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Sr Avionics Hardware Engineer



Other Engineering
Multiple locations
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 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!

The role is part of the In-Space Systems business unit, which is focused on development, manufacturing, and operation of satellite systems to address one of the most compelling challenges in spaceflight today: space mobility. As part of a hardworking team of diverse engineers, you will you will develop mixed signal electrical circuitry and integrate our innovative Optical Communications Terminal enabling flexible high-data rate deep space optical communication links for various spaceflight systems.

You will share in the team’s impact on all aspects of development, manufacturing, and operation of satellite systems to address one of the most compelling challenges in spaceflight today: space mobility.

We are looking for someone to apply their technical expertise, leadership skills, and dedication to quality to positively impact safe human spaceflight. Passion for our mission and vision is required!

Special Mentions

• Relocation provided

• Travel expected up to 10% of the time

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical or Computer Engineering, or equivalent

  • A breadth of understanding in electronics hardware development such as developing sophisticated circuit cards, consumer electronics, wireless devices, or other electronic commercial or aerospace products

  • Experience designing analog, high-speed digital, or mixed-signal circuits, including analysis, simulation, test, problem-solving, and part selection

  • Knowledge of signal-integrity, power, grounding, and general board layout principles

  • Experience with SoC or Processor/FPGA boards with multiple power domains and clocks

  • Experience with high-speed serial bus design and optimization

  • Experience with schematic-capture and PCB layout using Altium Designer (preferable) or Cadence OrCAD / Cadence Allegro tool suites

  • Familiar with many of the following parts and their usage: ADCs, DACs, OpAmps, power supplies (linear, LDO, DC/DC), microcontrollers, processors, volatile memory (DDR), non-volatile memory (NAND, NOR, etc.), and MOSFETs

  • 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

  • Master of Science in Electrical or Computer Engineering, or related fields

  • Successful Candidates typically have 10+ years of experience (8+ years with Masters) in design, development, and test

  • Experience developing for software-defined radios or modems

  • Proven understanding of industry-standard communication protocols including Ethernet, IEEE 1588, and NTP v.4

  • Experience leading efforts in collaboration with multi-functional teams for up-screening and qualification of commercial-grade parts for use in space environments

  • Familiarity with space hardware testing standards and practices for communication systems

  • Eligibility to acquire a US government security clearance

Compensation range for on site WA applicants is $156,911-$219,674

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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