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Reliability Engineer - Safety and Mission Assurance

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

Job Description:

DESCRIPTION: We are a diverse team of collaborators, doers, and problem-solvers who are relentlessly committed to a culture of safety. We 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 enable Blue Origin's vision of millions of people living and working in space to benefit Earth!As part of a small team of engineers, you will develop reliability engineering processes and products for the design of launch vehicles, spacecraft, and supporting systems. You must have a passion for human spaceflight and astronaut safety, and a capacity to work collaboratively or independently on sophisticated and exciting new problems.As a Reliability Engineer at Blue Origin, you will work with systems engineering teams to verify compliance with safety and reliability requirements including verification by analysis or test. The Safety and Mission Assurance team works on the full range of Blue Origin products and systems, from launch vehicles to spacecraft and landers. You will assess reliability allocations and trades, perform fault tree analysis, build reliability block diagrams, produce hazard analysis, and perform failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA/FMECA). Experience with electronics reliability predictions, and reliability test design are a bonus. You will help engineers identify areas of opportunity for design improvements, minimize risk, and increase the probability of mission success. If you enjoy being challenged, working on multiple aspects of large systems, and using all the tools in your belt to tackle real problems limiting access to human spaceflight, come join us!We are looking for someone to apply their technical expertise, leadership skills, and dedication to quality to positively impact safe human spaceflight. Passion for our mission and vision is required.QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of a B.S. degree in aerospace engineering or related field
  • Experience with performing reliability analyses including Failure Modes, Effects and Criticality Analyses (FMECA), and Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings, fluid schematics, and electrical circuit diagrams
  • Strong safety and mission assurance fundamentals
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills, and ability to communicate technical information to non-technical partners
  • Ability to form relationships with experts from varying engineering fields and provide constructive feedback about safety and reliability concerns
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to our inclusive culture.
  • 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 developing reliability models of spacecraft, launch site and/or launch vehicle systems
    • Experience with reliability/life test design (failure modes discovery, life demonstration, and screening), Weibull analysis and parameter estimation, stress-strength interference analyses, probability distribution estimation, reliability growth modeling, and probabilistic risk analysis
    • Experience with failure rate prediction for electrical components and circuit card assemblies (e.g., MIL-HDBK-217F, 217Plus, or similar)
    • Experience using scripting languages such as VBA and Python to automate processes and analyses
    • Experience with software such as WQS/Relex, Reliasoft, SAPHIRE, or similarExport 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

Keywords: Blue Origin, Reston , Reliability Engineer - Safety and Mission Assurance, Other , Reston, Virginia

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