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Aerospace Software Applications Engineer III



Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 7, 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!

This role is a part of the Test & Flight Operations team, providing centralized support to business units with a focus on the design, build, and maintenance of the ground systems, test, and launch facilities across multiple locations.

As part of a hardworking team of engineers, you will design and deploy test systems and software for various spaceflight systems. You will share in the team’s impact on all aspects of component, sub-assembly, and vehicle level testing. We develop ground test data acquisition and control systems based on NI CompactRIO, CompactDAQ, PXI, and other hardware that will test fluid, mechanical, and electrical development and flight systems of our engines and launch vehicles. Our team provides support for business units and programs across Blue Origin for critical development, qualification, and acceptance testing.

In this role, you will be responsible for developing and integrating features into our existing test platform onto our Engine test stands. You will be supporting our backend with our embedded real-time software and client side software, and modernizing our legacy desktop application software into our web and cloud based platform. This role will also require working knowledge and skills of electro-mechanical and fluid systems that are sensed and controlled by our software. Additionally, you will participate in code and design reviews on a multi-developer team, write automated unit tests and integration tests in conjunction with our DevOps and System Engineers, and add new technologies to our platform. Further, you will be expected to deliver, educate, and support our group's platform for the other internal test teams within Blue Origin.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 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
  • B.S. degree in Computer Science or Computer/Electrical Engineering. Other engineering or science degrees or work history will be considered if experience in above responsibilities is met
  • 5+ years of direct software engineering experience in LabVIEW, C#, Python, C++, OR similar experience
  • 3+ years of hands on development or of electro-mechanical or fluids system components such as pressure transducers, temperature, LVDT, bridge, accelerometers, and motion/servo controllers
  • Solid working knowledge of electrical, fluid, physics, and math and able to apply fundamental principles to real world designs and problems
  • Experience leading a major project from inception, to production including owning its requirements, architecture, design, implementation, with contribution from fellow developers
  • Desire to work in a driven, fast paced, and dynamic environment
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and champion an inclusive culture
  • Ability to travel up to 25%

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Linux, Git, Networking, CI/CD, Docker, Ansible, Artifactory
  • Knowledge in a scrum or agile practices
  • Experience working in aerospace and/or a regulated test environment

Compensation range for on site WA applicants is $141,480-$192,072

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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