Bluestaq LLC
  • Colorado Springs, CO, USA
  • 115378-170280 per year
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Staff Systems Engineer/ Space Product Owner

Position Type: Full Time

Salary Range: In compliance with Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the salary range for this role is $115,378 - $170,280. 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: This position is eligible for an end-of-year bonus.

Employment Benefits: Bluestaq offers a wide range of competitive benefits including 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 our team's accolades in just four years! Inc. Magazine just recognized Bluestaq as ranking #630 out of the 5000 fastest-growing private companies in America! We've also been recognized as an Inc. Magazine's 2022 and 2021 Best Workplaces and are 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 a phenomenal quality of life? Colorado Springs was named the #2 Best Places to Live by U.S. News & World Report 2022, #2 Top 10 Cities Where Tech Strength Defies the Pandemic by LinkedIn, and one of the Top 10 Best-Performing Cities 2022 by the Milken Institute.

Why join Bluestaq in Colorado Springs?

  • 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 fast-paced Denver lifestyle

Position Description:

We are looking for a Staff Systems Engineer to function as a Space Product Owner on our rapidly growing engineering team. As a Space Product Owner at Bluestaq, you are an experienced professional with hands-on technical and domain expertise. The ideal candidate is a motivated, experienced product owner and systems engineer with a strong understanding of core engineering concepts. As a Space Product Owner at Bluestaq, you will collaborate closely with key stakeholders and system users to understand challenges and pain points so they can be addressed to increase system performance and organizational effectiveness.

Other job duties include:

  • Communicating the scope and state of work, identifying issues, and anticipating roadblocks.
  • Translating customer requirements into actionable items.
  • Managing and taking ownership of assigned work.
  • Defining iterations and stories for development efforts.
  • Prioritizing and scheduling development efforts based on project roadmaps.
  • Providing support to customer and company programmatic and development planning efforts.
  • Distributing tasking to matrixed development teams across multiple efforts.
  • Providing support to Program Managers during weekly status tag-ups with customers.
  • Contributing to Program Manager's vision, roadmap, etc.
  • Working directly with Project Development Lead and Scrum Master to build the right thing the right way according to customer specifications and project timelines.
  • Engaging with all stakeholders to keep them informed regarding project status and timelines.
  • Supporting design and architecture studies for customers.
  • Researching cutting-edge technology to enhance software product features, reliability, and performance.
  • Supporting architecture trade studies and technology evaluations.
  • Documenting work products in briefings and/or technical reports to customers and teammates.
  • Collaborating with cross-domain teams in research.
  • Proactively and thoughtfully seeking clarification and asking questions as needed.
  • Taking responsibility for personal development.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Previous direct government (Military / Civilian) coordination experience required.
  • Broad operational Joint / Combined Space domain experience required with knowledge of or specific experience/training in at least three of the following:
  • Satellite payload & bus technologies
  • Terrestrial radar phenomenologies
  • Ground and space data architectures
  • Command and Control (C2) and/or Missile Warning Systems.
  • Experience in platform instruction, delivering briefings or training (formal, instructional, or OJT) highly desired.
  • Hands-on experience with the Atlassian Tool Suite, such as Confluence and Jira.
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task and work effectively while prioritizing multiple competing PM and customer priorities
  • Experience with Scrum/Agile development framework and methodologies.
  • Proven track record of delivering on multiple competing priorities within a team-centric environment.
  • Possess stakeholder management, engagement, and collaboration skills along with a growth mindset.
  • Highly effective written and verbal communicator - clearly articulates complex concepts and tailors communication based on the audience.
  • Sees underlying and relevant concepts and patterns in complex situations
  • Independently prioritizes and escalates unforeseen issues.
  • Personally and professionally resilient - tolerates ambiguity or uncertainty well in a changing working environment.
  • Displays a strong sense of ownership for projects.

Required Education: 8+ years of systems engineering experience with a Bachelor of Science degree OR Associate degree with 4 additional years of military or civilian space operations experience beyond the minimum required may be substituted in lieu of a degree OR a High School Diploma with 12 additional years of combined engineering and space operations experience beyond the minimum required may be substituted in lieu of a degree.

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.

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 accommodations 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

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