8 Exciting DC GovTech Companies That Are Hiring Now

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In this list, we’ve highlighted some of the best companies that are bringing technical innovation into the federal space.

Ordered from smallest to largest in size, each one is poised for growth and looking for technical talent to join their growing team.

Knexus Research Corp.

  • Work Policy: Fully Remote
  • Company size: 10-25
  • Year Founded: 2006

What problem are they solving? Knexus Research Corp. is a pioneer in AI, ML and privacy research and development. They’re on a mission to deliver next generation decision automation to federal and commercial customers (including Department of Defense, DARPA, and IARPA).

Watch a tech talk from CEO, Kalyan Gupta, to understand the solutions they’re providing for the Navy.

What are the career opportunities? Knexus technical team routinely tackles bleeding edge R&D in AI, machine learning, and differential privacy technologies. Their projects defy cookie cutter solutions and demand creative technical thinking and collective problem solving. Junior employees are paired with leads in science and engineering who mentor them. For the leads, the company provides considerable autonomy, authority, and time to investigate new techniques and technologies and incorporate them into company best practices.

Interested in joining their team? Check out their open roles.

Bravium 

  • Work Policy: Hybrid, remote positions available
  • Company size: 50-75
  • Year Founded: 2010 

What problem are they solving? In today’s digital world, businesses can no longer afford to have different departments and functions operating in silos. Bravium, a Woman Owned Small Business, helps both public and private sector clients unify their organizations by knocking down those digital silos.

About the team. At Bravium, the team is made up of a diverse set of individuals with a wide range of skills and expertise. They are innovative problem-solvers who strive to stay ahead of the curve and create value for their clients. They were recently named a 2022 Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Company!

Interested in joining their team? Check out their open roles.

JDSAT

  • Work Policy: Partially Remote (Falls Church, VA)
  • Company size: 50-75
  • Tech Stack: Javascript (React), Python, Tableau, Qlik, SQL
  • Year Founded: 2013

What problem are they solving? JDSAT is an advanced analytics services company that is currently engaged with both federal and private sector clients. They’re on a mission to help organizations make better decisions through the use of analytics.

How do they encourage professional growth? JDSAT actively encourages and invests in their employees’ education and development (be it a conference, certification, degree program, or competition — they’re behind you!). Within 30 days of starting at the company, employees meet with their supervisor to discuss career goals and build a professional development plan. In addition, they’ve formed a Strategic Innovation Group, which serves as an incubator for home-grown ideas (sort of like a “shark tank”).

About the culture. One of the things that makes JDSAT team members proud is the fact that they are given authority. The leadership team trusts every employee to make decisions, take action, and succeed. They recently gathered to build team culture and grow together.

Want to join their team? Check out their open tech roles.

Chainbridge Solutions

  • Work Policy: Fully remote (with an option of going into the Fairfax, VA office)
  • Company size: 75-100
  • Year Founded: 2010

What problem are they solving? ”Chainbridge Solutions’ mission is to help organizations modernize their legacy applications and automate their business processes to create efficiencies and optimization. We were born out of the tragedy of the Virginia Tech shooting in 2007 and today we provide application modernization in personnel security. We help our customers ensure that personnel are properly vetted for access to physical and logical systems, and pose no harm to themselves or their peers… Our solutions help our customers know of the threats they can’t see and help draw insights from disparate data, so people can act upon that information early and intervene to prevent harm.” – Aarti Smith (President and CEO)

How do they prioritize diversity in the workplace? They are proud to say that 42% of their employees are people of color, representing many different races. Their CEO, Aarti Smith, was born in India and comes from a background in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech. Here’s what she has to say about the value of diversity:

“Diversity in a community enables and celebrates ideas from different perspectives. Diversity in a client pool or vendor pool is no different. There is a benefit received when we serve customers or partner with vendors from diverse backgrounds. We grow professionally and become a stronger organization when we have variety in who we serve and how we serve them.”

Interested in joining their team? Check out their open roles.

Alpha Omega

  • Company size: 400-500
  • Tech Stack: Includes AWS, Azure, Google, GCP, and more
  • Year Founded: 2014

What problem are they solving? In just a few years, Alpha Omega has become one of the fastest-growing IT integrators in the market. They partner with federal government agencies and commercial enterprises to achieve successful outcomes through modernization and innovation.

How they encourage professional growth: Employee growth is at the very core of Alpha Omega, and they actively strive to help everyone on the team develop their skills. They recently started “The Amazing Race to Certify,” a contest for everyone within the company to earn certifications. As employees’ complete certifications, they are eligible to win prizes and cash rewards. The result? They’re actively becoming one of the most skilled, cutting-edge teams solving problems in the federal space.

Industry recognition:

Where are they heading next? Hear from Gautam Ijoor, CEO, “Our goal by 2030 is to be the #1 IT solutions provider for the U.S. DHS and DOS”

Want to join their team? Check out their open tech roles.

Two Six Technologies

  • Work Policy: Hybrid (Headquartered in Arlington, VA with offices throughout the US)
  • Company size: 600 – 650
  • Year Founded: 2017

What are they building? This team is on a mission to develop and deploy innovative products to support national security customers and solve real-world challenges. Where are their products being used? Their major customers include DARPA, Department of State, U.S. Cyber Command, Department of Homeland Security, the Intelligence Community, and the broader Department of Defense.

About the culture. At Two Six Technologies, they value the whole person. Built on a foundation of trust and transparency, they accept, empower, and challenge passionate people to succeed as a team. Two Six is committed to providing employees with the resources to do their best work and have fun while doing it.

Want to join their team? Check out their open tech roles.

Shield AI

  • Work Policy: In office (Washington, DC, San Diego, and Dallas)
  • Company size: 600 – 700
  • Funding: Series E, $573.1M
  • Year Founded: 2015

What are they building? The team at Shield AI is on a mission to protect service members and civilians by building the world’s best AI pilot. Their Hivemind autonomy stack is the first and only autonomous AI Pilot, deployed in combat since 2018. Hivemind enables swarms of drones and aircraft to operate autonomously without GPS, communications, or a pilot.

In December Shield AI’s technology successfully flew an F-16 like fighter jet in a test led by DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency).

About the culture. Vibhav, a Senior Staff Engineer at Shield AI, explains that “The most successful people on my team have a “no job is too small” and team-first mentality. They understand & appreciate the value of building fast — with rigor and long-term sustainability in mind. They are also intellectually curious and frequently read papers, books, etc., and are retrospective of our performance so we can constantly improve.”

See why Shield AI engineers love their work.

Interested in joining their team? Check out their open roles.

Aeyon

  • Work Policy: Partially Remote. The company is headquartered in Vienna, VA but has office locations throughout the U.S.
  • Company size: 750 – 1,000
  • Year Founded: 2021

What problem are they solving? Aeyon offers advanced strategies and digital transformation for DoD, NASA, and related civilian agencies.

About the culture. The team at Aeyon realizes that their success is built on their culture. They are actively involved in employee-led volunteering and philanthropic committees. They value diversity and inclusion, doing what’s right for their customers, and sharing success. They are trusted with the most important missions and collectively promote their values to support a productive and healthy work environment founded on the principles of professionalism, openness, balance, and personal growth. They are unwavering in their commitment because they believe their teams, customers, and community deserve the best.

They were recently chosen as a finalist for several highly prestigious awards!

Want to join their team? Check out their open tech roles.

Here at hatch I.T., we’re passionate about helping tech professionals land their next role. If you’re looking for more technical openings at an exciting tech company, check out our collection of technical career opportunities.

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