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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.   

This is an opportunity to join a hardworking team of diverse engineers and technicians that are dedicated to quality and safety as we ensure the integrity of the avionics onboard a set of the world’s few fully reusable and crew-carrying space launch vehicles! As a Test Engineer on our team, you will be an Avionics Testing Subject Matter Expert responsible for planning, coordinating, and carrying out test campaigns in support of qualification and manufacture of reliable avionics hardware. You’ll have hands on flight hardware, you’ll directly influence the dependability of our delivered vehicles, and you’ll be empowered to proactively shape our team’s operations. We are looking for people 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! 


  • Develop, maintain, and approve avionics test plans and procedures with an emphasis on providing your expertise on avionics test and environmental test methodologies and best practices
  • Support Design and Systems Engineers in hardware design/ requirement/verification plan development
  • Work with Hardware and Software Design Engineers to design, build, and verify custom automated test equipment
  • Support schedule development and resource coordination
  • Lead Test Readiness Reviews and as needed team working sessions
  • Ensure test readiness, resolve work stoppages, delegate supporting tasks, and responsibly guide avionics hardware through the environmental testing process
  • Supervise and/or directly run test procedures
  • Supervise and/or directly operate, troubleshoot, and control configurations of automated test equipment
  • Document test anomalies and support root cause investigations
  • Facilitate and support data reviews
  • Ultimately ensure avionics hardware and test records meet engineering and quality requirements upon test completion
  • Train Technicians, Test Operators, and other Test Engineers
  • Develop/improve processes and standard procedures with emphasis on optimizing quality and efficiency of our team’s performance


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Minimum of a B.S. in electrical, computer engineering or related field
  • Sound knowledge of electronics and electrical circuit fundamentals in order to support test design/requirement development and root cause investigations 
  • Experience in research, test, or product development
  • Excellent written and verbal technical communication skills 
  • Passion for hands-on problem solving and continuous improvement 
  • Critical thinking and attention to detail ensuring rigorous test coverage and impeccable test conduct
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team on rapid development programs 
  • 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.


Dependent on Level:

  • Experience preparing for and guiding test articles through functional and environmental testing (development, qualification, or acceptance) including Shock/Vibration, Thermal Cycles, Vacuum, and/or EMI/EMC
  • Experience developing test requirements, plans, and procedures
  • Experience developing, operating, testing, or troubleshooting at least two of the following avionics device types: Command & Control, Input/Output, Network, RF, Power, Audio/Video
  • Integration, test, or operations experience in aerospace or similar high pressure/high stakes field (aircraft, launch vehicles, spacecraft, racing teams) 
  • Experience managing complex projects
  • Experience developing, testing, or operating real-time embedded systems
  • Working familiarity with Linux, Python, C/C++
  • Familiar with avionics hardware development life cycle
  • Experience with safety-critical systems development (automotive, aerospace, medical, etc.) 
  • Experience developing hardware to IPC J-STD-0001xS, IPC/WHMA-A-620x-S, and/or NASA-STD-8739.n standards 
  • Training & Mentorship experience

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:

Engineer - Test is $73,800 - $108,240

Compensation range for on site CA applicants:

Engineer - Test is $73,800 - $108,240

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.


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
Posted a month ago
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