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Avionics Technical Integration Lead

Blue Canyon

Blue Canyon

Lafayette, CO, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 29, 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.

Title: Avionics Technical Integration Lead

Position Type: Full Time

Pay Range: $105,000 - $175,000

(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.

Position Purpose: The Avionics Technical Integration Lead will be a highly skilled and motivated Systems and Production Engineering Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing the development, integration, and production of our avionics and power systems. This role combines strategic systems engineering with hands-on production management, requiring strong technical expertise and excellent leadership skills.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead the systems engineering and production teams to ensure the successful development, integration, and production of avionics and power systems.
  • Oversee the entire production lifecycle, from initial design to final implementation and testing.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including R&D, quality assurance, and supply chain, to ensure seamless project execution.
  • Develop and implement production plans, schedules, and budgets to meet project deadlines and cost targets.
  • Monitor and optimize production processes to improve efficiency, quality, and reliability.
  • Ensure compliance with industry standards, regulations, and safety requirements.
  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to team members.
  • Identify and mitigate risks throughout the production process.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives to enhance product performance and reduce costs.
  • Prepare and present project status reports to senior management and stakeholders.
  • Align production goals with organizational objectives and long-term strategies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications/Education:

  • At least 7 years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, Systems Engineering, or a related field. A Master’s degree is preferred.
  • Proven experience in a systems engineering or production lead role, preferably within the avionics or aerospace industry.
  • Strong technical background in avionics and power systems.
  • Excellent leadership and team management skills.
  • Proven track record of successfully managing complex projects from conception to completion.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Proficiency in project management software and tools.
  • Knowledge of industry standards and regulations (e.g., FAA, EASA).

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. Colorado Residents: In any materials you submit, you may redact or remove age-identifying information such as age, date of birth, or dates of school attendance or graduation. You will not be penalized for redacting or removing this information. 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