Propulsion Engineer – Turbomachinery ll

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!

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 commitment 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.

This role is part of the Blue Origin Engines business unit, where our focus is the design, development, manufacturing and testing of engines and propulsion systems. Built for multiple uses, our family of engines is powering the next generation of rockets for commercial, civil, national security and human spaceflight.

As part of a diverse and hardworking team of engineers you will be responsible for the hands-on design, development and testing of turbomachinery for various spaceflight systems. You will share in the team’s impact on all aspects of turbomachinery and rocket engine development and operation.

This includes individual contribution and leadership in the entire design cycle of turbomachinery from turbopump layouts to component design of pumps, turbines, shafts, housings, bearings, and seals, to the maturation of these components through development testing and flight operations.

You will need to use your turbomachinery knowledge to develop design definition, create engineering specifications, and collaborate in component manufacturing. You’ll be responsible for ensuring component performance and health through testing and design iterations, supporting hardware builds and guiding post-test data reviews. Ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment is essential.

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

  • Minimum of a B.S. degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering.
  • 2+ years’ experience with turbomachinery component design, development, fabrication, assembly, testing, or flight support.
  • Knowledge of hardware fabrication and quality control.
  • Experience in data analysis and non-conformance hardware dispositioning.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate on multi-disciplinary and cross-functional teams.
  • Solid conceptual understanding of turbomachinery hardware component design and manufacturing including turbines, impellers, housings, bearings, and seals.
  • M.S. or Ph.D. degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering.
  • Experience with castings, forgings, machined parts, and other advanced manufacturing techniques.
  • Significant experience dispositioning non-conforming turbomachinery component hardware and assemblies and working design for manufacturability and design for assembly improvement projects.
  • Experience with turbomachinery components specific to rocket engine applications.
  • Experience with cryogenic fluids and oxygen compatibility.

Compensation range for on site WA applicants is $89,820-$125,748

Compensation range for on site CA applicants is $89,820-$125,748

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.

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, 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.

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