2022 Summer Internship at Bluestaq at Bluestaq
What are Bluestaq interns saying after spending a summer with our team?
"My experience at Bluestaq has been very rewarding. I get to be pushed and challenged to my potential while having fun at the same time. The people are fantastic, and the environment is stimulating and inclusive. I’m so glad to be a part of this awesome company!" – Former Bluestaq Intern, now Software Engineer, Samantha H., University of Denver, Denver Colorado, Class of 2021
"The projects I worked on at Bluestaq provided me with an invaluable learning experience that I won't forget anytime soon. The team was spectacular, offering their expertise whenever needed. They truly are rockstars! The atmosphere and culture here at Bluestaq are unparalleled, and there is nothing I could say negatively about it even if I wanted to." - Andy J., Former Bluestaq Intern, now Software Engineer, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Class of 2020
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.
Position Type: Temporary, Seasonal
Salary Range: In compliance with Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the hourly salary range for this role is $17.00 to $25.00. 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 is not a remote position.
Additional Compensation: There is no additional compensation for this position.
Employment Benefits: This position is not eligible for employment benefits.
Bluestaq starts with our people.
Are you looking for an incredible 2022 Summer Internship in the field of software and space technology? Keep reading -- you just found the best internship ever!
Bluestaq is an emerging technology company, founded in 2018 to streamline global operations using cutting-edge enterprise software and mission analytics. Today, Bluestaq primarily provides the U.S. Department of Defense and the nation's intelligence community with advanced software systems.
At Bluestaq, we’ve rapidly built an open culture where our team feels valued and is encouraged to innovate. We also value customer commitment and employee satisfaction among other things.
Our name, Bluestaq, originates from "blue" a military term for friendly forces, and "staq" referring to a software stack.
Bluestaq awards include:
- 2021 Inc. Magazine Best Workplaces
- 2020 Colorado Companies to Watch
- 2019 and 2020 Colorado Springs Best Workplaces by the Colorado Springs Gazette
- 2019 Colorado Technology Association Emerging Tech Company of the Year
- 2019 New Company of the Year by Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and EDC and Colorado Springs Gazette
In 2020 and 2021, Bluestaq was also acknowledged on three Built In Colorado’s Best Places to Work Lists:
- Best Places to Work in Colorado
- Best Small Companies to Work for in Colorado
- Best Paying Companies in Colorado.
If you’re not a Colorado Springs native, why would you want to live in this incredible city? U.S World News & World Report 2021 ranked it as one of the most desirable places to live and the sixth-best in the United States. The city also had recognition from LinkedIn as the second place on their list of most desirable tech-friendly cities.
Why join the Bluestaq 2021 Summer Internship Cohort in Colorado Springs?
- Paid Internship – Working 40 hours per week
- Work in Space and Software – hands-on experience with veteran Software developers designing advanced software systems for the Space Force and other space-centric customers
- One on One Mentoring
- Lifestyle Amenities – coffee shops, craft breweries, boutiques, locally-owned restaurants
- Nature – more than 100 parks and ample outdoor sporting opportunities
- Laidback atmosphere – an accessible alternative to the fast-paced Denver lifestyle
Who we’re looking for to join our 2022 Summer Internship Cohort
Bluestaq is searching for software development interns who are eager to join our talented team.
Bluestaq is an emerging software company located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Our team specializes in cloud-based enterprises, data management, information security, modeling and simulation, and artificial intelligence.
Our unique software development internships offer exceptional opportunities for you to grow your technical and non-technical skills. From day one, you will work with experienced engineers and designers who love their job. Interns at Bluestaq are exposed to many technologies, not just fixed on one specific technology stack. You'll have an opportunity to work with Java, Angular, Python, Groovy, REST Services, Elasticsearch, Jenkins, GIT, PostgreSQL, Mongo, Athena, NiFi, Quarkus, and Hadoop.
We are looking for self-starting, ambitious individuals who aren't afraid to challenge assumptions and learn new skills. You must have exceptional verbal and written communication skills. Attention to detail is important as well.
Our internship cohort will begin on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, and will end no later than Wednesday, August 31, 2022.
Desired Qualifications of a Bluestaq Software Development Intern
- Software Development experience
- Experience with Java
- A general understanding of both front-end and back-end technologies
- An understanding of data storage solutions (RDS, Document stores, graph store, Hadoop)
- Familiarity with cloud-based concepts
Education: Ideal internship candidates should be actively working towards a degree in the following areas: Computer Science, Mathematics, Cyber Security, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or relevant field/industry.
Deadline to apply: Monday, October 4, 2021
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]