Manager, GN&C Systems Engineering, Advanced Development Programs

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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 a Manager in the Flight Design group of the Flight Sciences section of Advanced Development Programs, you will be part of a small team of passionate and accomplished experts accountable for cultivating and managing strategic technical capabilities essential to the mission and vision of Blue Origin’s Advanced Development Programs business unit. The Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GN&C) Systems Engineering team within the Flight Design group supports the following disciplines - GN&C subsystem design and architecture, including derivation and development of subsystem requirements, performing analyses and trades to validate requirements, and maintaining subsystem specification, budgets and performance metrics. As the GN&C Systems Engineering team manager, your responsibilities in this position are twofold:

  • You will directly manage a team of 5-15 team members skilled in the disciplines supported by the GN&C Systems Engineering team. You will be responsible for the people, processes, and tools essential for best-in-class performance in these subject domains. You will be responsible for cultivating an evolving, rightsized workforce; overseeing performance, merits, and promotions; shepherding team members’ careers through coaching, opportunity matching, and technical development. You are an effective communicator, listener, and an empathetic leader. You are an expert in one are more of the disciplines mentioned above, and you will assure that your team’s work products meet domain quality standards. You will ensure benchmarking the team’s work standards and tools with other Blue Origin business units and with industry trends. This is expected to take approximately up to a third of your time commitment.

  • With the remaining two-thirds of your time, you will be a technical contributor in one or more of the technical areas mentioned above, providing technical support directly onto one or more programs within Advanced Development Programs. In this capacity, you will be responsible for exemplifying best practices, balanced technical judgment, and superior work ethic.

ADP is responsible for all of Blue Origin’s orbital and planetary flight systems, services, and products, including the Orbital Reef, Blue Moon commercial lunar lander, advanced spaceflight capabilities, and a wide range of concepts, proposals, and technology development projects for ADP product lines.

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!



  • M.S. in Mechanical, Aerospace, Electrical or related fields

  • 2+ years of demonstrated experience managing technical teams and/or leading functional groups, with responsibility for technical quality of work delivered, and career management of employees

  • 8+ years of demonstrated experience in leading development of requirements, interfaces, trades and analyses for GN&C and autonomous system applications

  • Experienced in configuration and product data management

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • 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.


  • Ph.D. in Electrical, Mechanical, or Aerospace engineering

  • Experience in development, implementation, and testing of guidance, navigation, and control algorithms on aerospace vehicles

  • Experience working with GN&C sensors and actuators

  • Experience in full development lifecycle of spacecraft GN&C subsystems

  • Experience designing and evaluating Monte Carlo simulations, hardware-in-the-loop, and software-in-the-loop testing

  • Experience with performing system safety analyses including Functional Hazard Assessments (FHA), Failure Modes, Effects and Criticality Analyses (FMECA), and Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)

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): 114K - 207K

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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 - Denver, CO - Los Angeles, CA

Posted 2 months ago

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