Lunar Product Engineering Operations Lead, Lunar Permanence
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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 Lunar Permanence business unit, which develops Blue Origin's multiple Blue Moon lander product lines. To further Blue Origin's mission of having millions of people living and working in space, we are building sustainable infrastructure for our transport of crew and cargo from Earth to the lunar surface.

As Lunar Product Engineering Operations Lead, you will report to the Lunar Product Engineering Sr Director and drive operational excellence and efficiency in the functioning of Lunar Product Engineering. You will develop, processes, metrics, tools, and business rhythms needed to manage and report product delivery status from LPE to the programs. You will work across all Integrated Product Teams within LPE to collect needed data and report up to programs and business unit leadership. This position will support all aspects of vehicle product team management to include cost, schedule, technical design, risk management and organization management. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and attention towards safe and reliable spaceflight.

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!

Special Mentions

  • Travel expected up to 20% of the time

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for leading and coordinating engineering operations activities for Lunar Product Engineering in support of the MK1 and MK2 landers and National Team partners for common hardware.
  • Develop a set of simple but consistent processes for management and reporting of products status, escalations, issues, and resolutions.
  • Assist the MK1 and MK2 teams in developing and maintaining technical, cost, and schedule baselines.
  • Prepare for and support execution of program reviews including to Lunar Transportation Senior Management.
  • Help develop and maintain the Lunar Product Engineering management operating system/business rhythm.
  • Support the Lunar Product Engineering Sr Director and the IPTs to recruit, hire, manage, and mentor a diverse, equitable, and inclusive team including support in managing demand signals.
  • Work with the data analytics team to support the development and maintenance of Lunar Product Database to derive metrics that enable strategic decision making.
  • Support the development of Lunar Product Roadmaps, and upgrade and technology development plans.
  • Work with internal and external customers to understand and shape stakeholder current and future mission needs.
  • Provide technical leadership of the highest caliber as you coordinate for the Lunar Product Engineering Sr Director with each of the Integrated Product Teams
  • Communicate progress to leadership team via; program management reviews weekly/monthly, finance reviews, long term forecasting business plan, and project deep dives.
  • Maintain strong relationships with Lunar Product Engineering Product Delivery Teams and other Business Units in coordinating people and resources.
  • Support Agile based planning and execution.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum BS Degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, or related Engineering field.
  • 10+ years of industry technical experience involving system formulation, research, and development, and/or operations applied to spacecraft systems and environments.
  • 8+ years of demonstrated experience in relevant areas of engineering operations.
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • 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

  • MS in Mechanical, Aerospace, or related Engineering or Scientific field.
  • Understanding of existing spacecraft crew systems hardware and operations
  • Experience with space hardware procurement and supplier management
  • Experience with program management tools
  • Experience with flight hardware development and qualification
  • Experience with design/build/test project methodology
  • Experience with critical path scheduling, IMP/IMS, risk management, requirements management and Cost Account Management such as EVM
  • Experience in making routine presentations to large groups and senior level employees.
  • Demonstrated track record of resourcefulness and success from previous assignments and working with interdisciplinary and cross-functional teams.
  • Able to network and work successfully with other departments and team members.

Compensation range for on site CO applicants is $132,397-$185,35

Compensation range for on site WA applicants is $143,990-$201,585

Compensation range for on site CA applicants is $143,990-$201,585

Other site ranges may differ

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the requisition is closed.

Inclusivity Statement

Don'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 Regulations

Applicants 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 U.S.as a refugee or granted asylum.

Benefits

Benefits 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 Opportunity

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, 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 Accommodation

Applicants 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 atEEOCompliance@blueorigin.com.

California Applicant Privacy Notice

If you are a California resident, please reference the CA Applicant Privacy Notice here.


ITAR Requirements

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity
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.


 

Job Summary
Company
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
10+ years
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