Manager – Engines, Combustion Devices job vacancy in Blue Origin (Seattle, WA)

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Company name : Blue Origin
Location : Seattle, WA
Position : Manager – Engines, Combustion Devices

Description :
We need you to help lead an amazing team of combustion device specialists within the Blue Origin Engines engineering team. What does a combustion device specialist do? We design, build, and test all injectors, chambers, nozzles, thrusters, igniters, and related components used in Blue Origin’s engines and spaceflight systems. That’s a lot to cover, and we are growing our team to get it all done!

In this role you will lead a tight-knit team of 8-15 great engineers through the complete employee experience, including hiring, performance management, training and career development. You will mentor team members through designing, developing, building, and testing combustion devices using both established techniques and developing new standards for things no one has attempted before. You will work with product leaders to establish program staffing and budgets, and with technical specialists to improve processes and tools in areas such as component design, data reduction and numerical modeling. You will also maintain and grow your own technical skills by contributing to and leading component design, test and manufacturing.

We are looking for someone to apply their technical expertise and leadership skills to positively impact safe human spaceflight. Passion for our mission and vision is required!


Minimum of a B.S. degree in engineering (aerospace, mechanical, chemical or physics desired)

Experience leading teams through complex technical/organizational challenges, earning trust and fostering strong, collaborative relationships within and outside of the team

Strong technical fundamentals in fluids, thermodynamics, heat transfer and/or combustion

5+ years of aerospace industry or related field experience

Experience designing and/or developing of a variety of combustion devices

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


Engineering M.S. or higher

3+ years liquid rocket engine experience

Knowledge of the hardware life cycle from conception to production

Familiarity with CAD, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T), and Design for Manufacturability

Familiarity with data analysis and data processing

Lean/Six Sigma knowledge, experience of design/production process optimization

Blue Origin offers a phenomenal work environment and culture with competitive compensation, benefits, 401K, and relocation. Come lead our team to help build the road to space!

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.

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.

Blue Origin will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Washington Fair Chance Act, Los Angeles Fair Chance in Hiring Ordinance, and other applicable laws.

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 at


Employee Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, short and long-term disability and 401(k) with up to 5% company match.

Paid Time Off: Provides up to 4 weeks per year, in addition to 14 holidays

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