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Quality Program Manager



Operations, Quality Assurance
Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 6, 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 directly impacts the history of space exploration and requires a 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 small, passionate, and accomplished team of quality professionals, you will develop and implement quality processes for the design, test, and manufacture of various spaceflight systems. You must excel at solving sophisticated problems and providing operable solutions; act with minimal direction and on your own initiative; and be adaptable, as you will work on a variety of applications and systems. Although this is a leadership position, you will not be responsible for direct reports.

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!


  • Serve as liaison between the Quality organization (design, production, supplier quality, receiving inspection, test and flight operations) and the Program
  • Coordinate and provide quality input to Requests for Proposal
  • Perform contract review of Customer quality requirements and work with Quality leadership to develop plan for implementation of any unique requirements
  • Support development of Program Quality Assurance Plan based on program and external customer requirements
  • Perform resource planning based on program scope/requirements and serve as the Program Cost Account Manager for the Quality budget
  • Be the face of Blue Quality to all Program Customers
  • Participate in customer items (investigations/anomalies) and coordinate and track corrective actions for customer-identified nonconformances
  • Present quality status and metrics at Program Management Reviews
  • Coordinate quality support for pre-ship and hardware acceptance reviews
  • Support Program-level Material Review and Risk Boards
  • Facilitate troubleshooting of quality issues with multi-functional teams, lead causal analysis activities to identify root cause, and develop effective corrective action
  • Find opportunities for continuous improvement of quality processes and requirements
  • Drive a culture that emphasizes personal accountability and attention to detail at all levels


  • B.S. in engineering or technical field or equivalent experience
  • 8+ years’ experience in a manufacturing field with at least 5 years in a quality engineering or quality systems role
  • 3+ years’ experience leading projects
  • Familiarity with AS9100 or ISO9000 Quality Management System and/or related quality systems and programs
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and strengthen our 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 in a start-up environment, transitioning a product from development through production to operations
  • Experience developing quality assurance plans for proposals and program execution
  • Experience with human spaceflight or high-performance aircraft systems
  • American Society of Quality, Certified Quality Manager or Quality Engineer certification
  • Six Sigma Green, Black Belt, or comparable certification

Compensation range for on site WA applicants is $123,480-$172,872

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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