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Blue Origin LLC Quality Program Manager 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. This position directly impacts the history of space exploration and requires a 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. As part of a small, passionate, and accomplished team of quality professionals, you will develop and implement quality processes for the design, test, and manufacture of various spaceflight systems. You must excel at solving sophisticated problems and providing operable solutions; act with minimal direction and on your own initiative; and be adaptable, as you will work on a variety of applications and systems. Although this is a leadership position, you will not be responsible for direct reports. 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! Responsibilities: Serve as liaison between the Quality organization (design, production, supplier quality, receiving inspection, test and flight operations) and the Program Coordinate and provide quality input to Requests for Proposal Perform contract review of Customer quality requirements and work with Quality leadership to develop plan for implementation of any unique requirements Support development of Program Quality Assurance Plan based on program and external customer requirements Perform resource planning based on program scope/requirements and serve as the Program Cost Account Manager for the Quality budget Be the face of Blue Quality to all Program Customers Participate in customer items (investigations/anomalies) and coordinate and track corrective actions for customer-identified nonconformances Present quality status and metrics at Program Management Reviews Coordinate quality support for pre-ship and hardware acceptance reviews Support Program-level Material Review and Risk Boards Facilitate troubleshooting of quality issues with multi-functional teams, lead causal analysis activities to identify root cause, and develop effective corrective action Find opportunities for continuous improvement of quality processes and requirements Drive a culture that emphasizes personal accountability and attention to detail at all levels Qualifications: B.S. in engineering or technical field or equivalent experience 8+ years' experience in a manufacturing field with at least 5 years in a quality engineering or quality systems role 3+ years' experience leading projects Familiarity with AS9100 or ISO9000 Quality Management System and/or related quality systems and programs Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and strengthen our culture of inclusion 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. Desired: Experience in a start-up environment, transitioning a product from development through production to operations Experience developing quality assurance plans for proposals and program execution Experience with human spaceflight or high-performance aircraft systems American Society of Quality, Certified Quality Manager or Quality Engineer certification Six Sigma Green, Black Belt, or comparable certification Compensation range for on si