Electrical Engineer - Spacecraft Test

Test · Boulder, Colorado
Department Test
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, 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 is looking for an experienced Electrical Engineer - Spacecraft Test to join our team. This engineer will engage in the Test engineering discipline to design electronics to support AI&T.


Title: Electrical Engineer - Spacecraft Test

Position Type: Full Time-Exempt

Pay Range: $70,000 - $125,000

Location: Lafayette, CO / 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.


Job Responsibilities:

  •  Apply innovative design techniques to a variety of analog, digital and mixed signal applications.
  • Write concise design documentation that clearly describes design and implementation while following BCT process.
  • Initiative to identify and complete tasks with evolving requirements and minimal direction.
  • Work in a fast-paced team environment on a variety of R&D, proof of concept, and production programs.
  • Test and troubleshoot/debug your own or other’s designs in a laboratory environment being cognizant of the test instruments required to efficiently determine electronic functionality.
  • Schematic capture and board layout knowledge of signal and power integrity.
  • Thorough understanding of design for test and methodologies confirming compliance to requirements.
  • Ability to perform circuit simulation using Spice or variants.
  • You may be required to provide support through all project phases including concept development, requirements generation and analysis, Preliminary Design, Critical Design, Production Readiness, Test Readiness, Design Qualification, Requirements Verification, Production, Formal Acceptance, Delivery, Installation and Product Support.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS degree or higher in Engineering and 2 or more years electronics design experience.
  • Knowledge of analog-to-digital, digital-to-analog conversion, data acquisition techniques, FPGA knowledge and understanding of HDL, motor/actuator control and battery management.
  • Familiarity with Altium Designer (Nexus).
  • Design of GSE/STE to test PWA or larger assemblies.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.



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 reasonable accommodation, contact Cathy Juntunen at 720-450-8252 or HR@bluecanyontech.com.

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