Thermopylae Sciences & Technology

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30+ days ago

Chief Technology Officer

Thermopylae Sciences & Technology Arlington, VA

for the Engineering Services line of business, overseeing the Software Development, Engineering Management, Systems/Software Integration, and Systems…

30+ days ago

Director of Product Development

Thermopylae Sciences & Technology Arlington, VA

will focus on: • Managing the collective development activities for each product, to ensure a unified family of products is achieved…

30+ days ago

Jr. CSS/JS Developer

Thermopylae Sciences + Technology Arlington, VA

We’re actively expanding Thermopylae Sciences & Technology (TST) and we’re looking for engineers who are continuous learners, passionate, and are… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Sr. Software Engineer, Java-based Server Products

Thermopylae Sciences + Technology Arlington, VA

• You will get to work with emerging technologies focused around Google’s products, elastic scalable compute systems, SMAQ stack, and the next… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

iOS Developer

Thermopylae Sciences + Technology Arlington, VA

Candidate will be responsible for developing advanced applications to enhance ongoing software and Mobile development products for commercial and… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Engineering Manager

Thermopylae Sciences + Technology Arlington, VA

Engineering Managers at TST embed themselves within teams, serving as leaders, Scrum Masters and technical liaisons. Manages assigned team members… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Sales Coordinator - Commercial Accounts

Thermopylae Sciences + Technology Arlington, VA

on a daily basis. Plus, we are looking for someone with a passion for maps and a capacity for spatial thinking! Job Overview The Sales… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Software Sales/Account Executive- Commercial Accounts

Thermopylae Sciences + Technology Arlington, VA

We are expanding our Commercial sales team and looking for smart, fun, and entrepreneurially minded sales professionals who can help take our… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Linux System Integrator

Thermopylae Sciences + Technology Arlington, VA

The Integrator will serve on a team that provides integration support to systems, software and services in a fast paced enterprise cloud environment… Glassdoor

21 days ago

Drupal Developer- (clearance required)

Thermopylae Sciences + Technology Crystal City, VA

The USAID IT IS O&M program is seeking a seasoned Web Developer to support the design, development, and testing of enhancements to the existing… Glassdoor

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    Overpromise, underdeliver

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    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Arlington, VA

    I worked at Thermopylae Sciences & Technology full-time (less than an year)


    + Positive work environment. A casual, Big Bang Theory-like atmosphere where the company and its employees do serious work but don’t take themselves too seriously.

    + Excellent benefits. Four weeks of PTO for sick and vacation, two flex days, flexible spending account preloaded with $5k, excellent health and dental insurance, 401k, revenue sharing, and holiday bonuses. HR always has interesting and fun events from happy hours to karaoke to keep employees happy and engaged.

    + Interesting and innovative work. I learned much about Agile software, REST software, and numerous Google apps and how a startup operates.

    + Company is always looking to improve and innovate its products, expand its market (overpromise).


    - Executive management is unclear on how to accomplish said goals (underdeliver).

    - Thermopylae’s system of documentation is horribly disorganized. Instead of having one centralized system for all its technical documents, there were five different systems depending on which project you were working on.

    - Lack of mentorship/direction. As an entry-level technical writer I didn’t receive much if any training on how to effectively do my job and was left to my own devices to figure out what managers and engineers wanted.

    - High turnover. Many of the people who were there when I started left within months of my hire, including the engineering management officer who hired me.

    - Seven months after I was hired I was abruptly laid off despite a positive review of my work a few months earlier. I received no notification or warning until HR called me down and told me that there weren’t enough billable hours for technical writing. Because there was one other technical writer but was hired after me, I can only surmise that they paid her less, keeping her and firing me. You would think that in a state of downsizing, a company would follow a “first hired, last fired” rule but I guess not. As a recent college graduate trying to find and keep a job in a difficult economy while paying off debt, this layoff was just unfair. It left me reeling for three months before I found another job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be clear about what your goals are and have a plan to accomplish them.
    Offer some sort of mentorship or training program so that new hires can learn about this industry and effectively do their jobs.
    Notify someone weeks before their termination date if they are going to become a cost of doing business. If employees must give two weeks notice, so should HR.

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