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System Safety Engineer - Launch Complex, Safety and Mission Assurance

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. We 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 enable Blue Origin's vision of millions of people living and working in space to benefit Earth!As part of a small team of diverse engineers with unique backgrounds you will be responsible for the development and management of system safety engineering processes and products for the design of orbital launch vehicles. You must have a passion for human spaceflight, safety and mission assurance, a commitment to the fundamentals of system safety engineering, and a strong capacity to work collaboratively on complex and interesting new problems.As a System Safety Engineer at Blue Origin, you will work with systems engineering teams to verify compliance with safety and reliability requirements. You will assess architectures for fault tolerance, reliability, and safety by means of hazard analysis, fault tree analysis, failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA/FMECA). Experience with in space launch system ground safety is desired. You will help engineers identify areas of opportunity for design improvements, minimize risk, and increase the probability of mission success. If you enjoy being challenged, working on multiple aspects of large systems, and using all the tools in your belt to tackle real problems limiting access to human spaceflight, come join us!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!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.Responsibilities

  • Implement and maintain system safety processes and identify continuous improvement opportunities
  • Train and coach engineers on identifying and analyzing system safety risks
  • Work with systems engineering and subsystem responsible engineers to identify and verify compliance with system safety requirements
  • Evaluate and perform reviews of system safety analyses including FHAs, FMECAs, and FTAs
  • Perform compliance assessment of our system safety processes and products against external standards including NPR 8705.2, NPR 8715.3, NASA/SP-2010-580, NASA/SP-2014-612, AFSPCMAN 91-710, FAA regulations, MIL-STD-882
  • Generate metrics and report on element system safety status
  • Participate in actively maintaining a healthy system safety cultureQUALIFICATIONS:Required
    • Minimum of a B.Sc. degree in aerospace engineering or related field
    • 5+ years engineering experience in the aerospace industry with 3+ years system safety or reliability engineering experience performing PHAs, FHAs, PSSAs or SHAs or SSHAs, FMEA/FMECAs, FTAs, & CCAs
    • Strong system safety and mission assurance fundamentals
    • Experience interpreting and assessing compliance to regulatory requirements and guidance
    • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
    • Ability to identify problems, perform root cause analysis, and implement corrective actions
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team on rapid development programs
    • 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
      • Experience with in space launch system ground safety
      • Experience with human rated spacecraft
      • Experience with model-based systems safety engineering approaches
      • Process ownership and maintenance experienceCompensation range for on site CO applicants is $107,993-$158,389Compensation range for on site WA applicants is $117,810-$172,788Compensation range for on site CA applicants is $117,810-$172,788Other 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 , System Safety Engineer - Launch Complex, Safety and Mission Assurance, Other , Merritt Island, Florida

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