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Chief Engineer - Launch Vehicle

Company: Blue Origin LLC
Location: Merritt Island
Posted on: April 2, 2021

Job Description:

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 a Chief Engineer you will provide independent oversight across all element of the launch vehicle to ensure sound technical design and compliance to standards across the development and operational lifecycle. The position requires strong engineering and collaboration skills that will be utilized across all Blue Origin business units, sites and partners to implement the sound solutions that support the imposed requirements and architecture. In a fast-paced exciting environment, you will contribute to innovative solutions, while demonstrating personal leadership, competence, and a passion for the highest technical standards. In the roll you will collaborate with the business unit and engineering leadership to achieve program goals. Act as the independent technical authority for the new launch vehicle, providing Chief Engineer assessments of requirements, design, risks, budget, and schedule with the Program Managers and product owners. Identify gaps between requirements, design, manufacturing, operations. Work with project teams on practical solutions across the lifecycle. Assess and disposition aggregate technical risks across a product / program. Assess and approve technical completion and compliance at major program and element technical reviews. Provide engineering leadership and mentoring to coordinate design, analysis, and systems engineering processes throughout development, verification, delivery and operation. Supply independent review of corrective actions for major failures at the program/product level and work with functional managers in addressing systemic issues. Facilitate technical trades and advise teams on solutions for flight and ground architectures. Collaborate with leadership to define and assess technology road-map alignment with program and product needs and industry developments. Participate with other members to assess and enforce engineering process health and compliance. Represent the Company and project with key customers. Coordinate with other Chief Engineers to guide activities internally and across multi-element and partner teams to solve complex problems. 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! Qualifications:

  • B.S. in an engineering-related field, with 15+ years of design, development or analysis experience
  • Experience in full life-cycle development of aerospace systems
  • Desired experience with orbital launch systems and or launch vehicles, projects or programs
  • Experience designing, deploying and supporting one or more complete flight systems or systems of similar complexity
  • Personal integrity, strong technical judgement and bias for action is required
  • Demonstrated ability to operate with cohesive and effective teams and drive decision making within those teams
  • Experience with development in mission and safety-critical environments
  • Leadership experience in an aerospace development environment
  • Ability to travel and/or temporary duty in support of growing tempos of production and operations
  • 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 To conform to U.S. Government commercial space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), 8 U.S.C. -- 1324b(a)(3), applicants for employment at Blue Origin must be a U.S. citizen or national, lawfully admitted for permanent residence into the U.S. (i.e. current green card holder), or lawfully admitted as a refugee or granted asylum under 8 U.S.C. -- 1157-1158. Learn more about the ITAR--here .-- 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. For more information on "EEO Is the Law," please see here and here . Affirmative Action and Disability Accommodation Applicants wishing to view a copy of 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 . Full time R7297 About Us Blue Origin was founded with a vision to enable a future where millions of people are living and working in space to benefit Earth. In order to preserve Earth, Blue Origin believes in the need to enable humanity to expand, explore, find new energy and material resources, and move industries that stress Earth into space. Blue Origin believes it has an important role in building a road to space and lowering the cost of getting there. At Blue Origin, we're working on this today by developing fully reusable launch vehicles and systems that are safe, reliable and affordable. Every launch vehicle is designed for human spaceflight from the beginning and able to ferry payloads to space.

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