This position is in Blue Origin’s exciting New Shepard program – we are flying people to space!
We are a diverse team of collaborators, doers, and problem-solvers, and this position will directly impact the history of space exploration. It will require your commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable human space flight. Join us in lowering the cost of access and enabling Blue Origin’s vision of millions of people living and working in space to benefit Earth.
As a member of the New Shepard Avionics team, you will design, develop, and verify high-performance hardware for various flight vehicles. Our team is responsible for design, test, integration, and maintenance of all vehicle avionics systems, including flight computers, RF communications, vehicle controls, navigation instrumentation, power systems, astronaut audio and video, data acquisition, and more. You will be integrated with our rocket program and technical leads to drive requirements definition, modeling, analysis, design, test and production release of on-vehicle components and sub-systems. Your responsibilities will encompass electronic requirements, architecture concepts, detailed design, and development. In addition, you will follow avionics designs through formal verification, environmental qualification, release, and participate in flight support activities.
Your responsibilities as a Principal Electrical Engineer will go beyond the technical aspects of the position. You will mentor and coach other avionics engineers within the team and across Blue Origin, and well as lead small to medium teams with the modification and implementation of team standards, processes, and plans. This role will frequently interact with the chief engineers and leadership team.
We are looking for someone to apply their technical expertise, leadership skills, and dedication to quality to positively impact safe human spaceflight. Passion for our mission and vision is required!
In addition to the general qualifications above, a Principal Electrical Engineer will have expertise in several of the following areas:
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 hourly wage (Colorado only): $180K- $300K
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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