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Requisition: Technical Avionics Project Manager - Advanced Development Programs

Location: Kent, WA

Position Description:

The Advanced Development Program (ADP) is Blue Origin’s team dedicated to developing mission architectures, creating, and feeding new technologies into our existing offerings, building our next generation of leaders, and commercializing new platforms, such as our planned Lunar Lander program, Blue Moon (Link: https://www.blueorigin.com/blue-moon ), our planned commercial space station, Orbital Reef (Link: https://www.blueorigin.com/news/orbital-reef-commercial-space-station ), and other ambitious space destinations programs that fuel Blue Origin’s growth and further its mission.  Our work scope is broad and deep, forging the path toward our vision of millions of people living and working in space. We're shaping our future in space and we’re looking for dedicated and inspired people to join us.

We are looking for someone to apply their deep avionics hardware technical expertise, natural leadership and organizational skills, and commitment to quality to positively impact the bold missions at Blue Origin. Passion for our mission and vision is required!

As the Senior Technical Avionics Project Manager within this innovative and diverse team in Blue Origin’s Advanced Development Program (ADP), you will apply your avionics HW expertise, program management knowledge and leadership skills to drive multiple avionics HW projects involving flight computing, embedded control, power generation, energy storage, networking, and RF communication. You will guide project development schedules, work breakdown, costs, and coordinate schedules to integrate avionics systems into multiple ADP programs, including Blue Moon and Orbital Reef among others.

While this is a technical project management role, it also requires, and provides the opportunity for, significant technical contribution, mentorship, and oversight. In addition, you will present status, risks, variances, and recovery plans to engineering as well as Advanced Development Programs leadership. We are looking for the right person to apply their technical experience, organizational expertise, leadership skills, and dedication to engineering to positively impact safe, reusable, and reliable human spaceflight.

Responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for developing and managing engineering / product development projects
  • Develop short- and long-term avionics HW solutions for and reusable spacecraft and spacecraft systems
  • In this multi-faceted role, you will be responsible for leading a large, cross-functional engineering team
  • Owning and maintaining the schedules (which will need adjustments along the way)
  • Responsible for generating Gantt charts and other material needed to report-out timeline and status to management
  • Generating time/resource estimates for tasks
  • In partnership with the other functions, you’ll drive results that meet expectations in terms of budget, schedule, and delivery
  • You will be expected to execute with some autonomy, guided by established policies and principles of Lean Product Development
  • Interface with internal/external customers to ensure organization resource allocation is made and project goals are accomplished
  • Interface with internal technical and project teams to provide program status, risks, and technical deliverables
  • Build and utilize in-depth knowledge of a technical discipline, analytical thinking, and technical experience to execute policy/strategy
  • Act as a resource for colleagues with less experience
  • Explain information; develop skills to bring team members to consensus around topics within field
  • Displays strong ownership and accountability for the outcomes of avionics builds
  • Establish requirements for the Avionics HW systems
  • Work with suppliers for Avionics HW system procurement with support from Supply Chain
  • Support Avionics HW system architecture trade studies, analyses, performance characterization and specifications, component selection, and roadmap development
  • Effectively communicate development status, risks, and challenges to management

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor of Science in electrical or aerospace engineering, physics, or related field

  • 15+ years of experience of proven hardware systems development and project management experience

  • Experience leading multidisciplinary development projects, including managing requirements, priorities, scope, schedule, and cost

  • Experience with, and understanding of, safety-critical systems development (aerospace, medical, automotive)

  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills

  • Aptitude for hands-on problem solving, with a passion for spacecraft systems

  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to our inclusive culture desired

  • Strong technical background in one (or more) of the following areas of hardware design:

    • Computer-based systems for command and control
    • Sensor and/or navigation systems
    • RF and digital communication
    • Battery and power systems
  • Proven background leading the development and testing of electronic or electromechanical systems

  • Experience using one or more of the following:

    • Project (Microsoft), Primavera P6 (Oracle), or other project management software
    • Jira for issue and task tracking
    • Agile Scrum process
  • Desire to work hands-on, both independently and as part of a team, throughout the development and production phases of the mechanical and electronic assembly product lifecycle 

  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and strengthen our 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

 

The expected salary range for the position is displayed in accordance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act. Final agreed upon compensation is based upon individual qualifications and experience. Estimated salary wage (Colorado only): 81K-124K

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 based on 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 to participate in the application and/or interview process, please contact us at EEOCompliance@blueorigin.com

Export Control Regulations

Applicants for employment at Blue Origin must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (i.e. current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.

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.

Benefits

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, Seattle, WA - Denver, CO - Phoenix, AZ

Posted 7 months ago

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