Blue Origin has more than 600 job openings nationwide. (Blue Origin Photo)
Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture and Elon Musk’s SpaceX are often at odds, but there’s at least one place where those two space-industry rivals are on the same page: the newly unveiled Space Talent job database.
The search engine for careers in the space industry is a project of Space Angels, a nationwide network designed to link angel investors with space entrepreneurs.
“If you’ve ever considered working in space, this jobs board has 3,000 reasons to make the leap,” Space Angels CEO Chad Anderson said in a tweet.
The database aggregates job postings from Blue Origin and SpaceX as well as smaller space ventures — including Kymeta Corp., Olis Robotics, Spaceflight Industries and Tethers Unlimited in the Seattle area.
If nothing else, the lineup demonstrates how dominant Bezos’ privately held company is when it comes to Washington state’s space industry. As of today, Blue Origin accounted for 602 of the 2,934 jobs listed in the database, and 482 of those openings are in Washington state.
In comparison, SpaceX listed 431 openings nationwide, including 48 associated with its satellite development operation in Redmond, Wash.
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