Blue Star Software is pleased to announce the addition of Mary Stewart, a talent acquisition expert specializing in technology and federal contracting. Ms. Stewart has supported efforts in the intelligence community for many years and brings a unique set of experiences and skills to the Blue Star team. She has a proven track record of helping companies rise through the ranks and her résumé sports a number of impressive credentials including a certification from the Society of Human Resource Management.
“I’m excited to begin a new journey here at Blue Star,” Ms. Stewart said. “I was attracted to the fact the people are truly what matters. Every voice is heard and we all come together as a team to support our customers’ missions. I’m looking forward to expanding the team with additional high-caliber technologists.”
“Mary is a welcome addition to the team,” added Alexa Watson, Director of Employee Engagement. “The company has been expanding at an impressive rate for the past two years and Mary’s contributions are critical to our ability to continue that growth,” she said. “The thing I love about Mary is that she understands the community in all of its nuance and she appreciates that true team building requires the investment of time and the development of authentic relationships. I’m really looking forward to working with her.”
“We are really excited to have Mary on the team. Her skills and experience are a great addition to the company,” said Dan Sherwell, president of Blue Star. “I’m looking forward to working with her as we grow Blue Star in the years to come.”
Blue Star Software has been named by the Washington Business Journal as one of the 100 Best Places to Work in Greater Washington for 2018.
The 12th annual Best Places to Work program honors companies that scored highest among the nearly 500 employers that participated in Quantum Workplace’s annual employee engagement survey. The Business Journal’s Best Places to Work results are quantitative, based on survey responses from employees themselves.
Rankings of the winners were announced at a May 17 awards event held at the MGM National Harbor. Blue Star Software ranked among the top 10 winners in the medium-sized business.
About Best Places to Work: Honorees are generated from online nominations. Businesses meeting criteria for business location and size are invited to participate in employee engagement surveys distributed by Quantum Workplace. Based on the results of those surveys, businesses are assigned a score out of 100 percent and ranked by Quantum. The top-rated companies in three size categories — 35 small, 25 medium, 25 large — and 20 extra-large companies are honored by the Business Journal as Best Places to Work.
Blue Star Software hosted its 3rd annual Take Your Child to Work Day this morning at the Udvar-Hazy National Air and Space Museum in Chantilly, Virginia. Nearly 50 employees and family members participated in the event, which included an interactive paper airplane demonstration presented exclusively for the Blue Star group. The Udvar-Hazy Center hosts thousands of aviation and space artifacts including a Concorde, an SR-71 Blackbird, and the Space Shuttle Discovery. Attendees also enjoyed access to the Donald D. Engen Observation Tower and the Mary Baker Engen Restoration Hanger.
“Our employees don’t always have the opportunity to bring their families to work with them, so events like this one have become especially important to the team,” said Alexa Watson, Director of Employee Engagement. “For the past few years we’ve made an effort to host STEM inspired events that enable us to share our love of technology with the next generation. This year’s trip to the Udvar-Hazy Center was so compelling that even a few child-free folks came along. The space shuttle was a huge hit with everyone across the board. I don’t know how we’re going to top the Discovery next year! We definitely have our work cut out for us.”
Blue Star Software’s 14-person 5K team participated in the 11th annual AFCEA Central Maryland 5K and Fun Run that took place earlier today in Columbia, MD. Proceeds from the race support merit-based STEM scholarships for graduating high school seniors living in Baltimore City and Central Maryland counties. The annual AFCEA event includes a 5K, a family-oriented 1 Mile Fun Run, and an after party hosted by Nottingham’s, a beloved local eatery.READ MORE “Blue Star 5K Team Supports AFCEA’s Stem Scholarship Fund”
Blue Star Software, a leading provider of high-performance software engineering for the federal government, recently opened an office in Columbia, Maryland to better support its customers and employees in the Columbia area. The new office doubles the office footprint and supports the company’s growth strategy. The office expansion enables the company to accelerate growth in its software engineering practice.READ MORE “Blue Star Software Is Proud To Announce The Opening Of An Office In Columbia, Maryland”
Blue Star Software, providers of technology services to the United States Government, announced that paternity leave has been added to its impressive benefits package.READ MORE “Blue Star Software Adds Paternity Leave In Response To Employee Feedback”
Blue Star Software, providers of high-end technology services to the United States government, hosted a company picnic at Nationals Park yesterday to demonstrate appreciation for the tireless efforts of its employees. The event kicked off with a buffet lunch in an exclusive area of the stadium and continued with a record-breaking 18-inning game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Employees and their families and friends enjoyed the game from third baseline seats that offered an optimal view of the action.READ MORE “Blue Star Software Takes Its Employees Out To The Ballgame And Scores A Homerun In Team Morale”
Blue Star Software, providers of IT support services to the United States Government, hosted a robot-themed event on April 28. The event, which intentionally coincided with Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, was designed to allow employees to share their passion for technology and also to encourage the kids to become active, rather than passive, users of technology.READ MORE “Blue Star Software Hosts Robot Themed Event For Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day”
Blue Star Software, providers of technology services to the United States Government, announced that they have been named by the Washington Business Journal as a 2016 Best Places to Work honoree.READ MORE “Blue Star Software Named To Best Places To Work In Greater Washington”
Blue Star Software, providers of IT support services to the United States Government, announced that Alexa Watson has joined the company as Director of Employee Engagement. Watson’s role will include recruiting, hiring and onboarding new employees, with a focus on engineers with experience in software, systems and security engineering. Watson will also be working to ensure that, as the company grows, the core values that shape Blue Star’s corporate culture remain intact.READ MORE “Blue Star Software Hires Alexa Watson As Director Of Employee Engagement”