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Fault Management and System Autonomy Engineer - Advanced Development Programs

Company: Blue Origin
Location: Reston
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

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.This position will report to the Systems Engineering Section inside of the Advanced Development Programs business unit. As part of a hardworking team of diverse engineers, you will focus on fault management and system autonomy processes, products, and analyses during all mission phases. You'll work with fault protection and system autonomy requirements development, validation, and verification efforts and you will share in the team's impact on all aspects of systems engineering. The position requires strong collaboration within and across the program. In a fast-paced and evolving environment, you will contribute to innovative solutions while demonstrating personal leadership, technical competence and judgement, and demonstration of the highest technical standards.We're looking for someone to apply their technical expertise, leadership skills, and commitment to quality to join our team and positively impact safe human spaceflight. Passion for our mission and vision is required. If you're excited by providing near-term value, solving novel problems, learning about interesting topics, and completing challenging activities, please apply!Responsibilities:

  • Establish and control fault management architectures including design principles and requirements
  • Define redundancy architecture, including cross-strapping and fault containment regions for integrated systems
  • Architect, design, and analyze autonomous behaviors, modes, and states
  • Direct engineering activities including Failure Modes Effects and Criticality Analyses (FMECA), Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), Functional Hazard Analyses (FHAs), Probabilistic Risk Assessments (PRA), reliability analyses, and developing mitigation plans
  • Plan and execute integrated system Fault Management and Autonomy Verification and Validation programs
  • Monitor and approve fault management and autonomy design, development, and test
  • Mentor and provide technical guidance to other engineers across the program and companyQualifications:
    • B.S. in aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, physics or related technical discipline
    • Demonstrated experience with fault-tolerance strategies and architectures for safety and mission critical systems
    • Experience with autonomous system design, analysis, and test
    • Experience with the full lifecycle development of aerospace systems, including requirement definition, design solution definition, implementation, integration, verification and validation, qualification, commissioning, and operation
    • First principles knowledge of all major spacecraft subsystems
    • Experience defining and performing complex trade studies
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast paced, dynamic work environment
    • 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 (but not required):
      • M.S. or PhD in aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or related technical discipline
      • Successful candidates will typically have 5+ years of relevant experience with several years spent participating or leading a complex, multi-disciplinary team
      • Experience with design, development, and certification of human spaceflight systems, avionics system architectures and designs, and radiation environments/effects
      • Experience with logical and physical architecture definition and decomposition
      • Experience with hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) and software-in-the-loop (SIL) testingExport 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 and .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 .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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