Manager – Engines Flight Support - Blue 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.

This position reports to the Sr. Manager of Engines Flight Support Engineering inside of the Blue Engines business unit. EFS is responsible for all of Blue Origin’s rocket engines that power our suborbital, orbital and planetary vehicles. This position is responsible for the people, processes, and tools that power Blue Origin's vehicles on the road to space.

As a manager in a matrix organization, you will be responsible for building several small teams of engineers that will be responsible for engine flight operations for our internal and external vehicle customers.  EFS is responsible for integration of our engines into the flight vehicle, verification of the installation, and certification of the installation for flight. Leading up to day-of-launch EFS will report engine status at Mission and Flight Readiness Reviews and support a team of responsible engineers (RE) to write, review, and execute launch procedures. EFS will also provide engineering support in launch/mission control during flight, analyze flight data, lead engine subsystem data reviews, and provide feedback on flight data results to the customer base, designers, and component owners for implementation into future engine upgrades. To support post-flight engine refurbishment activities, EFS will assess hardware health and evaluate engine readiness for flight. You will build and develop several teams and help to establish each team's presence within the Blue organization. As a subject matter expert, you will be a non-advocate domain specialist for programs during reviews and failure investigations.

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!


  • Supply people, processes, and tools needed to support engine flight Operations per the needs of the programs.

  • Manage your direct reports’ professional development (e.g., hiring, performance reviews, compensation and promotion management, routine one-on-one development conversations) and coach them on performance

  • Organize and equip the Team and assure that its staff are trained

  • Perform technical work and provide technical leadership of the highest caliber


  • Minimum B.S. degree in engineering or science (aerospace, mechanical, chemical, nuclear, or physics desired)
  • 2+ years managing technical teams and/or leading functional groups with responsibility for career management of employees
  • 6+ years of experience in an aerospace or nuclear testing environment
  • Proven track record in developing teams
  • Ability to work in a cooperative, fast paced, and dynamic environment
  • Strong technical fundamentals in fluids and thermodynamics
  • Familiarity with data analysis
  • Excellent verbal, written, and graphical 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


  • Experience managing personnel, budgets, or test resources
  • Solid understanding of rocket engines and components
  • Experience with discrepancy reports, failure investigations, and corrective actions
  • Familiarity with rocket engine system operations, verification test process and risk management

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that some people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single desired qualification. At Blue Origin, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

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 - Los Angeles, CA

Posted 12d ago

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