In the latest tech talent burst in Northern Virginia, defense tech company Raytheon Intelligence and Space (Raytheon I&S) is hiring for 400 positions for local technologists.
Raytheon’s intelligence and space arm, which specializes in warfighter innovation, is hiring for Virginia technologists as it plans to double down on its presence in the area. The company has an office in Dulles, with positions available at locations across the state including Arlington, Springfield, Falls Church, Virginia Beach, Chantilly and Herndon.
Doug Greene, senior director of talent acquisition at Raytheon I&S, said that the company, which operates in over 500 locations across the US, is hoping to expand its DMV presence.
“From a business perspective, we’ve got some of the best talent, best experience and passion to deliver for those who keep us safe,” Greene told Technical.ly. “With that, the DMV/security corridor is a hotbed for talent and it’s time that we leverage that even more than we do today.”
The company has about 429 positions open in NoVa, Greene said, which are a mix of remote, hybrid and in-person roles. Raytheon will be hiring electrical engineers, system and software engineers, applications developers, cyber specialists and forensic technicians. It will also likely include financial and supply chain positions as well, Greene added, and any other roles that fit into its ambitions.
“We are growing, and growing means you need more talent,” Greene said.
As it pursues hiring, Greene said that both the position and employee preference will determine if a job is in-person, remote or hybrid. The company also has a 9/80 flexible option for employees, which allows them to work four days for nine hours and one day for eight hours one week, and then four nine-hour days the following week with Friday off.
“Our flexibility, and commitment to fostering an environment where you have that flexibility, is really paramount,” Greene said. “Obviously, every organization has policies that they follow and align to. But there’s really a commitment to creating that flexibility inside Raytheon.”
Other noteworthy benefits, Greene said, include parental leave and a training program that offers employees $25,000 to go back to school. He also pointed to Raytheon’s employee resource groups, which support workers of color, women and other groups, including a young employee success network to help onboard, train and assist in retention.
Raytheon is only one of a few growth companies rounding out their talent in the DMV. Earlier this year, banking conglomerate Capital One announced a 3,000-person strong hiring spree and McLean, Virginia identification tech firm ID.me has onboarded 1,400 employees in 2021. Digital intelligence firm Similarweb also added a Reston, Virginia office this year, which included adding local talent to its 900-person global team.
Overall, though, Greene thinks Raytheon is a pretty unique place for technologists to work today.
“We think largely that we’re meeting the challenges of today’s very innovative culture,” Greene said. “From space to cyberspace, we live in a connected, data-driven world and that’s what we’re driving here.”-30-