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Sr. Electrical Test Engineer

Blue Canyon

Blue Canyon

Other Engineering, Quality Assurance
Lafayette, CO, USA
Posted on Sunday, June 9, 2024

Blue Canyon Technologies, RTX's small satellite manufacturer and mission services provider, is solving some of the toughest challenges in space. Our components and bus platforms have completed missions ranging from very-low Earth orbits to lunar and interplanetary journeys at a fraction of the cost of traditional space systems. We support premier defense, commercial and civil organizations including the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, NASA, MIT Lincoln Lab, the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Colorado and more. Join our innovative and dynamic company as we build, test and operate the small spacecraft of the future.

Position Purpose: The Sr. Electrical Test Engineer will engage in the Electrical and Systems engineering disciplines to develop requirements and architecture to design a test methodology for flight hardware. The engineer will select test equipment, developing LabView or other software for low level hardware interfacing as well as test executive scripting language like COSMOS to interface to the test equipment to provide physical, electrical, and functional interfaces to the DUT for full test coverage based on requirements. The engineer will design the data lake produced through test execution and the tools to mine the data lake for production, design, and test engineering needs. Specific interfacing hardware design is the responsibility of the Test Engineer.

Title: Sr. Electrical Test Engineer

Position Type: Full Time

Pay Range: $100,000 - $185,000

(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:

  • Develop LabVIEW with National Instruments and other COTS targets to perform test execution and data logging on flight and engineering hardware.
  • Take a leadership role, working with engineers of other disciplines to develop test sets tailored for the verification of board and box level avionics.
  • Initiative to identify and complete tasks with evolving requirements and minimal direction.
  • Work in a fast-paced team environment on a variety of R&D, proof of concept, and production programs.
  • May include personnel management responsibilities
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Required Qualifications/Education:

  • BS degree or higher in Engineering and 7 or more years LabVIEW and scripting experience.
  • Experience with script writing in COSMOS. Desired experience with Ruby and Python.
  • Strong coding background, Windows and object-oriented architectures.
  • Current knowledge of industry standard software engineering practices, including agile methodologies, open-source licensing, unit testing, code development and configuration management.
  • Electrical engineering design experience with custom special test equipment is highly desired.
  • Experience with test sets in cleanroom, laboratory, and/or production environments.
  • System modeling and analysis experience using MATLAB, Simulink, or other comparable tools is a plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Aerospace or military experience is desired but not required.
  • Related technical experience may be considered in lieu of education

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. BCT anticipates the application window closing approximately 40 days from the date the notice was posted. However, factors such as candidate flow and business necessity may require BCT to shorten or extend the application window.

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