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Amewas Overview

California, MD
201 to 500 employees
1983
Company - Public
Aerospace & Defense
Unknown / Non-Applicable
AMEWAS, Inc. is a privately held, veteran-owned small business. We specialize in support to leading-edge Electronic Warfare, Signals Intelligence, Sensor and Systems Testing, related-Modeling & Simulation Technologies, Information Technology support, Simulation ... Read more

Mission: To provide our customer with innovative solutions to complex problems.

Company Updates

  • Every year the Chamber Board recognizes member businesses for their accomplishments through the Business Awards Program. These awards include the Beacon Award, the Lighthouse Award, the Emerging Business Award and the Community Service Award.

    AMEWAS, Inc. has been selected as the recipient of the Lighthouse Award for 2019. This honor is to recognize a Chamber member business that represents demonstrated growth; excellence in its industry; innovation in product, management and customer service; and involvement in the community.

    We recognize that without our employees, we would not be eligible for this award. They are the skilled workforce that is integral to our success as a company! Additionally, through our participation in various charitable events each year, AMEWAS has really made an impact to those in need.

    We are excited to accept this award, on behalf of our talented and dedicated employees!

  • AMEWAS, Inc. Board of Directors (BoD) has approved a change affecting the upper levels of our organization to better align the company with our strategic goals and vision.

    In January 2018, we have made the following changes to our leadership team:

    Jim Donovan will be moving into the role of Chief Operations Officer (COO)
    Marc Briere will be moving into the role of Chief Strategy Officer (CSO)

    With these changes, AMEWAS will continue to offer the high-caliber support our employees and customers have come to expect!

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Amewas – Why Work For Us?


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Located in beautiful St. Mary's county, AMEWAS, Inc. has provided administrative, program management, technical and engineering support to NAVAIR, NAWCAD and ONR customers for over 35 years.

Our Corporate Headquarters resides in California, MD.  Additionally, AMEWAS, Inc. has an office in San Diego, CA.  We staff over 175 on-site positions at Patuxent River Naval Air Station with professionals who augment our customers' organizations with highly desirable, specialized management and technical skills. We are proud of our ability to implement solutions in all of our customers' management and day-to-day operations.

Our core capabilities stem from an extensive, practical knowledge basis in electronic warfare (EW), synthetic warfare environments, software engineering and hardware integration.
We have successfully applied this experience to the modeling and simulation (M&S) and RDT&E communities in the form of both services and products associated with the following disciplines:

  • EW & SIGINT System and Emitter Parametric Processing Expert Consulting and systems engineering
  • Sensor, Sensor Processor, Fusion Processor, Sensor Display and Sensor Communications Subsystem Testing
  • Electromagnetic Environmental Effects Testing
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility Testing
  • Life-Cycle Engineering Support from S&T through OT&E
  • Acquisition and T&E Programmatic Planning, Execution & Analysis Services
  • Knowledge Engineering supporting Synthetic Environments for Testing & Training
  • IT-centric Systems Engineering; hardware, software & interface planning, design/develop/integrate/productize from commodity and specialty COTS, GOTS, open source and developed components
  • System Administration; Mainframe and Desktop Administration, Accreditation, Certification,
  • Development, Integration, Operations & Maintenance Services
  • Network Engineering; Networked Appliance Integration, Network Design, Engineering and Operations & Maintenance
  • Software Engineering; Application & Interface Development, Resource Automation,
  • Statistical/Temporal/Spatial Visualization, multi-sensor fusion and integration
  • Knowledge Engineering; Data Capture, Data Conditioning, Information Management
  • T&E Facility Secure and Non-Secure Network Operations and Maintenance Services
  • RDT&E Infrastructure and Infostructure Programmatics & Planning Support
  • RDT&E Instrumentation Design, Development, Integration, Operations and Maintenance Services
  • RDT&E Technology Insertion Engineering & Technical Services
  • RDT&E Capabilities and Configuration Management
  • Administrative and Project Management Support Services
  • Program Management/Acquisition Management Support

AMEWAS, Inc. is a small, Veteran owned company that has been providing excellent technical, engineering, administrative, and management services to the Department of Defense for more than 35 years. At AMEWAS we understand the need for a successful work/life balance and are focused not just on fulfilling customers’ needs, but ensuring our employees are a top priority as well.

Staying connected to our core values sets us apart from our competition!  AMEWAS easily recognizes and rewards performance, dedication, and longevity. We are committed to investing in our employees and their future by providing them with competitive compensation, career development, optimum working conditions, and unique benefits.

