Integic plans to hire 40 to 50 people in the next 45 to 60 days. Girish K. Jindia, chief financial officer and co-founder, and Carole Guerin, vice president of public relations and corporate communications, talked with The Post's Andrea Caumont.

QWhat does your company do?

AWe do software development and systems integration. Our core expertise is enterprise and global solutions that manage the interaction of data, documents and business processes for complex business transactions. For example, for the Department of Defense's military health service we're the lead integrator for developing electronic medical applications so when active servicemen and their dependents go for treatment at military clinics the physicians would have all of their medical records available. Most applications and solutions that you hear about are data-centric. We focus on data and the surrounding documents.

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

We were recognized as one of the best places to work by Washingtonian magazine last year. What we do from a work standpoint are national priorities, defending our homeland and improving health care for our servicemen. Our people feel like they're helping the nation in its major causes. We try to promote from within and give our employees mobility, both upward and laterally. We listen to our employees and encourage feedback about how we can do various programs. We provide online training as well as educational programs through George Washington University. We also provide educational assistance.

Who owns your company?

We have a fairly broad participation. The co-founders and 200 of our 600 employees have an ownership stake. We have an extensive stock option program, and all employees are eligible to participate. We're predominantly employee-owned. We're privately held.

What sense of stability can your company offer job candidates?

We have a lot of stability. We aren't venture capital-funded. All management decisions are made by the senior management of the company. We're not answering to anyone else. We've organically grown the company to more than $160 million a year. We've been profitable from our first year. Our financials are very strong. Three of the four co-founders have been here from the beginning. Fifty percent of our employees have been here five or more years.

What are the demographics of your company?

Company-wide, we are 30 percent female and 25 percent minority. Within the 35-person management team, we are 10 to 15 percent both female and minority.

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

We're looking for a variety of positions with a range of experience. We're hiring one QA/test engineer, three systems engineers, two systems analysts, 13 mid-level developers, four senior-level developers, three business analysts, one program manager, three technical support specialists, two technical writers or editors, six trainers, one business unit leader, two technical leaders and one PC/LAN tech. A number of the openings require top-secret sensitive compartmented information (TS/SCI) security clearances.