🌌 SR Manager- Rocket Engines Combustion Devices

flight systems

As the Senior manageranager of a diverse and hardworking team of combustion device engineers, you will set technical direction, train team members to support current and future engine program needs, and progress combustion devices (injectors, chambers, nozzles, thrusters, igniters, and related components) for various rocket engines and spaceflight systems through every stage of an engineered products’ lifecycle. You will be responsible for the complete employee experience including hiring, performance management, training and providing tools for career development. You will help to improve technical processes and tool development around focused areas of engines test planning, execution, and engine development cycles.

In addition to people manager responsibilities, you will provide direct technical support to a program as an individual contributor. You will contribute to and lead component design, manufacturing, test support, perform data reviews and Test Readiness Reviews, support anomaly investigations and root cause analysis to drive corrective actions and hardware improvements.

We are looking for someone to apply their technical expertise and leadership skills to positively impact safe human spaceflight. Passion for our mission and vision is required!


  • Minimum of a B.S. degree in engineering (aerospace, mechanical, chemical or physics desired)

  • Strong technical fundamentals in propulsion, fluids, thermodynamics, heat transfer and/or combustion

  • Working design and development knowledge of a variety of combustion devices

  • 10+ years of aerospace industry or related field experience

  • Consistent track record leading teams through earning trust and maintaining positive, professional relationships in a way that would strengthen our culture of inclusion

  • Proven understanding of production processes

  • Demonstrated success with corrective action implementation

  • 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


  • Engineering M.S. or higher

  • 8+ years liquid rocket engine experience

  • Knowledge of entire combustion devices life cycle from design, fabrication, development, qualification, acceptance, and production

  • Computer aided design (CAD) experience

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

  • Lean or six-sigma knowledge/certifications

  • Knowledge of Design for Manufacturability (DFM)

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

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Blue Origin
United States, Seattle, WA
Posted 15d ago
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