PCB Layout Engineering Manager

Engineering · Lafayette, Colorado
Department Engineering
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 Manager of PCB Layout Engineering will oversee all aspects of PCB Layout Engineering at Blue Canyon. The Manager will be responsible for technical oversight of PCB Layout engineers, ensuring BCT processes are followed, meeting commitments for work products to programs and product lines, providing mentoring and training to PCB layout engineers, and continuously considering process improvements for quality, cost effectiveness, and schedule agility.

Title: PCB Layout Engineering Manager

Position Type: Full Time

Pay Range: $160,000-$180,000

(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.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Oversee, review, and provide technical guidance for aerospace, RF, Mil-Spec, and commercial PCB designs
  • Continuously evaluate processes, tools, and personnel within the PCB Layout Engineering area for effectiveness; update processes and tools as needed; adjust workforce as needed
  • Directly supervise PCB Layout engineers, including performance reviews, assessment of training needs, assignment definition, career development, mentorship, and succession planning
  • Manage the PCB Layout Engineering workforce, establish priorities and adjudicate resource conflicts in accordance with company-established prioritizations
  • Establish hiring needs for the PCB Layout Engineering area, evaluate candidates, provide hiring recommendations
  • Create and maintain an outsourcing plan for PCB Layout Engineering efforts, to include criteria for outsourcing work, acceptable suppliers, and methods for overseeing subcontracted efforts, as well as perform make vs buy trades at the component level
  • Overall responsibility to meet PCB Layout Engineering internal-product delivery commitments across BCT programs
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Required Qualifications/Education:

  • Minimum 10 years of related experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering desired; Master’s degree in an engineering field preferred
  • Related technical experience may be considered in lieu of education
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Altium Designer, Altium Nexus or Concord Pro, and collaborative PCB Design with managed projects a plus.
  • Experience with high speed routing – DDR3, GbE, SerDes, etc.
  • Experience with power supply, motor drive, and other high current PCB geometries and routing techniques.
  • 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 Rigid, Flex and Rigid-Flex PCBs.
  • Experience with library part creation and library maintenance
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent managerial and supervisory skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite


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 Melissa Po at 720-450-8252

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