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SLD Interfaces Lead, Systems Engineer II, Cargo Delivery Element - Lunar Permanence (R39105)

blueoriginllc · 21 days ago

At Blue Origin, we envision millions of people living and working in space for the benefit of Earth. We’re working to develop reusable, safe, and low-cost space vehicles and systems within a culture of safety, collaboration, and inclusion. Join our diverse team of problem solvers as we add new chapters to the history of spaceflight!  

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 diverse and hardworking team of engineers and designers, you will serve as the Interfaces Lead for the Cargo Delivery Element (CDE), reporting directly to the CDE Senior Manager. You will work to define inter-element, vehicle, and inter-module interfaces in support of the Sustaining Lunar Development (SLD) program life-cycle to ensure a successful verification, validation, and certification campaign of the CDE. The generation and ownership of program specification documentation, including interface requirements documents (IRDs) and interface control documents (ICDs), along with other systems engineering artifacts will be part of your everyday role. This work also includes shaping of requirements and interface definitions as they apply to other SLD elements that have a stake in the CDE and its mission architecture. You will provide Systems Engineering support for CDE-related integration and test activities, along with the associated verification and validation planning and processes, including overseeing those products delivered by the supporting National Team partners, to certify the CDE. You will be expected to direct and coordinate these interfaces with program systems engineering and external element teams. You will support the CDE team, including both systems engineers, configuration, and systems integrators, to implement such processes and strategies, that will provide Lunar Permanence lander vehicles with Cargo Accommodations products to enable unprecedented crew and mass to surface capabilities.


As the Interfaces Lead, you will work directly with NASA and our National Team Partners and Human-class Cargo providers as part of the Human Landing System (HLS) SLD program. You will play a key role in developing the Lunar Permanence system that will return humans to the Moon and extend human presence permanently beyond the bounds of Earth.


This role is part of the Lunar Permanence business unit, which develops Blue Origin’s multiple Blue Moon lander product lines. To further Blue Origin's mission of having millions of people living and working in space, we are building sustainable infrastructure for our transport of crew and cargo from Earth to the lunar surface. 


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!


Special Mentions

  • Relocation provided
  • Travel expected up to 25% of the time
  • Interviews will include a technical assessment


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Lead in the creation, definition, technical maturation, and control of all interfaces within the Cargo Delivery Element (CDE), along with those interfaces across mating vehicles and elements part of the SLD mission architecture.
  • Author interface documents, including IRDs and associated ICDs, to support in the maturation of the system design and its associated subsystems. This includes working directly with National Team partners, both technical and logistically for configuration control, to support the generation of the required artifacts and deliverables.
  • Work with multiple partners to define system-level interfaces that cross element boundaries.
  • Develop interface and functional block diagrams to support in the functional allocation and interface definition across the element, system, and subsystem levels.
  • Develop program-level verification and validation activity definition including system-level verification and validation events and integration of element-level events.
  • Support system-level verification closure products in support of interface definition, including associated documentation and data packages.
  • Provide management with open work details and metrics for tracking closure plans on remaining interface definition work.
  • Support system and lower-level interface definition and management, including change control, audits, and coordination with other teams. 
  • Coordinate interface definition collaborations and meetings, both across the integrated product teams (IPTs) and National Team partners.
  • During system engineering reviews of requirement development, decomposition, and allocation activities (requirements traceability), apply definition of customer needs, integration, requirements definition, verification and validation planning, and requirements management.
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to understand vehicle requirements and ensure strong, continued communications throughout the lifecycle of the mission.
  • Support engineering with the generation and delivery of technical products as they relate to interface definition, integration, test, verification, validation, and certification.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Aerospace, Electrical, Mechanical, Physics, Systems Engineering or related technical subject area.
  • Experience of 3+ years working in areas associated with requirements definitions and/or interface definition in aerospace or other applicable industries.
  • Experience with defining and managing interfaces, interface requirements documents (IRDs), and interface agreements (e.g., ICDs) across single and multiple systems.
  • Proven technical leadership and project management skills in highly multi-functional roles.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • 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.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of applicable experience in space or launch systems requirements management, design, analysis, testing, and associated verification and validation activities.
  • Experience with requirements and V&V tracking tools, preferably using JAMA.
  • Experience with Model Based System Engineering approaches.
  • Experience operating on an Agile team.
  • Experience with NASA design and certifications standards for human spaceflight.
  • Experience supporting/leading in the certification efforts on a Government-customer human-rated commercial spacecraft, satellite, or launch vehicle program.
  • Experience working with a variety of customers with demanding and complex design requirements sets.
Compensation range for on site WA applicants is
$146,644.50$205,302.30 USD

Inclusivity Statement

Don’t meet all desired requirements? Studies have shown that some people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single desired 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 desired qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.


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.



Benefits include:  Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, paid parental leave, short and long-term disability, 401(k) with a company match of up to 5%, and an Education Support Program.

Paid Time Off:  Up to four (4) weeks per year based on weekly scheduled hours, and up to 14 company-paid holidays.

Discretionary bonus: Bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results.

Eligibility for benefits varies by role type, please check with your recruiter for a comprehensive list of the benefits available for this role.


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, including the Washington Fair Chance Act, the California Fair Chance Act, the Los Angeles Fair Chance in Hiring Ordinance, and other applicable laws. For more information on “EEO Is the Law,” please see here.


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Last updated on Feb 5, 2024

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