Senior Guidance and Control Engineer


DESCRIPTION: As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will be responsible for leading and managing the development of guidance and control (G&C) designs for Blue’s aerospace vehicles and supporting the design, development, verification and flight test efforts. You should be comfortable working in a fast-paced and often uncertain environment, contributing to innovative solutions, while demonstrating personal leadership, technical competence, and attention to detail. This position reports into the Flight Sciences team.
  • Lead the development of guidance and control systems for Blue Origin’s family of vehicles
  • Architect guidance and control system solutions and lay the technical foundations necessary for successful detailed design and test
  • Support configuration design studies and, when needed, develop prototype control system solutions
  • Develop guidance and control requirements with traceability up to system and software  
  • Support systems analysis with a cross-functional mindset to support system level architectural decisions
  • Assist in developing verification and validation procedures to ensure software products will perform as specified to meet system and subsystem requirements
  • Support the development and execution of component-level guidance and control test programs, including integrated on-vehicle testing
  • Identify opportunities for safety improvements and operational cost savings
  • B.S. in electrical, mechanical, or aerospace engineering with 5+ years of design experience
  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge in designing, testing and flying aerospace guidance and control systems for rockets, missiles, and aerodynamic reentry systems
  • Highly organized and capable of planning and leading complex technical work
  • Excellent technical writing and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience with MATLAB and Simulink and associated autocoding practices
  • Able to identify problems, perform root cause analysis, and implement corrective actions
  • Applicant must be a United States citizen or permanent resident alien.
  • M.S. or Ph.D. in electrical, mechanical, or aerospace engineering
  • Demonstrated experience in leading guidance and control system teams
  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge space flight systems
  • Ability to continuously manage risk and be comfortable with lean software development techniques
  • Solid system engineering and configuration management skills