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SLD Crew Module Systems Engineer II - Lunar Transportation

Blue Origin

Blue Origin

Software Engineering
Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Monday, September 18, 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 toward 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.

We are looking for Engineers at all career levels within the Crew Systems discipline. As part of a hardworking team of diverse engineers, you will collaborate with the Crew Systems and Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Lunar Transportation teams to design, develop, and qualify Crew Systems products to support crew health and habitability in Cislunar and Lunar Surface environments. You will engage in all levels of the design cycle for system components including conceptual design, requirements, system modeling, layouts, analysis, modeling and drafting, procurement support, manufacturing and integration support, test definition, and mission support. Additional responsibilities include the development of training hardware, Human-in-the-Loop (HITL) testing, and Concept of Operations (ConOps) development.

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 and returning to the Moon to stay. Passion for our mission and vision is required!


  • Minimum of a B.S. degree in aerospace, mechanical, electrical, chemical, or environmental engineering or related engineering field.

  • 3+ years of technical experience in the design and analysis of aerospace systems or hardware (or similar).

  • Experience across the product life cycle (pre-conceptual design through field support)

  • Familiar with NASA, DOD, or other industry safety, reliability, and quality processes.

  • Experience working collaboratively in small teams on fast-paced projects

  • History of developing solutions with partially defined requirements and changing criteria

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to effectively use oral and written communication to express technical concepts and recommendations to personnel at all technical and managerial levels

  • 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.


  • M.S. in a relevant scientific or engineering discipline

  • Experience in the design and analysis of Crew Systems hardware for space systems, spacecraft, in-space stages, and/or landers

  • Previous professional experience (internship, co-op, or full-time) in developmental projects and/or operational environments with safety-critical hardware

  • Experience in design of one or more of the following areas: crew interfacing hardware, water management systems, food systems and hardware, space suit interfacing systems, waste management systems, oxygen/breathing gas systems.

  • Experience in environmental control and life support (ECLS), thermal control, fluid systems or structural and mechanical systems engineering.

  • Experience in the development of spacesuit systems, other critical space hardware, or procedures and flight rules for flight system operations.

  • Experience with design for human factors

  • Working knowledge of International Space Station (ISS) hardware, their interaction, and their operations

  • Experience utilizing tools such as Confluence and JIRA.

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 $89,820 - $131,736

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.