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Aerospace Systems Engineer II



Software Engineering
van horn, tx, usa
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 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 Test & Flight Operations organization, providing centralized support to Blue Origin’s various space and launch vehicle programs with the focus on design, build and maintenance of test and launch systems across multiple sites.

As part of a hardworking team of diverse specialists, technicians, and engineers, you will support the design and development of a ground systems, test stands and launch facilities used for the testing and operation of Blue Origin hardware and vehicles. As a Systems Engineer, you will be responsible for the translation of internal customer needs into requirements, ConOps and functional architectures. Additionally, you will lead test planning and integration efforts, verifying and validating that the system is ready for use. This role provides an opportunity for hands-on hardware experience across Blue’s product base and requires a wide application of systems engineering principles plus a solid understanding of related subject areas: fluids, structures, mechanical systems, and instrumentation & control.

We are looking for multiple systems engineers 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!

Van Horn Specific information

Being at the heart of Blue Origin operations, the West Texas Site in Van Horn, TX offers eligible employee’s additional attractive financial incentives to supplement their competitive base earnings, including a living allowance and relocation assistance. Eligibility for these additional benefits is based on the employee’s ability to permanently relocate to Van Horn, TX, or travel to Van Horn from another Blue location a minimum of 50% of the time.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Decompose internal customer requirements and requests in to test system requirements specifications, including bi-directional traceability.
  • Creation & presentation of trade studies for technical decision making.
  • Develop & manage interfaces through requirements and Interface Control Documents (ICDs) and drawings.
  • Lead and present at major gated reviews (SRR, PDR, CDR) on system overall technical readiness and status of Systems Engineering deliverables.
  • Own the verification and validation planning, traceability and completion through test plan creation and completion of Test Readiness Reviews (TRRs).

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a B.S. degree in engineering or other technical field.
  • 2+ years of relevant Aerospace, Mechanical, Electrical, or Systems Engineering experience on complex systems.
  • Proven knowledge and application of systems engineering such as: creation of system architectures, requirement definition and decomposition, integration, V&V, qualification, commissioning and/or operations.
  • Organized self-starter, capable of breaking down complex problems into traceable tasks and concisely communicating project status.
  • 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:

  • Experience with collaboration and configuration management tools: Confluence, JIRA, Windchill.
  • Experience with requirements development and Management Tools: DNG, Jama
  • Prior experience in design, build or test of fluids and/or cryogenic systems.
  • Prior experience with test instrumentation, control systems or control software (Labview).

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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