RF Test Engineer

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

Blue Canyon Technologies 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.

Blue Canyon Technologies is looking for an RF Test Engineer with expertise in RF design and test. This engineer would be working in a team environment, sometimes with remote team members, engaging in test and support of flight spacecraft electronics. Development work will span test procedure development, writing automated test scripts, test equipment design, and executing tests using aerospace standard approaches.

Title: RF Test Engineer 

Position Type: Full Time

Pay Range: $70,000 - $125,000

Location: Lafayette and Boulder, 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 6% 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, drinks, expresso machines and ping pong tables.


  • Experience performing tests using RF test equipment.
  • Experience configuring and calibrating RF test equipment
  • Familiarity with RF test equipment such as spectrum analyzers, power meters, signal generators, etc.
  • Experience with writing and executing test procedures.
  • Ability to work closely with engineering teams to assess RF Performance Requirements and derive corresponding Test and Verification Plans
  • Experience with programming languages including Matlab, Ruby, and/or Python or similar.
  • Experience with waveforms and command/data handling formats such as CCSDS and DVB-S2. 
  • Experience with standard RF modulation/demodulation systems a plus – RT Logic, Amergint, GNU Radio, or similar. 
  • Experience testing RF systems including threshold tests, doppler correction, BER, fading, etc.
  • Ability to work independently with some direction and to be a self-starter.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills.

Required Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical / Aerospace Engineering, Physics, or similar
  • At least 2 years of relevant experience. Salary commensurate with experience, with excellent benefits

Working Conditions

This job operates in both a test lab and professional office locations.  Clean room work will be required.

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. 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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