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Senior Director, Liquid Propulsion Systems

Company: Blue Origin LLC
Location: Santa Ana
Posted on: January 8, 2022

Job Description:

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 passionate and growing team of experts in the engines business unit, you will be responsible for providing both technical and programmatic leadership across all engine programs. The engines business unit provides propulsion for New Shepard, New Glenn, and the Advanced Development programs along with external customer launch vehicles. Blue engines are an essential element to achieving Blue Origin's vision of millions of people living and working in space to benefit Earth. As part of the team, you will contribute directly and significantly to the team's impact on the future of human space exploration. This position will report to the Senior Vice President of Blue Engines business unit. 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:

  • As part of the engines business unit, will provide oversight; mentoring; lead tiger teams; for all engines programs. Will use in depth engine experience from both a technical and programmatic perspective to drive a sound technical/programmatic solution to difficult engineering problems.
  • Participate in critical program decision boards; corrective action boards; and risk boards as needed
  • Lead and/or participate in architecture studies; new engine concept development; and other collaborative efforts within Blue
  • Participate in strategic planning including requirements for engine demand; test capabilities; and specific near term and out year needs Qualifications:
    • Passion for Blue Origin's mission: Millions of people living and working in space to benefit earth!
    • B.S. in Engineering required with at least 20 years' rocket engine development/production experience
    • Demonstrated programmatic leadership experience
    • Excellent written, communication and presentation skills
    • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and ability to lead.
    • Comfortable in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
    • 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.
    • Demonstrated experience managing both production and development projects and programs Blue Origin will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Washington Fair Chance Act, Los Angeles Fair Chance in Hiring Ordinance, and other applicable laws. 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 . - 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 . Blue Origin was founded with a vision to enable a future where millions of people are living and working in space to benefit Earth. In order to preserve Earth, Blue Origin believes in the need to enable humanity to expand, explore, find new energy and material resources, and move industries that stress Earth into space. Blue Origin believes it has an important role in building a road to space and lowering the cost of getting there. At Blue Origin, we're working on this today by developing fully reusable launch vehicles and systems that are safe, reliable and affordable. Every launch vehicle is designed for human spaceflight from the beginning and able to ferry payloads to space.

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