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 dedication and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable space flight. Join us in lowering the cost of access to space and enabling Blue Originโ€™s vision of millions of people living and working in space to benefit Earth.

In this role, you will be the functional manager for a systems engineering team that supports a portfolio of propulsion development programs serving multiple customers. The team you lead will be key participants in developing, decomposing, and managing requirements and verification activities, supporting the system safety process, guiding day-to-day technical decision making, peer reviews, and gated reviews. Ultimately, you will partner with the Blue Engine Systems management team in encouraging a system-of-systems perspective and culture, and integrating systems engineering methodology throughout the life cycle of engine development, production, certification, and operations.

You will work with the Engines Design Office and your team to establish technical standards and develop process expectations inclusive of sharing standard methodologies and lessons learned across the Blue Engines programs and other Blue Origin business entities, to continuously improve the development processes, tools, and expertise of our outstanding team. You will assist the Blue Engines teams with coordination and planning, working with program management and customers, and providing mentorship to engineers on the team. As part of a diverse and hardworking team of specialists, you will be responsible for the employee life cycle including performance management and career development, training and allocating engineering resources to program developments.

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!


  • B.S. degree or higher in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent.

  • 6+ years of Systems Engineering experience, including sophisticated system development projects within the Aerospace, automotive or similar safety critical industry.

  • 5+ years of demonstrated experience in leading direct reporting team members and indirect/matrixed program team members

  • Demonstrated knowledge and strong fundamentals in systems engineering approaches

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

  • 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.


  • Master's Degree (M.S.) or higher in aerospace, systems engineering or a related field

  • Familiarity or experience with model-based development, testing and launch operations, and safety certification

Compensation range for on site CO applicants:

Manager - AERS Engineering & Systems is $119, 625 - $175,450

Compensation range for on site WA applicants:

Manager - AERS Engineering & Systems is $130,500 - $191,400

Compensation range for on site CA applicants:

Manager - AERS Engineering & Systems is $130,500 - $191,400

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.ย 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 โ€œEEO Is the Law,โ€ 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 Originโ€™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:ย  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
Posted 2 months ago
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