Principal Engineer at Honeybee Robotics (Greater Boulder Area, CO)

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As a member of the Blue Origin family of companies, Honeybee Robotics designs and builds robotics to explore and utilize space. Founded in 1983, we received our first NASA contract in 1986. Since then, we've pushed technical boundaries to pursue bold, audacious ideas on critical missions. We're looking for technically brilliant people in engineering, software, and various support fields who take ownership of their work, enjoy collaborating in teams, and have a laser focus on the details that drive excellence.
Job Description
Honeybee Robotics is seeking a Principal Engineer to lead the development and verification of custom mechanisms and electromechanical subsystems for spaceflight applications.
Responsibilities:
  • Understand the voice of the customer and continually inject that vision into the product development effort.
  • Develop conceptual designs and work plans for new product development, including estimation of resources required.
  • Perform top-level architectural design and preliminary analysis/sizing of spaceflight electromechanical hardware.
  • Act as the primary interface between mechanical and electrical engineering teams.
  • Analyze and define product functional requirements.
  • Analyze and define subsystem requirements, including mechanical, electronic, embedded systems and software, etc.
  • Own product functional and validation requirements.
  • Perform hazards and risk analysis and develop mitigation strategies.
  • Apply engineering principles to and directly participate in the design, fabrication, assembly, and test of various mechatronic systems.
  • Generate and review fabrication, test, and quality assurance documentation and vendor specifications.

Required Qualifications:
  • 7+ years of post-grad experience developing custom mechatronic products.
  • Experience with rapid prototyping methods, including hardware & software for fast proof-of-concept development.
  • Experience writing and maintaining design and test quality assurance documentation.
  • Demonstrable hands-on experience with all phases of development, including requirements analysis, prototype design, product design, assembly, debugging, and testing.
  • Expert in CAD (e.g., Solidworks or equivalent).
  • Excellent intra-team and client-facing collaboration and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 3+ years of product development team leadership experience.

Compensation:
Salary range: $146,000 - $190,000 per year. Salary is determined by the applicant's education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, internal equity, and alignment with market data.
Benefits:
Employee Benefits include medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, short and long-term disability, and 401(k) with up to 4.5% company match.
Paid Time Off includes up to 4 weeks per year, paid sick leave, and 13 holidays.
Applicants for employment at Honeybee Robotics, LLC 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.
Honeybee Robotics, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, national origin, or veteran status.
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Technology we use

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    • Microsoft TeamsCollaboration

Location

1830 Lefthand Circle, Unit A, Longmont, CO 80501

An Insider's view of Honeybee Robotics

What does your typical day look like?

Every single day at Honeybee is different, but truly its own exciting challenge. We have a lot of customer-facing work with NASA happening here, which creates opportunities for collaboration, both internally and with our expert customers.

Lisa

Director of Programs EX

What makes someone successful on your team?

To be successful on my team you will have to carry a positive attitude and a drive to always do better than the day before. We have a slow is fast mentality so that all work is completed correct the first time. I work hard to provide any needed support to drive someone to be able to reach their full potential through training or team collaboration.

Colin

Production Supervisor

What is your vision for the company?

We have fantastic talent; every time we hire the right person, it makes us all better. I’m excited to see Honeybee establish teams setting the bar higher, deliver excellence at every level and interact effectively with the other functions to create smooth transitions and allow us to provide excellent hardware in a timely and cost-effective fashion.

Stella

Mechanical Engineering Lead

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

To empower team creativity, I’ve found that often the best thing I can do is listen.

Gale

Chief Systems Engineer

What are Honeybee Robotics Perks + Benefits

Honeybee Robotics Benefits Overview

Honeybee provides our employees with competitive and robust benefits, including tuition reimbursement, 401(k) with competitive company match, and generous medical benefits. For more information, visit Honeybee Robotics' career page or connect with us on LinkedIn or Instagram.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

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