• Network Engineer - New Glenn

    Job Locations US-WA-Kent
    New Glenn
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  • Overview

    As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will own the design, development, and verification of Blue Origin’s next generation of launch vehicle networks. You will share in the team’s impact in all aspects of robust network architecture and hardware design. Leveraging your familiarity with commercial networking equipment and standards, your proficiency in system level network engineering and ability to manage project resources, you will lead the design of the networks critical for human space flight. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.


    • Conduct network architecture and design trade studies, assess performance, risk, safety and lead design reviews
    • Lead the development of network requirements, perform network performance modeling and simulation, select network equipment, leverage COTS designs for custom space-worthy designs, and perform unit qualification testing
    • Lead a multi-disciplinary team in architecting, designing, integrating, and testing of launch vehicle networks.
    • Serve as the technical focus for the network architecture and development to the system architecture team, mission operations team and flight operations


    • B.S. degree or higher in an applicable field (electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, etc.)
    • 7+ years of experience in design, development, test and operation of networking systems
    • Intimate familiarity with commercial layer 2 and 3 switching and routing hardware and software (including Ethernet and IP)
    • In depth understanding of networking protocols including unicast/multicast traffic, IGMP, RSTP, PTP, VLAN, QoS, ERP.
    • Hands-on experience and proficiency in networking hardware and software troubleshooting, including working with network test equipment
    • Experience in successful execution of projects to cost and schedule targets
    • High level of attention to detail and task ownership
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (current Green Card holder)


    • Experience with network simulations software (e.g. OPNET), network testing hardware (e.g. traffic generators/analyzers) and real time operating systems
    • Experience with designing systems for aerospace environments, including thermal, radiation, and vibration
    • In depth understanding of time-critical networking protocols, timing synchronization protocols and designing robust safety-critical networks
    • Knowledge of systems engineering practices, integration processes, and mission/safety critical requirements and analyses
    • Experience in PCB layout and development
    • Experience with software development (C, C++)


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