Senior Technical Program Manager – New Glenn Stage 1 Engines


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 dedicated multi-disciplinary team of engineers, project managers, and analysts, you will guide the requirements definition, operations, and integration of engines for the first stage of an orbital launch vehicle. You will report to the Director, GS1 stage integration, and serve as the key interface between the Blue Origin Engines Business Unit and New Glenn Stage 1 leadership. This role will support all aspects of engine program execution including schedule and budget management, and perform tactical coordination of interfaces between the vehicle and engine. You will oversee the joint engine/vehicle risk and opportunity management process, facilitate integrated testing of engine and vehicle hardware, and coordinate installation, refurbishment, and maintenance processes with engine launch support and vehicle mission operations teams. Working closely with a small team of systems engineers, you will use your expertise to refine engine requirements and review engine documentation and deliverables. You will serve as the technical point-of-contact to the New Glenn Stage 1 team for all BE-4-related considerations and issues, represent New Glenn Stage 1 in BE-4 technical and programmatic reviews and contribute to engine upgrade strategy discussions while considering vehicle impacts and implications

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!


  • Minimum of a B.S. degree in Engineering or related technical discipline
  • 8+ years industry experience in launch system, aerospace, or satellite operations
  • Passion for Blue Origin’s mission: Millions of people living and working in space!
  • Demonstrated program management experience supporting complex aerospace systems
  • Demonstrated design or operations experience working with aerospace fluids systems, mechanical systems, and/or propulsion systems
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • 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.


  • 12+ years industry experience in launch system or satellite operations testing
  • Supplier/vendor management experience
  • Strong systems engineering background
  • Strong systems test background
  • Strong systems analysis background
  • Ability to lead a team to produce results with partially defined requirements and changing criteria
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and ability to thrive in ambiguous environments

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 $132,397-$194,182

Compensation range for on site WA applicants is $149,990-$211,184

Compensation range for on site CA applicants is $149,990-$211,184

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


Employee Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, paid parental leave (must be employed at time of birth or adoption), short and long-term disability, 401(k) with a company match of up to 5%, and an Education Support Program available after 1 year of service.

Paid Time Off:  Up to  four (4) weeks per year based on weekly scheduled hours, and up to 14 company-paid holidays for all regular employees (including part-time), fixed-term, and interns.

Discretionary bonus: Employees may be eligible for discretionary bonuses in addition to base pay. Bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results.

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Blue Origin
United States, Seattle, WA - Huntsville, AL - Denver, CO - Space Coast, FL - Los Angeles, CA - Reston, VA
Posted 4 months ago
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