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Avionics Packaging Engineer - Space Systems Development

Blue Origin

Blue Origin

Multiple locations
Posted on Monday, September 11, 2023

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 engineering professionals, you will use your technical expertise, leadership skills, and commitment to quality to join our team and positively impact safe human spaceflight. Passion for our mission and vision is required. If you’re excited about providing near-term value, solving novel problems, learning about interesting topics, and completing challenging activities, please apply!

This opportunity works with the Spacecraft Avionics section inside the Space Mobility business unit. As part of a growing, hardworking, and curious team of design engineers, you’ll be deployed to programs crafting Blue Origin's future. This position is for designing, analyzing, and testing avionics enclosures for electronic components.

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!


  • To be successful in this role you will need to be able to function in a cross-disciplinary team and a dynamic design environment.
  • You need to support electronics development and trade studies and build interface definition, specification, and control documents.
  • You will validate requirements through design, test, analysis, or inspection. You will plan and conduct tests, and review and interpret data.
  • You will create assembly and/or installation drawings and support hardware builds.
  • As an Avionics Mechanical Design & Analysis Engineer, you will design avionics enclosure solutions for high reliability in harsh environments.
  • You will participate in the entire design cycle of flight and mission-critical avionics.
  • You will work with the electrical engineering team to design rugged printed circuit board systems.
  • You will complete thermal and structural analyses of these designs.
  • You will create engineering drawings and manage the product configuration of the integrated designs through the product lifecycle.
  • You will build test plans and handle the testing and qualification of the product.


  • Minimum of a B.S. degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering
  • 5+ years of experience with static structural, modal, random vibration, and thermal analysis (level commensurate with experience)
  • Experience with Steinberg or Engelmeier Solder fatigue
  • Experience with FEA tools (ANSYS preferred)
  • Working knowledge of 3D CAD programs (Creo Pro/E preferred)
  • Experience with GD&T implementation and analysis (ASME Y14.5)
  • Ability to be self-directed and balance several tasks at one time
  • Ability to communicate analysis results effectively
  • Experience designing ruggedized electronics enclosures or similar high-performance hardware
  • 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


  • Experience with recent versions of Creo, Windchill, ANSYS, ICEPAK, and Sherlock
  • Experience with fatigue analysis and fracture mechanics (hand calcs, NASGRO, VCCT, etc.)
  • Familiarity with aerospace industry standard structural analysis methods (Bruhn, Marks, Shigley, Steinberg, Roark’s)
  • Familiarity with environmental testing similar to SMC-S-016, DO-160, and/or MIL-STD-810.
  • Familiarity with circuit card design per IPC-A-610 and/or J standards
  • Familiarity with harness design per IPC-A-620

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that some people are less likely to apply for 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 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 $102,383 - $150,161

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


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.