👷 Senior Avionics Systems Engineer - 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.

In this role, you will lead systems engineering activities for one of Blue Origin’s rocket engine control systems to drive the design, development and verification of the system and its components (avionics hardware, software, harnesses, sensors and actuators). These systems engineering activities will support the decomposition of mission, performance and safety requirements to the components of the engine control system in a well-organized specification tree with a comprehensive validation and verification strategy and plan. A key focus will be defining and managing systems engineering processes that will be used on a particular program in addition to establishing entry and exit criteria for gated reviews such as System Requirements Review (SRR), Preliminary Design Review (PDR), Critical Design Review (CDR) and Test Readiness Review (TRR).

As a technical leader, you will also contribute to process improvements and standard methodologies at Blue Origin and work closely with key engine and vehicle customers.

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!


  • B.S. degree or higher in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Computer Science
  • 8+ years of Systems Engineering experience for electronic hardware and/or software systems within the Aerospace industry or another similar safety critical industry (level commensurate on experience)
  • Knowledge and experience of systems engineering practices per ARP4754A or similar standard
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; strength in teaming and collaboration in a diverse work environment, self-starter
  • Experience with DOORS classic, DOORS Next Gen (DNG) or other system requirement software equivalent
  • Experience leading complex verification and validation activities for systems
  • 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.


  • Familiarity with avionics or aircraft / rocket engine system control
  • Experience with avionics (commercial aircraft, military aircraft or space vehicle) SW and HW system development (inclusive of DO-178C and DO-254)


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.

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 EEOCompliance@blueorigin.com.


Employee Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, short and long-term disability and 401(k) with up to 4% company match.

Paid Time Off:  Provides up to 4 weeks per year, in addition to 11 holidays

Blue Origin

Blue Origin

United States, Los Angeles, CA

Posted 14d ago