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Lead Systems Engineer, Reusable Space Transportation Requirements Lead, Advanced Development Program

Company: Blue Origin
Location: Reston
Posted on: June 21, 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. Enabling this future requires more affordable, reliable, and available access to orbit. Reusability is key to all three goals. New Glenn's reusable first stage is our first step, but you help us achieve total reusability. Come join our team to help work on the hardest problems in rocketry.We are building the infrastructure to enable millions of people to live and work in space to benefit Earth.Our vision requires affordable, reliable, and available heavy-lift launch. Full reusability enables all three goals.New Glenn is just our first step. Come join us to shape what's next.This position resides within the Systems Engineering Section of the Advanced Development Programs business unit. As part of a hardworking team of diverse engineers, you guide the development the fully reusable next-generation New Glenn. You are responsible for standing up, leading, and working on the team to develop, justify, and decompose system- and subsystem-level requirements and the associated verification approach. That is, for the requirements & verification function of the program's Systems Engineering Management Plan.We are looking for someone to apply their technical expertise, leadership ability, and commitment to quality to help us reach the moon. Passion for our mission and vision is required!Responsibilities: -Be a technical lead of requirement development Develop and maintain the program's document and specification treeBe an advocate of streamlined standard methodologies and tools (e.g., DOORS Next Gen) to implement a program requirements and verification database that provides a single-source-of-truth requirements baseline.Develop linked, traceable, and justified requirement sets at all levels of program abstraction (e.g., system, subsystem, component).Partner with other organizations to foster external interface requirements and control models and documents. Develop internal interface requirements.Lead the interim assessment of requirements compliance for major design reviews (e.g. Preliminary Design Review, Critical Design Review)Lead the execution of System Requirements Reviews at all program levelsIdentify and maintain a set of Technical Performance MetricsParticipate in program review boards (e.g., Risk and Opportunity Management, Engineering Review, Change Control, etc.)Demonstrate excellence in requirements writing clear, justified, verifiable, minimal-yet-complete, requirements paired with a hardware- and demonstration-rich approach to verification.Work hand-in-hand with program management and the rest of the engineering team to push back on requirements to thoughtfully challenge the status quo and drive forward both Blue Origin and the industry.Define the program Standards Plan (e.g., design, construction, safety, environmental test, structural analysis, etc.)Contribute to trade studies and be an impartial advocate for the best solutions Act as a lead technical integrator and coordinate different functions including vendors and suppliers in support of the program goals Write, deploy, and ensure program compliance with applicable standards in all requirements domains, such as design, construction, and safety Work inter-dependently with other leaders to drive progress at the organizational level Mentor and educate junior Blue Origin employees on systems engineering processes and methods. Qualifications:Passion for our mission: Millions of people living and working in space!Minimum of a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or similarExperience working on rapid development teamsDeep understanding of Systems Engineering principles and practices such as requirements definition, requirements traceability, functional decomposition, and verification and validation.Excellent written and verbal communication skillsAbility to write, deploy, enforce, and continuously improve systems engineering processes as neededProven track record of training and mentoring junior engineers and providing technical guidance in an ambiguous environment Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusionMust 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:Successful candidates typically have:8+ years of practical experience in launch vehicle systems engineeringExperience in designing aero surface application for either high speed atmospheric flights or orbital reentry application -Experience in design application of either high speed atmospheric flights or orbital reentry solutions---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): $132K- $208KExport 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 holidaysSummaryLocation: Seattle, WA; Denver, CO; Phoenix, AZ; Los Angeles, CA; Reston, VAType:

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