👷 Systems Engineer II/III - Rocket Engines

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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.

As part of a diverse and hardworking team of engineers, you will be directly involved in the development and delivery of engine systems supporting a variety of customers and customer needs. You will be involved in the various lifecycles of engine development, including requirements development and decomposition, technical trade study support, risk management, verification planning and completion, and a myriad of other systems engineering-related activities. These responsibilities will require a wide application of sophisticated systems engineering principles, theories and concepts plus a solid understanding of other related subject areas. In this role, you will assist the Blue Engines team with coordination and planning and will participate in process improvement activities. You will adopt and advocate for system engineering and integration practices across fields and teams in areas of system analysis, design, or integrated testing. You will directly impact the future of space flight and help us make progress towards our mission of building the road to space through reusable rockets. Join us in advancing our vision of millions of people living and working in space to benefit Earth!

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


  • Participate and guide system design and development at all stages of development lifecycle, beginning with requirements capture and flow-down, through preliminary design, critical design, product realization, design verification testing, system integration, qualification, certification, and delivery
  • Develop, manage and allocate requirements & interfaces and ensure requirements are accurately linked
  • Lead and carry out systems engineering activities in accordance with system engineering standards and practices
  • Manage and organize gated reviews
  • Develop and mature Concept of Operations documents
  • Coordinate consistent System Safety products for our engines, ensuring that no gaps exist in the analysis performed by the subsystem engineers
  • Review verification records (test plans, test reports, analysis reports, inspection reports, etc.) to ensure the appropriate rigor
  • Ensure all aspects of the system are working to the correct configuration including drawings, interface control documents, and the design description documents
  • Participate in specialty engineering (operability, reliability, maintainability, supportability) integration, analysis and verification
  • Development and configuration management of products across the product lifecycle
  • Act as the negotiator between multiple and sometimes conflicting interests in order to make sure the system as a whole is optimized
  • Working with launch vehicle customers and test sites, create interface definition and design specification documents from engineering documentation. Respond to all facets of customer’s vehicle operability questions during all life-cycle phases of design, development, test and launch.
  • Effectively communicate development status, risks, and challenges
  • Track, evaluate and report on system metrics
  • Lead engine level trade studies


  • Minimum of a B.S. degree in engineering or another technical field
  • 2+ years system development/integration experience (level commensurate on experience)
  • Knowledge of current systems engineering and integration tools and methodologies, in a safety-critical environment
  • Interpersonal skills, ability to work effectively in teams, demonstrated execution and coordination skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team
  • Experience with systems engineering tools such as DOORS, DNG, or similar
  • Desire to work in development, test and production phases of a product lifecycle
  • 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.


  • Experience in reliability, maintainability and supportability analysis and execution
  • System Safety analysis experience including Failure Modes, Effects and Criticality Analysis, Fault Tree Analysis, and Functional Hazard Analysis
  • Basic project management skills
  • Demonstrated configuration management experience
  • Experience with failure investigations
  • Experience supporting proposals


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.

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United States, Kent, WA

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