Cybersecurity Engineer 3 at Bluestaq (Colorado Springs, CO)

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Position Type: Full Time

Salary Range: In compliance with Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the salary range for this role is $129,413 - $163,882. Final compensation for this role will be determined by various factors such as a candidate’s relevant work experience, skills, certifications, and geographic location.

Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado. This position is not remote.

Additional Compensation: This position is eligible for an end of year bonus.

Employment Benefits: Bluestaq offers a wide range of competitive benefits to include Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Paid Leave, and 401k. For more information regarding Bluestaq benefits, please visit

About Bluestaq:

Bluestaq starts with our people.

Are you ready for the best job you've ever had?

At Bluestaq, we've rapidly built a culture around ownership, trust, community, and innovation. Bluestaq is dedicated to cultivating a growth environment where our team feels valued, works with a purpose of mission, is personally rewarded, and is professionally challenged.

Bluestaq is an emerging technology company founded in 2018 to streamline global operations using cutting-edge enterprise software and mission analytics. Bluestaq develops and transforms its enterprise systems and secures disparate data to solve our customers' most critical challenges. Today, Bluestaq primarily provides the U.S. Department of Defense and the nation's intelligence community with advanced software systems. Our name, Bluestaq, originates from "blue" a military term for friendly forces, and "staq" referring to a software stack.

Let’s talk about the accolades our team has racked up in just four years! Bluestaq was recognized as an Inc. Magazine 2021 Best Workplaces, a 2021 Colorado Inno on Fire Company, and a 2020 Colorado Company to Watch. Bluestaq was honored by the Colorado Technology Association as the 2019 Emerging Tech Company of the Year and named Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and EDC 2019 New Company of the Year. For the third consecutive year, Bluestaq landed on the Colorado Springs Gazette Best Workplaces in Colorado Springs (2019 – 2021) and Built In’s Best Places to Work Lists: Best Places to Work in Colorado, Best Small Companies to Work for in Colorado, and Best Paying Companies in Colorado (2020 – 2022). Our team is award winning and ahhhmazing!

Looking for amazing quality of life? In 2019, Colorado Springs scored a “Perfect 10” for “desirability” by US News & World Report.

Why join Bluestaq in Colorado Springs?

  • Cost of living - below the national average
  • Lifestyle Amenities – coffee shops, craft breweries, boutiques, locally-owned restaurants
  • Nature – more than 100 parks and ample outdoor sporting opportunities
  • Weather – Colorado Springs boasts over 300 days of sunshine a year
  • Laid back atmosphere – an accessible alternative to the faced-paced Denver lifestyle

Position Description:

We are looking for a Cybersecurity Engineer to join our rapidly growing engineering team. As a Cybersecurity Engineer 3 at Bluestaq, you are a professional with hands-on cybersecurity expertise. The ideal candidate is a motivated, cybersecurity engineer with an understanding of core cybersecurity methodologies and is focused on growing as an engineer. In a Cybersecurity Engineering position at Bluestaq, you have a general understanding of technology infrastructures using Firewalls, VPN, Data Loss Prevention, IDS/IPS, Web-Proxy, and Security Audits.

Basic Qualifications and Skills:

  • 8+ years of cyber security experience with a Bachelor’s degree or 12+ years of cyber security experience with an Associate's degree.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of security, risk, and compliance for large scale computing solutions.
  • Experience with cloud compliance and security standards.
  • General networking knowledge.
  • Experience with vulnerability scans and recognizing vulnerabilities in security systems.
  • Experience with cloud-based concepts and the AWS component stack.
  • Understanding of cloud identity and access management tools.
  • Knowledge of system vulnerabilities and security issues.
  • Test and identify network and system vulnerabilities.
  • Knowledge of security controls and the STIG process.
  • Experience with firewalls.
  • Familiar with troubleshooting and debugging skills, with a passion for problem solving and investigation.
  • Experience with Python, C++, Java, Ruby, Node, Go and/or Power Shell.
  • Experience with Scrum/Agile development methodologies.
  • Able to resolve routine issues and problems.
  • Ability to communicate scope and state of work, including articulating roadblocks.
  • Proactive and thoughtful in seeking clarification and asking questions.
  • Displays a strong sense of ownership for projects.
  • Ability to apply cybersecurity skills and knowledge to approach new problems in creative ways.
  • Ability to communicate scope and state of work, identifying issues, and anticipating roadblocks that may arise.
  • Takes responsibility for their personal development, has a growth mindset.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • CISSP certification

Desired Qualifications and Skills:


Required Education: Associate's degree in Science, Technology, Cyber Security, Computer Science, Mathematics, or related field.

Desired Education: Bachelor's degree in Science, Technology, Cyber Security, Computer Science, Mathematics, or related field.

Clearance Requirement: This position requires the ability to obtain a TS/SCI Clearance. To be eligible for a clearance, US Citizenship is required, and an employee must agree to participate in a background screen and credit check.

Proof of Vaccination: This position requires all new hires to present proof of vaccination upon their hire date. Please contact Human Resources, at [email protected], if you need to discuss our medical or religious exemption process.

Relocation: This position does not offer relocation. Candidates must live in the immediate area or relocate at their own expense.

