Optinuity plans to hire three people in the next three months. Dave Stuart, vice president of marketing, talked with The Post's Andrea Caumont.

QWhat does your company do?

AOptinuity is a software company, and we provide a software platform for enterprise management over IT processes. Typically the IT data centers in large corporations have a lot of staff tasked with keeping applications running, maintaining applications when they break and acting as the go-to force to keep everything smoothly operating. We provide that group of people a tool set that lets them model and automate manual and laborious tasks. Companies can free up resources to do more strategic value-added activities.

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

We're a small environment, around 20 people, and we've got a very open non-hierarchical management. We have pretty good benefits for the company size that we are. We're in a new field, and we're doing some groundbreaking work. There are a lot of bigger companies that have had enterprise management toolsets for various parts of IT, but the operations teams have largely been ignored.

Who owns your company?

We are private, and our investors include New Enterprise Associates, Venrock Associates and Mid-Atlantic Venture Funds. The rest of the company is employee-owned.

What sense of stability can your company offer job candidates?

The VCs [venture capitalists] that we have are top-tier, household-name VCs. They tend to invest in companies that they believe there's a long-term marketplace for. Our CEO, Scott Stouffer, is former chairman and founder of Visual Networks, a very successful company, and a public company today. Because of his track record he was able to attract these investors.

What are the demographics of your company?

Within the 21-person company there are five minorities and two females. On the five-person senior management team, there is one minority and no females.

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

We're looking for two technical systems engineers and one direct marketing program manager with three to five years of experience. All of these positions will provide further support infrastructure for our sales folks.