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Functional Manager of TPS Material Development – Advanced Development Programs

Description: 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 Functional Manager of a hardworking team of diverse engineers, you will cultivate and mange individual’s technical capabilities for various spaceflight systems. You will be responsible for leading the development of cutting-edge materials technologies for thermal protection systems. These materials systems will be used in Blue Origin’s reusable, reentry vehicles. You will lead and manage a group of talented people and you will collaborate across multiple teams and organizations. You will be both an individual contributor to the design and success of these programs, as well as an advocate for the career growth of your direct reports. This is a critical position that plays a key role in success of reusable launch vehicles. You will share in the team’s impact on all aspects of TPS. 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! Qualifications: Master’s Degree in materials science and other relevant fields. 2+ years of demonstrated experience managing technical teams and/or leading functional groups, with responsibility for technical quality of work delivered, and career management of employees 10+ years of minimum directly relevant experience in material and process development. 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. 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. First-hand, extensive experience in all the following areas: Material and process development from ideation to technology implementation. Managing technically complex and ambitious projects focused on technology transition. Working collaboratively and effectively with other organizations and product managers to deliver impactful products. Collaboration with a range of suppliers, research institutes, and academia to drive and deliver impactful results. Material and process development for refractory metals, ultra-high temperature ceramics and ceramic matrix composites. Establishing complex material manufacturing procedures to obtain repeatable process and reproducible products. Coating materials and processes, characterization, and their degradation mechanisms in different environments. Ultra-high temperature environmental barrier coatings. Knowledgeable in the following areas: Thermo-mechanical evaluation of materials at multi-scale. E.g. macro-scale tensile, compression, fracture toughness, fatigue, micro- and nano-scale instrumented indentation, Differential Scanning Calorimetry, and Thermogravimetric Analysis. Material microstructural and chemical characterization. E.g. Scanning electron microscopy, optical microscopy, surface profilometry, Electron Backscattered Diffraction, Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy, and X-ray diffraction. Non-destructive evaluation of metallic, ceramic and composite materials. Microstructure, properties, performance relations of metallic and non-metallic materials. Structurally embedded health monitoring sensors and application methods. Development of material design values and allowables. Bulk material and coating failure analysis using all the available material characterization tools. Desired: PhD in material science and other relevant fields. 15+ years of directly relevant experience in material and process technology development. ITAR Requirements To conform to U.S. Government commercial space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3), applicants for employment at Blue Origin must be a U.S. citizen or national, lawfully admitted for permanent residence into the U.S. (i.e. current green card holder), or lawfully admitted as a refugee or granted asylum under 8 U.S.C. § 1157-1158. Learn more about the ITAR here. 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 [email protected] Benefits 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 11 holidays
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