PCB Layout Designer II

Engineering · Lafayette, Colorado
Department 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.  


Position Purpose: The PCB Layout Designer II will engage in the PCB design engineering, test, and production teams to design the best PWBs for each project.


Title: The PCB Layout Designer II

Position Type: Full Time

Pay Range: $80,000 - $120,00

(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



Job Responsibilities:

  • Work in a team environment providing layout and documentation support for Aerospace/RF/Mil-Spec and commercial PCB designs.
  • Interface with Electrical Engineers, Test Engineers, Mechanical Team and Thermal Analysts, PCB Fabrication and Manufacturing suppliers.
  • Establish effective working relationships within Blue Canyon Technologies to maintain a positive and productive work environment.
  • Tasks include schematic capture, component placement, final ECO release documentation, basic knowledge of high-speed routing, PCB stackup creation, RF/EMI Mitigation layout, BOM scrubs for part issues and electro-mechanical efforts.
  • Maintaining Altium Vault libraries and new component creation and component validations.
  • Assist PCB Manager in Altium and Layout training of other BCT Layout team members.
  • May be required to perform other PCB design related duties as necessary.


Required Qualifications/Education:

  • High School diploma or equivalent and 4 or more years of related experience, or a two-year technical degree with 4 or more years of experience is required.
  • Each higher-level related degree may substitute for two years of related experience. Minimum of 3 years PCB design experience utilizing Altium Designer software
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Altium Designer, Altium Nexus or Concord Pro and collaborative PCB Layout Design with managed projects.
  • Experience with high-speed routing – DDR2/DDR3, GbE, SerDes, etc.
  • Experienced with creating PCB stackups for high speed using the Altium stackup editor.
  • Experienced with power supply, motor drive and routing high current PCB’s.
  • Familiarity with MIL-STD and IPC specifications.
  • Experience with techniques for reducing EMI and improving signal integrity.
  • Experience implementing blind and buried via, microvia and HDI requirements.
  • Experience with design of Rigid, Flex and Rigid-Flex PCBs.
  • Experience with library part creation and library maintenance.
  • Proficient with MS Office tools.
  • Good interpersonal 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, filling 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:

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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  • Location
    Lafayette, Colorado
  • Department
    Engineering
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level