Flight Software Engineering Opportunities - Advanced Development Programs - #390459

Blue Origin

Date: 08/19/2021 22:00 PM

City: Kent, Washington

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

We are a team with wide-ranging skillsets that value safety, problem-solving and diversity. These positions 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, you will contribute to the design of the flight software for future space vehicles. As part of a small, passionate, and accomplished team, you will be responsible for leading the team tasked with developing fault tolerant flight software responsible for the overall command and control of an autonomous space vehicle. This includes defining architectures and requirements, coordination of team activities, and leadership of development and verification planning. These positions will directly impact the history of space exploration, and your dedicated commitment and detailed attention will further the cause of safe and repeatable spaceflight. You will create and maintain drawing and diagrams for power distribution, system grounding and bonding

We are looking for engineers to apply their technical expertise, leadership skills, and commitment to quality to positively impact safe human spaceflight


  • Develop application software requirements in coordination with systems engineering and subsystem owners
  • Evaluate, decompose, and create requirements for safety-critical, real-time operating systems
  • Perform trade studies on platform software architecture and implementation
  • Author unit tests, documentation, and participate in code reviews
  • Guide the development and implementation of subsystem applications and fault management for various space vehicle
  • Support the vehicle Fault Management and Autonomy Lead to establish integrated vehicle autonomous behaviors, modes, and states
  • Coordinate the technical activities of the team developing vehicle and subsystem management applications
  • Oversee efforts to integrate application flight software components, create and run unit tests, validate on Hardware-in-the-Loop and simulation environments
  • Support the integrated product manager to identify and track program and technical risk, develop and maintain schedule, resource allocation, and budget
  • Define and implement software development best practices


  • B.S. degree in computer engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, aerospace, or related field, or equivalent experience
  • A breadth of understanding in software development concepts
  • Demonstrated experience in defining and/or verifying low-level software structure, inter process communication, and scheduling
  • Demonstrated software development skills in real-time embedded systems, particularly in C/C++
  • Experience in build automation, continuous integration, configuration management, verification, deployment of software
  • Strong debugging skills at the software/hardware boundary
  • Working knowledge of NPR 7150.2, DO-178, or other safety-critical software standard
  • 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


  • Successful Candidates typically have 0 to 10 years of software development experience
  • Experience in full life cycle software development of real-time embedded system, including system design and analysis, requirement capture and development, software implementation and verification, system integration, qualification, and releasing
  • Experience developing safety critical products utilizing NPR 7150.2, DO-178, or other safety-critical software standard
  • Experience with Embedded Linux or equivalent real time operating systems
  • Experience operating integrated hardware-in-the-loop lab environments
  • Experience working on avionics, satellite, or space flight systems

ITAR Requirements

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

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. For more information on “EEO Is the Law,” please see here and here

Affirmative Action and Disability Accommodation

Applicants wishing to view a copy 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 .

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