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BlueHalo, LLC Lead Engineer: Space Opto-Electro-Mechanical Systems in Albuquerque, New Mexico


As we enter a new era of futuristic systems, BlueHalo is emerging as a leader, partner, innovator, and manufacturer. Our amazing people are on a mission to make a difference in the world and every single day we use our skills and experiences to create, design and build solutions to some of the worlds’ hardest engineering problems. Do you want to be part of a culture that inspires employees to think big, perform with excellence and build incredible products? We provide the resources, inspiration, and focus. If you have the passion and courage to dream big, then we want to build a better tomorrow with you.

Being on the BlueHalo team means working alongside the brightest minds in technology on the toughest challenges facing our nation – not just occasionally, but every single day. Together, we are leading the transformation of modern warfare and each BlueHalo employee plays a key role. That’s why our investment in you goes beyond a rewarding salary and benefits package. We’re committed to providing our people with the best opportunities to develop their skills, share their knowledge, and push their innovative ideas to the cutting-edge. Having fun doing it with a team that feels like family across BlueHalo Nation is the ultimate perk. From Space and Directed Energy to Cyber and Intelligence to C4ISR and Air & Missile Defense, there is no limit to where you can take your career with us. Are you ready to launch a career at BlueHalo?

If you are seeking a career that has tremendous impact beyond any one individual, then come be a part of our leadership team and all programs supported across the division. We are producing cutting edge advanced RF and directed energy technologies from assembly, integration, and test across the site.

You’d like to do this

BlueHalo is seeking a lead engineer to join our space technologies team. As the lead engineer, you will play a critical part in technology and product development of precision optical pointing and tracking systems including gimbals and fast steering mirrors needed for laser communications and remote-sensing payloads.


  • Provide technical leadership to a multidisciplinary engineering team in the design, build, and qualification of new space-capable precision opto-mechanical systems including gimbals and fast steering mirrors.

  • Understand the big picture as well as fine details to make technical decisions, sometimes in situations in which a complete set of data is not available.

  • Be responsible for technical systems engineering including architecture development, requirements flow-down, and test planning.

  • Work with the division technical director to drive innovation in product development including advanced materials, analysis methods, and system architecture.

  • Be responsible for technical risk management including developing risk mitigation strategies.

  • Act as primary point of contact for technical communication with customers, both for existing programs and new work.

  • Be responsible for technical proposal development.

  • Mentor junior engineering staff members and promote a culture of continuous learning.

You’re required to have this


  • Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering or a related field.

  • At least 5 years of experience with design and analysis of space components, assemblies, and systems.

  • At least 5 years of experience with engineering design and analysis tools (e.g. Solidworks, ANSYS)

  • Leadership and management skills as demonstrated by prior role(s) as lead engineer or engineering manager and execution of one or more programs from start to finish.

  • Strong communication skills (both written and verbal) as demonstrated by experience with multiple design review meetings or similar report/presentation scenarios.

  • Problem solving mindset.

  • Ability to work on-site in Albuquerque full-time.

    Supervisory Responsibility

  • Oversee a team of engineers based in a matrix structure.

  • The position does not have direct supervisory responsibility, but the candidate will be expected to communicate tasking closely with the engineering leads.


Job LocationsUS-NM-Albuquerque