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 a diverse and hardworking team of specialists, technicians, engineers, you will support the design and development of the avionics communications subsystem destine for lunar missions that will ultimately lead Blue Origin into the forefront of space exploration. You will share in the team’s impact and on all aspects from the initial RF architecture design, key components selection and multiple out-of-this-world simulations and analysis use in critical technical decisions. The avionics communication subsystem includes multiple and various antennas, complex harnesses interconnects, controller electronics, solid state power amplifiers, traveling wave tube amplifiers, and many other components that will support communications through all the mission’s lifecycle. You will also support the team through laboratory Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) test environments, technical trade study and other design engineering activities like radio compatibility, EMI/EMC, radiation, and vibe/shock testing. These responsibilities will require wide application of RF/communications engineering principles and concepts, plus a solid understanding of space environments and their effect on communications systems. You will work under Lunar Transport and use industry known technical standards and processes to produce robust, reliable and space worthy flight units used in human spaceflight. This role also includes sharing lessons learned across the Blue Origin programs to continuously improve how we develop, tests, and land avionics communications subsystems.
You will work directly with NASA and our National Team Partners as part of the Human Landing System (HLS) Sustaining Lunar Development (SLD) program. You will play a key role in developing the Lunar Transportation system that will return humans to the Moon and extend human presence permanently beyond the bounds of Earth.
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!
Minimum of a B.S. degree in electrical engineering
5+ years of experience in communication systems or RF testing
Working knowledge of major RF components used in a communication subsystem (SSPA, LNAs, Transceivers, waveguides, antennas, filters, etc)
Working knowledge of high-fidelity link budgets using excel, MATLAB, STK or other software
Familiarity with space rated communication hardware/software and how they integrate
Familiarity of standards like DVB-S2, CCSDS, RS-422, Spacewire, I2C, etc
Familiarity with software like HFSS and STK for RF simulations and line of site analysis
Ability to work effectively in collaborative team environments
Ability to be self-directed and balance several tasks at one time
Ability to work from incomplete specifications to drive to completion
Ability to communicate efficiently with peers and leadership team
Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion
Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion (This sentence will be standard on EVERY JD)
“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.
8+ years of satellite communication systems
Working knowledge of simulation software like HFSS for antenna placement studies, antenna patter simulations, ray tracing simulations, and other RF studies.
Working knowledge of space environments and the process to space qualify a communication flight unit
“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 is $117,728-$172,667
Compensation range for on site WA applicants is $128,430-$188,364
Compensation range for on site CA applicants is $128,430-$188,364
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 U.S. as 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.
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
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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