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Environmental Control and Life Support Systems Opportunities- Systems Engineering - Advanced Development Programs

Blue Origin
United States, Virginia, Reston
June 19, 2022


We are a diverse team of collaborators, doers, and problem-solvers who are 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.

This role makes you accountable for leading and/or contributing to subsystem designs for the Environmental Control and Life Support Systems (ECLSS) used in space habitats of all types. In other words, you will help us keep those millions of people alive! This means designing, fabricating, testing, and integrating life support subsystems. You will also represent your system in cross-functional trades and impact studies for architectures and vehicles that you support. You should expect that this foundational part of our vision will require your excellent communication and teamwork.

We are looking for people of all skill levels. This opportunity reports to the Systems Engineering Section inside of the Advanced Development Programs ADP business unit. Along with other growing, hardworking, and curious engineers you'll be deployed to human spaceflight programs that shape the future of Blue Origin. Passion for our mission and vision is required. If you're excited by providing near-term value, solving novel problems, learning about interesting topics, and completing challenging activities, please apply!


  • End-to-end ownership of one of the following Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) subsystems in various in space applications: Air Handling and Revitalization, Water Recovery Systems, Waste Management, Fire Detection & Suppression, Air and Water Quality Monitoring, Controls and Software, Human in the Loop Development and Testing.
  • Own all the things you'd expect a system engineer to own: studies, concept development, interface development, procurement, requirements, integration, and operations support
  • Coordinate with leads from systems and programs to ensure seamless integration with your hardware
  • Manage the development program (cost, schedule, technical) via subcontractors(s) and/or internal staff


  • B.S. in Aerospace, Mechanical, Chemical, Environmental or related engineering field
  • The ability to use advanced engineering skills to design, develop, and evaluatethe ECLSS sub-systems listed
  • Strong ability and desire to analyze complex systems and deliver solutions to results-oriented problems
  • Excellent verbal, written, and graphical communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast paced, dynamic work environment
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a 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 (but not required):

  • Successful candidates typically havetypically have5 or more years of relevant experience
  • M.S. in Aerospace, Mechanical, Systems, Software, Electrical, or related technical subject area
  • Experience with aircraft or spacecraft life support/environmental control (ECLSS) technologies and architectures
  • Experience with software tools such as DOORS Next Generation, Cameo, MATLAB/Simulink, Confluence, JIRA, Git, Creo, and Windchill

The expected salary range for the position is displayed in accordance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act. Final agreed upon compensation is based upon individual qualifications and experience.

Estimated salary wage (Colorado only): $110K-$168K

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. For more information on "EEO Is the Law," please see here and here.

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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