Senior Propulsion Engineer - Valves and Mechanisms

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jet engine
fluid mechanics

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 Originโ€™s vision of millions of people living and working in space to benefit Earth.

As part of a small passionate team working on engine fluid controls, you will own designs from concept through qualification, and be involved in all aspect of the development. You will design valve components, assemblies, and tools as well as mentor and lead some of our early career engineers to teach development approaches and techniques for fluid control systems. You will collaborate with program leaders, systems engineers, test groups, and other teams to select architectures and solutions which will provide the best benefit to our rocket engines. You will oversee testing of components, both on their own and within engine hot fire tests, to ensure valves are tested with high rigor and comply with their design requirements and design goals. You will help define and refine best practices for engine valves and mechanisms to increase the efficiency of our design approaches and processes. You will work with vendors to define requirements and manage supplier developments for common valves (check, solenoid, servo, etc) and feedback devices.

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 in engineering discipline (aerospace, mechanical, chemical or physics desired)

  • 8+ years of professional engineering experience with valves, fluid control systems, and mechanisms, to include rocket or jet engine experience

  • Strong technical fundamentals in propulsion, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and structural analysis

  • Strong knowledge of hardware design processes, and hardware fabrication techniques, related to valves

  • Computer aided design (CAD) experience

  • Familiarity with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)

  • Familiarity with data analysis and data processing

  • 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.


  • Advanced degree in engineering discipline

  • Experience designing products for cryogenic fluids

  • Experience with Creo (Pro/E) Wildfire 5 or greater, and Windchill 10

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.ย 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 โ€œEEO Is the Law,โ€ 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 Originโ€™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:ย  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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