Lunar Crew Module Audiovisual Systems Responsible Engineer, Lunar Transportation


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.

As part of a diverse and hardworking team of engineers, technicians, and specialists, you will report to the Displays, Controls, Utilization, and Mockups IPT Manager as the Responsible Engineer for audiovisual systems for the Lunar Crew Module.  You will be responsible for the complete definition, design, development, and delivery of flight hardware. A responsible engineer generally has a broad understanding of components, systems and life cycles, but also has depth in one or more areas. You will ensure the team’s work standards and tools align with other Blue Origin business units and with industry trends. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and attention towards safe and reliable spaceflight.

You will work directly with NASA and our National Team Partners as part of the Human Landing System (HLS) Sustaining Lunar Development (SLD) program. You will play a key role in developing the Lunar Transportation system that will return humans to the Moon and extend human presence permanently beyond the bounds of Earth.

We are looking for someone 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!


  • Own technical design of all audiovisual systems for the Lunar Crew Module, including IVA and EVA cameras, speakers and microphones, and the Lunar Ascent Camera system.
  • Develop and maintain interface definitions between audiovisual systems and other vehicle subsystems including but not limited to: Systems, Electrical Power, Thermal, Structures, Flight Software, Harnessing, Communications, and Command & Data Handling
  • Manage and maintain a full system design and its associated documentation (CAD, drawings, ICDs, BOMs, etc)
  • Perform architecture studies, operability trades, concept development.
  • Develop technical system requirements and support requirements' flow down and verification planning.
  • Coordinate with the integration and test team to ensure verification plans meet system safety requirements. Provide resources to support the I&T team following development.
  • Lead trade studies, analyses, performance characterization and specification, device selections.
  • Lead design risk analyses, failure modes effects and criticality analyses (FMECA), design for test/manufacture/cost (DFx), and root-cause analysis of test discrepancies.
  • Lead periodic design reviews to a Technical Evaluation Committee.
  • Develop, implement, and document the system verification plan for flight and representative hardware at the system level and validate the as-built system prior to launch.
  • Support the development and execution of ground and flight test operations
  • Effectively communicate development status, risks, and challenges to stakeholders and managers.
  • Perform make/buy analyses and work closely with vendors on design-buy, spec-buy, and other procurement efforts.


  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical, Computer, Aerospace, or Mechanical Engineering, Physics, or related technical subject areas​.
  • Experience leading multidisciplinary development projects, including handling requirements, priorities, vendor management, scope, schedule, and cost.
  • 5+ years of experience in the design of complex hardware.
  • Understanding of the principles, concepts, and methods of Systems Engineering such as concept development, requirement definition, design solution definition, design reviews, implementation, integration, verification and validation, qualification, commissioning, or operations
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment while regularly providing imaginative and detailed technical solutions to complex problems.
  • 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


  • Development of high-reliability, low-maintenance audio and/or video systems
  • Computer command and I/O control for sophisticated industrial systems or vehicles
  • RF communication subsystem and/or component design, with a strong background in RF principles
  • Design of Data Acquisition Systems and familiarity with a variety of sensor technologies
  • Background developing sophisticated circuit cards, consumer electronics, wireless devices, or other advanced electronic commercial or aerospace products
  • Experience with human-rated space vehicle hardware
  • Familiarity with CAD (Creo), Windchill PLM, and GD&T
  • Familiarity with C/C++, MATLAB/Simulink, and auto coding
  • Familiarity with agile project management

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 is $125,400 - $183,920

Compensation range for on site WA applicants is $136,800 - $200,640

Compensation range for on site CA applicants is $136,800 - $200,640

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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United States, Seattle, WA - Huntsville, AL - Denver, CO - Space Coast, FL - Los Angeles, CA - Reston, VA
Posted 12d ago
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