Systems Engineer II

Systems Engineering · Lafayette, Colorado
Department Systems 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 seeking a talented and enthusiastic Systems Engineer II to join our growing team.  Well qualified applicants will be motivated and invested in company success.

Title: Systems Engineer II

Position Type: Full Time

Pay Range: $85,000 - $125,000 (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

Position Purpose: The Systems Engineer II will be working in a team environment, with frequent opportunities for customer engagement, new business development, concept design, mission formulation, system analysis, and detailed design, analysis, integration, and test, plus on-orbit operations.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Support Senior and Principal Systems Engineers in:
    • development and maintenance of technical budgets for vehicle performance
    • development and management of system requirements and verification techniques
    • development of simulations and performance analysis across vehicle functions
    • development of verification methods and plans for new developments
    • collaborative development of interface specifications, CONOPS definition, and other design documents
  • Assist with customer meetings and facilitate technical exchanges with customers
  • Assist with proposals and facilitate technical exchanges with the engineering team
  • Evaluate existing and emerging technologies
  • Collaborate closely with technical program leads across diverse domain expertise
  • Support the allocation of driving requirements (both cost and technical)
  • Support key trades (both cost and technical)
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications/Education:

  • At least 2 years of relevant systems engineering experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace, Engineering, System, or Computer science discipline
  • Experience with all phases of the program life cycle (business development, mission formulation, requirements flow-down, manufacturing, integration and test, and on-orbit operations)
  • System design experience, balancing performance, cost, power, emerging technologies, etc.
  • Ability to perform trade studies and parametric analyses
  • Ability to develop procurement documents (specification, SOW) and manage subcontracts
  • Ability to conceive and develop configurable products across a diverse set of customer needs
  • Ability to establish innovative, balanced technical and cost solutions
  • Good documentation and communication skills
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance
  • Experience as a Spacecraft Systems Engineer or subsystem engineer
  • Ability to work rapidly with some supervision on projects involving both small and large engineering teams
  • Experience and skills in project definition, simulation, implementation, lab integration and test
  • 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.

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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  • Location
    Lafayette, Colorado
  • Department
    Systems Engineering
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience