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Senior Avionics Project Engineer - New Shepard Crew Capsule

BLUE ORIGIN

BLUE ORIGIN

Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 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 New Shepard program. New Shepard is a reusable suborbital rocket system designed to take astronauts and research payloads past the Kármán line – the internationally recognized boundary of space. Through operational reusability, New Shepard supports our mission of lowering the cost of access to space.

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 looking for someone to apply their deep avionics hardware technical expertise, natural leadership and organizational skills, and commitment to quality to positively impact the bold missions at Blue Origin. Passion for our mission and vision is required!

As the Senior Avionics Project Engineer within the New Shepard Crew Capsule team, you will apply your avionics hardware expertise, project management knowledge, and leadership skills to drive multiple projects involving capsule computing, power management, networking, and audio visual. You will be responsible for project development schedules, work breakdown, costs, and coordinate schedules to meet production needs.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for developing and managing multiple avionics hardware development projects.
  • Interface with internal technical and project teams to provide program status, risks, and technical deliverables.
  • Resource load, analyze, and optimize project schedule to meet required dates.
  • Coordinate resource support plans with the production and engineering functional organizations.
  • Generating time/resource estimates for tasks
  • Plan to and maintain integrated budget forecast, as well as actual costs, and provided status including risks, variances and recovery plans to program management
  • Displays strong ownership and accountability for the outcomes of avionics projects
  • Required to take ownership of dependencies, including engineering deadlines; supply chain, procurement, and internal manufacturing; as necessary to support end item delivery schedule
  • Build and utilize in-depth knowledge of a technical discipline, analytical thinking, and technical experience to execute policy/strategy.
  • Explain information; develop skills to bring team members to consensus around topics within the avionics field.
  • Will be responsible for making technical decisions related to avionics projects
  • Support Avionics HW system architecture trade studies, analyses, performance characterization and specifications, component selection, and roadmap development.
  • Effectively communicate development status, risks, and challenges to management.
  • Act as a resource for colleagues within in the team

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering or related field.
  • 7+ years of experience of proven avionics development and project management experience.
  • Experience leading multidisciplinary development projects, including managing requirements, priorities, scope, schedule, and cost.
  • Experience with, and understanding of, safety-critical systems development (aerospace, medical, automotive).
  • Intense curiosity for understanding the details of our business and how to optimize it
  • Experience managing leaders and large teams of indirect staff; both exempt and non-exempt
  • Extremely customer focused with strong communication skills.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Aptitude for hands-on problem solving, with a passion for spacecraft systems.
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to our inclusive culture desired.
  • Strong technical background in command and data handling system hardware design.
  • Proven background leading the development and testing of electronic or electromechanical systems.
  • Experience using one or more of the following:
    • Project (Microsoft), Primavera P6 (Oracle), or other project management software
    • Jira for issue and task tracking
  • Desire to work hands-on, both independently and as part of a team, throughout the development and production phases of the mechanical and electronic assembly product lifecycle.
  • 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 (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.
  • 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:

  • MBA degree, PMP certificate, or similar credential
  • Earned Value Management (EVM) experience

Compensation range for on-site WA applicants is $143,990 -$201,585

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

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.

Affirmative Action and Disability Accommodation

Applicants wishing to receive information on Blue Origin’s Affirmative Action Plans, or applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application and/or interview process, please contact us at EEOCompliance@blueorigin.com.

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