Principal Avionics Engineer - New Shepard Crew Cap

at Blue Origin LLC in PhoenixPhoenix, Arizona, United States

Job Description

At Blue Origin, we envision millions of people living and working in space for the benefit of Earth. We're working to develop reusable, safe, and low-cost space vehicles and systems within a culture of safety, collaboration, and inclusion. Join our diverse team of problem solvers as we add new chapters to the history of spaceflight! This role is a part of New Shepard, a reusable suborbital rocket system designed to take astronauts and research payloads past the Karman line - the internationally recognized boundary of space. Through operational reusability, New Shepard supports our mission of lowering the cost of access to space. As part of a diverse and hard-working team of engineers, you will design and develop avionics, power distribution, and related electrical systems for the New Shepard program. You will be responsible for these systems' complete product life cycle from initial requirements through flight qualification, including design, manufacturing, test support, performing test data reviews, processing non-conforming hardware and writing technical reports. You will need to have a background in avionics design and system architecture to be successful. You will be reporting directly to the Crew Capsule Element Lead within the New Shepard business unit. 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: Be responsible for all aspects of the Crew Capsule Avionics Systems. Lead vehicle-level trade studies and avionics architecture decisions for the next generation of the New Shepard Crew Capsule. Lead day-to-day activities of a team of designers and analysts to create solutions to complex problems. Evaluate solutions for challenges to integration or interface incompatibility. Work with production organization to resolve challenges encountered during vehicle manufacturing. Work with vehicle operations and maintenance teams to resolve challenges encountered on fielded vehicles and ensure operations and maintenance activities are conducted consistent with design intent. Collaborate with the Avionics Technical Project Manager, develop and integrate project schedules, and analyze/optimize those schedules to meet deliveries for upgrades and new designs. Take ownership of dependencies, including engineering, supply chain, and internal manufacturing deadlines as necessary to support end item delivery schedule. Minimum Qualifications: Minimum of a B.S. degree in engineering (electrical or computer desired). Domain professional in avionics and vehicle/system architecture through all phases of development. Strong knowledge of entire avionics product/system from design, development, qualification, acceptance, and production. Strong technical fundamentals. Knowledge of computer aided design (CAD) software for electronics, mechanical, and harness development. 15+... For full info follow application link.   ITAR Requirements   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.    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.   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    


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Job Posting: 6201908

Posted On: Nov 14, 2023

Updated On: Dec 14, 2023

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