Launch Vehicle Test Engineer - Crew Capsule (All Levels)

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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 hardworking team of diverse engineers, you will develop, manage and execute integrated tests and operations for the New Shepard Crew Capsule Launch Vehicles. You will share in the team’s impact on all aspects of pre-launch and post-flight vehicle integrated testing and functional verification. This role is a combination of test and flight operations development, planning, hands-on running tests, and troubleshooting/data analysis for the Crew Capsule launch vehicles at our Texas Launch Site.

This position is based in Van Horn, TX. Being at the heart of Blue Origin operations, the West Texas Site offers eligible employees additional attractive financial incentives to supplement their competitive base earnings, including a living allowance and relocation assistance, etc.  Eligibility is based on the employee’s ability to permanently relocate to Van Horn, TX, or work on site a minimum of 50% of the time.

In this role, you will act as task leader for major vehicle tests and pre-flight checks, ensuring on-time successful completion of tasks from start to finish. As task leader, you will have overall responsibility for the operation, the crew and the procedure during test execution. Your attention to detail and leadership in enforcing safety practices are critical to ensuring success in test execution.

As part of our team, you will also support test readiness in significant ways. You will craft procedure updates used across all phases of the operation. This includes developing and implementing best practices around testing of environmental control and life support systems (ECLSS), Crew Interface subsystems, and various pyrotechnic systems. You will work to automate procedures to improve procedure efficiency and reduce vehicle turn-around time between launches. To prepare for testing, you will also coordinate test crews, support equipment, hardware and vehicle configurations.

Post-test, you will work with engineers from all subject areas and coordinate engineering support for data review and post-test analysis. You will also assist with anomaly resolution through completion to ensure timely readiness for flight vehicles

This role can be based in west Texas or Kent WA. If located in Washington State, must be willing to travel up to 40% of the time.

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!


  • Minimum of a B.S. degree in engineering
  • 2+ years of hands-on experience with hazardous testing with a strong safety record
  • A proven track record of working successfully in multiple subject areas
  • Strong ability and desire to understand sophisticated systems, investigate and solve challenging problems, and work in a dynamic environment
  • Safety mentality and must takes initiative to improve existing systems, processes, and documentation
  • Strong technical writing and communication skills
  • Works well under pressure
  • Strong digital literacy and ability to learn new software tools
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion


  • Experience operating and testing environmental control and life support systems (ECLSS)
  • Experience operating and testing crew interface subsystems
  • Experience operating pneumatic, electronics/control, and pyrotechnic systems
  • Experience leading test teams as a Test Conductor or Test Engineer
  • Experience developing, writing and updating test procedures
  • Experience designing, building and integrating electronic test equipment

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.


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 14 holidays

Blue Origin
Blue Origin

United States, West Texas, TX

Posted 5d ago

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