Components Program Manager II

Systems Engineering · Boulder, 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 Components Program Manager II to join our growing team.  Well qualified applicants will be motivated and invested in company success.

Title: Components Program Manager II

Position Type: Full Time

Pay Range: $120,000 - $148,000 (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

Position Purpose:  The Components Program Manager II will have a sharp business mind and a proven ability to strategize and implement product initiatives. You will have a strong talent for project coordination and delegation. Ultimately, you are motivated by the desire to optimize productivity, meet schedule commitments, and nurture product success from contract to delivery.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrated Program Manager responsibility for Space hardware for Commercial, Defense, Restricted, or NASA customers.
  • Experience with all phases of the product life cycle (business development, concept formulation, requirements flow-down, manufacturing, integration and test, and post-delivery support)
  • Lead proposal activities and facilitate technical exchanges with the engineering team
  • System design experience, balancing performance, emerging technologies, schedule, risk, and cost
  • Ability to perform trade studies and parametric analyses
  • Evaluation of existing and emerging technologies
  • Ability to develop, review and negotiate procurement documents (specification, SOW) and manage subcontracts
  • Work closely with customers to help refine their needs and provide innovative and competitive solutions with existing products
  • Execute flight contracts that meet technical and cost obligations
  • Work closely with other contractors/teammates in meeting customer needs
  • Collaborate closely with Technical program leads and diverse domain expertise
  • Allocate driving requirements (both cost and technical)
  • Allocate key trades (both cost and technical)
  • Ensure all business is conducted using the highest ethical standards and in compliance with all applicable laws, statutes, and regulations as well as company policies and directives
  • Good documentation and communication skills, with strong attention to detail
  • Perform duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications/Education:

  • 5-10 years of relevant Program Management experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace, Engineering, Systems, Business Administration, or related discipline
  • Strong systems engineering and technical management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to grow new business opportunities and execute demanding flight contracts
  • Ability to work effectively in rapidly changing environment with minimal supervision on projects involving both small and large engineering teams
  • Previous 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
  • Demonstrated leadership, time management, facilitation, and organizational 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.

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
    Boulder, Colorado
  • Department
    Systems Engineering
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience