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Sr Manager, Spacecraft Operations - Advanced Development Programs

Company: Blue Origin
Location: Reston
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Job Description:

Our Flight Operations group is looking for someone to coordinate Spacecraft Operations development and execution across in-space programs. We are a hard-working team developing robotic and crewed missions that will impact the history of space exploration!Advanced Development Programs is responsible for all of Blue Origin's orbital and planetary flight systems, services, and products, including the Orbital Reef, Blue Moon commercial lunar lander, innovative spaceflight capabilities, and a wide range of concepts, proposals, and technology development projects for our product lines.As a Manager of the Spacecraft Operations Team in the Flight Operations group of the Flight Sciences section, you will be responsible for building and managing strategic technical capabilities essential to the operation of spacecraft with diverse concepts of operation. This team is comprised of experts in the following disciplines - Spacecraft Mission Concepts of Operations, Mission Planning, Operations Products (procedures, rules, limits, displays, etc.). The ideal candidate is someone who brings creative ideas, along with the persistence and passion to build a team from the ground up. Join us in enabling Blue Origin's vision of millions of people living and working in space to benefit earth - passion for our mission is required!Responsibilities:

  • Directly manage a team of 5-15 team members skilled in the disciplines mentioned above
  • Develop and manage the people, processes, and tools essential for best-in-class performance in these subject domains
  • Cultivate an evolving, rightsized workforce; oversee performance, merits, and promotions; shepherd team members' careers through coaching, opportunity matching, and technical development
  • Dedication to building a cohesive team through leadership, problem-solving skills, and strong listening and communications skills
  • Provide expertise, ensuring that your team's deliverables meet domain quality standards
  • Benchmark the team's work standards and tools with other Blue Origin business units and industry trends
  • Contribute in one or more of the technical areas mentioned above, providing support directly to programs within the business unit
  • Exemplify best practices, balanced technical judgment, and superior work ethicQualifications:
    • B.S. in Aerospace, Electrical, Computer Science, Systems, or related fields
    • 2+ years of experience managing technical teams and/or leading functional groups, with responsibility for technical quality of work delivered, and career management of employees
    • 8+ years of proven experience in spacecraft/crew operations
    • Experienced in configuration and product data management
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • 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.Desired:
      • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Systems, or Aerospace Engineering
      • Experience in development, implementation, and testing of mission and ground systems for aerospace vehicles
      • Experience working with Ground Software (e.g., Command & Control, Mission Planning, Flight Dynamics, Electronic Procedures, Software Simulators)
      • Experience in full development lifecycle of space systems' ground segments
      • Experience designing and evaluating operational readiness tests integrated with hardware-in-the-loop, and software-in-the-loop simulators
      • Experience with performing system safety analyses including Functional Hazard Assessments (FHA), Failure Modes, Effects and Criticality Analyses (FMECA), and Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)Equal Employment OpportunityBlue 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 AccommodationApplicants 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 EEOCompliance@blueorigin.com.The expected salary range for the position is displayed in accordance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act. Final agreed upon compensation is based upon individual qualifications and experience.Estimated salary wage (Colorado only):$162K-$271K
        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.
        Export Control RegulationsApplicants 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 OpportunityBlue 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 AccommodationApplicants 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 EEOCompliance@blueorigin.com.BenefitsEmployee 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

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