Radiation Effects Engineer II

Mission Success · Lafayette, Colorado
Department Mission Success
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 Radiation Effects Engineer II to join our growing team.  Well qualified applicants will be motivated and invested in company success.

Title: Radiation Effects 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 Radiation Effects Engineer II will develop analysis methods to determine survivability and availability of components and spacecraft in harsh radiation environments. Prepares diagrams, charts, drawings, calculations, and reports to define radiation issues and make recommendations for improvements. The Radiation Effects Engineer will perform exhaustive analysis, design, and test at the component, board, unit, and subsystem levels with extensive opportunity to interact with various spacecraft hardware and components.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develops radiation analyses as needed to support program deliverables
  • Develop radiation test plans
  • Coordinate radiation testing with 3rd party support for single event effect and total ionizing dose testing
  • Make recommendations for design, process improvements, and data collection
  • Work in coordination with the EEE parts Engineer and Reliability Engineer to understand overall probability of success based on mission environments
  • Communicate hardware radiation risks to the Mission Assurance manager and Program Manager
  • Participate in Material Review Board and Failure Review Board activities as required
  • Estimates engineering personnel needs and coordinates and supervises the use of other engineers and technicians to accomplish the objective of cost-effective reliability improvements for projects.
  • Performs other work as assigned.

Required Qualifications/Education:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in a technical discipline (e.g., engineering field) or equivalent discipline (e.g., math, physics, chemistry, etc.).
  • 2-10 years of experience
  • Previous work experience in radiation effects including modeling, testing, and/or analysis
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity and comfort with electronics schematics and circuit functions
  • Knowledge/experience in the effects of UV and atomic oxygen on materials and components
  • Knowledge/experience analyzing space crafting charging effects.

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 Melissa Po at 720-450-8252 or HR@bluecanyontech.com.



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  • Location
    Lafayette, Colorado
  • Department
    Mission Success
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience