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.

As part of a hardworking team of diverse engineers, you will provide structural design engineering support for Blue Origin’s family of launch vehicles and spacecraft. Your scope results in the delivery of safe, reliable, ready to install, hardware that meets requirements and acceptance criteria.

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!


  • Design, analysis, development and testing of primary and secondary airframe structures.
  • Provide technical guidance for integration and general Liaison Engineering support.
  • Coach, mentor and technically assist junior engineers.
  • Support configuration development and trade studies.    
  • Early definition of interfaces and controlling documents, striking appropriate balance between timely definition and technical risk.                      
  • Develop system requirements, performing flow down, and verification.
  • Create and maintain a detailed/prioritized schedule of activity and work with assigned team members to deliver structural designs on schedule and on budget.
  • Work with the configuration and assembly teams to properly prioritize procurement activities by identifying long lead procurements.
  • Create drawings, specifications and other documentation.
  • Oversee fabrication and assembly services; procure components and materials; and manage vendor/subcontractor performance.
  • Plan and conduct tests, and review data.
  • Maintaining and reporting on activity schedule, budget and technical status.
  • Identify opportunities for safety improvements and operational cost savings.


  • Minimum of a B.S. degree in engineering.
  • 5+ years of experience with automotive, aircraft, spacecraft, or launch vehicle structures.
  • Experience on recently developed vehicles in one or more of the following areas: vehicle load path distribution and first order strength assessment and sizing.
  • Skin-stringer and sandwich panel fuselage design.
  • Shell buckling and/or compressive failure critical structural element design.
  • Material selection, compatibility and manufacturing techniques.
  • Iso/Ortho grid structure design.
  • Strong mechanical design and integration skills using 3D CAD software.
  • Experience with GD&T analysis (ASME Y14.5).
  • Familiar with ASME Y14.100 and Y14.41.
  • 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 with Creo (Pro/E) Wildfire 5 or greater, Windchill 10.
  • Experience with lean processes as applied to design efforts – Agile product development methods for hardware engineering would be highly desirable.
  • Expertise with analysis codes: Nastran, ANSYS, Optistruct, LS/Dyna.
  • Awareness of composite design and analysis matters.
  • Experience with rapid development techniques for hardware.
  • Knowledge of systems engineering practices, manufacturing fabrication and assembly processes, and quality control.
  • Experience with Optimization and DOE methods as applied to design, analysis, and testing.

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
Posted 2 months ago
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