Manager, Propulsion Test Engineer

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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.

We are looking for someone that is great at managing teams and enjoys testing rocket engines!

As part of a diverse and hardworking team of engineers, you will lead, represent, and support the team that performs rocket engine testing at our West Texas test site for various spaceflight systems. You will share in the team’s impact on all aspects of rocket engine testing.

As the people manager of a diverse, hardworking and accomplished team of rocket engine test engineers, you will set technical direction, build team members to support current and future engine program needs, be responsible for employee life cycle including hiring, performance management, training and providing tools for career development. You will own the planning, scheduling, and on-time execution of engine testing. You will drive efficiency gains in testing activities in order to increase testing throughput while maintaining a high standard of quality and prioritizing the safety of your teammates above all else. You will be accountable for defects present in the test process and drive corrective actions to ensure that they are conclusively addressed. You will share in the team’s impact on manufacturing, testing, and delivering hardware for various rocket engines.

To be successful in this role, you will need to communicate between multiple engine programs and relevant stakeholders to coordinate customer test needs among multiple test cells. You will need to establish, monitor, document and improve processes specific to the team’s responsibilities. You must be able to develop and maintain test operation training and certifications. You will be a non-advocate Subject Matter Expert (SME) for programs during reviews and failure investigations.

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!


  • Minimum B.S. degree in engineering or science (aerospace, mechanical, chemical, nuclear, or physics desired)
  • 3+ years of experience in a testing environment
  • Demonstrated ability to lead teams
  • Ability to be self-directed and balance several tasks at one time
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Strong technical fundamentals in fluids and thermodynamics
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering standards, technical requirements and drawings
  • Familiarity with data analysis
  • 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


  • 2+ years of experience managing teams
  • Experience managing personnel, budgets, and test resources
  • Working knowledge of rocket engines and components
  • Experience with discrepancy reports, failure investigations, and corrective actions
  • Familiarity with rocket engine system operations, verification test process and risk management

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 5% company match.

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

Blue Origin
Blue Origin

United States, Van Horn, TX

Posted 4 months ago

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