Sr. Assembly Integration and Test Manager

Test Engineering · Boulder, Colorado
Department Test Engineering
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Blue Canyon Technologies is a leading provider of turnkey small satellite solutions, including nanosatellites, microsatellites, and ESPA-class. We specialize in precision pointing platforms based upon our high-performance attitude determination and control components. BCT’s highly experienced staff has developed low-cost, flight-proven, high-performance, high-reliability spacecraft systems and components that enable a wide range of missions for academic, commercial, and government applications. Our state-of-the-art spacecraft and subsystems are supporting LEO, GEO, Lunar, and interplanetary missions.

Position Purpose:  The Assembly Integration & Test Manager will have expertise in Aerospace programs and managing team activities and schedules. This engineer will be working in a team environment, with a focus on day to day and weekly planning, scheduling, and executing assembly and test activities with management of multiple Spacecraft programs occurring simultaneously as they are processed through the Blue Canyon manufacturing and test facilities.  Development work will include daily and weekly schedules and management of team activities to meet hardware delivery and program milestones.

Title: Sr. AI&T Manager

Position Type: Full Time-non-exempt

Pay Range: $120,000 - $170,000 (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 / 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 6% 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, drinks, espresso machines and ping pong tables.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead the design and development of Assembly Integration and Test programs.
  • Prepare and support SRR, PDR, CDR presentations to the Customer.
  • Work in a fast-paced team environment leading the integration and testing activities of flight spacecraft hardware.
  • Work with Systems and Design Engineering to support verification planning.
  • Collaborate with program management, system and subsystem engineers, mission assurance, technicians, and other program stakeholders.
  • Author, review, update, and implement Integration and Test Plans.
  • Provide ongoing inputs on the scope of work, schedule, and cost to Program Management, including staffing forecasts and labor hours, and other direct costs for executing I activities.
  • Manage the hardware activities with the team, the system engineers, mechanical engineers, planners, production technicians and test engineers by planning weekly and daily activities in the integration assembly and test of flight spacecraft hardware
  • Develop and maintain weekly and daily planning schedules for the supported programs.
  • Provide scheduling input to the program manager, identify additional support needed to meet hardware delivery milestones
  • Interface and coordinate with customers and suppliers for program, design, and peer reviews.
  • Provide technical oversight and support to teams of engineers and technicians.
  • Lead test teams and assist in mentoring other manufacturing and test team stakeholders.
  • Define EGSE and MGSE necessary to support programs.
  • Help identify nonstandard or additional testing when we are integrating and testing payloads as part of a space vehicle test program.
  • Support space vehicle launch campaigns when necessary.
  • Prepare technical documentation and give presentations to peers, management, and customers

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in an engineering field
  • Related technical experience may be considered in lieu of education
  • 7-20 years of experience working with spacecraft level system integration and test
  • Experience with budgets, schedule, and planning for performance and environmental testing
  • Experience with managing technical and programmatic priorities and risk mitigation
  • Experience with ERP/MRP systems and the underlying principles that relate to cost and scheduling
  • Ability to support and mentor a team of technicians and test engineer
  • Ability to work well in a fast paced, team environment
  • Ability to interact with other functional disciplines in a program team environment.
  • Demonstrated leadership and team building skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communications 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 etc.

Physical Requirements:
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, use hands to handle or feel. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms, talk or hear. 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.

*All employees of BCT possessing or attempting to gain government clearance will be required to successfully pass a drug test.

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 

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  • Location
    Boulder, Colorado
  • Department
    Test Engineering
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience