Payload Integration Manager

Blue Origin Kent , WA 98031

Posted 3 weeks ago

Description:

As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will work on managing and integrating customer payloads on the New Shepard system. You will share in the team's impact on successful payload customer missions. You will also support payload system definition and customer experience definition. Your activities may include efforts in risk management, payload integration, engineering assessment of customer payloads, launch operations, proposals, test planning, mass properties, project management, and configuration and data management. This position is an individual contributor role. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan, manage, and execute the scheduled development of customer payload integration into the New Shepard system

  • Lead payload customer interface, safety, and integration reviews

  • Participate in process improvement initiatives for payload management and integration

  • Lead customer payload integration and payload mission operations

  • Execute safety and mission assurance processes

  • Analyze payloads and develop mission manifests for New Shepard (mass, thermal, and power budgets and accessibility)

  • Support the development and maintenance of New Shepard payload documentation

  • Carry out systems engineering activities in accordance with system engineering standards and practices, tailoring required processes to complete tasks assigned for the payload systems

  • Provide technical support to payload sales and help shape future New Shepard payload offerings

  • Participate in gated reviews for payload hardware, software, and customer experience

  • Develop and mature Concept of Operations documents and procedures for use during launch operations

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a B.S. degree in engineering or other technical field

  • 3+ years system development and/or integration experience preferably with aerospace hardware

  • Good communication skills, ability to work effectively in teams, and good execution and coordination skills

  • Experience in a customer-facing role

  • Experience managing projects of varying sizes

  • Must be able to support travel 10% of the time

  • 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:

  • Systems engineering experience academic training, on-the-job training, and/or experience performing a systems engineering role

  • Experience developing requirements

  • Experience with systems engineering tools such as DOORS

  • Experience with microgravity science experiments, orbital vehicles, or other space based projects

  • Launch operations or flight operations experience

  • Understanding of university research processes and methods

  • Exposure to AS9100/ISO 9001

  • Exposure to ITAR and export compliance

  • Experience working with safety and mission assurance processes

  • Avionics hardware and/or software development, testing, or operational experience

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a US Government security clearance, for which the US Government requires US citizenship

  • Experience working with universities, government agencies, or commercial customers

Blue Origin offers a phenomenal work environment and awesome culture with competitive compensation, benefits, 401K, and relocation.

Blue Origin is an equal opportunity employer. In addition to EEO being the law, it is a policy that is fully consistent with Blue's principles. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, pregnancy or age. Blue Origin prohibits any form of workplace harassment.


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