MicroSat Test Manager

Test · Lafayette, Colorado
Department Test
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Manager/Supervisor

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 MicroSat Test Manager is primarily responsible for managing and mentoring a group of test engineers in their product area. This Engineer will support integration and test activities, as well as provide mentorship to their team. They will be responsible for implementing and communicating test engineering best practices.

Title: MicroSat Test Manager

Position Type: Full Time

Pay Range: $110,000 - $200,000

(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

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work in a fast-paced team environment
  • Lead the integration and test of spacecraft systems
  • Provide mentorship and guidance for direct reports
  • Responsible for performance reviews and time sheet approval of direct reports
  • Ensure all test procedures and operations follow best practices
  • Write, review, update, and implement test procedures
  • Use test and measurement equipment to test and troubleshoot hardware
  • Develop and modify test scripts
  • Maintain required test engineering logs and records
  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Support Units and the Company.
  • Interact appropriately with others to maintain a positive and productive work environment
  • Use various testing equipment, standards, and methodologies to support verification and validation of systems
  • Prepare complex and professional test plans, test procedures, and test reports to demonstrate compliance to system requirements.
  • Read schematics, follow test procedures, and use logical trouble shooting techniques.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience managing a team of engineers
  • Experience with hardware testing using oscilloscopes, multimeters and logic analyzers.
  • Experience with writing and executing manual and/or automated test procedures (COSMOS, PRIDE, etc.).
  • Experience with programming languages such as Matlab, Ruby (COSMOS), and/or Python or similar.
  • Ability to work independently with some direction and to be a self-starter.
  • Experience with spacecraft level system integration and test
  • Thorough understanding of engineering principles and practices
  • Experience working in multi-disciplinary design and development teams

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with EGSE design
  • Existing or recent TS/SCI clearance

Required Education:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or other related discipline
  • 7+ years of experience in Test Engineering or a related field

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 HR@bluecanyontech.com.

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