Embedded Software Engineer

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

Blue Canyon Technologies (BCT) is a leading provider of turnkey small satellite solutions, including nanosatellites, microsatellites, and ESPA-class. We specialize in precision pointing platforms based upon our high-performance attitude determination and control components. BCT’s highly experienced staff has developed low-cost, flight-proven, high-performance, high-reliability spacecraft systems and components that enable a wide range of missions for academic, commercial, and government applications. Our state-of-the-art spacecraft and subsystems are supporting LEO, GEO, Lunar, and interplanetary missions.

BCT is looking for a Software Engineer to join our team supporting embedded software development for our flight systems.  Our software team works on software for all our solutions (components and satellites) in areas related to payloads, radios, fault tolerance, and guidance, navigation, and control.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop embedded data processing and control system strategies and architectures.
  • Design, develop, and test embedded software components to interface and control various peripherals such as radios, payloads, propulsion modules, etc.
  • Software design and development using C and Matlab in an embedded real-time operating system (e.g.  Linux, RTEMS).
  • Support system integration and test.
  • Support autonomous satellite operations and anomaly resolution.
  • Development work is executed in a team environment spanning multiple programs with engineers from various disciplines.

 Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Aerospace engineering, or Electrical Engineering
  • 3-10 years of experience developing software for embedded systems
  • Ruby and/or Python experience
  • Cross functional project team experience


100% company paid insurance premiums for you and your dependents (health, dental and vision), generous PTO plan, 401k and a beautiful new office location in Boulder, CO.

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, filing 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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