Wanted: Rocket Scientists

Via Tobia Buckell, Jeff Bezos is looking for a few good geeks:

Blue Origin; Blue Origin wants you! Actually, Blue Origin needs you and wants to hire you ... assuming you're a hard working, technically gifted, team-oriented, experienced aerospace engineer or engineering leader. If you might be interested in joining us, please keep reading.

We're working, patiently and step-by-step, to lower the cost of spaceflight so that many people can afford to go and so that we humans can better continue exploring the solar system. Accomplishing this mission will take a long time, and we're working on it methodically. We believe in incremental improvement and in keeping investments at a pace that's sustainable. Slow and steady is the way to achieve results, and we do not kid ourselves into thinking this will get easier as we go along. Smaller, more frequent steps drive a faster rate of learning, help us maintain focus, and give each of us an opportunity to see our latest work fly sooner.

They've got pictures and video of a test flight of their prototype vehicle, which looks like... well, it looks like a test flight. It goes up, it comes back down, everybody is happy.

Bezos is an interesting person to be getting involved in this. On the one hand, it doesn't really seem like there's much money to be made in the private space flight game. Then again, people thought Amazon was a crazy scheme ten years ago. So who knows?

Anyway, if you're a rocket geek looking for work, you could probably do worse that checking these guys out.

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If their QA processes are anything like NASA's, I don't want no part of it, no how. Been there, done that, and oh my God!

By John Novak (not verified) on 05 Jan 2007 #permalink

Just wait until Bezos patents gravity!

By Roman Werpachowski (not verified) on 05 Jan 2007 #permalink

A friend of mine applied for a job there. It seems like an interesting place to work. How many oother companys have a science fiction author walking around?

By Brad Holden (not verified) on 05 Jan 2007 #permalink