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Avionics Software Engineer III - New Shepard

Company: Blue Origin
Location: Denver
Posted on: July 9, 2024

Job Description:

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!This role is part of the New Shepard program. New Shepard is a reusable suborbital rocket system designed to take astronauts and research payloads past the Karman line - the internationally recognized boundary of space. Through operational reusability, New Shepard supports our mission of lowering the cost of access to space.As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will be responsible for designing, building and continuously improving New Shepard's avionics software stack. Your role will focus on design, development, integration and testing efforts of this safety-critical system. This is a hands-on role and will require active participation throughout the development life-cycle. The ideal candidate will quickly achieve a high level of proficiency in the system / software architecture as well as Blue Origin's engineering process. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention toward safe and repeatable spaceflight.Responsibilities

  • Participate in software design, development, verification, validation, and integration efforts for our Propulsion Module, Crew Capsule, and Launch Operations systems
  • Participate in software & systems requirements management
  • Participate in trade studies supporting upgrades to compute systems
  • Continuously improve our product, internal tools, and processes
  • Facilitate collaboration between multidisciplinary team of engineers to develop tools and workflows supporting spaceflight systems
  • Collaborating with an assigned Technical Project Manager, define and commit to schedules, and associated budgets
  • Challenge why things are done a certain way and figure out ways to make things better
  • Provide engineering support for our Mission Operations team
  • Mentor & train incoming software engineersWe are looking for someone to apply their technical expertise, leadership skills, and dedication to quality to positively impact safe human spaceflight. Passion for our mission and vision is required!Minimum Qualifications
    • Minimum of a B.S. degree in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, or related field
    • 5+ Proven years of software development experience
    • Advanced software development skills, particularly in C/C++ & Python
    • Experience with and understanding of real-time embedded software, computer networking systems and protocols
    • Experience with build, and test, and deployment automation
    • Experience with software and systems requirements management
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team on rapid development programs
    • High-judgement individual with the ability to undertake large and complex technical projects
    • Proven ability to meet cost and schedule commitments
    • Good written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
    • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to our inclusive culture.
    • 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
      • Master's degree (or higher) in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, or related field
      • Experience with Linux, Jenkins, Docker, compiler toolchains, and scripting languages
      • Experience with safety-critical vehicle control software development and verification under DO-178
      • Experience with application performance monitoring and analysis
      • Experience with unit testing, test driven development, and test automation
      • Experience with instrumentation and control systems
      • Experience with space vehicle launch operations
      • Experience with DevOps and Agile / Scrum
      • Working knowledge of configuration management and source code management systems
      • Demonstrated ability to lead teams of software developers and verification teams in meeting cost and schedule commitmentsCompensation range for on site WA applicants is$141,480 - $198,072Compensation range for on site CO applicants is$129,690 - $181,566Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the requisition is closed.Inclusivity StatementDon'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 RegulationsApplicants 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 a refugee or granted asylum.BenefitsBenefits 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 OpportunityBlue 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.Affirmative Action and Disability AccommodationApplicants wishing to receive information on 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 Applicant Privacy NoticeIf you are a California resident, please reference the CA Applicant Privacy Notice here.

Keywords: Blue Origin, Denver , Avionics Software Engineer III - New Shepard, IT / Software / Systems , Denver, Colorado

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