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BCA is celebrating its 20th year in 2014-15. When we first got started in our humble garage in Colorado, we never dreamed it would get this big. But thanks to support from our loyal customers, we’re now the biggest and most trusted name in snow safety. We’re looking forward to another 20 years of backcountry riding and, most important, 20 more years of saved lives.
When we equip you for the backcountry, we work to equip you not only with gear, but with knowledge to make informed decisions. That’s why we support all of our products with a consumer education program and the most knowledgeable customer service staff in the industry.
Our mission is to save lives, not just sell products. This is how we measure success. The bottom line: don’t get caught in the first place. Get educated, choose your terrain according to the conditions, and communicate clearly. Our hope is that you’ll never use any of our rescue gear–except for practice. We want you to be a BCA customer for life.
Staff and Ambassadors
Bruce McGowan, General Manager
Bruce Edgerly, VP Global Sales/Marketing
Tiffany Hampshire, Operations Director
Steve Christie, Director of Sales
Andy Wenberg, Snowmobile Sales Manager
Sander Wyjad, Direct Sales & Customer Service Manager
Kim Godfrey, Senior Graphic Designer
Dane Olson, Inside Sales and Technical Services
Toni Leskela, Category Director
AK, WA, OR, ID panhandle
California and Nevada
Idaho south, Montana, Utah, Wyoming
US Snowmobiling and pro sales
Southern Ontario, Canada
Quebec and Northern Ontario, Canada
Quebec and Northern Ontario, Canada
British Columbia, Canada
Dwayne and Deb Paynton:
Canada snowmobiling and pro sales
Betsy Norsen, Mount Bachelor ski patroller
Felix Camire, Canadian ski guide
Kirk Bachman, Avalanche educator
Lel Tone, Squaw Valley patroller / Alaska heli guide
Chris Simmons, UIAGM guide
Lisa Korthals, Canadian ski guide
Logan Cookler, Wasatch Powderbird guide
Mike Duffy, Avalanche educator
Minot Maser, Dirtbag backcountry skier
Nick Armitage, Big Sky ski patroller
North Cascades Mountain Guides
Alpine World Ascents
Peak Mountain Guides
Colorado Mountain School
Partners / Athletes
BCA will accept sponsorship requests and proposals for the upcoming season from April 1 to October 1. Proposals and requests can be submitted by going here.
Junior Embedded Engineer
Backcountry Access, a division of K2 Sports, is a thriving company which produces Avalanche Beacons and other unique snow safety and outdoors products located in Boulder, Colorado at the foot of the Rocky Mountains.
The Junior systems engineer in this role will undertake all tasks normally undertaken by engineers in the field of Embedded Systems design such as (but not limited to); circuit design/board layout (Altium), simulation (LTSpice, Matlab), prototyping (SMT, PTH), software design/implementation, BoM review, component selection, supplier management, engineering testing (circuit level and product level) and acceptance testing to applicable standards as well as defect root cause analyzes. The Junior systems engineer will be mentored by senior engineers.
Support lead ESW and HW engineers on day to day work. Design isolated software portions with clear and defined interfaces. Drive whitebox testing. Support HW designer by designing layouts and updating designs for out of life components. Build testing PCBA part of fixtures used both local and offshore manufacturing. Help on quoting process on transferring CFM parts to EMS provider.
- Bachelors degree in related field or near graduation.
- Sound grasp of circuit theory.
- Ability to work in a team and self-confidence to admit not knowing something.
- Ability to use standard laboratory equipment, Oscilloscope, DMM, power supplies.
- Experience with microcontroller.
- Proficiency in Embedded C for the PIC microcontroller family (PIC24, PIC18, PIC32).
- Experience in board layout (particularly Altium).
- Hands on prototyping experience (soldering etc).
- Experience on Labview, PC based C# and embedded.
How To Apply:
Interested candidates please visit http://erecruit.jarden.com to access all K2 Sports job opportunities posted on the website of our parent company Jarden Corporation.
K2 Sports is an equal opportunity employer.