Bluestaq is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We prohibit unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees on the basis age 40 and over, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by state or local law.

Bluestaq will make reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with known disabilities and employees whose work requirements interfere with a religious belief unless doing so would result in an undue hardship to Bluestaq or a direct threat. Employees needing such accommodation are instructed to contact Human Resources immediately at [email protected].

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The vibrant, urban setting of Downtown Colorado Springs embodies the innovative, dynamic, industrious, and collaborative brand identity of Bluestaq.

An Insider's view of Bluestaq

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Work-life balance at Bluestaq isn’t a buzz phrase but is practiced from the top down as an example for the entire company. We work hard and play hard, but we realize how important balance is to reset and recharge and pay attention to the important things in life – family.


Program Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Everyone has a critical role to play, sometimes two or three roles, but we LOVE it. We LOVE feeling the connection, being part of the team that practices extreme ownership. If someone stumbles, we pick them up and keep moving forward. While we all strive to put our best work forward, it’s also a learning environment.


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What makes someone successful on your team?

A successful Bluestaq team member has the ability to use creativity and innovation to solve complex problems, regardless of their experience. This mindset is engrained in our company's culture, enabling our teams to tackle problems nontraditionally.


Program Manager

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

My door, chat, email, phone, and text are always open to every Bluestaq'r. My purpose at Bluestaq is to ensure every team member is happy, healthy, and challenged!


Chief Operating Officer

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The vibe is unlike any other environment I’ve been in. While we are often busy and emersed in our current tasks, it’s not uncommon to hear laughter and joyful interaction amongst teammates. We always find opportunities to interact with each other.


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What are Bluestaq Perks + Benefits

Bluestaq Benefits Overview

Everything we do at Bluestaq starts and ends with our world-class team. Our team focused approach is pervasive across our culture, the open work-space that encourages teammate interaction or our industry-leading benefits. Our goal is to create the most talented team possible, and that team deserves nothing less than the best benefits industry can offer.

Volunteer in local community
Bluestaq is a proud member of the Colorado Springs community. Our team supports local non-profit boards and participates in volunteer activities and campaigns in our local ecosystem.
Partners with nonprofits
Bluestaq partners with non-profits that share our passion for innovation, technology, and community.
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Bluestaq is committed to helping employees face the demands of juggling work, family, and life-related issues by offering flexible work arrangements.
Remote work program
Documented equal pay policy
Highly diverse management team
Bluestaq embraces and celebrates diversity at all levels of leadership from our emerging leaders, team leads, and beyond.
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability insurance
Bluestaq provides 100% employer-paid Short and Long Term Disability Insurance for employees.
Dental insurance
Bluestaq provides 100% employer-paid Dental Insurance coverage for employees and their dependents.
Vision insurance
Bluestaq provides 100% employer-paid Vision Insurance coverage for employees and their dependents.
Health insurance
Bluestaq provides 100% employer-paid PPO Health Insurance coverage for employees and their dependents.
Life insurance
Bluestaq provides 100% employer-paid life Insurance for employees. Bluestaq provides a base benefit of $100,000 and supplemental life of $100,000 for a total of $200,000 in life insurance.
Team workouts
Bluestaq employees take advantage of the bike paths, trails, and gym right next to our headquarters.
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
Automatic enrollment into a 401(k) the day an employee starts. This benefit is offered to all full-time employees, with no vesting period required.
401(K) matching
All employees receive an automatic monthly contribution from Bluestaq of 4% of their base salary into the 401k account, and we match 100% up to an additional 6%. The total contribution is 10%.
Performance bonus
Bluestaq offers a yearly performance bonus depending on the company and individual performance. Our year-end bonuses are very competitive with the industry best.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Family medical leave
Company sponsored family events
Bluestaq hosts an annual Summer picnic for employees and their families.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Bluestaq offers every full-time employee 20 days off each year. Bluestaq will buy back any unused PTO at the end of each year.
Paid holidays
Office Perks
Company-sponsored outings
At Bluestaq, we believe in work-life balance. Whether it's an aerial show, TopGolf, Whirlyball, bowling, BBQs, throwing a baseball or taking a walk.
Free snacks and drinks
Energy is important, and we don’t want hangry team members. Bluestaq keeps a fully stocked snack bar loaded with the team's favorite drinks and snacks.
Some meals provided
New team member - a great excuse for a burger bar at lunch. Celebrating a workiversary - let's eat pizza!
Company-sponsored happy hours
Happy hours are hosted once per week or when we cut off code.
Onsite office parking
We offer employees free Downtown on-site garage parking.
Fitness stipend
Onsite gym
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Bluestaq offers employees professional development opportunities like the ability to attend job-related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
Bluestaq hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend
Continuing education available during work hours
Bluestaq allows employes to set aside working hours for learning.
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications
Bluestaq pays for some industry certifications for employees such as the CompTIA Security+.

Additional Perks + Benefits

This benefits overview provides selected highlights of the Bluestaq employee benefits program. It is not a legal document and shall not be construed as a guarantee of benefits nor of employment at the Company. Bluestaq reserves the right to amend, suspend, or terminate any benefit plan, in whole or in part, at any time.

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