Software Test Engineer 3

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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 $111,800 - $165,000. 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 https://www.bluestaq.com/bennies.

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 community, constant innovation, and customer commitment.  Bluestaq is dedicated to cultivating a growth environment where our team feels valued, works with a sense of mission, is personally rewarded, and 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.

Bluestaq was recently recognized as a 2020 Colorado Company to Watch. Last year, Bluestaq was honored by the Colorado Technology Association as the 2019 Emerging Tech Company of the Year, named Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and EDC 2019 New Company of the Year, recognized as a 2020 and 2019 Best Workplaces in Colorado Springs by the Colorado Springs Gazette, and acknowledged on three 2020 and 2021 Built In Colorado’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.

Bluestaq just landed on Inc. Magazine's 2021 Best Workplaces List!

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 an experienced Software Test Engineer to join our rapidly growing engineering team. As a Software Test Engineer at Bluestaq, you are a recognized software professional with hands-on technical expertise.  The ideal candidate is a motivated results-driven Software Test Engineer responsible for designing and running tests (manual and automated), have good communication skills, up-to-date knowledge of software programming and software test design. The Software Test Engineer will design and conduct tests, analyze the results, and report observations.  As a Bluestaq Software Test Engineer you have demonstrated experience in writing consistently high-quality automated tests using industry best practices.

Basic Qualifications and Skills:

  • 8+ years of software development or programming experience with a Bachelor of Science degree.
  • Ability to design, implement and maintain a variety of testing frameworks from scratch.
  • Hands-on experience in developing automation frameworks and writing test scripts.
  • Strong experience in both front-end and back-end technologies.
  • Experience with scripting languages such as Groovy, JavaScript, Python, etc.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of software test design and testing methodologies.
  • Working knowledge of test techniques and compatibility with various software programs.
  • Professional experience with Java or Python, or other programming languages.
  • Experience with Scrum/Agile development methodologies.
  • Ability to be the voice of quality during testing, raising issues when needed, and highlighting risk.
  • Strong collaboration skills, ability to work across multiple teams and share knowledge.
  • Ability to influence others in a positive manner.
  • Ability to apply software skills and knowledge to approach new problems in creative ways.
  • Scopes work on complex projects involving multiple engineers, and ensures the team’s delivery.
  • Hands on experience with Atlassian tools such as Confluence and Jira.
  • Ability to communicate scope and state of work, identifying issues, and anticipating roadblocks that may arise.
  • Proactive and thoughtful in seeking clarification and asking questions.
  • Finds the right balance between persevering on a problem and asking for help.
  • Takes responsibility for their personal development, has a growth mindset.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Independently prioritizes and escalates unforeseen issues.
  • Displays a strong sense of ownership for projects.

Required Education: Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics or a related field.

PLEASE NOTE: 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.

How to Apply: Please visit https://bluestaqllc.formstack.com/forms/jobapplication to apply for this position.

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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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • D3JSLibraries
    • jQueryLibraries
    • jQuery UILibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • Twitter BootstrapLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • TensorFlowFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • Neo4jDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • TeradataDatabases

Location

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

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The daily vibes within the office perpetuate a relaxing and open environment conducive to learning and exploration. The caliber and experience of the employees are very high, and while this may feel daunting at first, you quickly realize that everyone is more than happy to answer questions and help you along your journey.

Chris

Enterprise Software Engineer

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

I empower the Bluestaq team to be more creative through mandatory, management-led foosball, a fierce arcade game, SwagTron adventures, and baseball sessions.

Dave

Chief Scientist and Co Founder

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.

Culture
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.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
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.
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
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 Benefits
Bluestaq provides 100% employer-paid Dental Insurance coverage for employees and their dependents.
Vision Benefits
Bluestaq provides 100% employer-paid Vision Insurance coverage for employees and their dependents.
Health Insurance Benefits
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.
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Bluestaq employees take advantage of the bike paths, trails, and gym right next to our headquarters.
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
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
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
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
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company 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.
Game Room
We work hard and we play hard. It is impossible to stare at a computer screen for 8 straight hours. We encourage our employees to take a periodic break and challenge a co-worker to a Foosball match.
Stocked Kitchen
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!
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted once per week or when we cut off code.
Parking
We offer employees free Downtown on-site garage parking.
Fitness Subsidies
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.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
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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