Bluestaq LLC
  • Colorado Springs, CO, USA
  • 150000-183406 per year
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Principal Program Manager, U.S. Space Domain

Position Type: Full Time

Salary Range: In compliance with Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the salary range for this role is $150,000 - $183,406. 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 - 2022) 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 - 2023). 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 Program manager, Systems Engineer to join our rapidly growing team. You will be responsible for leading cross-functional teams through the end-to-end delivery of our software products for various U.S. Space Domain programs.

The Program Manager, Systems Engineer is responsible for:

  • Building relationships with U.S. Space Domain customers, stakeholders, partners, and Bluestaq team members.
  • Proactively managing all aspects of a project/program through the project life cycle of planning, monitoring, and controlling through execution and project closure.
  • Providing leadership and coordination with cross functional teams to coordinate companywide resources and ensure that the scope of all projects support strategic business objectives.
  • Facilitating the planning, estimating, scheduling, analysis, and maintenance of a baselined schedule through program execution.
  • Providing structure and facilitating the program planning process to ensure program activity is accurately captured and reported.
  • Use technical judgment and operational experience to drive project outcomes, build consensus, remove roadblocks, and resolve conflicts.
  • Represent the customers priorities to the development team, prioritize the work, and drive tasks to completion while balancing resources
  • Develop dashboards, templates, and advanced filters in Confluence and JIRA to provide end-users and business stakeholders with meaningful operational and performance metrics and status reports.

Basic Qualifications and Skills:

  • 12+ years of program management and systems engineering experience with a Bachelor's degree OR Associate degree with 2 additional years of experience beyond the minimum required may be substituted in lieu of a degree OR a High School Diploma with 4 additional years of experience beyond the minimum required may be substituted in lieu of a degree.
  • Operational experience within a U.S. Space Domain community. Military experience welcome!
  • Familiar with program management principles and agile software development methodologies.
  • Ability to establish credibility and trust with key stakeholders and project teams to effectively lead through influence.
  • Ability to maintain and mentor team members' performance through strong interpersonal, analytical, problem-solving, negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to identify and assess factors that may jeopardize the success of the program. Implement procedures to avoid or minimize their impact.
  • Uses logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  • Capable of delivering on multiple competing priorities within a team-centric environment.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, especially when tailoring information to non-technical audiences.
  • Displays a strong sense of ownership.
  • Possesses a high level of curiosity.

Required Education: 12+ years of program management or systems engineering experience with a Bachelor's degree OR Associate degree with 2 additional years of experience beyond the minimum required may be substituted in lieu of a degree OR a High School Diploma with 4 additional years of 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 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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