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Structural Analyst III - New Glenn Advanced Upper Stage



Multiple locations
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 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!

This role supports the development and operations of New Glenn, a single-configuration heavy-lift launch vehicle capable of routinely carrying people and payloads to Earth’s orbit and beyond. Engineered with a reusable first stage and a seven-meter payload fairing, New Glenn is building the road to space

As part of a unique and highly skilled team, you’ll be responsible for structural analysis of space launch vehicle primary and secondary structures; as well as developing analysis processes. This is a hands-on position that involves all aspects of structural analysis throughout design, assembly, testing, and flight operations.

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!


  • Detailed hand calc and FE analysis of primary and secondary aerospace structures.
  • Documentation of stress analysis to support release of engineering drawings / documents.
  • Making predictions, executing test campaigns, and creating reports in support of hardware qualifications.
  • Providing technical guidance on design concepts (risk vs. cost vs. performance).
  • Maintain and report on activity schedule, budget and technical status.
  • Supporting other teams and team members with inputs for configuration development and trade studies.
  • Analysis checks for designers and junior structural analysts in stress/stability/fracture analysis and best practices.
  • Improving enterprise analysis capabilities such as creating process automation tools for model creation, optimization, strength checks, and analysis report generation.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a B.S. degree (M.S. preferred) in engineering and 5+ years of experience with aircraft, spacecraft, launch vehicle structures, or automotive.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with one or more of the following analysis codes, particularly with reading and manipulating input files: Nastran, Optistruct, Ansys, Abaqus.
  • Proficiency with Altair Hyperworks products or suitable alternate, e.g. Abaqus.
  • Understanding of FEM modeling techniques (boundary conditions, bolted connections, contact, verification methods, etc.).
  • Experience with development and/or qualification testing (test requirements, setup/configuration, test predictions, test conduct/monitoring, etc.).
  • Knowledge of aerospace and/or launch vehicle structural requirements.
  • Familiarity with classical aerospace sizing methods (ex: Bruhn, Niu, Roark).
  • Deep composites analysis, design, and manufacturing knowledge.
  • Deep knowledge of bonded and bolted joint design, mechanics, and relevant analysis techniques.
  • Analysis of composite and metallic structures (sandwich panels, skin-stringer, fittings, etc.).
  • Familiarity with composite failure modes and standard test methods (in-plane, interlaminar, shear, fracture, etc.).
  • Analysis of stability critical structures (local buckling phenomenon, global buckling, crippling).
  • Bolted joint calculations (bolt preload, joint stiffness, shear-tension interaction, insert pull-out, etc.).
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience with composite laminate and geometry optimization methods.
  • Demonstrated experience with metallic or composite propellant tank analysis.
  • Experience analyzing composite structures using lamina failure criterion (Tsai-Wu, Tsai-Hill, etc).
  • Demonstrated process automation experience using scripting languages (Matlab, Python, VBA, Fortran, etc.).
  • Experience with analyzing / dispositioning non-conformances.
  • Experience with Creo (ProEngineer Wildfire 4 or greater).
  • Experience with CATIA V5.

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the requisition is closed.

Inclusivity Statement

Don’t meet all desired requirements? Studies have shown that some people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single desired qualification. At Blue Origin, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every desired qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

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.


Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, paid parental leave, short and long-term disability, 401(k) with a company match of up to 5%, and an Education Support Program.

Paid Time Off: Up to four (4) weeks per year based on weekly scheduled hours, and up to 14 company-paid holidays.

Discretionary bonus: Bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results.

Eligibility for benefits varies by role type, please check with your recruiter for a comprehensive list of the benefits available for this role.

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, including the Washington Fair Chance Act, the California Fair Chance Act, the Los Angeles Fair Chance in Hiring Ordinance, and other applicable laws. For more information on “EEO Is the Law,” please see here.

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