As part of a small, hard-working, and accomplished team of guides in the Human Integration group, you will be responsible for assisting in the design and development of Blue Origin’s human-system interfaces for ground assembly and control personnel. You will help drive the human factors of our space systems to improve the ground assembly team’s experience while maintaining the highest levels of safety and well-being and ensure that our systems are designed for operational ease both in space and on the ground.

Our team is a part of the design process from project definition through test and integration. We provide expertise in the areas of human-centered design including requirement development, human-in-the-loop test planning, task analysis, human error analysis, labeling standards, ergonomics, anthropometry, and ground interface design.

This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and the attention to detail needed to ensure safe and repeatable spaceflight for commercial and government applications. 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!


  • Application of Human Factors Engineering principles to ensure the following examples of human-centered design are considered:
  • Physical: visibility, reachability, physical usability, accessibility, injury prevention
  • Cognitive: workload, usability, situational awareness, human error
  • Environment: lighting, noise
  • Act as a technical liaison between engineering, design, and operations teams
  • Write and evaluate ground assembly human factors (HF) requirements to maximize ground personnel safety and well-being
  • Evaluate the design of ground crew-facing aspects of Blue Origin’s spacecraft systems
  • Develop HF verification plans
  • Perform HF analyses (e.g., task, human error, or worksite analyses)
  • Provide HF and ergonomics design support to Blue Origin’s manufacturing design teams
  • Design and run human-in-the-loop tests


  • Passion for our mission: Millions of people living and working in space!
  • Minimum of a B.S. in Engineering or a related technical field
  • 5+ years of industry experience in HF or human-centered system design
  • A strong Systems Engineering background
  • A demonstrated interest in human-centered design
  • Experience in human-in-the-loop evaluation
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum


  • Master’s or Ph.D. in a technical field related to human factors
  • 10+ years of industry experience in HF or human-centered system design
  • Operational experience in a technology-intensive, safety-critical environment
  • Familiarity with OSHA standards and MIL-STD-1472
  • Experience in anthropometry, strength, and biomechanics
  • Experience in ground maintenance and assembly design
  • Experience in using Extended Reality (XR) during design and development
  • Vehicle user-interface design 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 is $111,690 - $163,812

Compensation range for on site CA applicants is $111,690 - $163,812

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 - Space Coast, FL
Posted 4 months ago
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