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Avionics Hardware Engineering Manager



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Multiple locations
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 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!

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.

In this role, you would directly impact the history of space exploration, and your dedicated commitment and detailed attention to detail would further the cause of safe and repeatable spaceflight for Blue Origin’s next-generation Lunar Landers and this will be a chance to leave your fingerprints on the history of crewed spaceflight.

As an Avionics Hardware Engineering Manager, you will manage and lead a team of subject matter experts who are working on developing electrical hardware equipment for Lunar Landers. You will be a lead technical contributor in your area of expertise, providing technical support directly to your product team. In this capacity, you will be responsible for exemplifying best practices, balanced technical judgment, and a superior work ethic.

You will be responsible for cultivating an evolving, rightsized workforce; overseeing performance, merits, and promotions; shepherding team members' careers through coaching, and technical development; benchmarking their work standards and tools with other Blue Origin business units and with industry trends; and assuring that the team’s work products meet domain quality standards.

We are looking for someone to apply their 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 by providing near-term value, solving novel problems, learning about interesting topics, and completing challenging activities, please apply!


· Develop, lead, and own upgraded analog and digital avionic designs, which provide control of fluids and engine systems and on-board lunar hardware.

· Own the architecture of these hardware and firmware/microprocessor designs and support the team developing the rugged electronic hardware assemblies across the entire product life cycle, from concept and requirements definition, design, analysis, prototyping, schematic capture, layout, design review, test/verification (power-on, functional / acceptance / qualification testing) and through release to production.

· Lead any architecture trade studies, analyses, performance characterization and specification, device selection, and product roadmap direction.

· Lead design risk analyses, failure modes effects and criticality analyses (FMECA), design for test/manufacture/cost (DFx), and root-cause analysis of test discrepancies.

· Participate in program level technology development, mission assurance and safety initiatives, and avionics development process improvements.

· Effectively communicate development status, risks, and challenges to management.

· Lead the team by example and create long-term strategic plans to positively influence each person on your team toward achieving Blue Origin’s vision.

· Be a mentor, and offer leadership and development opportunities, putting those around you first.

· Grow people into their full potential through inspiration and motivation.

· Responsible for forging a vision of a better future, strategizing on Blue Origin’s direction, and motivating your team to achieve Blue Origin’s overarching objectives by training, planning, directing, delegating, and monitoring success.

· Supply people, processes, and tools needed to meet the demand signals specified by project and program managers. Negotiate Statements of Work with the respective product managers.

· Manage your direct reports’ professional development (e.g., hiring, performance reviews, compensation and promotion management, routine one-on-one development conversations) and coach them on performance.

· Organize and equip the Team and assure that its staff are trained.

· Embody, promote, and coach the Blue Origin leadership principles and the Lunar Permanence team culture.

Required Qualifications:

· Bachelor of Science in Electrical or Computer Engineering, Physics, or related disciplines

· Experience in leading multidisciplinary development projects, people, or functional groups with the responsibility of coaching others.

· 5+ years of experience in at least one specialty area applicable to space flight.

· Excellent verbal, written, and graphical communication skills.

· Understanding of the principles, concepts, and methods of hardware engineering

· Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion.

· Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment while regularly providing imaginative and detailed technical solutions to complex problems.

Desired Qualifications:

· Master of Science in Electrical or Computer Engineering, Physics, or related disciplines

· Prior responsibility for career management of employees.

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 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 $136,620-$191,268

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 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.

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