter, MATLAB/Simulink, Confluence, JIRA, Git, Creo, and Windchill

The expected salary range for the position is displayed in accordance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act. Final agreed upon compensation is based upon individual qualifications and experience.

Estimated salary wage (Colorado only):$105k-$176K

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.

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. For more information on "EEO Is the Law," please see here and here.

Blue Origin will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Washington Fair Chance Act, Los Angeles Fair Chance in Hiring Ordinance, and other applicable laws.

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 .

Benefits

Employee Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, short and long-term disability and 401(k) with up to 5% company match.

Paid Time Off: Provides up to 4 weeks per year, in addition to 14 holidays


ITAR Requirements

To conform to U.S. Government commercial space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3), applicants for employment at Blue Origin must be a U.S. citizen or national, lawfully admitted for permanent residence into the U.S. (i.e. current green card holder), or lawfully admitted as a refugee or granted asylum under 8 U.S.C. § 1157-1158. Learn more about the ITAR here.

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. For more information on “EEO Is the Law,” please see here and here.

Affirmative Action and Disability Accommodation
Applicants wishing to view a copy of 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.


 

Job Summary
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Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
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