Internosis plans to hire about 45 people as soon as possible. Chief executive Robert F. Stalick talked with The Post's Andrea Caumont.

QWhat does

your company do?

AWe provide business-driven information technology services integrating Microsoft technologies into enterprise environments. We're a professional services firm. We do IT strategy work, applications development, IT infrastructure and productivity services. As an operating services business, we've been around for more than 20 years. We started as Phoenix Systems, were bought by Corporate Software, and we bought this division out to create Internosis in 2000.

What do you think your employees would say were the best reasons for working at your company?

The other people. We have a basic hiring mantra here and it's that we hire for attitude and reward for performance and skill. Our employees really like the people they work with. We're very careful about the mixture of people we have. We want to make sure that everyone who is a part of a team is going to pull their full weight. Everyone likes working with smart people who are eager to work. We also have a robust career development program. Internosis University provides end-to-end alignment between the work we do and the career development and training offerings we have for people. This last weekend, we took the whole tech team to the Bahamas for four days. They loved it and we got some great training in.

Who owns your company?

General Atlantic Partners, a private equity firm, is our only backing investor. The company is also owned by employees and management. We think about this company as a place where people can and should want to work for 10 or 15 years going forward. General Atlantic has a reputation for creating companies that have long-standing legs, great infrastructure, great career development and great people.

What sense of stability can your company offer job candidates?

Our business is about 60 percent commercial and 40 percent government, and we expect to be evenly split in the next year. When we started, we were almost all commercial. In 2000, we went through one layoff round and subsequent to that we have done none. Our turnover from 2001 to current has been less than 5 percent on average per year. We have some long-term contracts with the government and commercial businesses as well as other engagements that last anywhere from six weeks to six months. We rarely hire people strictly for one contract.

What are the demographics of your company?

Company-wide, within the mid-Atlantic area, we are 20 percent minority and 15 percent women. Within the senior management team, we are 7 percent minority and 20 percent women.

What positions do you have available and what level of expertise do you want?

In the commercial sector we have about 15 open positions, and in the federal sector we have 30 open positions. We're looking for consultants, senior consultants, technical architects and client principals. Applicants should have experience in Exchange, Active Directory, Sharepoint, Biztalk 2004 and consulting services. We look for the full range of skills for each position. We have positions for people who are just getting started as well as for senior architects. We think we've built a company that can take employees starting from scratch and turn them into some of the most valuable people in our industry.