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Software Engineer II - New Shepard

Company: Blue Origin
Location: Seattle
Posted on: July 2, 2024

Job Description:

At Blue Origin, we envision millions of people living and working in space for the benefit of Earth. We're working to develop reusable, safe, and low-cost space vehicles and systems within a culture of safety, collaboration, and inclusion. Join our diverse team of problem solvers as we add new chapters to the history of spaceflight!OverviewThis role is part of the New Shepard program. New Shepard is a reusable suborbital rocket system designed to take astronauts and research payloads past the Karman line - the internationally recognized boundary of space. Through operational reusability, New Shepard supports our mission of lowering the cost of access to space.We are looking for a skilled, motivated engineer, to help us build large scale test systems that enables human spaceflight as part of the NS HIL (hardware-in-the-loop) team. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention toward safe and repeatable human spaceflight. This is an individual contributor position open to be filled in our Kent, WA location.We value people who are ready to learn new things, beginning on the first day. We're looking for a teammate who will be committed, careful, and passionate about ensuring safe and reliable human spaceflight. We are a growing team and seek technical, initiative taking, motivated engineers who desire to help us grow.Responsibilities

  • Develop test infrastructure software a to enable robust, real-time, safety-critical software systems
  • Support development, verification, and maintenance of large-scale automated test systems used to verify flight and ground software.
  • Provide contribution towards software development and integration testing efforts to integrate software components, create and run unit tests, and diagnose/troubleshoot software/hardware issues in an integrated system environment.
  • Contribute to production of technical documentation for software architecture, design, verification plans.
  • Provide input to project managers to help plan, track progress and adjust scope to meet goals in agile operating rhythm.
  • Adapt software DevOps technologies to solve software automation problems.
  • Promote deployment of common & streamlined process/procedures across software organization.
  • Work with product owner and scrum master to support sprint planning and backlog grooming sessions.Minimum Qualifications
    • Minimum of a B.S. degree in electrical engineering, or related field.
    • 2+ years of relevant experience.
    • Software development skills, particularly in C/C++, and Python.
    • Experience with a Unix-like operating system (Linux, BSD, etc.) command-line interface and shell scripting.
    • Strong understanding of software engineering principles.
    • Proficient in the use of standard electronic lab test and troubleshooting equipment.
    • Project management fundamentals, including planning, tracking progress, and adjusting scope to meet goals.
    • The ability to quickly absorb information in an unfamiliar domain and translate it into software.
    • Experience working in an engineering software team with a diverse user base.
    • An internal drive to deliver high-quality results with the ability to seek out requirements and propose solutions.
    • Solid communication skills; open to the opinions of others and willing to own and correct mistakes.
    • Working knowledge of configuration management and source code management systems.
    • 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.
    • Have an ability to take technical ownership, step in to help team members as needed, collaborate with team members to identify and fix technical problems.Preferred Qualifications
      • 4+ years of relevant experience.
      • M.S degree in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, or related field
      • Experience with Windows, Linux, Jenkins, compiler tool-chains, database systems, scripting languages and UX design.
      • Working knowledge of using software DevOps technologies to solve software automation problems.
      • Experience with desktop applications, real-time embedded applications, and safety-critical software development, such as DO-178.
      • Experience with and understanding of computer networking systems and protocols.
      • Experience with writing software with hard real-time requirements.
      • Experience with data acquisition systems and measurement theory.
      • Experience with application performance monitoring and analysis.
      • Experience with instrumentation and control systems.
      • Experience with space vehicle launch operations.
      • Matlab and Simulink experience.
      • Experience debugging low-level (platform and driver) code.
      • Experience debugging auto-generated code.Special Mentions
        • Relocation provided.
        • Travel not expected for this role.Compensation range for on site WA applicants is $115,290-$161,406Other site ranges may differApplications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the requisition is closed.Inclusivity StatementDon't meet all desired requirements? Studies have shown that some people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single desired qualification. At Blue Origin, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every desired qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.Export 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.BenefitsBenefits include: Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, paid parental leave, short and long-term disability, 401(k) with a company match of up to 5%, and an Education Support Program.Paid Time Off: Up to four (4) weeks per year based on weekly scheduled hours, and up to 14 company-paid holidays.Discretionary bonus: Bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results.Eligibility for benefits varies by role type, please check with your recruiter for a comprehensive list of the benefits available for this role.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, including the Washington Fair Chance Act, the California Fair Chance Act, the Los Angeles Fair Chance in Hiring Ordinance, and other applicable laws. For more information on "EEO Is the Law," please see here.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 Applicant Privacy NoticeIf you are a California resident, please reference the CA Applicant Privacy Notice here.

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