Power Test Engineer III – Lunar Permanence

Blue Origin, LLC

Seattle, WA

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!

This role is part of the Lunar Permanence business unit, which develops Blue Origin’s multiple Blue Moon lander product lines. To further Blue Origin's mission of having millions of people living and working in space, we are building sustainable infrastructure for our transport of crew and cargo from Earth to the lunar surface.

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 dedication 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 the Electrical Power System Test Engineer, you will integrate hardware, software, and local autonomy functionality of the integrated power system. This role is based on the Power System engineering team and will interface tightly with test engineering teams on multiple test beds.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:
  • Integration, verification, and validation of the Power system avionics.
  • Perform validation tests of power system hardware in a hardware in the loop (HIL) environment.
  • Define requirements and drive design decisions to meet mission objectives and satisfy requirements while balancing cost, schedule, and risk.
  • Plan integration of new hardware, software, and test stands to accommodate design iterations and/or new programs
  • Design, build, maintain, and resolve issues with test support equipment.
  • Integrate sensors, actuators, and algorithms together to produce a spaceflight ready application. This includes I/O transducers for displacement, rate, and acceleration, pressure and temperature sensors, servo and solenoid actuators, etc.
  • Integrate signal processing, control, or related algorithms to run efficiently on embedded platforms.
  • Coordinate with the HIL team to ensure verification plans meet system safety requirements for high power systems.
  • Participate in design for test/manufacture/cost (DFx) reviews and root-cause analysis of test discrepancies.
  • Optimally communicate development status, risks, and challenges to management.
  • Write cogent and succinct technical memos and devise innovative, intuitive, and fabulous ways to visualize quantitative information.
  • Embody, promote, and mentor the Blue Origin leadership principles.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • B.S. degree or equivalent experience in Aerospace, Electrical or Computer Engineering, Physics, or related technical fields
  • 5+ years of hands-on experience in software and/or hardware development, integration, systems engineering, testing experience, and supporting avionics or similarly broad integration
  • Experience reading and writing code in C/C++, MATLAB/Simulink, and auto coding
  • Experience with Apache Subversion or Git or similar revision control systems
  • Passion for hands on problem solving and avionics integration
  • Proven record of solving hardware/software problems in unfamiliar codebase/environment
  • Familiarity with Agile development
  • Familiarity with the principles, concepts, and methods of systems engineering such as concept development, requirement definition, design solution definition, design reviews, implementation, integration, verification and validation, qualification, commissioning, or operations
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment while regularly providing imaginative and detailed technical solutions to sophisticated problems
  • Excellent verbal, written, and graphical communication skills
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a 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.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • 8+ years of hands-on experience in software and/or hardware development, integration, systems engineering, testing experience, and supporting avionics or similarly broad integration
  • Experience with human-rated space vehicle development and verification
  • Experience developing and/or certifying DO-160, DO-178C, DO-254, and safety critical applications
  • Ability to quickly analyze issues with low voltage instrumentation and control systems, 4-20 mA signals, and thermocouples
  • Experience operating within a production configuration management environment

Compensation range for on site WA applicants is $136,800-$191,520

Other site ranges may differ

Inclusivity Statement

Don’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.

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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.


Benefits 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.

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