Blue Origin

Rocket Engine Test Engineer I (Early Career)

Job Description

Posted on: 
May 13, 2024

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 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 diverse and hardworking team of engineers, you will perform testing of rocket engine hardware, sharing in your team’s impact on all aspects of engineering in the development life cycle.

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!


Your daily responsibilities will include tasks such as coordinating with a multidisciplinary team to plan and execute liquid rocket engine testing at the component and integrated system level, develop and configure engine hot fire auto sequences, analyze test data, and support subsequent data reviews. Other tasks include generating test reports, and supporting engine requirements verification, as well as implementing opportunities for liquid rocket engine testing cadence improvement and supporting anomaly investigations as well as root cause analysis.

Job Requirements


  • Minimum B.S. degree in an engineering discipline (aerospace, mechanical, or physics desired)
  • Working knowledge and ability to apply engineering fundamentals including thermodynamics and fluid mechanics
  • Knowledge of instrumentation including pressure transducers, thermocouples, and accelerometers
  • Familiarity with data analysis and data processing, including writing scripts in MATLAB or Python
  • Ability to find simple, innovative solutions for difficult problems and to make critical decisions under pressure
  • Curiosity to understand rocket engines at a component and system level and desire to work in a cooperative, fast paced, and dynamic environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • 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


  • M.S. or Ph.D. in an engineering discipline
  • Internship or Academic experience in a testing environment
  • Knowledge of engine components such as pumps, valves, regulators, check valves, as well as electric, pneumatic, and hydraulic valves, actuators, and other fluid system components
  • Familiarity with rocket propellants including cryogenics
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering standards and drawings
  • Willingness to travel to support on site testing
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