Sr. Software Engineer - DevSecOps

Engineering · Lafayette, Colorado
Department Engineering
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation $96,000 - $160,000

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 currently has an opportunity for a Sr. Software -DevSecOps Engineer to join our team. As the Sr. DevSecOps engineer, you’ll play a critical role in strengthening the security of the solutions used by our customers.  This position is responsible for developing and maintaining our security philosophies around our products as they continue to evolve. This person will have experience working on both security and operations, monitoring, tooling and running a cloud infrastructure and overseeing the flight software and mission ops software CI/CD pipelines. The goal of this position is to provide secure DevOps across a multi-disciplined organization enabling the teams to improve performance of spacecraft development and ground systems software.

This position is based out of our Lafayette, Colorado office. Our values of collaboration, innovation and continuous improvement drive our team to succeed every day.

Title: Sr. Software Engineer

Position Type: Full Time

Pay Range: $96,000 - $160,000

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

Essential Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Implement and support technology solutions following industry best practices and all relevant standards and practices
  • Provide primary administration and support for all servers in the hosting environments
  • Administer and maintain scalable system infrastructure within AWS enterprises
  • Translate loosely defined requirements into solutions
  • Use open-source technologies and tools to accomplish specific use cases
  • Use coding languages or scripting methodologies to solve problems
  • Perform incremental testing actions on code, processes, and deployments to identify ways to streamline execution and minimize errors
  • Develop and maintain installation and configuration procedures
  • Reflect a solid comprehension of robust continuous delivery principles and practices
  • Research and recommend innovative, and where possible automated approaches for system administration tasks
  • Execute on projects identified as necessary to implement company information and data security policies
  • Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all server resources

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems Technology or equivalent
  • 7+ years of hands-on experience in system administration
  • Experience with continuous integration/deployment software and tools (e.g., Jenkins, Artifactory, Git, Jira)
  • Experience working on both security and operations.  Technical knowledge of security engineering, identity and access management, applied cryptography, and security protocols
  • Experience with at least one modern programming language:  C/C++, Java, Python
  • Significant experience with Windows and Linux operating system environments
  • Expertise with virtualization (e.g. VMWare)
  • Expertise with containerization and orchestration (e.g. Docker, Kubernetes, Helm, ECS)
  • Experience managing multi-stage environments using Infrastructure as Code tooling (Terraform)
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft based Enterprise technology, including Active Directory, and Group Policy design and management
  • Strong understanding of common networking protocols - DNS, TCP/IP, DHCP model
  • Experience deploying, configuring, and managing servers and workstations
  • Familiarity with relational databases (PostgreSQL and ANSI SQL)
  • Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Familiarity with Agile software development in C, Ruby, JavaScript, Python
  • Experience administering and deploying development CI/CD tools such as Git, Jira, GitLab, or Jenkins
  • AWS organization and account management, ideally including integration of commercial and AWS GovCloud regions

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 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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  • Location
    Lafayette, Colorado
  • Department
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $96,000 - $160,000