Sr. Power Electronics Engineer

Engineering · Boulder, Colorado
Department Engineering
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Blue Canyon Technologies (BCT) is leading the way in the New Space revolution! Our state-of-the-art systems are currently on missions from low Earth orbit to the Moon, near earth asteroids, and to Mars. We create high-reliability spacecraft with significantly greater performance, much smaller size and at a fraction of the cost of traditional space systems. We are involved in a wide range of projects for academic, commercial, and government applications. Join our innovative and dynamic company, as we build the small spacecraft of the future.  

Blue Canyon Technologies is looking for an experienced Sr. Power Electronics Engineer to join our team. This engineer will engage in the Electrical and Systems Engineering disciplines to design power conversion electronics as well as other analog and digital circuits.


Title: Sr. Power Electronics Engineer

Position Type: Full Time

Pay Range: $92,000 - $185,000

Location: Lafayette, CO


  • 100% company paid health, dental and vision benefits for you and your dependents effective the first of the month following hire date
  • Life insurance
  • 401k (matching 4% with a minimum 5% contribution
  • Generous PTO (3 weeks of vacation + 3 floating holidays, 2 weeks of sick time, 7 paid holidays throughout the year) and parental leave.
  • Break rooms stocked with snacks and drinks


Job Responsibilities:

  • Apply innovative design techniques to switched mode power conversion..
  • Work in a fast-paced team environment on a variety of R&D, proof of concept, and production programs.
  • Power electronics design for switched mode conversion using digital and analog control techniques.
  • Design to meet EMI/EMC qualification.
  • Circuit and system level modeling and analysis experience using spice, MATLAB, Simulink, or other comparable tools.
  • Magnetics design including drawings for manufacture.
  • Perform worst case analysis of all circuit implementations showing stability and functional performance over time and environments.
  • Documenting designs and proving requirements compliance.
  • Schematic capture and board layout experience for power supplies, Altium Designer preferred.
  • Laboratory verification and debugging PC boards with power converters for EDU and flight hardware, including system level integration.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS degree or higher in Electrical Engineering and 10 or more years switched mode power electronics design experience.
  • Working knowledge in the following areas: solar array to battery management systems, bus voltage to lower regulated working voltages, system/board level grounding/shielding and EMC design techniques, motor controller design a plus.
  • Subject matter expert in aerospace power conversion willing to mentor younger engineers
  • Radiation hardened and high reliability electronics design experience.
  • Experience with EMI/EMC qualification testing per military and commercial standards and (e.g. MIL-STD-461, CRISPR 22, RTCA/DO-160, etc.).
  • Experience in design for harsh environments as embodied in common commercial and military standards (e.g. RTCA/DO-160, MIL-STD-810, etc.)
  • Knowledge of device characteristics relevant to power electronics, such as: MOSFET, GaN, IGBT, BJT, JFET, diodes, various capacitor families, FPGAs, etc.
  • Experienced in sampling theory and ADC/DAC implementation for feedback and control a plus.


Physical requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for long periods of time, use hands handle or feel. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms, talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, bend, reach, and walk. The position requires some light physical effort. This would require the ability to lift or move objects up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift or move objects up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities are required by this job which includes close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.


*All employees of BCT possessing or attempting to gain government clearance will be required to successfully pass a drug test.


Blue Canyon Technologies is a drug-free workplace and an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status or any other protected factor. Blue Canyon Technologies is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact Cathy Juntunen at 720-450-8252 or





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