Test Engineer Internship - Blue Canyon Technologies Summer in Space Internship

Test · Boulder, Colorado
Department Test
Employment Type Intern
Minimum Experience Entry-level

Blue Canyon Technologies – 2021 Summer in Space Internship


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.  BCT is looking for a Satellite Test Engineer Intern with electrical design and test training experience to join our BCT Summer in Space Internship Program.


Test Engineer Intern

Summer Internship

Pay Range:  $21.00 / Hour

Location: Lafayette/Boulder, CO


Job Responsibilities:

You will be working in a team environment, sometimes with remote team members, engaging in test and support of existing PWAs and flight assemblies. Development work will span test procedure development, writing automated test scripts, test equipment design, and executing tests using aerospace standard approaches.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Currently be working towards a bachelor’s or master’s degree Electrical / Aerospace Engineering
  • Experience performing board and or subsystem level test of spacecraft electronics.
  • Experience perform component level debugging of analog and digital circuits.
  • Experience with programming languages including Matlab, Ruby, and/or Python or similar.
  • Some training with hardware testing using oscilloscopes, multimeters and logic analyzers.
  • Experience with embedded software a plus.
  • Experience with radiation testing of electrical components (TID, SEE, etc.) a plus.
  • Knowledge of control systems and orbital mechanics a plus.
  • Ability to work independently with some direction and to be a self-starter.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills.


Position Details:

  • 3-month paid internship
  • 40 hours a week average
  • No relocation assistance


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.


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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  • Location
    Boulder, Colorado
  • Department
    Test
  • Employment Type
    Intern
  • Minimum Experience
    Entry-level