Senior Manager, Avionics Test Equipment – Rocket Engines

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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.  


  • Lead a functional engineering team responsible for the design and development of reliable avionics test equipment (TE) and software used in both qualification and acceptance test environments for multiple Engines programs.
  • This includes calibration equipment, upgrades to TE and troubleshooting/repair of deployed assets.
  • Work with the Engines Design Office and your team to establish technical standards across the TE life cycles and develop process expectations. 
  • This includes derivation of TE requirements, generation of design documentation, establishment of and adherence to standard design review processes and standardization of test equipment approaches.
  • Lead and support trade studies to select the right technical architectures for the Engines Avionics Test Equipment group.
  • Some project management is required as you will be directly responsible for quality, cost and schedule deliverables and tracking.
  • Collaborate with the Engines Avionics Hardware Design and Hardware Test teams to support their test equipment needs, as well as the New Product Introduction team to ensure smooth transition to production test capabilities.
  • As part of a diverse and hardworking team of specialists, you will be responsible for the employee life cycle including performance management and career development, training and allocating engineering resources to program developments.


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!


  • B.S. degree or higher in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent.
  • 10+ years of prior relevant experience in automated test equipment design and testing
  • 5+ years relevant experience in qualification and acceptance test of electronics hardware
  • 5+ years of demonstrated experience in leading direct reporting team members and indirect/matrixed program team members
  • 5+ years testing in a production environment, inclusive of transition to production activities
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion
  • Ability to manage projects including vendor selection, fabrication, inspection, equipment installation, and operational qualification/commission
  • Demonstrated experience managing cross-functional projects on budget and schedule
  • Experience in SDLC methodologies, Agile and Waterfall
  • Strong negotiation and interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate vertically and horizontally, as well as to external companies
  • 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.
  • Familiarity with avionics hardware product design and development life cycle including requirement development, detailed design, integration, and qualification (e.g. DO-160, MIL-STD 461, MIL-STD-810)
  • Familiarity with analog/digital circuit architecture and design including typical avionics interfaces
  • Familiarity with software languages (C, C++, MATLAB, Simulink, LabVIEW, Rust)
  • Experience with ProE/Creo and Windchill CAD/PDM systems, and Microsoft Project


  • Master's Degree (M.S.) or higher in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, or related field
  • 3+ years managing projects with a budget > $1M

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

Posted 2 months ago

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