2022 Summer Internship at Bluestaq at Bluestaq

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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

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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.

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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 
  • Experience with scripting languages like JavaScript, Typescript, and Bash 
  • 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]

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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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