ManTech International plans to hire about 400 people in the next month. Bob Coleman, president and chief operating officer, talked with The Post's Andrea Caumont.
What does your company do?
ManTech provides advanced information-technology services to the federal government, including the Defense, State, Justice and Homeland Security departments; the intelligence community; and other federal agencies. We support the advanced telecommunications systems that are used in Operation Iraqi Freedom and provide the physical and cyber-security to protect U.S. embassies all over the world. Our areas of expertise are software engineering, enterprise architecture, information assurance, intelligence operations support, network and infrastructure protection, information technology, communications integration, and engineering support.
What do you think your employees would say are the best reasons for working at your company?
ManTech is developing leading-edge solutions that solve this nation's most critical national security needs. That's the kind of work that draws you in. We understand that the value we bring to our customers is the intellectual value of our people. We work very hard to ensure that when they leave their job at the end of the day they want to come back.
Who owns your company?
We are a public company, traded on the Nasdaq under the symbol MANT. George Pedersen is the majority stockholder. He is the chairman of the board and chief executive.
What sense of stability can your company offer job candidates?
ManTech has been in business for over 36 years. We went public in 2002 and doubled in size since that time. We have a longstanding relationship with our customers, and the company continues to grow at a very strong rate. The mission we serve for the country is extremely important and will continue for some time.
What are the demographics of your company?
Company-wide, we are 26 percent female and 27 percent minority. Within the executive management team, we are 19 percent female and 5 percent minority.
What positions do you have available, and what level of expertise do you want?
We're looking for both junior and senior Java developers, software developers, network engineers, senior software developers, systems engineers and security engineers. A security clearance is a plus but not a requirement. We're always willing to talk to good people and bring them on board and get them cleared.