Systems Engineer at Bluestaq

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Colorado Technology Association 2019 Emerging Tech Company of the YearBluestaq 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 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 2019 Best Workplaces in Colorado Springs by the Colorado Springs Gazette, and acknowledged on three 2020 Built In Colorado’s Best Places to Work Lists:

  • #21 Best Places to Work in Colorado,
  • #5 Best Small Companies to Work for in Colorado,
  • #4 Best Paying Companies in Colorado.

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
  • Laidback atmosphere – an accessible alternative to the faced-paced Denver lifestyle

Bluestaq is located in the heart of Downtown Colorado Springs. Our street level, headquarters location aligns with the Bluestaq brand identity and company culture. Bluestaq believes the Downtown location embodies an innovative, dynamic, industrious, and collaborative brand identity. The flexibility of working in a dynamic community with access to food, entertainment, retail, and other businesses, and increasing cultural amenities allows our team to handle personal errands, exercise and unwind within walking and biking distance of our headquarters.

Who we’re looking for…

Bluestaq is looking for a self-starting, ambitious individual who is not afraid to question assumptions or learn a new skill/technology on the job to solve a problem. As a talented communicator, you are the authority within the space, air, intelligence, or other focused domain. Bluestaq Systems Engineers are recognized experts with 10+ years of subject-matter expertise. In a Systems Engineering position at Bluestaq, you will work collaboratively with cross-functional teams at all levels, from developers, industry partners, to government officials and operational analysts to design advanced software systems. And we’re focused on doing - we keep meetings to a minimum.

Desired Qualifications

  • A recognized expert with a history of implementing high-performance enterprise solutions with strict availability, concurrency, and low latency requirements.
  • Strong operational domain knowledge in Space, Air, Intelligence and other desired domains.
  • Strong physics or mathematical background as it pertains to the domain.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate at all levels from developers to high level government officials.
  • Experience with and understanding of enterprise software principles and technologies.
  • Proficiency with scripting languages (Python, JavaScript, Typescript, Bash, etc.)
  • Knowledge of software security concepts (authentication, authorization, protocols)
  • Familiarity with cloud-based concepts and the AWS component stack.

Education: BS in Computer Science, Mathematics, or EE, or relevant industry experience is required.

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, provide their Social Security number and allow the investigating government entity to access their tax records. If the clearance process requires a polygraph or drug test, an employee must agree to participate in these required steps.

Bluestaq is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We also take affirmative action to offer employment and advancement opportunities to all applicants regardless of age, gender, race and religion, disabilities, or protected veteran status. 

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • D3JSLibraries
    • jQueryLibraries
    • jQuery UILibraries
    • Twitter BootstrapLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • TensorFlowFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • Neo4jDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases

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

What does your typical day look like?

I am so happy to have found a place at Bluestaq. Working here is so much more than I could have asked for! The company is incredible, the people are fantastic, the work is rewarding yet challenging, and most importantly, the company cares about each individual. Bluestaq does fascinating work, and I can’t wait to find out what's in store for us!

Raechel

Web Developer

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 some social events your company does?

The Bluestaq team randomly collides at the happy hour cabinet to laugh, share ideas, a beverage, and collaborate.

Becca

COO

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
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 stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
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.
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.
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.
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
Time allotted for learning
Bluestaq allows employes to set aside working hours for learning.
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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