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Advanced Technology, Autonomy Research Software Engineer - Advanced DevelopmentPrograms

Company: Blue Origin
Location: Merritt Island
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Job Description:

We are a diverse team of collaborators, doers, and problem-solvers who are relentlessly committed to a culture of safety. 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! This position reports to the Advanced Technology Section in Blue Origin's Advanced Development Programs business unit.As part of a hardworking team of diverse engineers and researchers, you will work closely with autonomy and simulation experts. You will be responsible for developing, testing, and deploying software that supports research in autonomy enabling technologies. These technologies will be applied to Blue Origin missions with the goals of reducing operational footprint and creating more robust, autonomous systems.You will work in a fast-paced dynamic environment, contributing innovative solutions, while demonstrating personal leadership, technical competence, and attention to detail. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and reliable spaceflight.Responsibilities:

  • Design, implement, test, verify and deploy software ranging from proof-of-concept prototypes to mission and safety critical production systems.
  • Perform trade studies to determine whether to develop software tools in-house, subcontract work to develop tools, or adapt or purchase existing software to perform a particular function.
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams, including engineers representing flight vehicle systems, mission control infrastructure, mission operations, guidance, navigation, and control experts, simulation and modeling engineers, and customers to define software requirements, architectures, and designs.
  • Produce documentation for software architecture, design, verification plans, user manual and training material.
  • Present technical findings from research to internal and external customers.
  • Follow software development processes that meet Blue Origin and customer-required standards to ensure software safety and reliability.
  • Integrate software components, create and run unit-level and system-level tests, validate using Software-in-the-Loop and Hardware-in-the-Loop simulators, and release qualified code.Qualifications:
    • B.S. or higher degree in computer engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, aerospace engineering, or related field or equivalent experience
    • 5+ years of software development experience.
    • Experience in software engineering over the course of the full lifecycle of software development, including system design and analysis, requirement capture and development, software implementation and verification, system integration, qualification, and release.
    • Experience in software build automation, continuous integration, configuration management, verification, and deployment.
    • Demonstrated software development skills in C/C++ and Python.
    • Familiarity with Linux environment and comfortable with basic Unix system administration activities.
    • Highly organized teammate with excellent technical, written, and verbal communication skills.
    • Demonstrated track record of resourcefulness from their previous assignments.
    • 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.Desired:
      • 3+ years of experience in developing software supporting teams with oversight and control of systems in aviation or autonomy applications (e.g. aviation, spaceflight, robotics, industrial automation, uncrewed vehicles, etc.)
      • Experience designing and developing ground or avionics software for space flight operations.
      • Experience interfacing with controls software written in C/C++/Simulink.
      • Experience developing software systems for one or more of the following applications and technologies:
        • Telemetry data processing, management, display and archival
        • Fault Detection, Isolation, and Recovery (FDIR)
        • Fault Management, System Autonomy (FMSA)
        • Prognostics and Health Management (PHM)
        • Realtime Digital Twins used in an operational scenario
        • Human command interfaces, command sequencers
        • Electronic, distributed team procedure authoring and execution
        • Avionics software
        • Embedded software
        • Simulation and modeling
        • Hardware and Processor In-the-Loop Simulators
        • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
        • Experience with communications protocols for space applications (e.g. CCSDS, DDS, etc.)
        • Experience with software development in compliance with mission and safety-critical standards, such as DO-178 or NPR 7150.2.
        • Experience with Linux, GNU toolchain, Python, Labview, MATLAB/Simulink, real-time operating systems.
        • Experience with fault-tolerant software design, human error assessment and human error prevention and fault tolerance.
        • Experience with Guidance, Navigation and Control software integration in an embedded system, and familiarity with flight sensors and actuators.
        • Experience with spacecraft subsystems and associated subsystem software.Blue Origin offers a phenomenal work environment and awesome culture with competitive compensation, benefits, 401K, and relocation. Blue Origin is an equal opportunity employer. In addition to EEO being the law, it is a policy that is fully consistent with Blue's principles. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, pregnancy or age. Blue Origin prohibits any form of workplace harassment. Don'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 onsite CO applicants:Engineer-SW Development III is $123,750.00 - $181,500.00Engineer-SW Development II is $99,000 - $145,000.00Compensation range for onsite WA applicants:Engineer-SW Development III is $135,000.00 - $198,000.00Engineer-SW Development II is $108,000.00 - $158,400.00Compensation range for onsite CA applicants:Engineer-SW Development III is $135,000.00 - $198,000.00Engineer-SW Development II is $108,000 - $158,400.00Other 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 U.S.as 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 EEOCompliance@blueorigin.com.BenefitsEmployee 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

Keywords: Blue Origin, Melbourne , Advanced Technology, Autonomy Research Software Engineer - Advanced DevelopmentPrograms, IT / Software / Systems , Merritt Island, Florida

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