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Lunar Flight Operations Safety Engineer III

BLUE ORIGIN

BLUE ORIGIN

Operations
Multiple locations
Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2024

At Blue Origin, we envision millions of people living and working in space for the benefit of Earth. We’re working to develop reusable, safe, and low-cost space vehicles and systems within a culture of safety, collaboration, and inclusion. Join our diverse team of problem solvers as we add new chapters to the history of spaceflight!

At Blue Origin, we envision millions of people living and working in space for the benefit of Earth. We’re working to develop reusable, safe, and low-cost space vehicles and systems within a culture of safety, collaboration, and inclusion. Join our diverse team of problem solvers as we add new chapters to the history of spaceflight!

This role is part of Lunar Permanence mission operations, which develops the mission operations systems and procedures that support Blue Origin’s multiple Blue Moon lander product lines. To further Blue Origin's mission of having millions of people living and working in space, we are building sustainable infrastructure for our transport of crew and cargo from Earth to the lunar surface.

As part of a hardworking team of diverse flight operations professionals, you will assist in developing and operating lunar spaceflight systems with a focus on operational safety. This is not a passive job where you receive and evaluate work by others, rather you will use your existing experience to develop and refine Operational Functional Hazard Assessments (FHAs) and Failure Modes, Effects, and Criticality Analysis (FMECAs). You will work closely with other mission operations/mission systems, safety, engineering, programmatic and customer personnel to develop and refine Operations related Hazard Reports and resulting Operational Controls. You will then work to implement these controls into operational products including procedures, plans, tools, etc., including relevant verification and validation. Your work will will establish repeatable, error-free spacecraft operation by flight controllers or astronauts.

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!

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop and maintain Mission Operations/Mission Systems focused FHAs and FMECAs
  • Develop and support related Hazard Reports, including providing and refining operational content.
  • Work with Human Integration to develop appropriate operational controls to mitigate findings from Human Error Analysis
  • Work with Safety to develop appropriate operational controls in response to hazard analysis when hazards cannot be mitigated by design
  • Ensure Operational Safety controls are implemented into Mission Operations/Mission Systems operational products and related tools/models including procedures, telemetry displays, handbooks, flight rules and operational data files
  • Utilize software and hardware simulators and testbeds to test and validate operational products
  • Work with ground and flight software teams to recommend safety related updates that increase the efficiency of operations
  • Work with system and subsystem engineers to recommend safety related design improvements and operational techniques for lunar spacecraft
  • Support mission operations during lunar vehicle flights, which may include occasional work outside of normal business hours
  • Support investigation and resolution of in-flight anomalies

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum BS Degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, or related Engineering field
  • Experience with safety analysis and/or operational controls to reduce hazards
  • Knowledge of spacecraft system and subsystem functionality
  • Proven safety mentality
  • Takes initiative to improve existing systems, processes, and documentation
  • Excellent written and oral 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 national, U.S. permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with human spaceflight operations
  • Experience with both NASA and industry operational safety practices
  • Previous experience as a spacecraft operator or flight controller, including time on console or in a control room

Compensation range for on site WA applicants is $111,690-$156,366

Compensation range for on site CO applicants is $102,383-$143,335

Other site ranges may differ

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the requisition is closed.

Inclusivity Statement

Don’t meet all desired requirements? 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 desired qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

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.

Benefits

Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, paid parental leave, short and long-term disability, 401(k) with a company match of up to 5%, and an Education Support Program.

Paid Time Off: Up to four (4) weeks per year based on weekly scheduled hours, and up to 14 company-paid holidays.

Discretionary bonus: Bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results.

Eligibility for benefits varies by role type, please check with your recruiter for a comprehensive list of the benefits available for this role.

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, including the Washington Fair Chance Act, the California Fair Chance Act, the Los Angeles Fair Chance in Hiring Ordinance, and other applicable laws. For more information on “EEO Is the Law,” please see here.

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.

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