Mission Operations - Software Engineer

Engineering · Lafayette, Colorado
Department Engineering
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

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, to Mars. We create high-reliability spacecraft with significantly greater performance, smaller size and 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! 


BCT is looking for a Software Engineer to join our team in support of mission operations and ground test software. Our close-knit and highly collaborative Mission Operations Software Team helps support spacecraft operators, system engineers, manufacturing teams and customers - beginning at design and continuing through development, manufacturing, launch, and flight.


The Mission Operations Software Team develops and maintains cloud-based applications that support multiple missions. This is accomplished by utilizing MongoDB, Express.js, Polymer, and Node.js.


The Mission Operations Software Team also supports development of the COSMOS Command, Control, and Telemetry system, using Ruby to build new procedures and tools.


On any given day, the team will also work with Linux configurations, AWS setup, networking setup, hardware interfaces, and just about anything else!


Job Responsibilities:

  • Learn, grow, adapt, have fun – we are a very full-stack team, and flexible problem solving is more critical than deep mastery of any one tool.
  • Create back-end tools and services for mission operations to meet the growing challenges of multiple single and multi-satellite missions.
  • Support autonomous satellite operations and anomaly resolution.
  • Create custom hardware and software interfaces for test engineers.
  • Maintain our existing COSMOS tools and infrastructure in order to support a wide array of BCT products.
  • Develop software within an agile team environment. Interact with engineers from various disciplines spanning multiple programs every day.


Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree – technical field (Electrical, Aerospace, or Software Engineering) preferred
  • 1-5 years of experience developing web-based systems and/or embedded systems
  • Cross functional project team experience


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Mission operations experience
  • Cloud (AWS) deployment and administration experience



  • 100% company paid insurance premiums (Health, Dental, Vision for you and your dependents)
  • 401k with company match
  • Generous PTO program
  • Kitchen stocked with snacks, drinks, and an espresso machine


Working conditions:

This job operates in a professional office environment, but in a manufacturing company. This role uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, scanners, filling cabinets and fax machines.


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 to finger, 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 HR@bluecanyontech.com.

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