Avionics PCB Layout Designer III - 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 the Avionics PCB Layout Engineer within this innovative and diverse team, you will apply a deep understanding of digital, analog, mixed-signal, high-speed, and high-power PCB layout, and design skills for our avionics circuit designs.

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!


  • Design and layout of high-performance, high-reliability PCBs for aerospace applications

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams including mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, firmware, and software engineers to ensure design requirements are met

  • Work with industry-leading software (e.g.: Altium Designer) to create detailed schematics and layout design

  • Ensure design and manufacturing practices adhere to industry standards and regulations

  • Create and maintain technical documentation for PCB layout and design

  • Troubleshoot and resolve any PCB design and layout issues

  • Provide technical support and guidance to junior engineers and technicians

  • Contribute to electrical circuit designs and schematic reviews.

  • Contribute to PCB/PCBA design reviews by providing DFM/DFA/DFT and similar value-added info.

  • Develop and maintain board eCAD design libraries, including part footprints and related information.

  • Demonstrate a sense of urgency, commitment, and focus on the right priorities in each PCB design.

  • Independently determine the general approach and provide reliable solutions to technical problems including working through complex issues related to PCB layouts and assemblies.

  • Collaborate in defining PCB development process improvements (procedures and checklists). 

  • Check the quality of work of other layout resources, including internal and external resources.

  • Mentor internal layout resources on PCB layout and Altium best practices.



  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in PCB layout and design, specifically in the aerospace and defense industry

  • Strong understanding of digital, analog, mixed-signal, and high-speed layout, and design

  • Experience using industry-leading software such as Allegro, Altium Designer, Eagle PCB, Proteus, etc.

  • Ability to create detailed schematics and layout design

  • Familiarity with industry standards and regulations such as IPC-6012 Class 3

  • Demonstrated knowledge and use of PCB best practices for design, manufacturing, and testing, including PCB assembly to IPC Class 3 standards.

  • High-speed, impedance-controlled stack-up, multi-layer board layout design

  • Fine pitch BGA routing, including blind–buried vias.

  • Complex analog and digital signal routing.

  • Multi-rail power delivery and high-speed signal integrity constraints.

  • Design constraint management; including trace length matching, spacing rules, etc.

  • Ability to create and maintain symbol/footprint libraries.

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

  • Excellent attention to detail and strong task ownership, someone who demonstrates pride in all work.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment

  • Experience utilizing and creating electrical design specifications.

  • Desire to work hands-on, both independently and as part of a team, throughout the development and production phases of the mechanical and electronic assembly product lifecycle 

  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and strengthen our 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


Desired Skills:

  • Certifications such as:

    • CID (Certified Interconnect Designer)

    • CIS (Certified IPC Specialists)

    • CSE (Certified Standards Expert)

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 $86,955 - $127,534

Compensation range for on site WA applicants is $94,860 - $139,128

Compensation range for on site CA applicants is $94,860 - $139,128

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 - Denver, CO - Phoenix, AZ - Space Coast, FL - Los Angeles, CA - Reston, VA
Posted 9d ago
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