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Operations Program Manager II - Lunar OPM



Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 29, 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!

Operations: This role is part of Blue Origin Operations, which is comprised of Integrated Supply Chain, Facilities, and Security. This includes Manufacturing and Supply Chain support across all Blue Origin facilities.

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.

As an Operations Program Manager within the Lunar OPM team, you will be responsible for development and maintenance of the integrated Lunar Lander programs build schedules. You will engage with the OPM and program teams to develop operational resource planning, identify constraints to manufacturing and forecast operational milestones and associated schedule risks. You will use your technical manufacturing background to understand and effectively communicate with internal stakeholders (Lunar Program, OPM and Program Planning & Control) to guide priorities that support the program and operational needs.

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!


  • Coordinate and work closely with IPT leads, Operations Program Mangers, and manufacturing engineering to plan and meet development, operations and test milestones for MK1 Lunar Vehicles.
  • Forecast, establish, and maintain operations schedules, manpower and budgetary needs through coordination with production control.
  • Work with manufacturing engineering to define and prioritize efforts leading to and supporting operations.
  • Manage suppliers and subcontracts as required.
  • Collaborate with purchasing and supplier management to ensure on-time delivery of hardware and production equipment. Contribute to the annual and multi-year planning efforts for the overall group.
  • Support upward reporting cadence and metrics as required.
  • Capture and report metrics to the Lunar Permanence business unit.
  • Manage key program metrics (and associated reporting tools) in areas such as: Budget, engineering schedules, equipment schedules, procurement schedules, production schedules, program management status reports, and resource plans.


  • B.S. Business, Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Operations Management, or similar
  • 3+ years’ experience in the aerospace industry with engagement in program/project management and business management in a development environment
  • Experience with planning complex aerospace integrated assemblies
  • Excellent written, communication and presentation skills
  • Aptitude for hands-on problem solving, with a passion for space systems
  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion
  • Experience with Primavera, MS Project or Similar
  • 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


  • Master’s degree in engineering or project management
  • 5+ years’ experience in an aerospace manufacturing environment

Compensation range for on site WA applicants is $91,800-$128,520

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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