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Director, Combustion Devices

Company: Blue Origin LLC
Location: Kent
Posted on: September 12, 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 milestones

Qualifications

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 asylum

Desired

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 plans

Blue 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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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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