Senior Launch Operations and Range Engineer Kent, WA
As part of a small, passionate, and accomplished team of
experts, you will be responsible for coordinating and maintaining a
safe and efficient range environment for flying the New Shepard
suborbital space vehicle. You will coordinate cross-functionally
within Blue Origin and with civilian and military air traffic
management, neighboring test facilities, communication agencies,
and Federal authorities in managing the flight safety of the New
Shepard launch system. Portions of this role will involve a
developed understanding of the vehicle’s engineering design and
performance, all in an effort to improve and maintain a human
qualified space launch operation. Specific engineering judgement is
necessary for management of range safety with close regulatory
agency coordination. The job will be based in Kent with routine
travel to the launch site in Texas. This position will directly
impact the history of space exploration and will require your
dedicated commitment to and detailed attention towards safe and
Define and implement processes or programs for on-site
logistical coordination of launch operations, including personnel
accountability, facility integration, and Health and Safety
Develop processes and procedures to ensure emergency response
preparedness for all launch operations activities, coordinating
extensively with internal and external entities.
Range logistical coordination including de-conflicting
operations with neighboring test facilities, monitoring and
assuring compliance with all issued federal launch licenses, and
air traffic coordination.
Support FAA licensing of reusable launch vehicles and operations
by ensuring continuing accuracy and on time reporting of
deliverables in support of all licensed activities. Ensure
intended/planned operations are in compliance with issued
Frequency management and FCC licensing of vehicles and
Serve as a liaison for Blue Origin to a variety of regulatory
agencies and works with external entities to continuously improve
operations in support of Blue Origin goals
Support HAZOPs or similar system safety analyses related to the
Opportunities to expand responsibilities into Flight Operations
for Range or Safety.
Additional responsibilities may be assigned depending on
individual experience and qualifications.
Minimum of a B.S. in a technical field
8+ years’ experience working in aerospace launch or flight test
Experience coordinating logistics in an operational
Exceptional organizational and analytical skills and a proven
ability to drive complex projects with many and diverse
Ability to work independently without significant oversight and
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.
Experience in a flight operations environment as a data monitor,
test conductor, or controller.
Experience coordinating flight or launch licenses.
Experience with FAA Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV) licensing and
non-federal test range administration.
Experience solving design problems related to range integration
(RF, Optics, etc.).
Background in Operating & Emergency Procedure development.
Background in range scheduling or flight dispatch
Experience using Flight Safety & Risk Analysis tools.
Blue Origin offers a phenomenal work environment and awesome
culture with competitive compensation, benefits, 401K, and
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
Posted 8 Days Ago
About Us Blue Origin is empowered by a vision where millions of
people are living and working in space. To achieve our vision, we
are developing reusable rocket engines and launch vehicles that
will dramatically lower the cost of access to space. Driven by our
motto, Gradatim Ferociter or “step by step, ferociously,” our
incremental approach builds upon each success as we develop
ground-breaking spaceflight systems. We don’t just build rockets—we
build a culture around methodical innovation and exploration.