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Director, Combustion Devices

Company: Blue Origin
Location: Kent
Posted on: October 14, 2020

Job Description:

As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will work with the Blue Engines engineering leadership and a diverse team deployed across a variety of engine development and sustainment programs. You will ensure that combustion devices products are delivered to meet program needs. You will work with the Engines Design Office to establish technical standards and develop process expectations. You will share best practices and lessons learned across the blue engines programs to continuously improve the combustion devices development processes, tools, and expertise of our amazing team. Additionally, you will perform technical evaluation assessment at various stages of product life cycle. In this role, you will assist the Blue Engines team with integration, coordination and planning, interfacing with program management and customers, and providing guidance to less experienced engineers on the team. You will guide and support combustion devices product development across all engine programs. 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* Formulate strategy to improve combustion devices capability maturity from engineering skills, processes, best practices and tools* Champion capability maturation initiatives with implementation plan to meet business needs* Ensure team performance, measure and manage organizational health* Recruitment, mentorship, and development of top engineering talent.* Responsible for employee life cycle and career development* Lead and establish technical processes within combustion devices across entire product life cycle: from component requirements definition, conceptual trades, design and development, component characterization, requirement validation, qualification and sustaining.* Monitor, document and improve product development processes and guide tailoring opportunities specific to program* Support risks assessment and mitigation plan for combustion devices* Participate as a non-advocate Subject Matter Expert (SME) for programs during reviews and failure investigations* Responsible for engineering design standards, checklists, and design analysis tools used by the team* Responsible for the allocation of engineering resources to Program* Accountable for the functional people performance and the alignment of their projects to program milestonesQualifications* Passion for Blue Origin's mission: Millions of people living and working in space!* B.S. degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering* 15+ years of experience in combustion devices design and development for Liquid Rocket Engine application* 5+ years of engineering leadership experience* Demonstrated ability to manage and optimize team resources, including teams on large, complex projects, including managing within budget constraints and schedule deadlines* Highly knowledgeable of combustion devices design and development processes* Demonstrated advanced knowledge of combustion devices in rocket engine system operations, validation process and risk management* Familiar with design for manufacturing, component testing and integrated engine system testing* Experience using Excel, Matlab, or other scripting language for analysis review and data presentation* Experience in project planning and successful execution of projects to cost and schedule targets* Excellent systems engineering and configuration management skills over the entire lifecycle of an aerospace product from concept development through certification and into operations and production.* Self-directed and balance several tasks at one time* Strong written and verbal communication skills; strength in teaming and collaboration in a diverse work environment, self-starter* 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 asylumDesired* Experience with failure investigations* Experience with multiple Liquid Rocket Engine Design and Development programs* Familiarity in combustion instability principles and mitigation approach in liquid rocket engines* Experience in space-rated ignition system* Experience supporting proposals and conceptual trade studies* Demonstrated ability to lead team through changes and formulate implementation plansBlue 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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