Skyward Federal LLC Senior Full Cycle Engineer Colorado Springs, CO · Full time

Integrate, lead, mentor, develop and enhance existing applications for exciting impactful missions.


Skyward is building the next generation of secure web applications for sensitive workflows. You’ll be involved in all aspects of creating better applications and get to see your impact on a daily basis.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have 5+ years of experience designing and delivering high quality web applications.
  • Build analytics or ETL pipelines that ingest data from heterogeneous sources.
  • Develop backend code which efficiently and effectively interfaces with front end code to transact; experience in Django or web frameworks required.
  • Develop extensible software solutions using Python, Java, Go, Rust etc.
  • Have experience with event streaming architectures and associated tools (e.g. Kafka, NiFi, RabbitMQ, SQS, service meshes, etc).
  • Work with event-driven data analytics and associated tools (e.g. ELK, beats, GraphQL, etc).
  • Create and deploy Helm charts to K8s.
  • Be comfortable operating in environments subject to regulatory, compliance, and risk-based security requirements.
  • Experience using CI/CD toolsets (e.g. Jenkins, GitLab, Sonarqube, ArgoCD, etc) to improve code quality and efficiently deploy applications.
  • Develop robust, portable & interoperable solutions to difficult problems.
  • Have prior experience as an architect with hands on, leadership, and mentoring experience. 
  • Mentor, teach, and coach junior engineers to improve their engineering skills and responsibilities.
  • Be willing to participate in weekly agile scrum events.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, to work with development teams, technical staff, and project leads in order to rapidly resolve technical issues.
  • Be eager to learn new technologies and expand roles and responsibilities.
  • Have an active Top Secret Clearance and be clearable to TS/SCI; preference for active TS/SCI clearance

At Skyward Federal we make a difference by challenging the status quo. We solve problems others aren’t or can’t. Our solutions provide meaningful impact to ongoing missions. Skyward is a start-up so expect to be challenged not only by the gnarly problems we take on as a company, but with tasks outside this job description and outside your current skill set. 

Skyward knows that our special sauce is our people and we pride ourselves on creating a culture that allows individuals and teams to contribute and shine.  As a team we value a willingness to tackle challenging and ambitious projects through collaboration, finding a way to “yes”, and strong communication. Another thing about our team, we like to drink lots of coffee.

Skyward offers competitive benefits: 

  • Fully vested 10% 401K matching
  • 100% company-paid premiums for comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance for you & your dependents
  • 100% company-paid premiums for short and long term disability insurance
  • 100% company-paid life insurance policy
  • Unlimited sick leave events
  • 4 weeks of paid time off
  • All 11 federal & 2+ Skyward holidays
  • $5,000 annual personal educational budget
  • Awesome equipment (MacBook Pro and more), plus a home office set-up budget
  • Monthly personal coffee budget (our most popular benefit)

Office hours are flexible with most work performed remotely with a geographically dispersed team.  This position will need to go into the office in Colorado Springs, CO as needed. Some travel may be required on an as needed basis. Must be a US citizen.

The anticipated salary range for this position is $145,000-$165,000. Final salary will be determined based on work location, job-related skills, experience and training/education. 


$145,000 - $165,000 per year