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Senior New Shepard Mission Manager

Company: Blue Origin LLC
Location: Kent
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

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. Blue Origin's vision is a future where millions of people are living and working in space. New Shepard is the first step in achieving this vision through the operation of a reusable suborbital rocket system designed to take astronauts and payloads into space and return them safely to Earth. As a New Shepard Mission Manager, you will be part of a small, passionate, and accomplished team of experts responsible for the planning and execution of payload, test, and astronaut launch operations. Ownership begins at planning the assigned mission with all involved teams and continues through mission execution and completion of the post flight data review and after-action reports. The job is primarily based in Kent, WA with routine travel to the Texas launch site.-- Additional responsibilities may be assigned as the program continues to mature and may include:

  • Coordinate with stakeholders to set mission objectives for payload, astronaut, and test missions
  • Coordinate with customer and media teams to evaluate and accommodate mission specific requests
  • Develop, manage, and oversee the execution of the mission integrated master schedule
  • Provide on site launch operations support in Texas as required
  • Ensure clear, consistent, and routine stakeholder communications
  • Prepare and present mission status updates to senior management and program directors
  • Review all proposed work to determine if it is executable within the mission timeline; mission critical and safety of flight items will be the highest priority
  • Schedule, execute, and follow up on all major flight planning, readiness, and close out reviews
  • Track and ensure completion of all deliverables by set deadlines for the mission
  • Coordinate with stakeholders to manage mission risk per our established risk management plan
  • Coordinate with all teams to ensure mission readiness (launch crew training, certifications, procedures, maintenance & upgrades, engineering evaluations, risk mitigations, etc.)
  • Ensure all required licenses and certifications are submitted, tracked, and obtained prior to the mission (i.e., FAA, FCC, etc.)
  • Continue to develop and refine the New Shepard mission management program and processes 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! Qualifications:
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • 3+ years of technical project management experience
    • 5+ years of experience working with complex engineering systems or vehicles
    • Ability to travel up to 25% of time
    • Experience working with and leading cross-functional teams in a diverse work environment
    • 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.
    • Willingness to both learn and help build out a routine and sustainable program
    • MBA and/or Project Management Certification (PMP/Certified Project Manager)
    • Familiarity with P6, MS Project, JIRA, or other scheduling and project management software
    • Experience with the maintenance or operation of human rated launch vehicles or spacecraft To conform to U.S. Government commercial space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), 8 U.S.C. -- 1324b(a)(3), applicants for employment at Blue Origin must be a U.S. citizen or national, lawfully admitted for permanent residence into the U.S. (i.e. current green card holder), or lawfully admitted as a refugee or granted asylum under 8 U.S.C. -- 1157-1158. Learn more about the ITAR--here .-- Blue Origin is proud to be an Equal Opportunity 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 . Affirmative Action and Disability Accommodation Blue Origin is committed to taking affirmative steps to promote the employment and advancement of minorities, women, protected veterans, and persons with disabilities in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, and federal executive orders. Applicants who wish to view the available portion of Blue Origin's Affirmative Action Plans, or applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application and/or interview process, please contact us at EEOCompliance@blueorigin.com . Posted 16 Days Ago R6663 About Us Blue Origin was founded with a vision to enable a future where millions of people are living and working in space to benefit Earth. In order to preserve Earth, Blue Origin believes in the need to enable humanity to expand, explore, find new energy and material resources, and move industries that stress Earth into space. Blue Origin believes it has an important role in building a road to space and lowering the cost of getting there. At Blue Origin, we're working on this today by developing fully reusable launch vehicles and systems that are safe, reliable and affordable. Every launch vehicle is designed for human spaceflight from the beginning and able to ferry payloads to space.

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