Our excellent benefits and perks include:

  • Generous tuition and training assistance program
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Employee longevity recognition
  • Community involvement & outreach
  • Team building events
  • Wellness program
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Mobile service discount
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Medical, dental, vision, 401(k), Life/AD&D/STD/LTD insurance

One of our missions is to find the best available talent to meet out organizational objectives.With us, you will find more than a “job,” you will find a home. We encourage you to apply!.Click here: https://amewas.applicantstack.com/x/openings
 
AMEWAS Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer for all including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. 


 

 

Our company and employees live and work in the community so it is important that we commit to being an active and integral part of helping our local community.  For the past several years, we have proudly been sponsors of the St. Mary’s Hospital.  Additionally, we have sponsored the Dragon Boat Festival benefitting Southern Maryland Community Resources for the past 3 years and will continue to support this initiative as we strongly believe SMCR has a positive impact on the local community.  Finally, AMEWAS is a proud sponsor in the Walk and Fun Run for Hospice for several years now, and again, we fully support this effort and will continue to do so in the future.  These sponsorships initiatives gives way to our company culture, with a focus on health & wellbeing.

Not only does the company give back to the local community, but our employees join in on these important efforts, showing support for these important charitable causes as well! 

Throughout the years, we also have coordinated various drives to benefit food pantries and schools in St. Mary’s County.  For each of these events, AMEWAS always matches the donations made by our employees.  We also involve our employees in broader messages such as Heart Health Month (to raise awareness for heart health) and Breast Cancer Awareness Month & Pink Day (to raise awareness for breast cancer). 

Finally, to the greatest extent possible, AMEWAS uses local businesses when making purchases as we understand the importance of economically supporting our local community.  


Our employees giving back to the local community:

Employee & AMEWAS matching donations to Lexington Park Elementary School in August 2018.

AMEWAS and its employees are annual sponsors and participants in the Drago Boat Races; here's our team from 2018!



We are a family company.  Even with our growth over the past 35 years, we make a point to ‘remain small’ in our events, communications, and how we treat our employees.  We genuinely care about the health & welfare of our employees and their families, extending beyond their daily work performance.  Our roots are in St. Mary’s county and many of our employees are local to this area. 

We have been extremely fortunate to have loyal and dedicated employees who start employment with us and stay working with us sometimes for over 15, 20 and even 30 years. We enjoy close relationships with our employees and their family members and hold several events through the year to recognize those strong bonds.  From the very top of AMEWAS, the message of maintaining a close-knit family culture is the very foundation of our successful company. 

AMEWAS Teambuilding Events:

 

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#WearRed #HeartHealth! AMEWAS employees wear RED to raise heart health awareness:

2018

Proud & Pink! AMEWAS employees wear pink to rasie breast cancer awareness:

 

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Meet Shawna:

Shawna explains the significance of team work and supporting the Customer:

“I am a jack-of-all-trades.  In the branch I support, we have to be versatile and wear many hats.  I enjoy that because it breaks up the monotony of doing just one thing day after day.  I do mechanical engineering, support testing for aircraft, attend critical design reviews, create 3 dimensional drawings for presentations and design. There is never a dull moment.

I believe every person on a team is important and therefore every contribution big or small matters. Sometimes you have to do the small oddball jobs or the tedious jobs that no one will ever know had to be taken care – and sometimes you accomplish the big jobs that gets the spotlight and Bravo Zulus.

As they say, there is no I in TEAM.  Team work is a group effort and to be successful, communication is key.  Things are constantly changing.  Schedules change, designs change.. in order to stay on top you have to know what is going on around you.

In our case – “customer” means THE NAVY.  In my career I have supported all branches of the military. They are our customer,  which means every day that I come to work, I am supporting our military, which defends our freedom.  What better job could you ask for.

The best part is when I hear the results. Such as; We passed a Critical Design Review, the Magic Wall is complete and operational and can now support the War fighter, the information obtained during testing was cutting edge and useful to the NAVY.”



Meet Dana:

From then to now! Dana shares the path her career has taken with AMEWAS.

"I started working with AMEWAS in 2004 as a janitor and within 3 years, I received a promotion to serve as an NMCI liaison for the Integrated Combat Environments (ICE) Division.  In 2010 I received my Security+ certification and [was] promoted to serve as an Information Assurance Specialist.  I continue to assist in all efforts to protect the Simulation Division information and networks from unauthorized access on a daily basis.

 

I feel AMEWAS is a company that gives their employees the opportunity for growth within, by providing educational assistance.  With their assistance, I was able to achieve my Security+ certification to get the position I have now as an Information Security Specialist"



Meet Jeremy:

Jeremy describes how AMEWAS’ educational assistance program has advanced his career.

