Component Test Engineer Sr

Blue Origin, LLC

Seattle, WA

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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.

As part of a diverse and hardworking team of engineers, you will be responsible for supporting the component testing and verification activities. You will coordinate component qualification and acceptance testing, review test setups, develop and improve processes, document results, and perform root cause failure analysis investigations. You will also work closely with the Dynamic Environments lead and Engines Program leadership to identify technical and programmatic risks and resolve them in a timely manner. You will work in a fast-paced environment and provide innovative solutions to challenging physics problems experienced in the demanding environments of rocket engines.

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

Don’t meet every single requirement? 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 qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.


  • Minimum of a B.S. degree in engineering, preferably mechanical or aerospace

  • Hands on test engineering experience in Aerospace or similar industry

  • Experience with sensors and instrumentation (pressure transducers, accelerometers etc.), data acquisition systems and signal processing

  • Ability to work effectively in teams

  • Ability to be self-directed and balance several tasks at one time. Conduct and/or oversee several test projects simultaneously to meet required schedule

  • Ability to communicate test and analysis results effectively

  • 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.


  • 8+ years’ experience in rocket engine or launch vehicle component development and testing

  • Strong technical fundamentals in propulsion, fluids, and structural dynamics

  • Familiarity with rocket engine hot fire testing and data collection using instrumentation such as accelerometers, pressure transducers, strain gages, load cells, and microphones.

  • Experience with environmental testing (proof, leak, vibration, thermal etc.) per SMC-S-016, MIL-STD-1540 or MIL-STD-810

  • Experience with post-test data review and analysis

  • Familiarity with Creo (Pro/E), Windchill

  • Excellent understanding of MATLAB

Export Control Regulations

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.

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. For more information on “EEO Is the Law,” please see here and here.

Blue Origin will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Washington Fair Chance Act, Los Angeles Fair Chance in Hiring Ordinance, and other applicable laws.

Affirmative Action and Disability Accommodation

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Employee Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, short and long-term disability and 401(k) with up to 5% company match.

Paid Time Off: Provides up to 4 weeks per year, in addition to 14 holidays