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Systems Administrator - DSCE; Instrumentation and Controls

Company: Blue Origin
Location: Merritt Island
Posted on: March 16, 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 part of an established team of controls system experts, you will be responsible for the deployment and administration of industrial PLC and motion control software development applications. You will share in the team's impact on all aspects of various ground systems at our orbital launch pad used to fuel and integrate the New Glenn launch vehicle. The ideal candidate would have a solid background in software integration for control systems, as well as experience with electrical and hardware designs. A diverse background with methods, products, and applications with some experience in an aerospace environment is a plus. The role has the primary responsibility of building and maintaining the backend IT and software infrastructure critical for controls systems at our Orbital Launch Pad. 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! Responsibilities:

  • Rockwell Automation/Allan Bradley Software maintenance and integration
  • COTS and Custom HMI Software maintenance and integration
    • Software performance optimization
    • Maintenance of supporting services such as SQL Database management
    • Microsoft: Windows server, workstation, SQL Database, Administration
    • Linux: OS Administration and Software integration troubleshooting
    • Active Directory access administration
      • User and Group Management
      • VMware Hypervisor Administration
        • Virtual Machine Deployment, Configuration and Maintenance
        • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Management
          • Deploy and maintain custom VDI hosts in development and test environments
          • Provide Desktop support and triage as necessary for maintaining field laptops and workstations.
          • Industrial Networking administration
            • Device Level Ring
            • CIP
            • EtherCat/TwinCAT
            • CANbus
            • Apply and maintain strict cybersecurity controls and standards for industrial systems and their supporting computer infrastructure.
            • Maintain internal documentation, procedures, and inventory systems. Qualifications:
              • BS degree in Computer, Software, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent experience
              • Working Knowledge of industry standard network communication protocols
              • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
              • Meticulous attention to detail and configuration control tools, standards and practices.
              • Ability to support off-hours and occasional overtime operations as necessary.
              • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and strengthen our 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:
                • Rockwell Software Suite Administration Experience
                • ICONICS/LabView Software Administration Experience
                • Experience with the following software platforms is desired
                  • Rockwell Automation
                    • Studio/RsLogix5000
                    • AssetCentre
                    • Iconics HMI Platform
                    • Kepware Controls Integration Platform
                    • Layer 2 network administration and operational support experience
                      • CLI experience configuring/interfacing with networking switches.
                        • Cisco
                        • Stratix
                        • Juniper
                        • Open to all levels of relevant experience 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 on site CO applicants: Administrator - Systems III is $94,875 - $139,150 Administrator - Systems II is $76,725 - $112,530 Compensation range for on site WA applicants: Administrator - Systems III is $103,500 - $151,800 Administrator - Systems II is $83,700 - $122,760 Compensation range for on site CA applicants: Administrator - Systems III is $103,500 - $151,800 Administrator - Systems II is $83,700 - $122,760 Other site ranges may differ 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 a refugee or granted asylum. 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. 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 Accommodation Applicants 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 Employee 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 holidays Discretionary bonus programs

Keywords: Blue Origin, Melbourne , Systems Administrator - DSCE; Instrumentation and Controls, Other , Merritt Island, Florida

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