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Fluids and Propulsion IPT Lead, Lunar Permanence



Multiple locations
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!

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.

This role is part of the Lunar Permanence business unit, which develops 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. In addition to our MK1 Pathfinder mission our MK2 Crew Lander mission will demonstrate the lander’s core capabilities – including the privately funded BE-7 landing engine, precision landing sensors, and integrated power and propulsion architecture – as a precursor to certifying the vehicle for use by NASA as part of the Artemis lunar exploration program. The team building this vehicle is rethinking how space systems are designed, with a high-performance architecture, efficient reusability, and rapid design iteration. Join our team and pave the road to a permanent lunar presence!

Blue Origin is seeking a highly skilled and motivated individual to join our team as a Fluids and Propulsion IPT Lead. In this role, you will have the unique opportunity to lead the development of high-performance fluids and propulsion subsystems for our Lunar vehicles. As part of our Lunar Permanence business unit, you will be contributing to the development of sustainable infrastructure for crew and cargo transport to the lunar surface.

Special Mentions

  • Relocation provided
  • Occasional travel up to 20% of the time
  • 1st Shift: 8am – 5pm
  • Interviews will include a technical assessment

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Lead the Fluids and Propulsion IPT within Lunar Product Engineering to deliver high-performance fluids and propulsion subsystems for Lunar vehicles.
  • Define, specify, and develop hardware to meet mission objectives and satisfy requirements while balancing cost, schedule, and risk.
  • Drive the design, analysis, and testing of mechanical and fluids systems.
  • Recruit, hire, manage, and mentor a diverse, equitable, and inclusive team.
  • Create effective plans that achieve desired results and adhere to important performance metrics.
  • Develop product roadmaps, including development and incorporation of technologies to meet future mission requirements.
  • Collaborate with both internal and external customers to gain insights into and influence the current and future mission requirements of those involved.
  • Collaborate with diverse teams to ensure flawless execution of projects.
  • Foster a culture of safety and consistency to established standards; of innovation, inclusion, and collaboration; and one that encourages and enables others to build skills and develop their careers.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in mechanical, aerospace, or chemical engineering; or equivalent
  • 10+ years of experience with cryogenic fluids and propulsion systems, subsystems, and related components
  • 5+ years of experience in people management
  • Demonstrated understanding of fluid system design concepts and operations
  • Resource management experience, including budget and headcount planning and execution.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to adapt and excel in a changing, growing environment
  • 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, or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience performing rocket engine testing and ground system design
  • Experience with space and/or launch vehicle design
  • Experience developing and implementing processes
  • Experience managing suppliers/subcontracts
  • Experience with aerospace components
  • Experience with agile project management

Compensation range for on site CO applicants is $188,347-$263,685

Compensation range for on site WA applicants is $198,908-$278,471

Compensation range for on site CA applicants is $198,908-$278,471

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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