Principal Thermal Spacecraft Engineer

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!   The role is part of the In-Space Systems business unit, which is focused on the development, manufacturing, and operation of satellite systems to address one of the most compelling challenges in spaceflight today: space mobility. As part of a hardworking team of diverse engineers (use as appropriate), you will contribute to the definition and development of spacecraft thermal control systems. The Sr. Thermal Spacecraft Engineer is an individual contributor within Blue Origin's In-Space Systems Business Unit - Blue Ring Platform. You should be comfortable working in a fast-paced and often uncertain environment, contributing to innovative solutions while demonstrating personal leadership, technical competence, and attention to detail.   Special Mentions * Relocation provided * Travel expected up to 25% of the time   Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Drives the development of thermal systems including system architecture definition, thermal system modeling, component sizing, and design. Perform trade studies relating to the selection of material and subsystem hardware. Perform hand calculations to screen concepts without detailed modeling and to sanity check finite element model results. Develop vehicle-level thermal models using SINDA/FLUINT with Thermal Desktop. Develop and maintain system analysis documentation. Perform steady state & transient thermal analysis of spacecraft thermal systems as well as tracking of system performance in ground ops, TVAC testing, launch, Earth orbit, and beyond Earth orbit environments. Provide thermal engineering leadership & support for the development of thermal vacuum (TVAC) test procedures, scripts, and installation designs. Provide thermal engineering leadership & support for thermal hardware procurement, planning, procedural & operations support of Spacecraft assembly, integration & test (AI&T) efforts.   Minimum Qualifications: * Minimum of a B.S. degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering. Solid understanding of thermal fundamentals. Experience in the design, analysis, and testing of spacecraft thermal systems. Proficient in Thermal analysis, specifically in Thermal Desktop and Sinda/Fluint, including model validation and test correlation. 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.   Preferred Qualifications: Successful candidates typically have 12+ years of relevant proven experience in the design,... 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: 6547554

Posted On: Jun 14, 2024

Updated On: Jun 22, 2024

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