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Rocket Engine Systems Architect

Company: Blue Origin
Location: Huntsville
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

At Blue Origin, 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 dedication and attention to detail 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 a diverse, passionate, and hardworking team of engineers, you will be the System Architect for a portfolio of complex and diverse space- and human-certified engine systems. You will guide multi-disciplinary teams to align the engine system architecture with customer and company strategies, products, and technology maturation plans. If you are adept at managing to a plan, comfortable responding to evolving requirements or external constraints, and prioritizing efforts all the while infusing and facilitating creativity and innovation, you will share in the team's impact on all aspects of vehicle development and verification. In this role, you will be part of an organization whose responsibilities include:

  • Working with emerging and existing advanced concept program organizations to distill high level requirements into rocket propulsion system derived requirements
  • Trading engine cycle types and quantities, propellant choices, engine configurations, and overall arrangement of components for the best overall, optimized solution with early assessments of mass properties and historically based cost estimates
  • Working closely with systems and component design engineers to rapidly assess conceptual designs, perform system trade studies, develop integrated design solutions, formulate system margin strategy and performance parameters
  • Assessing needs to onramp lower TRL technologies, and the respective cost and risk benefits
  • Maturing and publishing the system-level architecture, such as thermodynamic states and operational modes, functional flow block diagrams, and data flows
  • Developing and maturing Level 1 Engine System Requirements and verification methodologies as well as risk assessments, collaborating with the Systems Engineering organization
  • Perform Mission Analysis with a propulsion focus, flying the vehicle/stage/spacecraft across the mission conops to optimize engine design characteristics
  • Coach, mentor and technically assist other engineers Qualifications:
    • Minimum of a B.S. degree in mechanical, electrical, or aerospace engineering or equivalent technical field
    • 5+ years proven experience in the design, development, and flight operations of liquid rocket engines (level commensurate upon experience)
    • Proficient in the challenges, technologies, and historical system solutions endemic to the space environment and have knowledge in several subject areas such as propulsion, fluids, avionics, thermal management, mechanisms, control systems
    • 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 proposal support and leadership (technical/management volumes, Task Description/Basis-of-Estimate development, etc.)
      • Experience working with U.S. Government research agencies (e.g. NASA, AFRL, DARPA)
      • Experience with fault-tolerance strategies and architectures for safety and mission-critical systems
      • Experience with development for space-flight environments
      • Experience developing requirements, defining subsystem interfaces (both in-house and between external partners/suppliers), and other systems engineering products and practices
      • Experience across the product life cycle (pre-conceptual design through field support)
      • Proficient with modeling tools and scripting languages such as MATLAB/Simulink, ROCETS, or similar
      • Experience with collaboration tools such as Confluence and JIRA
      • Proven understanding in the use of 3-D CAD tools (Creo is helpful) and configuration and data management software (Windchill, JAZZ)
      • Familiarity with formal risk and opportunity management processes Compensation range for on site CO applicants: Architect - Aerospace Systems Prin is $156,488 - $229,515 Architect - Aerospace Systems III is $103,063 - $151,159 Architect - Aerospace Systems Sr is $128,654 - $188,692 Compensation range for on site WA applicants: Architect - Aerospace Systems Prin is $165,263 - $242,385 Architect - Aerospace Systems III is $112,433 - $164,901 Architect - Aerospace Systems Sr is $139,919 - $205,214 Compensation range for on site CA applicants: Architect - Aerospace Systems Prin is $165,263 - $242,385 Architect - Aerospace Systems III is $112,433 - $164,901 Architect - Aerospace Systems Sr is $139,919 - $205,214 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, Huntsville , Rocket Engine Systems Architect, Other , Huntsville, Alabama

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