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Reliability Engineer II - Emphasis on Electronics

Blue Canyon

Blue Canyon

Lafayette, CO, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 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 Reliability Engineer II will perform electrical circuit analyses to determine suitability of electronic devices for space flight applications. Engage with electrical engineers to acquire and analyze circuit application for all product lines. Establishes reliability processes to ensure designs meet requirements for lifetime mission success. Conducts reliability analyses for Material and Failure review boards and investigates to determine the required reliability approach for the situation, with consideration given to the cost, schedule and resource support.

Title: Reliability Engineer II - Emphasis on Electronics

Position Type: Full Time

Pay Range: $80,000 - $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, 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:

  • Performs electrical reliability analyses as needed to support program deliverables and analysis such as electrical parts stress analysis (EPSA), electrical circuit failure mode and effects (eFMEA), worse case circuit analysis (WCCA), mean time between failure (MTBF), probability of success (Ps)
  • Review and communicate risks from analyses for electrical circuit functionality under space environmental conditions (temperature, radiation) and component tolerances
  • Participate in analysis effort to generate MTBF and Parts Stress Analyzes leveraging industry documents such as EEE-INST-001
  • Develop and maintain electrical system reliability models using specialized software tools
  • Work in coordination with the EEE Parts Engineer and Radiation Effects Engineer to determine application risks to product lines and missions.
  • Communicate hardware reliability risks to the Mission Assurance Manager and Program Manager
  • Participate in electrical design reviews, providing feedback on potential reliability concerns
  • Participate in Material Review Board and Failure Review Board activities as required
  • Considers impact of costs on recommended action plans for avoiding/correcting problems during the design phase or remedial action for correcting reliability problems on installed equipment; performs root cause failure analysis to help prevent failures.
  • Stay up-to-date on the latest advancements in electrical component reliability and space radiation effects
  • Performs other work as assigned

    Required Qualifications/Education:

    • 2+ years of experience in circuit design or analysis
    • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in a technical discipline (e.g., engineering field) or equivalent discipline (e.g., electrical engineering, math, physics, etc.)
    • Related technical experience may be considered in lieu of education
    • Direct experience performing at least one reliability analysis; parts stress analysis, failure mode and effects, worse case circuit analysis, signal integrity, mean time between failure, probability of success is required.
    • Ability to read electrical schematics is required
    • General knowledge of electrical circuits and EEE parts is required
    • Knowledge of space and/or military requirements documents for reliability such as EEE-INST-002, TORs, etc. is preferred
    • Experience in SPICE analysis tools, with specific experience in P-SPICE and LT-SPICE is preferred
    • Experience in circuit analysis of digital and analog circuits is preferred
    • General knowledge of EEE part failure modes is recommended
    • Experience in statistical analysis and or statics theory is recommended

    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