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Sr. Mission Assurance Manager

Blue Canyon

Blue Canyon

Lafayette, CO, USA
Posted on Monday, May 29, 2023

Blue Canyon Technologies (BCT), a subsidiary of Raytheon Technologies, 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 Sr. Mission Assurance Manager reports to the Principal Product Line Mission Assurance Manager and works in concert with program management team members.

Title: Sr. Mission Assurance Manager

Position Type: Full Time

Pay Range: $125,000 - $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

Job Responsibilities:

  • Participate in Material Review Board and Failure Review Board activities as required.
  • Develops reliability analyses as needed to support program deliverables and analysis.
  • Active participation in design, production/test readiness, and other reviews and audits with the ability to make risk-informed decisions for Mission Success.
  • Provides leadership in the identification, mitigation, and communication of Mission Assurance status and Risks to Mission Success.
  • Experience in Design/Test Readiness/Manufacturing Readiness Reviews.
  • Understand and mitigate risks associated with radiation effects.
  • May include personnel management responsibilities.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • 10-15+ years experience in a related mission assurance or quality role. Preferred 5+ years in space mission assurance.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline or equivalent discipline.
  • Experience in any of the following disciplines: Quality Assurance, System Safety Engineering, Environment/Safety/Health, Reliability, Parts Engineering, and Materials and Processes.
  • Knowledge of Quality Systems and Processes.
  • 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.

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 and stand for long periods of time. The employee is commonly required to bend, reach, and walk. The position requires some light physical effort. This would require the ability to lift or move objects up to 15 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