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Develop our Team.

Built to Deliver.

About Us



SAGE Black delivers excellent software solutions through consulting services & products.
• To our customers, we begin by understanding their needs and requirements and delivering the services and products to meet those needs and requirements.
• To our employees, we hire based on Talent, Skill & Attitude and then invest in their growth through creative avenues like SAGE Black University, our in-house education initiative.



We deliver products and services that fulfil the needs of our customers. We do this with our team as a team. We have some of the best minds, talent and hearts on the planet and we love creating solutions and solving challenges for our customers.
• Our ultimate goal, however, is to secure what is most important in the lives of those we support. It is the “Why?” that counts. We do what we do for our Country, Families and the Security and Freedoms we all enjoy

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We care about what we do and who we work with. Our people are committed to developing excellent careers while maintaining a quality work/life balance. We attract a broad spectrum of teammates who want to work in the SAGE Black model. Our consultants are looking for a place to work, but also to grow personally, technically and professionally. We are here to make a living, yes, but also to make a life.

Big data

Data Centric Services

SAGE Black provides a wide range of data centric services from data architecture and database design to software development and architecture implementations.

Our specialty is designing, building and deploying large information solutions:


Cloud Computing


Web Development


Security Support


Technical and
Leadership Training


Project leadership


Talented, Qualified and
Highly Motivated People

Our Growth Initiatives

SAGE Black is constantly looking at the market and determining where business needs are going unmet or expanding at a rate that we could add significant value. If the need involves data, we want to be the masters at addressing that need.

Our current growth initiatives include:

  • Continuing focus on delivery while expanding to commercial environments where we provide unique value
  • Developing and delivering talent across the spectrum of software and database technologies
  • Cyber awareness and capabilities – hardware & software
  • Tech Enabled Services through Value Added Resellers and in-house products
  • Continuous Integration (CI) and DevOps strategic delivery
  • Oracle based technology provider
  • Agile delivery process and methodology
Sage console circa 1968
Semi-Automatic Ground Environment (SAGE) Console ca. 1968

Our History

SAGE Black was created in 2005 to provide high quality, customer centric IT consulting & contracting services to Top Secret, Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) programs in the Intelligence Community (IC).

The founders believed they could improve the model for delivering resources to TS/SCI these programs, and this new model would provide a significant opportunity to deliver a continuous pipeline of highly talented, highly skilled and highly motivated consultants. These consultants possess the talent, skills and attitude to deliver with any tool in any domain and understand that the reason they are engaged on any project is that they deliver value to their customer.

The SAGE Black delivery capabilities have evolved and expanded from where we began with Oracle centric services delivery, and have grown to deliver a broader range of services including Java, web development and large datastore delivery in governmental and commercial markets.

One thing has not changed and that is the focus on and understanding of our customer’s needs and developing people and products to meet those needs.

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SAGE Black Leadership Team

Paul Patton

Paul Patton
Founder and President
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Holly Patton

Holly Patton
Vice President of Operations
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Sean Dougherty

Sean Dougherty
Director of Talent Management & Client Engagement
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Patrick Baldwin

Patrick Baldwin
Director of SAGE Black University
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Brea Edson

Brea Edson
Executive Administrator
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SAGE Black Executive Leadership

Current Openings on the SAGE Black Team

We are looking for highly talented and motivated team members to help us build foundations for growth and a strong future.

Due to growth rates over 100%, we are looking for extremely talented Software professionals in Southeast Denver, Colorado Springs and Northern Virginia that want to join a high growth small business with the flavor and dynamics of a tech startup but the security of long term programs.

Software Engineers

Denver, Northern Virginia

  • Mid-level to Principal
  • Java, AngularJS, Flex, REST, JSON, Git, Oracle, WebLogic
  • Experience with Automating AngularJS testing with Karma and Jasmine is highly desirable.
  • Well-versed in the execution of continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) processes.

Position Details

Systems Integration and Test Engineer


  • Mid-level to Principal
  • Work closely with Software Development and Systems Engineering teams to understand full system capabilities.
  • Design, develop and execute software system validation procedures.

Position Details

Managing Principal & Business Development Lead

Northern Virginia

  • Principal level contributor to initiate operations in Northern Virginia.
  • Drives full business cycle from opportunity identification through close and delivery of services.
  • Experience growing consulting services organizations.
  • Develop, manage, maintain and support team of 10+ technology consultants operating in cloud and traditional environments.

Position Details

Chief Mission Operations (CMO)


  • End user engagement.
  • Drives full business cycle from opportunity identification through close and delivery of services.
  • Ad-hoc support to user community.

Position Details

Systems Engineers

Denver, Northern Virginia

  • Junior & Senior Levels

Position Details

Cloud Software Engineers

Denver, Northern Virginia

  • Mid-level to Principal
  • AWS, Oracle, WebLogic, Java, AngularJS, Flex, REST, JSON

Position Details


All information and documentation received will be considered SAGE Black company confidential and used for the purposes of applicant evaluation and communication. Please do not post classified, confidential or proprietary information for security reasons.

SAGE Black is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.


SAGE Black provides highly competitive compensation packages.

SAGE Black pays 100% of insurance premiums for the employee and their family.

SAGE Black is a young and growing company and team bonus programs are available and continue to evolve to suit the business climate. We look at SAGE Black as a 10 year old “startup” company with opportunities for teammates to grow into ownership and bonus opportunities.

employee benefits

SAGE Black University

SAGE Black University is a budgeted strategic directive focused on developing the SAGE Black team member’s core capabilities through professional and technology education and training.

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For the Customer

SAGE Black customers understand that if they need skills brought into their domain, SAGE Black is responsive. We put together custom, comprehensive training events that bring our consultants up to speed quickly. If the customer wishes to send their employees, they are always welcome.


For the Consultant

Our consultants understand that keeping up on the latest technology trends is important. Our consultants are afforded ten paid training days per year. SAGE Black University ensures that those days are utilized to maximize the benefit to the customer, the consultant and to SAGE Black.

For the Company

As a company, we understand that a focused investment in our people keeps us competitive. By listening to the customer’s needs as well as monitoring emerging technologies, we can stay ahead of the progress curve to ensure our people are ready to deliver when called upon.

Contact SAGE Black

Would you like to learn more about SAGE Black and the services we offer? Fantastic - we would love to hear from you! Give us a call or send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Founder & President - Paul Patton

Director,Talent Management & Engagement – Sean Dougherty

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