💻 Simulation Software Development Engineer III

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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 small, hardworking and accomplished team of specialists, you will be responsible for crafting, developing, validating, and upgrading the simulation infrastructure used to train Blue’s launch crews. You will work in a fast-paced and often uncertain environment, providing to innovative solutions, while demonstrating individual leadership, technical competence, and attention to detail. This position includes both simulation software development tasks and hands-on design, development, and test tasks.

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


  • Develop software to aid and support simulation model development and Launch Operations procedure design, testing and training in desktop and hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) environments
  • Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of engineers and specialists to develop and integrate multi-functional solutions for simulation development and analysis
  • Develop automated test environments to support regression testing and requirement verification
  • Support continuous integration and test of hardware/software in support of software qualification


  • B.S. degree or higher in aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, or related field, with hands-on professional experience developing software for engineering problems
  • 5+ years of relevant software development experience for aerospace or other high technology, safety critical industries
  • Strong development skills, particularly in C/C++
  • Experience with Windows, Linux, Python, real time operating systems, serial communications, IP networking, and embedded systems
  • Ability to direct a team on rapid development programs; highly organized and capable of planning, guiding, and completing complex technical work
  • Familiarity with sensors and actuators, including GPS, accelerometers, rate gyros, pressure or temperature sensors, solenoids, servos
  • Hands-on experience with hardware-in-the-loop testing and test development
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and build upon our inclusive culture.
  • 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.


  • Strong domain knowledge and engineering fundamentals in a traditional engineering subject area in addition to strong software development experience
  • Experience with Simulink and MATLAB autocoding practices
  • Experience with large scale model development in Simulink

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.

Blue Origin

Blue Origin

United States, Kent, WA

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