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Senior Manager of the ECLSS or Human Systems Team - Advanced Development Programs

Company: Blue Origin LLC
Location: Seattle
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Remote work may be considered for candidates in the Houston, TX area. 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 Manager of a hardworking team of diverse engineers, you will cultivate and manage individual technical capabilities for various spaceflight systems. You will share in the team's impact on all aspects of mission and project development success within Advance Development Programs, and all of Blue Origin's orbital and planetary flight systems, services, and products, proposals, and development projects. You will be both an individual contributor to the design and success of these programs, as well as an advocate for the career growth of your direct reports.Team Manager positions are technical engineering roles that also provide management functions. ADP has a matrix organization: Groups and Teams consist of subject matter experts that staff projects led by Product managers (who direct project budgets, schedules, SOWs, and deliverables). As the ECLSS or Human Systems Team Manager, you will help hire and directly manage a Capabilities team of 5 - 10 subject matter experts. You will support the people, processes, and tools essential for exemplary performance in the respective subject domains of life support systems or human systems integration. Our human systems team consists of both Crew Systems and EVA activities.Once you fully staff your team, you will spend a good portion of your time as a technical contributor providing technical expertise and engineering support directly to one or more product teams. In this capacity, you will be responsible for exemplifying best practices, balanced technical judgment, and superior work ethic. You will support conceptual studies, technology research and development projects, proposals, and Blue product development. This role is seeking strong technical depth in heat and mass transfer, fluid systems, environmental control and life support or Crew Systems/EVA technologies, the technology development product lifecycle, and experience with transition to flight hardware.In addition, as a Team Manager reporting to the Group Manager, you will be responsible for cultivating an evolving, rightsized workforce; overseeing performance, merits, and promotions; shepherding team members careers through coaching, opportunity matching, and technical development; overseeing negotiation of their deployment onto multiple programs and reconciling demand conflicts; benchmarking their work standards and tools with other Blue Origin business units and with industry trends; and assuring that the Team's work products meet domain quality standards.This position requires your dedication to both excellent capabilities management and excellent technical leadership, two foundations of ADP success. You will therefore directly impact company performance and in turn, the history of space exploration as we build a future where millions of people live and work in space.Responsibilities:

  • Add senior technical value directly to ADP projects and provide technical leadership of the highest caliber:
    • Exemplify conduct for your Team's members
    • Lead technology development efforts including project development, design/build/test cycles, and documentation and reporting
    • Apply expertise in life support systems or Crew Systems/EVA to develop cutting edge and cost-effective solutions for Blue missions.
    • Identify and trade technology solutions, support vehicle-level trade studies, provide expert recommendations and technical feasibility evaluation
    • Perform analyses ranging from scoping calculations to detailed assessments of technologies and systems relevant to life support and/or human systems
    • Support proposal development and business development activities
    • Supply people, processes, and tools needed to meet the demand signals specified by project and program managers. Negotiate Statements of Work, time commitments, and resolve conflicts with the respective product managers, support recruiting and hiring efforts.
    • Manage your direct reports' professional development (e.g., hiring, performance reviews, compensation and promotion management, routine one-on-one development conversations) and coach them on performance.
      • Ensure staff are properly trained, including to operate within the Blue Origin safety culture
      • Obtain performance feedback for employees from the product managers they have worked for in the evaluation period
      • Proactively counsel your employees' career growth, by understanding their unique goals, capabilities, and experience and matching against current and future needs.
      • Facilitate development opportunities for your employees to align with ADP product needs, advance the capabilities of the Group's community of practice, and increase employee satisfaction.
      • Conduct Team meetings and provide flow-down communications from upper management and relevant announcements.
      • Organize the Team and assure access to necessary resources is maintained:
        • Set and prioritize Team goals and develop and maintain team performance metrics
        • Manage the Team's labor and non-labor budget for Design Engineering activities
        • Coordinate access to key technical resources, software, models, and analysis tools needed, and processes for capturing staff best practices
        • Coordinate and integrate with like capability groups and expertise across the companyQualifications:
          • Minimum BS Degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, or related Engineering field.
          • 2+ years of demonstrated experience managing technical teams and/or leading functional teams, with responsibility for technical quality of work delivered, and career management of employees
          • 6+ years of industry technical experience in system formulation, research and development, and/or operations applied to spacecraft systems and environments, human systems, and project leadership throughout the hardware life cycle process.
          • 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.
          • Good foundation in heat and mass transfer, fluids, thermodynamics
          • Experience in applied research and familiarity with technology development cycle
          • Strong analysis skills: able to perform analyses ranging from scoping calculations to detailed design studies
          • Ability to evaluate concept feasibility within the context of system and mission requirements
          • Experience leading and managing technical project(s)
          • Demonstrated ability to learn
          • Comfortable working on small, focused teams
          • Understanding of organizational structure and dynamics
          • Ability to advocate and mediate as needed for and with team members
          • Excellent communication skillsDesired:
            • MS in Mechanical, Aerospace, or related Engineering or Scientific field.
            • Deep understanding of existing spacecraft life support and/or human systems
            • Strong in mechanical design and relevant design tools
            • Experience with proposal development
            • Experience with mathematical model development
            • Experience with flight experiment development and qualification
            • Understanding of hardware fabrication processes and methods
            • Strong in experimental methods
            • Experience with design/build/test project methodology
            • Experience with MATLAB, Python, or similar coding languageThe 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): -$154K- $258KExport 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 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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