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Applied Information Sciences Overview

Reston, VA
201 to 500 employees
1982
Company - Private
IT Services
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
AIS provides technical services to federal and commercial clients. We specialize in cloud, DevOps, custom application development and IT services. Our expertise includes Azure, AWS, Office 365, SharePoint, CRM, software development, enterprise mobility, user experience (UX ... Read more

Mission: Provide high quality IT services to clients. Our service lines ensure we are focused and allows us to invest in learning, training, and deep knowledgeable in these areas. We seek to apply emerging technology and innovative approaches to create transformative change while ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Our very own Adam Ormond did a Lunch and Learn Presentation to a full house today at @AzureDataFest. There's still one day left for this event and we are excited to see you there!

  • Last night AIS' Vishwas Lele presented Microservices with AKS at the http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQGIn meet up and Rana Shahbazifrom our Recruiting team was present networking with attendees!

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Applied Information Sciences – Why Work For Us?


AIS (Applied Information Sciences) provides software and systems engineering services to government agencies and businesses across the United States. We specialize in cloud services, DevOps, custom application development and IT services. Our areas of expertise include: Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Office 365, SharePoint, Dynamics CRM, Software Development, Enterprise Mobility, User Experience (UX), Business Intelligence / Advanced Analytics & IoT, Operations & Support, and Help Desk Services. Our customers include a broad range of organizations from startups to Fortune 100 companies, state and local governments, as well as defense and national security agencies. Our analysis-driven approach to solving business problems – combined with our commitment to deadlines and budgets – results in successful projects and long-term relationships with our clients. We’re a top-tier cloud partner for Microsoft, Amazon and Equinix with proven capabilities and a track record of success. 

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Our people are our greatest asset. We endeavor to build relationships and networks to identify best-in-class technologists who have a true passion for solving challenging business problems. Talent at AIS is about entrepreneurship, passion, motivation, thoughtfulness and perseverance. We seek pioneers and innovators; whether that’s in regard to a knowledgebase, a solution, a client relationship, or a career path. Our talent holds the reins at AIS while the management team offers a supportive framework to accomplish sustainable growth.

Why Work For Us?

Business Model/Culture

Business models matter. 

They determine and control company behavior and define the culture.

We are very clear and transparent about our business model.  It enables our culture as well as attracting and retaining the kind of people, partners and projects we want.  We have a set of guiding principles:

  • We seek delivery excellence in everything we do.  
  • We are driven to use the latest innovations to help our clients enable transformative change.
  • We invest our profit back into our people to learn about and apply the latest innovations.
  • We seek to conduct projects with our clients and share risk and accountability. 

We operate more for a purpose than a profit.  We are out to create a community of like-minded people, bound together for this common purpose to realize our guiding principles.  We want to create an outstanding system and software engineering firm that partners with clients to realize transformative results.  

The type of services a company offers matter.

It drives everything about their business.

By focusing on delivery excellence we challenge and hold everyone accountable.  What matters most is the quality and timeliness of what we deliver.  Today, most of our competitors elect to provide staffing services with the focus on hours billed.  This works well for low level, repetitive commodity services which are only differentiated by price.  This is advantageous for the service provider because they assume no risk, no liability and no level of investment other than staffing services.  Personnel are treated as commodities to be placed into well-defined and priced roles.  As soon as the need for the role is over then the person is released.  This does not work well for activities that are not commoditized such as heuristic thought, problem solving, learning, and discovery.  In IT automation this would include the definition of an architecture, technical approach, design, process, etc.  Projects are required any time a functional organization is involved relating their needs and discovering the best process to automate those needs.  In addition, anytime a new innovation is being employed a project should be conducted until all the necessary system and software engineering has been completed to implement that innovation repeatedly.  You can’t commoditize analysis and design for both system and software engineering unless you are willing to repeat the work over and over until it reaches the desired result. 

We find that most organizations conduct this kind of relationship with their services vendors.  At AIS we seek to assume accountability and share risk by conducting projects with a scope, schedule and a budget.  Quite often we will take on a small role to prove ourselves and seek projects as we get to know the client better.  Fundamentally, we are out to prove we are an outstanding system and software engineering firm and convince the client to partner with us.  Our core competency is system and software engineering.  That is not the case for our clients, so we seek to become their partners’ for that core competency as well as leading them to leverage the latest innovations

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    Pros

    The projects are challenging whether it's customizing SharePoint, migrating on-prem solutions to the cloud (Azure and AWS), or implementing CI/CD to speed up a client's development iterations.

    Every project, even every sprint, I've learned something new. There are so many brilliant people to work with that it's nearly impossible to not be able to get help with an issue. There is no internal competition among the staff. We all help each other to the benefit of our clients.

    Upper management have been in the trenches as a developer, infrastructure, or BA/PM. They know what we do and how to lead us. New internal programs are providing more opportunities for employees to grow in both technical and business development roles.

    There is true work/life balance in a well executed "Work hard, Play hard" environment. While there is some opportunity or, occasionally, need to work more than 40 hours, they really manage it well. There are several employee events throughout the year from holiday parties to sporting events to the Texas offices' family BBQ cook-off and more.

    Good benefits including great healthcare, 401k, and vacation time.

    Cons

    The only thing I would like is to be able to have a little more in-person time with the project team and/or client. The federal project I'm on has team members across 4 different offices. However, I understand the cost involved, so this is nit-picky at worst.

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Applied Information Sciences Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Applied Information Sciences (Reston, VA) in April 2016.

    Interview

    first round on phone with recruiter. It was just basic talk about my experience and what I was looking for on the job market. Then technical interview for an hour on phone. I was asked lot about technical terms and question, scenarios and my previous job experience. What i have done in past. In person two hours interview on site. Two round interview, both technical interview. At the end of it, they explained me about the vision and position and growth potential if I work there

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    • Detailed technical interview on the job title. specific experience and scenario questions   Answer Question
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