• Senior Flight Operations Engineer

    Job Locations US-WA-Kent
    Test and Flight Operations
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  • Overview

    As part of a small, passionate, and accomplished team, you will help shape the standards and processes used to operate and launch all Blue Origin vehicles.  Additionally, you will train to become certified in a launch operations role.  As a member of the Flight Operations team, you will have a shared responsibility for establishing and maintaining a culture of high operational excellence, and to assure operational lessons and best practices are institutionalized and shared across programs.  This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.


    • Assist in generation, refinement, and implementation of company-wide standards and processes used to operate and launch Blue Origin vehicles
    • Perform a lead role (e.g. Flight Director) in Blue Origin launch operations
    • Maintain high standards for crew members and cultivate a culture that emphasizes safety and operational excellence


    • B.S. degree in engineering or physics
    • 8+ years of relevant industry experience related to aviation and/or launch vehicle operations
    • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
    • Requirements development experience and strong technical writing skills
    • Self-starter with a continuous improvement mindset
    • Skills, experience, and ability to perform a lead role (e.g. Flight Director) in launch operations
      • Strong leadership skills and ability to learn
      • Relevant operations experience
      • Strong safety culture and experience
      • Very high judgement and ability perform duties in high pressure situations
    • Ability to travel up to 25% of time
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (current Green Card holder)


    • Direct experience in the conduct and execution of launch operations (i.e. test conductor, launch conductor, flight director, launch director)
    • Experience leading, mentoring and managing a small team in dynamic, fast paced environment
    • Experience with Crew Resource Management techniques and Mission Assurance processes


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