flight systems

As part of a diverse and hardworking team of specialists, you will help build rocket engines and propulsion systems that meet Blue Origin’s launch vehicle program requirements for various spaceflight systems. You will share in the team’s impact on all aspects of the structural analysis work of rocket engines development programs.

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!

Conduct structural analysis using classical and detailed finite element analysis methods that include complex Engines structural hardware such as valves and integration components including primary & secondary structures, instrumentation hardware, thrusters, ancillary lines, and so on. You will use structural analysis methods to support acceptance test and failure investigations and improve existing analytical capabilities to enhance the performance of designs.

Additional responsibilities include authoring and reviewing analysis files and structural substantiation reports, collaborating with IPTs to ensure deliverables are met on schedule and working with program and functional leadership to solve structural design challenges.

  • Lead the structural integrity of subsystems of a rocket engine
  • Develop analysis and structural test approach to verify structural capability of engine subsystems
  • Use finite element modeling and classical approaches to support design efforts, test activities, and failure investigations
  • Improve existing analytical capabilities
  • Develop standard processes for analysis methods
  • Provide mentorship to design and analysis engineers to improve the structural performance of designs
  • Communicate analysis results to the team and other stakeholders


  • Minimum of a B.S. degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering and 10+ years of experience in structural analysis utilizing FEA
  • Experience with structural modeling of pressurized components, rocket engine hardware, or similar high-performance hardware
  • Excellent understanding of structural mechanics including strength, fatigue, fracture, and dynamics
  • Proactively work to improve methods and processes and ensures all activities meet or exceeds customer requirements
  • Ability to direct a team of engineers, mentor junior analysts and designers
  • Ability to work efficiently in teams within and across different sites
  • Ability to be self-directed and balance several tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to communicate analysis results successfully
  • Ability to act as a liaison outside of your assigned work group
  • 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 rocket engine component analysis, structural modeling of aerospace or other high-performance primary and secondary structures
  • Knowledge of ANSYS Classical and Workbench useful.
  • Experience developing analysis tools
  • Knowledge of at least one programming/scripting language (Python/MATLAB/VBA etc.)
  • Experience with manufacturing, production hardware and NC dispositions

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.

Compensation range for on site WA applicants is $138,326-$202,877

Compensation range for on site CA applicants is $138,326-$202,877

Other site ranges may differ

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

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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

Discretionary bonus programs

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Blue Origin
United States, Seattle, WA - Huntsville, AL - Phoenix, AZ - Los Angeles, CA
Posted 2 months ago
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