Electrical Systems Engineer

Engineering · Lafayette, Colorado
Department Engineering
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 aerospace Electrical Systems Engineer to join our growing team. This engineer will be a technical leader, experienced in electrical subsystems including but not limited to Power, GN&C, C&DH, RF, Harnessing and payload incorporation strategies.  

Title: Electrical Systems Engineer

Position Type: Full Time

Pay Range: $87,000- $129,000 (Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.)

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

Job Responsibilities:

  • Interface with Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Integration and Test, Mission Success and other engineering disciplines in the development of electrical concepts, trade studies, architectures, operations and plans for verification/validation.
  • Evaluate internal electrical technology development and upgrades for the electrical system architecture and implement best design solutions.
  • Identify and mitigate technical risks early in the design phase.
  • Provide technical oversight of subsystem designs to ensure the spacecraft electrical system is compliant and verifiable at the spacecraft bus level. Subsystems include power management, command & data handling, attitude determination and control, RF Telecom and electrical harnessing.
  • Perform electrical system conceptual development and electrical subsystem level requirements flow-down.
  • Present to customer and to team members using written and verbal communication.
  • Augment Systems Engineering process documentation for Blue Canyon Technologies unique market share.
  • Provide guidance in defining and implementing the test and verification methodologies.
  • Lead resolution of hardware anomalies at the system level and determine root cause and corrective action.
  • Evaluate size, weight, and power, schedule and feasibility trades.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within Blue Canyon Technologies. 

Required Education & Experience:

  • BS degree or higher in Engineering and 5 or more years detailed electronics design experience.
  • Experience with design trades, design concepts, system specifications, system analyses and failure reporting.
  • Detailed design experience with "space flight qualified" electronics.
  • Exceptional written communication skills, strong presentation skills and the ability to lead group discussions with customers and team members.
  • Technical design team leadership experience.
  • Experience with spacecraft level grounding, EMI/EMC/ESD and electrical interface control definitions.
  • Experience with the following analyses and their impact to systems design: FMECA, WCA, Reliability, RCCA, voltage drop and derating.
  • Experience with embedded processor-based electronics architecture.
  • Experience with grounding architectures for low noise systems.
  • Understanding of redundant hardware/software architectures and fault tolerance design.

*A current DoD clearance is not required to be eligible for this position, however the successful applicant must be able to obtain a DoD clearance or government customer access and must be able to maintain the applicable clearance.

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. 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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