Senior Systems Engineer

At Churchill Navigation, we love hard problems. The tougher the better. We love doing what everyone else thinks is impossible, and our engineers have an insatiable appetite for solving these types of problems. If this sounds like you, consider joining our team.

Churchill Navigation is developing the next generation of airborne mission equipment — our augmented reality products are used throughout the world in helicopters, airplanes, and UAVs for assisting first responders, monitoring wildlife and the environment, enhancing broadcast television, and much more. As an engineer, you’ll have the opportunity to fly with our customers, and also in our Cessna Grand Caravan, to validate the real-world performance of your projects.

You’ll be joining a team focusing on high-end airborne video acquisition and processing systems. We are looking for a talented, motivated Senior Engineer with at least 5 years of experience developing electrical and mechanical systems and associated software. If you like learning new things, working on interesting projects while wearing many hats, and building tangible, end-user physical devices then this opportunity is a good fit for you.

We are looking for a hard-working, creative, self-managed, get-it-done type of person who can thrive in a fast-paced, ever-changing atmosphere. If you are the kind of person who takes initiative with a positive attitude, you will fit right in!



  • Develop high quality, innovative and cost appropriate engineering and product concepts
  • Help bring an idea from concept to a product
  • Design, implement and debug software, firmware, digital and analog circuitry
  • Integrate between software, firmware and hardware components


Required skills and experience

  • Strong background of programming in modern C/C++ and object-oriented design
  • Experience interfacing with sensors and cameras
  • Skilled in embedded firmware development and debugging
  • Soldering skills and hands-on experience with lab tools (oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, power supplies)


Desired skills and experience

  • Linear algebra, geometry, statistics
  • Gyro-stabilized imaging systems
  • Kalman filters
  • Python
  • Optics
  • Digital controls
  • Image Processing
  • Embedded firmware development and debugging
  • Computer graphics


Annual salary for this position is $80K – $130K depending on experience. In addition, we offer a robust package of benefits that include health insurance, 401k, and paid time off. Other benefits include fully-stocked refrigerators, company-paid lunch daily, shower facilities, and plenty of open office space for scooter races.




We are located in beautiful, Boulder, CO — routinely ranked as a “top ten” city for everything.