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Excella Overview

Arlington, VA
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Excella is an Agile technology firm helping Washington, DC's leading organizations realize their future through the power of technology.
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Mission: Excella exists to cultivate exceptional careers for Excellians by creating meaningful solutions for our clients. ​ We help organizations use technology to transform big problems into lasting solutions. We believe great work is driven by experts who listen, and who ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Excella will be attending the 44th annual convention for the National Society of Black Engineers on March 22 and 23! If you are in Pittsburgh, PA stop by and say "hi" to Excella at booth 132! #NSBE44

  • Excellians had a blast spending President's Day afternoon packing over 10,000 meals for Generosity Feeds!

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Excella – Why Work For Us?

Excella is an Agile technology firm helping Washington, DC’s leading organizations realize their future through the power of technology.

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Excella is a hub for technologists who crave challenge. Problem solvers and collaborators, teachers and leaders, creative minds and analytical thinkers. People who share a passion for solving the unsolvable and making people’s lives easier.

We love technology. We believe in its power because we’ve seen it transform the way people work and experience the world.

We use technology to help organizations solve unsolvable problems and make people’s lives easier. We help them harness the latest tools to elevate their digital expertise and infuse their culture with a future-forward mindset.

Everything we do, we do to move DC’s leading organizations toward the futures they imagined.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Software Development
  • Data and Analytics
  • DevOps
  • Program Management
  • Agile
  • Digital Strategy

We work with federal agencies, brands and non-profits to meet today’s most critical challenges at the speed of tomorrow. From innovative user-design in government websites to groundbreaking commercial products, our clients are using the right technology, the right way to make progress.

Here are few of our recent examples:


  • Marriott International
  • Choice Hotels
  • Carey International
  • Airline Reporting Corporation


  • Capital One
  • The Carlyle Group
  • NCB Financial Group
  • Motley Fool Asset Management


  • BoxTone
  • Prescient Edge
  • CustomInk
  • JumpSoft


  • The George Washington University
  • Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS)
  • Close Up Foundation


  • National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)
  • National Council of Architectural Review Boards (NCARB)
  • American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA)
  • Physician Insurers Association of America (PIAA)
  • The Compressed Gas Association (CGA)
  • Ovarian Cancer National Alliance (OCNA)


  • The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
  • Peace Corps
  • S. Census Bureau
  • S. Department of Defense (DoD)
  • S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
  • S. General Services Administration (GSA)
  • S. Department of Labor (DoL)
  • S. Department of Justice (DoJ)
  • S. Postal Service (USPS)

We’re a community of experts. Problem solvers and collaborators, teachers and leaders, creative minds and analytical thinkers. We think our different talents and backgrounds make us better technologists.

Whether you work at our Arlington headquarters or at one of our many client sites across the DC metro area, a job at Excella will be challenging – and rewarding. You’ll have the freedom to do your best work and develop a career you love.

Here’s what you can expect when you join our team:


Excella is a hub for technologists who crave challenge and never stop learning. We are forever students and we like it that way. Our team includes published authors and well-known speakers. We’re also active in the tech community, sponsoring and participating in many business and tech groups around the DC area. Wherever ideas are being shared in town, you’ll probably cross paths with one of us.


We know your interest in your career goes beyond business hours, so we work with you to get what you need. We’ll share the cost of a new computer for you every two years, Mac or PC. Our office features a world-class training space and flex meeting and work areas for every style – all in the heart of Arlington at Courthouse Metro.

Are you an expert in your field? You’ll find time and space to think, blog and create at Excella. Looking to learn more? You’ll have three days of paid professional development every year and we offer tuition help for advanced degrees and certificates.


Work-life balance is important to us. That’s why you’ll receive 17 days of paid vacation on your first day. Every employee is bonus eligible and you’ll get a comprehensive health and 401(k) package. We also have your commute covered, whether you bike, drive, or metro.


We hold monthly happy hours for our team all over the DMV. Our annual summer and winter events are a great way to meet Excellians outside of your team. We also have regular catered dinners and lots of snacks at the office.

At Excella, we strive to positively impact the organizations we work with through the power of technology. We apply the same ethos to ImpaX, our award-winning community investment program. We developed ImpaX with a desire to give back and make positive changes in the communities where we live and work. The program harnesses our abilities to build lasting relationships, tackle complex problems and make people’s lives easier.

We partner with Homestretch, Inc. in Fairfax to help homeless families obtain self-sufficiency, stability and permanent affordable housing. By focusing on a single cause, we maximize our contribution to Homestretch while helping Excellians find compelling ways to give back.

Through the ImpaX program, we contribute time, money, expertise and leadership to Homestretch through volunteer programs and special events.

 For more information about Homestretch, please visit their website.

Excella Reviews

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    "So far, so great!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Arlington, VA
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    I have been working at Excella full-time (Less than a year)


    I started with Excella about 5 months ago and so far it's been even better than advertised. My colleagues across all fields are some of the most intelligent and driven individuals I've had the opportunity to work with in my career. I've felt challenged and supported in my role since day one, and I don't see that slowing down any time soon.

    I was hesitant about working for a consultancy at first because of the distributed nature of the company, but Excella does a great job of making the organization feel inclusive, which is tough since most people are on client sites. It also does a good job of visibility with contracts and metrics. It seems like everyone knows where they stand and how the business is doing overall. It also went a long way with me that I got a chance to interview with two of the partners during my process, and have interacted with the majority of others at various events, They all have a friendly and approachable manner and go out of their way to know who you are.

    The benefits are solid, but thing that stands out most to me is the work-life balance, which is something I had questioned prior to coming on board. Since starting I've only worked a couple of late nights and that has primarily been at my choosing. The work is rewarding and it's nice to be around people who also feel passionately about their jobs. I've yet to come across anyone that has had a negative thing to say about the company.


    None that I've run into so far!

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on making everyone feel like one big team. It goes a long way to making people feel good job!

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Excella Photos

Excella photo of: The Excella team celebrates with Arlington County officials to launch the expansion of our Arlington, VA headquarters!
Excella photo of: Margaret Archer, Director of University Programs, and our Summer Associates from the Excella Extension Center in Virginia Tech!
Excella photo of: Excellians work with our partner organization, Homestretch, to help end homelessness in Virginia.
Excella photo of: Excellian Katy Kinsey and her team celebrate her DC Femtech Award. Congrats Katy for being a Power Women in Design!
Excella photo of: Excellians packed 10,000 Meals for Generosity Feeds!
Excella photo of: Holiday Party at the U.S. Institute of Peace
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Excella Interviews



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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
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    Average Interview


    I applied online. I interviewed at Excella (Washington, DC) in June 2017.


    Had correspondence with a Sr. Corporate Recruiter via email and phone. Was very thoroughly in explaining the company, its culture, and the position. Great communication and very professional and knowledgable. Had to take an analytical assessment and was offered the opportunity to interview with the Hiring Manager. Had a great experience even if I wasn't offered the position. The company is looking to expand and I wish them the best in that endeavor. I see them developing internally and the hiring manager definitely will make sure that happens. From my experience, anyone having the opportunity to apply should definitely give it a shot. Great things are in the works for this company.

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Excella Awards & Accolades

  • Top Workplaces, The Washington Post, 2016
  • 50 Best Internships, Vault, 2016
  • Top Workplaces, The Washington Post, 2017
  • Top 50 Internships, Vault, 2017
  • Top Workplaces -- Small, Washington Post, 2014
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