Sr. PCB Layout Designer

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

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 Senior PCB Layout Designer will engage in the PCB design engineering, test and production teams to design the best PCBs for each project.

Title: Sr. PCB Layout Designer

Position Type: Full Time

Pay Range: $90,000 - $140,000 (Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.)

Location: Lafayette and 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 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:


  • 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, comprehensive knowledge of high-speed routing, PCB stackup creation, RF/EMI Mitigation layout, BOM scrubs for part issues, electro-mechanical efforts and Fab house CAM responses.
  • 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.


Skills and Qualifications:

  • Proven proficiency with Altium Designer, Altium Nexus or Concord Pro and collaborative PCB Layout Design with managed projects.
  • Highly experienced with high speed routing – DDR2/DDR3, GbE, SerDes, etc.
  • Highly experienced with creating PCB stackups for high speed using the Altium stackup editor.
  • Highly experienced with power supply, motor drive and routing high current PCB’s.
  • Extensive familiarity with MIL-STD and IPC specifications.
  • Highly experienced with techniques for reducing EMI and improving signal integrity.
  • Highly experienced implementing blind and buried via, microvia and HDI requirements.
  • Highly experienced with design of Rigid, Flex and Rigid-Flex PCBs.
  • Highly experienced with library part creation and library maintenance.
  • Highly proficient with MS Office tools.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • High School diploma or equivalent and 10 or more years of related experience, or a two-year or 4-year technical or college degree with 8 or more years of experience is required.
  • Each higher-level related degree may substitute for two years of related experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years PCB design experience utilizing Altium Designer software.


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

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