Integrated Test and Operations Engineer - New Glenn

Blue Origin   •  

Kent, WA

Industry: Aerospace & Defense


5 - 7 years

Posted 56 days ago


As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will develop, manage and execute integrated tests and operations for various spaceflight systems. You will work across subsystems and support integrated solutions to achieve our vision of “millions of people living and working in space.” You will share in the team’s impact on all aspects of developing tests plans and procedures for vehicle operations, verifying vehicle design and function, archiving test data to support vehicle verification and developing test equipment and GSE. This role is a combination of test and operations development, planning and documentation, hands-on running tests and troubleshooting/data analysis. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.


Support Vehicle Test Leads by carrying out test development engineering activities in accordance with Blue Origin standards and practices to complete tasks assigned including:

  • Working with the design and systems engineers to plan tests of the vehicle subsystems, ensuring the tests are designed to verify the pertinent requirements
  • Participation in gated design and production reviews
  • Working with design engineers to work testing and operability features in during the design phase of new vehicles
  • Developing test methods to efficiently complete integrated system testing
  • Supporting development testing to reduce program risk
  • Developing procedures and software automation that will be used in launch operations
  • Developing, managing and maintaining test GSE
  • Writing test procedures and managing procedural redlines and updates during test campaigns
  • Acting as test engineer with overall responsibility for the test, the crew and the procedure
  • Coordinating test crews, support equipment and vehicle configurations for testing
  • Enforcing safety policies during test planning and operations
  • Troubleshooting issues that come up during testing
  • On site launch operations support to prepare the vehicle for flight
  • Reducing, analyzing and archiving test data to support verification tasks


  • Minimum of a B.S. degree in engineering
  • 5+ years of current technical hands-on experience in:
    • Experience developing, writing and updating test procedures
    • Strong technical writing and communication skills
    • Hands-on experience with hazardous testing with a strong safety record
    • A proven track record of working successfully in multiple disciplines
    • Experience leading test teams as a Test Conductor or Test Engineer
  • 5+ years of current technical hands-on experience in at least one of focused discipline of:
    • Fluids
    • Thermal
    • Propulsion
    • Avionics or electrical hardware and/or software
    • Structures
    • Ground Operations
    • Flight and/or Ground Autonomy
  • Flexible mindset
  • System mindset and aptitude
  • Team player
  • Good communication skills,
  • Ability to work effectively in teams
  • Good execution and coordination skills
  • Some experience in system engineering practices formal or informal
  • 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.


  • Experience designing or operating pneumatic systems, hydraulic systems and electronics/control systems
  • Experience designing or operating cryogenic systems, including liquid oxygen systems
  • Familiarity with typical aerospace vehicle pressure system and structure manufacturing technologies
  • Some experience in system engineering practices formal or informal