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Position Description:

The Advanced Development Program (ADP) is Blue Origin’s team dedicated to developing mission architectures, creating, and feeding new technologies into our existing offerings, building our next generation of leaders, and commercializing new platforms, such as our planned Lunar Lander program, Blue Moon (Link: https://www.blueorigin.com/blue-moon ), our planned commercial space station, Orbital Reef (Link: https://www.blueorigin.com/news/orbital-reef-commercial-space-station ), and other ambitious programs that fuel Blue Origin’s growth and further its mission.  Our work scope is broad and deep, forging the path toward our vision of millions of people living and working in space. We're shaping our future in space and we’re looking for dedicated and inspired people to join us.

We are looking for someone to apply their avionics hardware technical expertise, natural leadership, organizational skills, and commitment to quality to positively impact the bold missions at Blue Origin.

As the Avionics Electrochemical Power Engineer within this innovative and diverse team, you will apply your electrochemical power and energy conversion expertise, to create integrated electrical system designs that will be integrated into electrolyzer architectures utilized in spacecraft and lunar infrastructure.

Passion for our mission and vision is required!

Responsibilities:

  • Lead technology maturation projects related to electrochemical power and energy conversion for space applications

  • Trade and down-select appropriate architectures that perform water electrolysis that generates high purity oxygen and hydrogen

  • Develop technology in components and subsystems that will eventually be integrated into electrolyzer architectures utilized in spacecraft and lunar infrastructure

  • Select appropriate technology partnerships with suppliers that complement in-house technology capabilities

  • Independently and collaboratively define test plans that meet overall technology maturation objectives defined by Principal Technologists

  • Define/design test and demonstration campaigns

  • Define facilities and equipment needs to execute technology maturation activities

  • Collect data through hands-on experimentation in-house, at suppliers, and at government facilities.

  • Generate knowledge from analysis and data collected through experimentation

  • Author and present technical memos that define work scope and convey technology maturation progress to senior leadership

Qualifications:

  • B.S. degree Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrochemistry, Chemistry, Physics, or a related field of study

  • 7+ years of experience in electrochemical technology and/or product development

  • Detailed understanding of catalytic redox chemistry

  • Detailed understanding of fuel cell and electrolysis chemistries and their application

  • Expertise in the use of instrumentation hardware and diagnosis of thermal, fluidics, and electrochemical aspects of technology. Thorough understanding of engineering fundamentals in these fields.

  • Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office software

  • Experience gathering and utilizing data to anchor and develop analytical methods

  • Knowledge of fluid system components (i.e., valves, regulators, and pumps for propellants, coolants, and other fluids)

  • Strong hands-on experience working in a lab and test environment and familiar with various testing equipment and tools and operating test stations using LabVIEW or similar programs.

  • Ability to manage multiple complex projects with excellent follow-through, and multi-task effectively with attention to detail.

  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of collaboration and inclusion

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with diverse audiences and stakeholders at all levels.

  • 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.

Desired:

  • Advanced degree in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrochemistry, Chemistry, Physics, or a related field of study

  • Experience in developing and testing technically complex products such as fuel cells, electrolyzers, automotive engines/powertrains, power generation, renewables

  • Experience with energy storage products like batteries, flow batteries, capacitors, or similar products.

  • Experience in the development of spacecraft-related technology from low TRL through flight

  • Experience in the specification and development of membrane electrode assemblies (MEAs) or electrolyte material development

  • Experience using analysis tools such as MATLAB/Simulink, SINDA FLUINT & Thermal Desktop.

ITAR Requirements

To conform to U.S. Government commercial space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3), applicants for employment at Blue Origin must be a U.S. citizen or national, lawfully admitted for permanent residence into the U.S. (i.e. current green card holder), or lawfully admitted as a refugee or granted asylum under 8 U.S.C. §  1157-1158.   Learn more about the ITAR here.

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.

Affirmative Action and Disability Accommodation

Applicants wishing to view a copy of 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.

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 onsite CO applicants:
Engineer-Electronics/ Electrical Systems Sr is $134,268.75. - $196,927.50

Compensation range for onsite WA applicants:
Engineer-Electronics/ Electrical Systems Sr is $146,025.00 - $214,170.00

Compensation range for onsite CA applicants:
Engineer-Electronics/ Electrical Systems Sr is $146,025.00 - $214,170.00
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

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.

Benefits

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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United States, Seattle, WA - Denver, CO - Phoenix, AZ - Reston, VA
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