Hardware and Logistics Engineer for NICC

***To be considered for this role, you must be a US Citizen with a US government security clearance.  Additionally, you must either live near or be willing to move to the Boulder, CO area.***

About Centil

Centil represents the intersection of innovation and trusted expertise required for keeping rapid pace with the dynamic and emergent technological needs of Aerospace, Defense, and Government systems. Our trusted team of engineers excel in deploying value stream management, short-cycle feedback loops, infrastructure on-demand, and secure, disciplined pipelines to our customers. If you are interested in learning more about Centil or our team, check out our website at www.centil.io.

Centil is a talented team of trusted engineers working to provide optimized and effective technology value streams for defense industry clients. We believe in a culture of innovation, empowerment and collaboration. We place a high value on learning and growth, providing ongoing support to our team to learn new skills and become fulfilled in both their personal and professional life.

Centil is hiring exceptional individuals to join our growing team. We look for candidates who are inspired and passionate, highly collaborative, and who demonstrate the courage to challenge the status quo with forward thinking ideas and practices. We also seek out individuals who demonstrate servant leadership by supporting their colleagues with a sense of positivity, humility and open mindedness.

About the role

This opening is for a Hardware and Logistics Engineer to support a new United States Space Force (USSF) program in the areas of hardware installation and logistics management. This position will be responsible for designing, testing, and maintaining hardware systems critical to the program and ensuring they meet performance and reliability standards. Additionally, this position will oversee the logistical aspects of procurement, distribution, and maintenance of hardware components, ensuring timely delivery and operational readiness.

This position will work closely with other engineers and program leadership to support the overall goals and objectives of the program. You will also have the opportunity to grow and sharpen your skills with other talented members of Centil. 

What you'll do

  • Design, test, install, and maintain critical hardware systems and equipment to ensure they meet performance and reliability standards
  • Perform hardware engineering oversight responsibilities, including document reviews, peer reviews and change management boards
  • Manage outside vendors, leveraging understanding of system life cycle management and procurement process
  • Manage logistics and any associated risks within the supply chain and develop mitigation strategies to ensure mission success
  • Proactively address issues related to transportation, storage, and infrastructure to minimize disruptions and maintain continuity of operations
  • Maintain accurate records of logistics activities, including inventory levels, maintenance schedules, and supply chain transactions
  • Support delivery and receipt of engineered solutions to customer locations
  • Support facilities modifications to meet operational changes or upgrades
  • Ability to be flexible and collaborate with multiple stakeholders and projects 
  • Cable experience- installation of ethernet cables/ fiber cables, understanding of cable types, cable management, rack assemblies and power requirements
Required Qualifications
  • US Citizen with a current DoD Secret clearance or higher (current Top Secret, with SCI eligibility, is strongly preferred)

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, or related field, or related experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience (and demonstrated proficiency) in hardware design, testing, and maintenance, with a strong understanding of engineering principles and technologies relevant to defense systems

  • Knowledge and experience in logistical processes, including procurement, inventory management, facilities modifications, distribution, and maintenance scheduling, to ensure smooth operation of hardware systems

  • Ability to coordinate complex projects involving multiple stakeholders, ensuring adherence to timelines, budgets, and quality standards

  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to interpret complex data and develop actionable insights

  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with diverse teams and stakeholders

  • Ability to travel to install sites

Preferred/Bonus Qualifications
  • Familiarity with DoD acquisition processes, regulations and security protocols

  • Experience with Jira/Confluence

Other Company Requirements

In addition to job-specific requirements, Centil believes it is important for all employees to possess the following skills/characteristics:

  • Strong communication (written and verbal) and presentation skills.  Ability to passionately deliver high-level messaging to various types of audiences--this will eventually include senior leaders.  Ability to explain technical concepts clearly to non-technical personnel
  • Self-motivated individual who actively and independently seeks out opportunities for learning and development
  • Collaborates well; enjoys working as part of a team
  • DoD Secret or higher clearance is required.  All applicants must be US citizens eligible for a US Government security clearance
Expected Salary Range

Depending on experience and skillset, most candidates will earn between $120,000 and $180,000 per year.

Please note that the salary range is a general guideline only. We consider many factors when determining salaries including, but are not limited to, scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s work experience, education, training, certifications, key skills, and mission/customer familiarity. We combine these factors with market and business considerations to extend a job offer.


Centil offers a comprehensive benefits package including the following:

  • Generous PTO for vacation, personal, or sick days
  • Ten (10) paid holidays per year:  8 fixed holidays, plus 2 additional Floating Holidays per year (taken at Employee's discretion)
  • Flex time and the ability to create your own schedule
  • Discretionary bi-annual bonus plan, based on individual and company performance
  • 401K retirement plan with immediately vested company contributions, no matching required
  • Healthcare coverage plan through a Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangement (QSEHRA)
  • Employer-paid Life, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, and Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurances
  • Access to optional, employee-paid Life, Accident, Critical Illness, and Hospital Indemnity insurances
  • Access to a Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Paid training and conference attendance
  • Additional benefits, as needed, for significant life events: parental leave, bereavement leave, jury duty pay, military leave pay
  • One-time home office reimbursement
  • Phone plan reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services, supporting emotional health and well-being of employees and their families
Centil is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.


Lafayette, CO

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