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Configuration Management Engineer



Multiple locations
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 a part of New Shepard, 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!

As part of a diverse and hardworking team of engineers, you will facilitate configuration management and control for various spaceflight systems. You will provide essential contributions to the team’s impact on all aspects of configuration management for each phase of the development lifecycle. You will be encouraged to own the design integration within the overall vehicle configuration. You will coordinate regular configuration reviews to address vehicle and subsystem interfaces, subsystem functionality, assembly, and operations. Other duties will include guiding multi-functional teams through the Engineering Change process; supporting the resolution of integration issues with lead engineers and their respective teams; and developing or managing control documents associated with interface definitions between subsystems and vehicles. Setting up, leading and conducting Change Control Board Meetings will be included in your basic responsibilities.

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!

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Maintain the high level Engineering Bill of Materials and product structure
  • Ensure the team adheres to industry and Blue Origin configuration management standards and methodologies
  • Support process of developing system requirements, flow down, and verification planning
  • Support improvement of program policy and procedures around effective configuration & change management
  • Ensure that the configuration supports major design reviews and the integration landmarks
  • Maintain and report on engineering development activity and technical issues
  • Clear communication and collaboration with all development teams involved on projects
  • Clear communication with senior program leaders including chief engineers and program directors

Minimum Qualifications:

  • B.S. degree in engineering and 6+ years proven ability in design, development, sustainment and/or configuration management of highly integrated, complex products
  • Experience in aerospace, medical devices, automotive, or other related industry.
  • Proven configuration control experience on recently developed products from early trade studies through final design and into manufacturing and test, maintenance and sustaining.
  • Management of multiple configuration variants of a common design baseline.
  • Management of changes to an operational (fielded) system with varying effectivities across multiple products
  • Familiar with viewing and navigating large models in CAD programs (Creo Pro/E preferred)
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to our inclusive culture
  • 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
  • Ability to navigate in a fast-paced environment with standard work and special projects

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with large assembly management in PTC Creo or other CAD tool.
  • Experience with PTC Windchill PLM tools
  • Familiar with CAD conventions such as ASME Y14.100 and Y14.41
  • Knowledge of aerospace vehicle fabrication and assembly techniques and related quality control concepts
  • Knowledge of current industry standard systems engineering and integration tools, methodologies
  • Experience in a hard engineering skill such as mechanical, payloads, propulsion, etc.

Compensation range for on site CO applicants is $102,383-$143,335

Compensation range for on site WA applicants is $111,690-$156,366

Compensation range for on site CA applicants is $111,690-$156,366

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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