SLD Structural Analyst (Fluids Focused) – Lunar Transportation

Blue Origin, LLC

Seattle, WA

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 hardworking multifunctional team of diverse engineers you will perform structural analysis on pressurized components for Lunar Transportation vehicles. You will provide expert guidance on structural design and quantify performance over a variety of environments. You will provide structural design analysis and design feedback that will be used to verify requirements and optimize performance. This role will cover a variety of structural analysis of fluid systems hardware and secondary structure. Your analysis and recommendations will shape the products that will be landing on the moon!

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!

You will work directly with NASA and our National Team Partners as part of the Human Landing System (HLS) Sustaining Lunar Development (SLD) program. You will play a key role in developing the Lunar Transportation system that will return humans to the Moon and extend human presence permanently beyond the bounds of Earth.


  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, or equivalent
  • 5 years of relevant experience with the structural analysis of pressurized components and systems including tubing/piping, pressure vessels, and valves
  • Experience in the use of FEA analysis tools (ANSYS preferred) and the validation of structural analysis models
  • Familiar with 3D CAD tools (Creo preferred)
  • Experience with a wide variety of manufacturing methods, material selection, testing, characterization & allowable development
  • Experience analyzing components in high vibration environments
  • Experience with classical hand calculations for stress analysis based on common aerospace reference materials (Shigley, Bruhn, Roark etc.)
  • 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.


  • Proficient with one or more of the following analysis codes: Ansys, Nastran, Abaqus, LS-Dyna, Optistruct
  • Design experience to provide feedback for design iteration and optimization
  • Experience with cryogenic and elevated temperature systems and the applicable analysis approaches
  • Experience with fatigue analysis and linear-elastic fracture mechanics (hand calculations, NASGRO, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of metallic and composite overwrapped pressure vessels (COPVs)
  • Demonstrated process automation experience using scripting (VBA, MATLAB, Python, Fortran, etc.)

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single 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.

Compensation range for on site CO applicants is $82,335-$120,758

Compensation range for on site WA applicants is $89,820-$131,736

Compensation range for on site CA applicants is $89,820-$131,736

Other site ranges may differ

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, paid parental leave (must be employed at time of birth or adoption), short and long-term disability, 401(k) with a company match of up to 5%, and an Education Support Program available after 1 year of service.

Paid Time Off: Up to four (4) weeks per year based on weekly scheduled hours, and up to 14 company-paid holidays for all regular employees (including part-time), fixed-term, and interns.

Discretionary bonus: Employees may be eligible for discretionary bonuses in addition to base pay. Bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results.