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SLD DevOps Engineer II - Lunar Permanence



Software Engineering
Multiple locations
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!

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.

As part of a hardworking team of diverse engineers, you will work with other software systems engineers and other discipline teams to ensure compliance to standards and define processes around the required compliance. You will also be part of the team working to define the requirements of the next human-rated lunar lander. Software is the heart of space vehicle development so your ability to collaborate with other discipline teams effectively will be an important aspect of this role. You will also have long term vision and strategy for the products to truly sustain lunar missions.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Work with developers and program managers to design and develop continuous integration and delivery pipelines which build and deploy avionics software to development hardware, simulated environments, and hardware in the loop systems.
  • Train, guide, and mentor team members on CI/CD best practices.
  • Set direction and goals for the team regarding project impact, product quality and engineering efficiency. Collect and analyze data to understand and troubleshoot pipeline performance.
  • Deeply understand the safety-critical software development process and find ways to create and apply tooling to make the process more effective and efficient.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • B.S. or higher degree in computer engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, aerospace engineering, or related field or equivalent experience.
  • Experience developing and owning CI/CD pipelines that deliver high quality work to customers continuously.
  • 2 years professional experience minimum.
  • Experience improving stability through monitoring, analysis, thoughtful code reviews, and detailed feedback.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Proven understanding of source control tools and concepts such as git workflows, versioning, branching.
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a 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.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with Linux, Docker, Continuous Integration and Delivery
  • Experience with scripted and compiled languages such as python, and C/C++
  • Experience with unit testing and test-driven development
  • Experience using configuration as code tools to manage cloud resource and physical workstations (e.g.: Ansible, Vagrant, Terraform, Kubernetes, etc.)
  • Experience with Agile methodologies Aerospace Industry experience with safety critical software and/or tools qualification activities
  • Experience with NPR 7150.2D

Compensation range for on site WA applicants is $115,290-$161,406

Compensation range for on site CO applicants is $105,683-$147,955

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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