Principal Test Engineer - LabVIEW

Engineering · Boulder, Colorado
Department Engineering
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: The Principal Test Engineer - LabVIEW Blue Canyon Technologies is seeking a talented LabVIEW Development Engineer to join our team. This engineer will engage in the Electrical and Systems engineering disciplines to develop LabVIEW for COTS and custom Special Test Equipment to test and troubleshoot spaceflight hardware.


Job Title: Principal Test Engineer - LabVIEW

Position Type: Full Time

Pay Range: $150,000 - $185,000 (Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.)

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 LabVIEW with National Instruments and other COTS targets to perform test execution and data logging on flight and engineering hardware.
  • Take a leadership role, working with engineers of other disciplines to develop test sets tailored for the verification of board and box level avionics.
  • 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.
  • Provide mentoring for more junior engineers.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work with and communicate with all levels of management and team member contributors on the program.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications/Education:

  • BS degree or higher in Engineering and 12+ or more years LabVIEW and scripting experience.
  • Experience with script writing in COSMOS.  Desired experience with Ruby and Python.
  • Strong coding background, Windows and object-oriented architectures.
  • Current knowledge of industry standard software engineering practices, including agile methodologies, open-source licensing, unit testing, code development and configuration management.
  • Electrical Engineering design experience with custom special test equipment is highly desired.
  • Experience with test sets in cleanroom, laboratory, and/or production environments.
  • System modeling and analysis experience using MATLAB, Simulink, or other comparable tools is a plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Aerospace or military experience is desired but not required.
  • Ability to establish innovative, balanced technical and cost solutions.
  • Collaborate closely with other technical program leads and diverse domain expertise.
  • Ability to work rapidly with minimal supervision on projects involving both small and large engineering teams.
  • Must be able to work in a highly collaborative, fast-paced environment with emphasis in rapid prototyping and fielding of capabilities.


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.


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

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