Bluestaq LLC
  • Colorado Springs, CO, USA
  • 142000-183000 per year
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Systems Engineer, IT Systems Infrastructure

Position Type: Full Time

Salary Range: In compliance with Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the salary range for this role is $142,000 - $183,000. 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

Job Summary:

As a Systems Engineer, IT Systems Infrastructure, you will support the Space Warfighting and Analysis Center (SWAC) across multiple operating locations to include Colorado Springs, the National Capital Region, and other CONUS locations. The qualified applicant will directly interface with customers and team members to implement and "product-ize" prototype algorithms and code as well as design, implement, and maintain the information technology (IT) network systems for the SWAC wargaming team. The applicant will implement and maintain an advanced computing infrastructure to accomplish key tasks, establish networking rules for cybersecurity and troubleshoot network errors or other technical issues. The Systems Engineer, IT Systems Infrastructure Engineer is expected to review existing applications and requirements, react to changing priorities, and recommend enhancements and/or mitigate risks.


  • Install, configure, test and maintain operating systems, application software and system management tools
  • Integrate COTS & GOTS products to collect, display and remediate a variety of automated system security and system operations/performance functions and metrics
  • Monitor and test application performance for potential bottlenecks, identify possible solutions, and work with developers to implement those fixes
  • Maintain security, backup, and redundancy strategies
  • Assesses and mitigates system threats/risks throughout the program life cycle
  • Contributes to the planning, assessment, risk analysis, risk management, certification and awareness activities for system and networking operations
  • Assists in the development, implementation and evaluation of information system security program policy; special emphasis placed upon integration of existing SAP network infrastructures


  • 10+ years of Information Technology System Engineer experience
  • Advanced technical competency in one or more of the following supported platforms: Microsoft Windows Server, Active Directory, Red Hat Enterprise Linux servers, Hyper-V/VMWare/ESXi/Xen Hypervisors, Enterprise networking/firewalls/intrusion detection/prevention systems, Group Policy management and configuration, Scripting, BMC Footprints, SQL Server, IIS, Windows Server, Windows desktop OS, RHEL, Microsoft Office
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or equivalent experience (4 years)
  • Meet certification requirements outlined in DoD Directive 8570.01-M for Information Assurance Technician Level III within 6 months of the date of hire
  • TS/SCI with eligibility for access to Special Access Program Information
  • Willingness to submit to a Counterintelligence polygraph
  • Expert knowledge of DoD, National and applicable service and agency security policy, manuals and standards
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team with good customer engagement skills
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Directly interface with government and contractor team members with nebulous requirements and
  • Demonstrated ability to assess unusually complex technical problems and provide highly innovative solutions
  • Able to contribute technical expertise throughout the system lifecycle including design, integration, test, and delivery to operations


  • Expertise in Python programming language and Python eco-system (e.g. Anaconda, pip/pyp)
  • Expertise in designing, implementing, and sustaining complex software applications including micro services and containerized pipelines
  • Proficiency with performing Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) within a DevSecOps pipeline and familiarity with common tools (e.g. git)
  • Understanding of Docker containers and orchestration tools (e.g. Kubernetes)

Required Education: 10+ years of Information Technology Systems Engineering with a Bachelor of Science 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 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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