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Blue Origin LLC Blue Ring Spacecraft Chief Engineer in Seattle, Washington

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! We are a diverse team of collaborators, doers, and problem-solvers who are relentlessly committed to a culture of safety and innovation. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable space flight. Join us in lowering the cost of access to space and enabling Blue Origin's vision of millions of people living and working in space to benefit Earth! In this role, you will be accountable for the technical baseline across the development and operational lifecycle of for the Blue Ring family of spacecraft. The position is within the Engineering and Program Management (EPM) organization reporting to the Lead Chief Engineer for Space & Lunar Systems. You will collaborate with the Blue Ring engineering team to oversee design, development, and integration & test of the Blue Ring spacecraft. The selected candidate requires strong engineering and collaboration skills to ensure the successful delivery of Blue Ring to support our customers' missions. This position requires 20+ years' experience with advanced spacecraft design and development programs and must have strong experience supporting spacecraft integration & test in a fast-paced exciting environment. You will contribute to innovative solutions, while demonstrating personal leadership, technical judgement and competence, and a passion for the highest technical standards partnering with the business unit and engineering leadership to achieve program goals with acceptable risk. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: As the Blue Ring spacecraft Chief Engineer, you will be accountable for the technical integrity and technical baseline of the programs you support. You will act as the independent technical authority for the Blue Ring spacecraft, providing Chief Engineer assessments of requirements, design, risks, and schedule with the Program Managers and product owners. Identify gaps between requirements, design, manufacturing, operations, and facility solutions with project teams on practical solutions across the life cycle. Assess and disposition aggregate technical risks across programs and technology development projects. Assess and approve technical completion and compliance at major program and element technical reviews. Oversee successful production and delivery of Blue Ring spacecraft. You will provide engineering leadership and mentoring to coordinate design, analysis, and systems engineering processes throughout development, verification, delivery, and operation. Provide independent review of corrective actions for major failures at the program/product level and work with functional managers in addressing systemic issues. Facilitate technical trades and advise teams on solutions for flight and ground architectures. Collaborate with program and company leadership to define and assess technology road-map alignment product needs and industry developments. Collaborate with other members to assess and implement engineering process health and compliance with standards for the program. Represent the company and project with key customers and partners. Coordinate with other Chief Engineers to guide activities internally and across multi-element teams to tackle complex problems. We are looking for someone to apply their technical expertise, leadership skills, and dedication to quality to support our customers' critical missions. Passion for our mission and vision is required! Minimum Qualifications Minimum of a B.S. in an engineering-related field. A minimum of 20 years of adv