• Enterprise Systems - Director, Software Engineering

    Job Locations US-WA-Kent
    Enterprise Technology
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  • Overview

    As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will provide the data necessary to design, build and launch rockets faster, cheaper and with continually higher quality. We accomplish this by building state-of-the art software, and analyzing data to uncover patterns for quick decision making. We design systems that track millions of physical parts and complex manufacturing activities in remote locations.  We build systems that process massive amounts of data and engineering tools that enable rapid design and iteration. We are seeking team members of all backgrounds who are passionate about space and who have a strong desire to serve on a team that is the backbone of the company. As a Sr. Director, Software Engineering you’ll work on rewarding problems and interesting technologies. You’ll oversee full-stack development activities, from gathering requirements to architecture of systems to writing code and supporting users during operation. Your colleagues come from the top technology companies and will continually challenge you to develop faster, more scalable, and higher quality software. You’ll be uniquely positioned to help the company scale and increase your personal growth as we embark on ever more challenging engineering and business opportunities, supported by a highly technical leadership team. With top-notch development hardware, you drop into a high-performing team to immediately start contributing. We value people who are passionate about learning new things, beginning on the first day. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.
    The Sr. Director, Software Engineer is a member of the enterprise systems department and reports directly to the VP of Enterprise Technology.


    • Lead through example while providing high-level guidance, support, motivation, and morale to promote an innovative and challenging work environment while building high performing, cohesive, and sustainable teams that can execute both independently and collaboratively to deliver results
    • Hire and manage a team of world-class engineers, providing guidance and direction to achieve the technical vision and strategy
    • Partner with cross-departmental (business units and support functions) stakeholders to identify product goals and milestones and develop the technical roadmap and strategies for success
    • Drive technical architecture decisions and lead efforts to ensure successful execution of strategies while ensuring architecture integrity and standards
    • Partner with Program Management and Operations teams to successfully deliver products and features on-time and with the highest quality
    • Help identify technology trends and evolving industry behavior that may support or impede the success of the technology roadmap, strategy, and vision
    • Develop and maintain technology processes and procedures that uphold Blue Origin's culture and product strategy
    • Proactively identify and resolve strategic issues that impact the team’s ability to meet strategic, financial, and technical goals
    • Remain up-to-date on industry trends, technology standards, and emerging technologies and best practices
    • Develops and maintains strategic partnerships within and external to Blue Origin, to ensure effective implementation of business strategies as well as to identify expedient and comprehensive solutions


    • 15+ years of experience in software engineering
    • 10+ years of experience as a sr. manager and/or director of software engineering (or equivalent)
    • Minimum of a B.S. degree in computer science, computer engineering, physics, or other major requiring engineering core courses
    • Strong experience in Java and the surrounding ecosystem
    • In-depth Experience with modern full-stack web development, from back-end to front-end
    • In-depth Experience designing both relational and non-relational databases
    • A demonstrated ability to develop complex end-to-end software
    • The ability to quickly absorb information in an unfamiliar domain and translate it into software
    • A self-driven nature with the ability to seek out requirements and propose solutions with minimal direction
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum


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