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Avionics Thermal Analyst (All Levels)

Blue Origin
United States, Florida, Merritt Island
June 19, 2022

We are a diverse team of collaborators, doers, and problem-solvers who are relentlessly committed to a culture of safety. 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.

As part of a small team, you'll work to generate and communicate thermal solutions to the electro-mechanical avionics enclosures to support the development of New Glenn space vehicles and test/launch facilities. Proficiency in thermal analysis, to include physics-based hand calculations and finite element methods, is needed. Experience with simulation, mathematical modeling, data analysis, and technical writing and presentation is preferred. Candidates must have a willingness to take ownership of unfamiliar and complex problems, communicate effectively, and deliver technically excellent results in an ambitious and dynamic environment.

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!


  • Develop and execute avionics enclosure thermal solutions.
  • Develop and validate thermal Finite Element Models, and correlate with thermal tests.
  • Document and communicate thermal solutions and test results to internal and commercial customers.
  • Collaborate with Mechanical, Electrical, and Vehicle teams to ensure all inputs are captured and results are interpreted and implemented correctly by teams.
  • Research and define optimal thermal solutions for given environment.
  • Develop mathematical models and simulations for thermal analysis.
  • Manage resource-intensive computing and large datasets; post-process engineering application data.


  • Bachelor of Science in Aerospace, Mechanical, or other relevant discipline
  • Passion for aerospace thermal analysis
  • 5+ years of relevant engineering experience
  • Finite Element Modeling experience
  • ICEPAK and MATLAB proficiency
  • Ability to solve a variety of thermal related problems using physics-based analytical methods (hand calculations, in-house tools, and 3rd party commercial analytical tools)
  • Ability to process and present data for engineering applications.
  • 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


  • Spacecraft and launch vehicle thermal design and analysis experience
  • Spacecraft and launch vehicle thermal test suite experience
  • Experience with printed circuit card thermal modeling
  • Experience importing and exporting electro-mechanical models
  • Experience with instrumentation for ground and flight tests
  • Experience with high performance computing, management of large sets of data.
  • Experience with the following commercial software tools: ICEPAK, ANSYS Thermal, Sherlock.

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)

Engineer - Mechanical- $72K - $109K

Engineer - Mechanical II- $86K - $129K

Engineer - Mechanical III- $106K - $159K

Engineer - Mechanical Prin- $160K - $247K

Engineer - Mechanical Sr- $132K - $199K

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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