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Contracts Manager

Company: Bluestaq LLC
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Contracts Manager
Position Type: Full Time
Salary Range: In compliance with Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the salary range for this role is $97,793.50 - $143,702.12. 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:
    As the Bluestaq Contracts Manager, you will work directly with company leadership and our program management team to administer, extend, negotiate, and terminate contracts and subcontracts. You will be responsible for all day-to-day contract and subcontract administration for the Bluestaq team across a portfolio of programs. Bluestaq leadership will depend on your expertise to inform the team about contractual rights and obligations to ensure contract deliverables are completed accurately, correctly, and delivered on time. You will collaborate with multiple internal and external stakeholders to provide contractual guidance and execution. In support of Bluestaq leadership, you'll lead NDA, Agreements, and other strategic document reviews across the organization. We'll count on you to maintain expert knowledge of Federal contract rules and regulations. Your contributions to the Bluestaq Team ensure we execute and deliver across various government programs.
    Basic Qualifications and Skills:

    • 10+ years of DoD Contracting and Purchasing 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
    • Knowledge of DoD Contracting
    • Familiarity with FAR/DFAR
    • Previous legal experience
    • Experience negotiating nondisclosure agreements, teaming agreements, subcontracts, and contracts
    • Demonstrated expertise in utilizing contracts management techniques to achieve program success for our customers and company
    • Hands on experience with government business systems
    • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat
    • Ensures all contract files are maintained and audit ready
    • Ability to manage complex relationships with customers, teammates, and partners
    • Strong writing and presentation skills and an ability to communicate at all levels of commercial and government organizations
    • Ability to research complex contracting issues and provide leadership with recommendations for resolution
    • Experience executing contracts and subcontracts with the Federal Government
    • Comfortable with uncertainty, with the ability to create structure and process when needed
    • Displays a strong sense of ownership for all projects and tasks
    • A growth-focused mindset, always curious
    • Facilitates mentorship and healthy collaboration across Bluestaq

      Required Education: 10+ years of DoD Contracting and Purchasing 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 contact.us@bluestaq.com.

Keywords: Bluestaq LLC, Colorado Springs , Contracts Manager, Executive , Colorado Springs, Colorado

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