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SLD Systems Engineer II, Cargo Delivery Element, Lunar Permanence (R39068)

blueoriginllc · 26 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 a Systems Engineer in leading the Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) effort for the Cargo Delivery Element (CDE), reporting to the CDE Senior Manager. Your position will be focused on defining and modeling the system's logical, physical, and functional architecture, along with supporting the maturation of the system architecture model, including maturing in our mission phases, mission timeline, and the overall ConOps. As a Systems Engineer, you will also share in the team’s impact on various systems products, as well as represent the CDE in cross-functional trades and impact studies. These systems products developed provide Lunar Permanence lander vehicles with Cargo Accommodations products to enable unprecedented crew and mass to surface capabilities. You will also You will be expected to coordinate these requirements with the CDE Senior Manager, program systems engineering, and National Team partners. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and attention towards safe and reliable spaceflight.


You will work directly with NASA and our National Team Partners as part of the Human Landing System (HLS) Sustaining Lunar Development (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.


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!


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Lead the MBSE effort for the Cargo Delivery Element (CDE), including serving as the point of contact for the vehicle definition in the MK2 architecture model and the overall SLD program mission model.
  • Coordinate interfaces, functional architecture, timelines, and overall mission ConOps definition as it pertains to the MBSE modeling effort between the Blue Origin integrated product teams (IPTs) and National Team partners.
  • Support the team in the areas of requirements definition, validation, and verification, and integrate technical content from integration teams. 
  • Support system and lower-level requirements management, including change control, audits, and coordination with other teams. 
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to understand vehicle requirements and ensure strong, continued communications throughout the lifecycle of the mission. 
  • Apply a variety of technical principles and tools in Systems Engineering such as CONOPs development, requirements analysis, and interface definition 
  • Develop and coordinate systems products, with help from the CDE Senior Manager, that are delivered to the National Team partners.
  • Utilize good engineering and business judgement to ensure the most efficient and effective product is designed, manufactured, procured, tested, qualified, and delivered.
  • Work independently toward long-range objectives without appreciable direction and determine the technical objectives of assignments to develop approaches to solutions.
  • Perform technical work and provide technical leadership of the highest caliber.
  • Embody, promote, and coach the Blue Origin leadership principles.
  • 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.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Aerospace, Electrical, Mechanical, Physics, Systems Engineering or related technical subject area.
  • Experience in spacecraft (satellites, (un)crewed spacecraft, payloads, etc.) or aircraft (commercial, military) design.
  • General knowledge of overall systems engineering process and technical budgets. 
  • Experience regularly providing imaginative and detailed technical solutions to complex problems.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and graphical communication skills.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Cameo or a similar MBSE software/tool.
  • Experience with requirements tools such as JAMA, DOORS, or DOORS Next Generation.
  • Familiar with agile project management.


Compensation range for on site CO applicants is
$88,440$123,816 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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