Sr. RF Test Engineer

Test · Lafayette, Colorado
Department Test
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

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 Sr. RF Test Engineer you will be working in a team environment, sometimes with remote team members, engaging in test and support of flight spacecraft electronics. Development work will span test procedure development, writing automated test scripts, test equipment design, and executing tests using aerospace standard approaches.

Title: Sr. RF Test Engineer

Position Type: Full Time

Pay Range: $100,000 - $160,000

Location: 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 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:

  • Develop new tests to support hardware development and new product lines
  • Advise other engineering groups on best practices related to RF testing
  • Research new methods for more robust testing of RF hardware
  • Spec new test equipment to meet the needs of new or unique customer requirements
  • Design whole RF test campaigns alongside RF systems group
  • Provide design input related to RF test in early stages of program
  • Mentor lower level engineers as needed

Required Qualifications/Education:

  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience with RF/Electronics systems design or test
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical, Systems Engineering, or similar
  • 7+ years of experience
  • Substitute 2 years each for Masters and Ph.D
  • Expert knowledge of RF principles
  • Experience with test campaign design
  • Ability to work closely with engineering teams to assess RF Performance Requirements and derive corresponding Test and Verification Plans
  • Experience with programming languages including Matlab, Ruby, and/or Python or similar
  • Experience with waveforms and command/data handling formats such as CCSDS and DVB-S2
  • Experience with standard RF modulation/demodulation systems a plus – RT Logic, Amergint, GNU Radio, or similar
  • Ability to define new work and drive new objectives related to RF systems
  • Knowledge of ground station operations a plus
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills


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. This job operates in a professional laboratory environment in a manufacturing company. This  role uses standard laboratory and manufacturing equipment such as computers, electronics test equipment, and associated office equipment. This job operates in a professional laboratory environment in a manufacturing company. This role uses standard laboratory and manufacturing equipment such as, microscopes, and various hand-held tools.

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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