Dynamics Research Corp. plans to hire about 50 people in the next two to three months. William C. Hoover, president and chief operating officer, talked with The Post's Andrea Caumont.
your company do?
We are a systems and service provider to the government industry sector. We focus on what we call three national priority markets: national defense, citizen security and citizen services. We work with federal as well as state and local segments of the government industry. We focus on the national priority markets because that's what makes a difference. We offer services in business transformation, business intelligence systems, training systems, automated case-management systems, acquisition management and information technology infrastructure support.
What do you think your employees would say are the best reasons for working at your company?
I would say a big reason is we work and are involved in programs that make a difference. The company is also growing both organically and through acquisitions and that provides career and professional growth opportunities for the employees.
Who owns your company?
We're publicly traded on the Nasdaq under the symbol DRCO.
What sense of stability can your company offer job candidates?
As a growing organization we offer opportunities for individual employees to both grow with us and challenge themselves and expand their own personal and professional skills. One of the other things we're in the process of doing is creating a dynamic culture. We have a healthy mix of individuals who have been with the company for over 20 years as well as recent arrivals. We just went through a major reorganization in the middle of 2004, and I think that people would say that they were pleased and impressed by the fact that this is a meritocracy. The people that have earned the right to fulfill positions were the ones who were selected for the different leadership roles as we move forward.
What are the demographics of your company?
Company-wide we are 33 percent female and 16 percent minority. On the 16-person senior management team, there are two women and two minorities.
What positions do you have available, and what level of expertise do you want?
While we will hire some entry-level folks, for the majority of positions we're looking for experienced people. The majority of positions also require some sort of security clearance. We're looking for project managers, software engineers, database administrators, help desk technicians, technical writers, Web development and support technicians, data warehouse architects and network engineers.