Mechanical Systems Design Engineer - Early Career


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 require your commitment and detailed attention toward 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, specialists, and technicians, you will design various mechanical systems for New Glenn's 1st stage reusable booster, including flight control actuators, landing gear, separation mechanisms, or hydraulic power systems. You will share the team's impact on all aspects of the product lifecycle. You will develop conceptual designs, conduct trade studies, and participate in our design review process. You will bring your designs to release maturity through detailed design, analysis, and drawing creation. You will be responsible for maintaining your hardware's schedule, plan, and budget. You will collaborate with cross-functional, multidisciplinary teams to procure, fabricate, test, and ultimately fly the hardware you have designed.

We are looking for someone early career to apply their educational and technical expertise, 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 Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering
  •  Hands-on engineering experience (work or university projects, such as leadership and ownership of engineering projects, clubs, and competitions.)
  • Working knowledge or familiarity with all basic engineering disciplines - mechanical, structural, pneumatic, hydraulic, electrical, etc.
  • Must be able to keep up with a fast-paced schedule while also maintaining the highest quality
  • Robust mechanical design and integration skills using 3D modeling tools
  • Highly organized with excellent technical, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to 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.


  • Previous professional experience (internship, co-op, or full-time) in developmental projects and/or operational environments with safety-critical hardware
  • Experience managing aerospace or equivalent type mechanical systems elements within aircraft, spacecraft, or launch vehicles.
  • Preferred field: Aerospace, Aviation, and DOD developmental and operational environment
  • Experience across the entire product development lifecycle: concept definition, architecture, requirements capture and development, implementation, verification, system integration, qualification, and release
  • Experience in primary flight control actuator design
  • Experience in aerospace hydraulic system component design or system architecture design
  • Experience in aerospace deployable devices design such as doors, landing gear, or sensors
  • Experience in spacecraft separation systems design
  • Experience in Creo (Pro-E) and Windchill PLM
  • Experience in structural FEA using ANSYS, NASTRAN, or similar tools.

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


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

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Blue Origin
United States, Seattle, WA - Space Coast, FL
Posted 9 months ago
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