Eyak Technology LLC plans to hire about eight people by the end of the year. James Dunn, chief operating officer, talked with The Post's Andrea Caumont.
QWhat does your company do?
AWe are first and foremost a federal contractor. Our business breaks down into four practice areas: information technology, communications work, architecture and engineering work, and medical staffing services for government agencies.
In information technology we provide project-oriented solutions for infrastructure requirements, primarily large-scale storage and networking solutions.
In the communications field, we build communications networks using land mobile radio technology and we provide satellite connectivity.
In federal facilities we have architects and engineers that validate and redesign facilities to make sure they're compliant with building codes.
A number of our existing federal customers asked us to provide doctors and nurses at military medical institutions, so we have full-time doctors and nurses on staff that we outsource to the government.
What do you think your employees would say are the best reasons for working at your company?
The one piece of feedback I get most from our employees about what they like is the growth opportunity for them. We have more than 100 employees but we're only three years old. Our employees get more opportunities quicker here than they would at other companies. We have an employment base that's really growing with the company.
Who owns your company?
It's privately held by a group of Alaskan Native shareholders.
What sense of stability can your company offer job candidates?
We're a profitable company and have been since six months into our business operations. We're growing rapidly. We have a number of long-term federal contracts for various projects and staffing requirements in all areas of our practice. We have extremely low employment turnover, well under 1 percent annually.
What are the demographics of your company?
Company-wide, we're 50 percent female and 18 percent minority. On the seven-person senior management team, there are two females and five minorities.
What positions do you have available, and what level of expertise do you want?
I'm looking for an information technology practice area manager with about 15 years of experience and a background in business and information technology, preferably with the federal government. I'm also looking for an information technology senior project manager with a minimum of 10 years of experience in storage and networking technology. We're looking for two bid and proposal contract specialists and a human resources recruiter. We'll consider people from a wide variety of backgrounds for those positions. We're also looking for a couple of people with technical expertise in satellite communications work. They'll be communications engineers with a minimum of seven years of experience. The last position is a registered nurse generalist with at least five years of experience. None of these positions require security clearances.