"The tuition and training assistance program afforded me the opportunity to complete my Associates degree and work toward my Masters without incurring any additional student loan debt or upfront money/out of pocket expenses. Amewas’ program is set up unlike many others’, where they will pay for the class upfront and so long as your grades meet the reimbursement requirements, you are not required to pay anything. I personally viewed this as an accountability measure and received nearly a 4.0 for the last four years I have utilized the program.

The [education & tuition assistance] program allowed me to not have to worry about budgeting for classes since they were paid for upfront. This allowed me to progress at an accelerated rate and work almost as fast as I wanted to while obtaining my Associates degree.

My Associates degree has definitely allowed me to advance in my current position, while my Masters has helped steer me down my ultimate career path/goal. Amewas most certainly values when an employee goes the extra mile and shoulders the additional burden of taking classes/training. This level of initiative is held in high regard across the company and management is willing to work with those who would like to advance/shift positions to put newly obtained education into practice."

Here are some more testimonials:

Courtney, Dale

AMEWAS has been a good company for employment. In my two plus years of employment, I have grown and was trusted to become a supervisor. I am given the space and trust to conduct my job. AMEWAS has a really good vacation/sick time policy.

Kittrell, James

I enjoy working for AMEWAS because my supervisors actually pay attention to my needs and work with me to ensure my opinion is taking seriously and acted on.

Maines, Ashleigh

I have been working for AMEWAS for four years and am very pleased. They have excellent benefits as a company and my direct supervisors have been great. AMEWAS cares for their employees. You are seen as a person and not as a number like many big contractors in the DMV area.

Ostrow, Scott

AMEWAS is a great Company in many ways. We are a small company with a real family feel. AMEWAS goes to great lengths to keep overhead costs down in order to be as competitive as possible. AMEWAS has a great open door policy, there are not many companies out there where you can walk into the CEO's office if you have a problem, or to just say hi. AMEWAS throws an awesome Christmas party every year for its employees and spouses, that is something many of us look forward to every year it’s always a great time of fun and fellowship and something very few company's do any more.

Rothwell, Maxine

AMEWAS is a family oriented firm.  The individuals at this firm are all friendly and demonstrate a team atmosphere.  The owner of this firm is very personable and gets to know his employees.  AMEWAS constantly gives back to the community by participating and lending its supports to well-meaning initiatives.  AMEWAS remains a very expanding company and I do look forward to coming to work.

Swain, Gary

The employees are what make working for AMEWAS a pleasure. Everyone is always willing to assist even if it is not their direct job related function.

Thomas, Anna

I love working for AMEWAS! They treat their employees with respect and make sure everyone feels appreciated for their hard work.

Thompson, Peggy

AMEWAS is a family oriented company.  I have been here since 2010 and have seen first-hand how the company cares for employees.  Benefits here are very rich, which is rare these days.  The company sponsors so many things for employees; parties, luncheons, on-the-spot gifts, and birthday and longevity gifts.  The list goes on and on! 

The culture is very down to earth and friendly.  You work - not so much "for" the company as "with" the company.  Teams are a key component here, so you never feel like you are afloat all alone.

The company strives to support and lift up all employees by providing education benefits and training opportunities.  There is always room to grow and advance.

If you are looking for a great place to land, this is it!

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    I have been working at Amewas full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I have had a great with this company nothing but good things so far.

    Cons

    Getting used to the amount of paperwork.

    Advice to Management

    Clearer information given for starting paperwork.

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Amewas Photos

Amewas photo of: AMEWAS promoted Wear Red Day- bringing awareness to Heart Health!
Amewas photo of: Holiday wreath-making event for our Accounting and HR team
Amewas photo of: Annual San Diego Holiday Party; Murder Mystery Dinner
Amewas photo of: Here's our 2018 Dragon Boat team beating our competition!
Amewas photo of: Here's a picture of our hand-made tent and items for purchase- all proceeds were donated to SMCR!
Amewas photo of: AMEWAS sponsors Dragon Boat Races annually; this photo is from our 2018 team!
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Amewas Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Amewas (San Diego, CA).

    Interview

    The entire process took about 2 weeks.

    Phone interview was just a quick screening for the employer to get to know a little bit about me.

    I got the In-person interview a few days later. It was more technical in terms of my past work experience and what kind of features I made. Also, they asked some behavioral questions to see if my personality can mesh well with others at work. Everybody who interviewed me were very friendly, so I felt very comfortable and was myself.

    About a week later, I got the good news and accepted their offer.

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Amewas Awards & Accolades

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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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