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Blue Origin, LLC

Posted on: 28 March 2024





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Mission Systems Communications Engineer II

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 a part of a small, cross-functional team responsible for launch IT and communications infrastructure, you'll be instrumental in supporting hardware-in-the-loop integration and remote launch operations for Blue Origin's first orbital class rocket and space vehicles. This is a hands-on position focused on supporting critical communications equipment and ensuring our internal customers receive the prompt and effective communications systems support necessary for building the road to space.

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

Job Duties:

  • Configure, deploy and maintain communication mission voice communcations system using both IP and analog audio equipment.
  • Configure, deploy and maintain public address system using both IP and analog audio equipment.
  • Configure, deploy and maintain land mobile radio system using both IP, digital and analog repeater equipment.
  • Configure, deploy and maintain operations and mission video system using both IP and baseband cameras, transport, distribution, control and recording.
  • Configure, deploy and maintain critical timing systems (NTP, PTP, GPS, IRIG, PPS)
  • Plan and maintain documentation for layer 1 cabling for both copper and fiber
  • Provide operational support for all mission systems command/control in critical test and operations environment.
  • Adaptively build highly robust, fault tolerant on-prem infrastructure to support unique customer requirements for data systems control and monitoring. 
  • Provide support in a mission critical environment, including troubleshooting and diagnosing end-user issues in highly visible, time sensitive situations.
  • Troubleshoot network issues and mitigate, or provide detailed relevant data such as pcaps, quantitative data, and logs to network engineers for further triage.
  • Assist in configuration management efforts by generating detailed work instructions and other industry standard workflows for software and systems level configuration control.
  • Generate and update engineering drawings of system deployments and ICDs (Interface Control Documents).
  • Inventory management, including maintaining internal asset tracking tools, spares procurement, physical restocking, and deployment.
  • Adapt quickly to new work scope and provide secondary support to unique one-off systems such as weather monitoring, fiber optics distribution, RF distribution/control towers, PKI, and datacenter facilities management.
  • Support occasional overtime and overnight operations to support test and launch campaigns.
  • Travel as needed to support deployed ground systems infrastructure across the country.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Experience managing Linux as well as Windows server and desktop environments
  • Prior experience building monitoring solutions, such as SNMP monitoring tools.
  • Practical knowledge and experience with standard network protocols (ie DHCP, DNS, NPS, SQL, SMTP, NFS, etc)
  • Experience writing technical documentation and procedures.
  • Experience managing Active Directory environments, including writing custom account creation and management automation.
  • Hardware troubleshooting experience, ability to assemble and reconfigure workstation and server hardware.
  • Prior experience managing web servers, including basic proficiency with HTML, JavaScript, and SQL.
  • Ability to climb ladders and work on elevated structures.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Ability to lift and install heavy server and communications equipment.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Quintron DICES VoIP
  • Experience with Haivision IPTV, encoders and decoders
  • Expereince with Microsemi timing systems
  • Experience with Motorola MOTO TRBO
  • Experience with QSC Audio System
  • Bachelors Degree or higher in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering.

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