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Electrical Engineer II, III - Recovery

Company: Blue Origin
Location: Merritt Island
Posted on: January 17, 2023

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 part of a small, cross-functional team, you will be actively involved in the development, recurring operation, and maintenance of offshore and pier-side electrical, communication, and data acquisition systems supporting the recovery and offload of New Glenn flight hardware. Your role will include requirements decomposition, trade study support, build execution, and verification/validation testing of command and control, telemetry, networking, and power distribution systems. You will work with other element teams to develop operational requirements and advocate for design-for-operations.We are looking for someone to apply their technical expertise, leadership skills, and commitment to quality to positively impact the future of spaceflight. Passion for our mission and vision is required!Responsibilities:

  • Support the installation and checkout of mission critical electrical and communications systems supporting real-time telemetry data, video, and voice in rocket launch environments to support reusable spacecraft operations
  • Support verification of requirements and specifications through bench test, hardware/software integration, and field testing
  • Write sequencer code and create controller panels
  • Manage & troubleshoot offshore electrical and network comm systems in real-time through all phases of launch & landing operations
  • Author and execute activation, checkout, landing, and maintenance procedures
  • Conduct hazardous remote operations and direct technicians in the field
  • Coordinate with internal stakeholders and external regulatory bodies (Range, FAA, FCC, USCG)Qualifications:
    • Minimum of a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or equivalent
    • 5+ years of experience in at least one area: complex electrical, RF communication, or network communication systems
    • Experience developing operational and preventive maintenance procedures on critical electrical systems
    • Experience diagnosing and troubleshooting complex systems, and recommending system repairs and improvements to mitigate recurring failures
    • Knowledge of the theory of operation of sensors for various measurement applications (pressure, temperature, displacement, force, acceleration, etc.)
    • Strong safety record and mindset, including hands-on experience planning and conducting hazardous or critical tests and operations
    • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion
    • Ability to work offshore on maritime vessels supporting recovery operations, and for extended periods of time
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a highly diversified team
    • 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 asylumDesired:
      • Ability to travel periodically in support of test and flight operations
      • Experience performing work in compliance with CFR's, Coast Guard Standards, American Bureau of Sipping Guidelines, National Electrical Code, and other applicable standards for marine applications
      • Knowledgeable in Qt/QML, Simulink, MATLAB, Python, and/or Git
      • Experience with Ethernet/RS-422/RS-485/CCSDS based communication protocols
      • Experience with launch vehicle avionics and/or vehicle operations
      • Experience setting up and troubleshooting PLC's, data acquisition systems, and electrical test equipment
      • RF and/or SATCOM knowledge and experience setting up and troubleshooting microwave comm systems and associated test equipment
      • Experience analyzing RF broadcasting equipment and suggesting improvements
      • Experience with marine offshore operations
      • Florida Licensed Professional Engineer or the ability to be quickly certified as a FL PE
      • System Safety analysis experience including Failure Modes, Effects and Criticality Analysis, Fault Tree Analysis, and Functional Hazard Analysis
      • Experience with failure investigationsDon't meet every single requirement? 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 qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.Compensation range for on site CO applicants is $80,768-$118,459Compensation range for on site WA applicants is $88,110-$129,228Compensation range for on site CA applicants is $88,110-$129,228Other site ranges may differExport Control RegulationsApplicants 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 a refugee or granted asylum.Equal Employment OpportunityBlue 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.Blue Origin will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Washington Fair Chance Act, Los Angeles Fair Chance in Hiring Ordinance, and other applicable laws.Affirmative Action and Disability AccommodationApplicants 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 Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, short and long-term disability and 401(k) with up to 5% company match.Paid Time Off: Provides up to 4 weeks per year, in addition to 14 holidaysDiscretionary bonus programs

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