👷 Application Engineer I

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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 experts, you will manage the software and provide the system expertise for various spaceflight systems. You will share in the team’s impact on all aspects of managing applications for the broader organization.  We build state-of-the art software and analyze data to uncover patterns for quick decision making. We design systems that track millions of physical parts and complex manufacturing activities in remote locations. 

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!

As an Application Engineer, you will work on rewarding problems and interesting technologies. You will have an eager set of customers who seek out help from you. This is a new and growing team within Blue and you have the opportunity to shape how it operates.

This position will manage systems that are used in the following domains:

  • Accounting/Finance

  • Supply Chain

  • Human Resources

  • Legal

  • Manufacturing

  • Test & Flight Operations

  • Engineering

  • Sales and Marketing

Our tech stack includes:

  • Amazon Web Services

  • Kubernetes and Docker

  • Datadog

  • Gitlab

  • Linux

  • Ansible

  • Java, JavaScript, and Python

What makes our Application Engineers successful?

  • A strong bias for automating everything – we dislike and avoid manual processes.

  • Technical breadth and depth with a strong understanding of emerging trends.

  • A natural curiosity. You will be tasked with problems that nobody knows how to solve and you will need to figure out the solution with minimal direction / guidance.

  • Humility and a willingness to operate in unfamiliar domains. A strong “customer first” personality and desire to be a subject matter expert.


  • Support commercial off-the-shelf software and cloud systems, including ad‐ ministration, configuration, customization, and upgrades

  • Work directly with internal customers to understand business problems and decompose into solutions within the systems you manage

  • Work directly with vendors to evaluate systems for feasibility and technical fit against business requirements

  • Write code to automate business processes and build integrations between systems

  • Represent the team/organization in steering committees with stakeholders from across the company.

  • Gather user feedback/bug reports.

  • Create/manage support tickets with vendors. Investigate/troubleshooting performance issues and application behavior Plan and perform upgrades of systems.


  • BS degree in Computer Science or related technical field or equivalent practical experience.

  • Understanding of modern software development practices Interest in analyzing and troubleshooting distributed systems

  • Familiarity with one or more of the following: Java, Python, or JavaScript

  • 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.

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, Kent, WA

Posted 2d ago