Senior Engine Avionics Architect

Blue Origin Kent , WA 98031

Posted 2 months ago

As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will help design and develop engine controls and avionics that meet Blue Origin's launch vehicle program requirements for various spaceflight systems. You will contribute to engine avionics design and development by defining system, hardware and software architectures that meet program requirements while enabling re-use at an appropriate level. This individual will also support the definition of best practices, processes, lessons learned and serve as a leader within the Engine Avionics organization. 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:

  • Lead and Support trade studies to select the right technical architectures for the engine avionics organization

  • Develop long term roadmaps for system/software/hardware architectures that supports program, business and technical needs

  • Define processes and best practices that enable a systems engineering driven process for avionics development

  • Lead and support peer reviews of technical solutions

  • Lead technical evaluation committee reviews for major program milestones (SRR, PDR, CDR, etc) for BE-7, BE-4, BE-3U and BE-3PM engine avionics/controls programs.

  • Support teams in technical program execution including but not limited to being an individual contributor when called upon.

  • Ensure engine avionics sub-system development programs adhere to software and hardware safety standards such as DO-178C.

  • Work with other internal organizations to collect, develop, and share best practices, lessons learned, engine avionics roadmaps, development tools and other relevant technical material that benefits Team Blue.

  • Collaborate with suppliers, supply chain and manufacturing to evaluate component parts and sub-assemblies that address roadmap and program needs. Additionally, will make recommendations and help ensure long term availability of critical parts used on engine avionics products/systems.

  • Establish and maintain software and hardware design standards that work well for engine avionics development.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a B.S. degree in electrical, computer engineering, or aerospace engineering and 10+ years of experience in complex embedded systems development (software and hardware)

  • A strong background in aerospace hardware/electronics and/or software development

  • Experience with DO-178C development programs

  • Excellent understanding of numerical methods

  • Ability to work effectively in teams

  • Ability to determine the right level of technical re-use that is achievable with ability to collaborate with teams to help them make the right technical architectural decisions without forcing commonality

  • Ability to be self-directed and balance several tasks at one time

  • Ability to communicate analysis results effectively

  • 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

  • Experience with systems engineering

  • Experience with engine controls within aerospace industry

  • Proficient in programming languages (C, C++, MATLAB, Simulink), familiarity with embedded operating systems, and experience in hardware/software/system development and integration.

  • Master's Degree (M.S.) or higher in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, or related field

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.

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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