Software Engineer II/III - Rocket Engines

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We are a diverse team of collaborators, doers, and problem-solvers committed to a culture of safety. As part of a passionate and accomplished team of avionics engineers, you will directly impact the future of space flight and help us make progress towards our mission of building the road to space through reusable rockets. Join us in advancing our vision of millions of people living and working in space to benefit Earth!

As part of a small team, you will participate in the development and verification of avionics software components on Blue Origin rocket engines. You will share in the team’s impact on all aspects of re-usable, safety-critical component development and delivery. This hands-on position requires experience in developing, validating and verifying safety embedded systems. Together, our teams deliver the embedded software that monitors and controls fully autonomous rocket engines.

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 a software Engineer, you will have hands on development responsibility to build and test real-time embedded software that controls rocket engines for human capable spacecraft. In this role, you will collaborate with multidisciplinary teams and participate deeply in all aspects of software development lifecycle (including developing verifiable requirements, creating/documenting/implementing software architectures and designs, write planning specifications, systems integration, test development and execution, issue resolution and software maintenance).


  • B.S. degree  or higher in computer engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, aerospace, or related field
  • 2+ years of hands-on experience developing and testing real-time embedded systems, including bare metal, RTOS, or Linux kernel experience (preferably some experience in requirements based, safety-critical, fault-tolerant systems)
  • Experience with C/C++ and Python
  • Strong debugging skills at the software/hardware boundary
  • Experience with serial communications and networking protocols (TCP/IP)
  • Familiarity interfacing with sensors and actuators
  • Experience designing robust APIs and interfaces
  • Familiarity with git, Jenkins, JIRA
  • 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.


  • Experience with embedded avionics software or engine controller software for air-breathing or rocket engines are pluses. Also, experience in design, development, and testing of safety-critical software systems in compliance with DO-178 or equivalent is a plus.


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, Seattle, WA - Huntsville, AL - Phoenix, AZ - Los Angeles, CA

Posted 2 months ago

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