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Software Systems Engineer - Advanced Development Programs

Company: Blue Origin
Location: Seattle
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

As part of a small team you'll support the development, integration, verification, validation and execution of flight software for the Space Destinations Program. We're looking for a systems engineer with excellent experience in control systems methodologies and/or methods for verifying and validating safety critical software. You'll be able to influence system-level aspects of the software design, ensuring that we're building a streamlined and verifiable software solution. A successful candidate has the skills to work at a system level as well as dive into technical areas to resolve issues as they arise.

This role reports to the Systems Engineering Capability Section of Advanced Development Programs and directly supports the Space Destinations Program. Blue Origin is self-funding rapid development of multiple in-space flight systems - over a range of sizes, propellant types, and technical challenge. Our versatile spacecraft will serve a wide variety of customers and missions, starting in just three years. A hardware-rich prototyping approach allows rapid design/build iteration. On these unique programs, you will experience the full lifecycle from formulation to flight in a short time, while achieving historic milestones.

We are looking for someone to apply their technical expertise, leadership skills, and commitment to quality to positively impact safe spaceflight. Passion for our mission and vision is required!


  • Minimum of a B.S. degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Aerospace engineering or related technical discipline
  • Relevant experience with software and/or control systems
  • Experience with software requirement engineering
  • Experience with software test planning
  • Experience with software test procedure and test cases development
  • Experience with formal qualification testing
  • Experience with software test automation
  • Highly knowledgeable of systems engineering practices in mission/safety critical systems
  • Experience in the full lifecycle development of aerospace systems, including requirement definition, design solution definition, implementation, integration, verification and validation, qualification, commissioning, and operation
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Support up to 10% domestic travel to engage key partners and support training
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and strengthen our 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:
    • Successful candidates will typically have 5+ years of systems development and project management experience
    • M.S. or PhD in computer science, aerospace engineering, electrical engineering, or related technical discipline
    • Experience with requirements development/management tools; DOORS, DOORS Next Gen and lifecycle management (PLM) and/or data, Windchill
    • Experience with collaboration tools such as Confluence and JIRA
    • Demonstrated experience with MATLAB and Simulink and auto-coding methods
    • Experience developing software in C / C++ and Python
    • Hands-on experience with embedded software testing, test development, and certification
    • Experience with aerospace vehicles and model-based design (MBD) methodologies leading to certification of human spaceflight systems
    • Strong understanding of aerospace safety-critical systems development

      Compensation range for on site CO applicants is $123,750-$181,500

      Compensation range for on site WA applicants is $135,000-$198,000

      Compensation range for on site CA applicants is $135,000-$198,000

      Other site ranges may differ

      Export Control Regulations

      Applicants 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 Opportunity

      Blue 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 Accommodation

      Applicants 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


      Employee 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

      Discretionary bonus programs

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