Software Engineer I

Engineering · Lafayette, Colorado
Department Engineering
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-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.

Position Purpose:  As a Software Engineer I on the Mission Operations Center Software (MOC) team, you will help support spacecraft operators, system engineers, manufacturing teams and customers - beginning at design and continuing through development, manufacturing, launch, and flight. The MOC Software Team develops and maintains cloud-based applications using the MongoDB, ExpressJS, Polymer, and NodeJS stack, and also supports development for the COSMOS Command, Control, and Telemetry system using Ruby to build new procedures and tools. On any given day the team will also work with Linux configurations, AWS setup, networking setup, hardware interfaces, and just about anything else!

Title: Software Engineer I 

Position Type: Full Time

Pay Range: $75,000-$105,000 

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 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, espresso machines and ping pong tables.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Learn, grow, adapt, have fun – we are a very full-stack team, and flexible problem solving is more critical than deep mastery of any one tool.
  • Develop and support back-end tools and services for mission operations to meet the growing challenges of multiple single and multi-satellite missions.
  • Provide configuration and troubleshooting support for integration, test, ground compatibility, and flight operations.
  • Develop software within an agile team environment. Interact with engineers from various disciplines spanning multiple programs every day.

Required Qualifications/Education:

  • 1-3 years of experience developing web-based systems
  • Bachelor’s degree – technical field (Electrical, Aerospace, or Software Engineering) - preferred
  • Coding boot camp with some real-world experience will be considered
  • Cross functional project team experience
  • Demonstrate mission operations experience and/or general aerospace passion and knowledge
  • Provide examples of diverse technical interests and experience

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 Demands and Work Environment:

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 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

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