System Safety and Reliability Engineer III - Engines


We are a complementary 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 diverse and hardworking engine development team, you will facilitate and perform system safety and reliability analyses, identify hazards, failure causes and mitigations, and provide a detailed record of the safety risk approach. In the early phases of a program, you will focus on assessing functional hazards, developing, and allocating safety and reliability requirements, and defining scope vital to develop a safe and reliable engine. In later phases of development, you will manage safety and reliability validation and verification activities, assess safety and reliability impacts of engineering changes and nonconformance's, and ensure that design-specific safety and reliability mitigations are implemented effectively. In this role, you will have the opportunity to continue to engage with the product team well into engine qualification, production, and vehicle system certification and operational phases of the program.

As an engine reliability focal, you will use data to figure out factors that drive reliability and support initiatives to drive improvements in production, test, and flight reliability. You will lead causal analysis investigations to deeply understand the direct technical cause and systemic root causes of reliability issues and engine down times. You will engage with operations engineers, senior technical leaders, and maintenance professionals across Blue Origin programs, system elements, and the product lifecycle to enable design improvements, improved maintenance strategies, and process improvements.

We are seeking a self-motivated and highly organized individual who can work with minimal guidance and coordinate teams in the successful execution of system safety and reliability activities! This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight!


  • Proven track record of building trust and effective working relationships that improve team performance, deliver results, and contribute to a culture of inclusion
  • Knowledge of systems engineering practices throughout the product lifecycle
  • Experience in design, development, integration, or testing – preferably with aerospace hardware or sophisticated technical systems
  • Experience performing system safety and reliability analyses, such as: Functional Hazard Assessments (FHA), Failure Mode, Effects, and Criticality Analysis (FMECA), Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)
  • Experience with Weibull analysis and parameter estimation, stress-strength interference analyses, probability distribution estimation, reliability growth modeling, and probabilistic risk analysis
  • Working understanding of configuration management principles and practices
  • Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • B.S./B.A. degree in engineering or a relevant technical field
  • 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 implementing hazard mitigations into product definition artifacts (e.g. drawings)
  • Experience managing large, sophisticated system safety efforts
  • Proven technical expertise with liquid rocket engines and test facilities
  • Experience integrating sophisticated subsystems into a spacecraft, launch vehicle, or test facility
  • Experience implementing, customizing or improving system safety policy and procedure for a development engineering environment and transitioning products to operation and production
  • Deep understanding of principals and practices for systems engineering
  • Proven experience with reliability/life test design (failure modes discovery, life demonstration, and screening)
  • Experience with failure reporting and corrective action systems (FRACAS)
  • Experience with failure rate prediction for electrical components and circuit card assemblies
  • Experience using scripting languages such as VBA and Python to automate processes and analyses
  • Experience with systems engineering tools such as DOORS, DNG, or similar
  • Experience working in a safety-critical environment
  • Basic project management skills

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 CO applicants
Engineer- Aerospace Systems III is $105,600-$253,055

Compensation range for on site WA applicants
Engineer- Aerospace Systems III is $115,200-$168,960  

Compensation range for on site CA applicants:
Engineer- Aerospace Systems III is $115,200-$168,960

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 - Los Angeles, CA
Posted 12d ago
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