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KeyW Overview

Hanover, MD
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (KEYW)
Aerospace & Defense
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Imagine being part of the team advancing U.S. Air Force air dominance or maybe building and deploying next-generation sensors for satellites is more your thing.

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Company Updates

  • KeyW has signed a definitive agreement and plan of merger with Jacobs, a combination that creates exponential opportunities for both companies. The transaction is expected to close by August 31, 2019.

    Jacobs leads the global professional services sector delivering solutions for a more connected, sustainable world. With $15 billion in fiscal 2018 revenue and a talent force of more than 80,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of services including scientific, technical, professional and construction- and program-management for business, industrial, commercial, government and infrastructure sectors.

  • What’s it like finding a needle in a haystack? A team of KeyW technologists found out.

    Challenge Accepted: KeyW Looks for the Impossible - KeyW

    What's it like finding a needle in a haystack? A team of KeyW technologists found out in late February when they competed in a hackathon with members of the U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM). KeyW employees Eric Conway, Chris Morris, Connor Bulakites and Benson Tran marked KeyW's first-time participation by placing fifth overall in the competition.

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KeyW – Why Work For Us?

At KeyW, we believe you don’t have to put on a suit to change the world—and we mean it! From our early beginnings to the KeyW of today, our talented workforce makes the world a better place every day by solving some of the most complex challenges with outside-the-box solutions and innovative technology.

Our passion for customers’ missions and commitment to keeping our country safe make KeyW as unique as the challenges we solve. We like to push ingenuity to the edge and champion unconventional thinking—because every idea matters. We also foster a culture of continuous learning for personal development and career growth and align our employees’ professional interests and skills so they’ll grow and thrive.

Above all, KeyW is built on the principle of caring for one another. We do this through the KeyW Community Connection, our non-profit organization supporting charitable causes important to employees. KeyW is especially proud to support charities benefiting our nation’s military veterans and their families and the children of our fallen heroes.

KeyW is great place to work! We focus on the following:

Innovation. We work on challenging programs providing industry-changing solutions to diverse customers. Think differently, use leading tools, work alongside industry elite and build something great. And we invest in our innovation. We routinely review projects for opportunities to enhance and grow capabilities through reinvestment in our people and our ideas.

Leadership Opportunities. When we say anyone can be a leader, we mean it. You'll find opportunities to grow as a person and a professional at every level and in every department. From team leadership to formal promotion, KeyW offers paths for the leaders of tomorrow.

Unconventional Thinking. We collaborate and innovate in an environment that champions unconventional thinking and approaches challenges with intellectual curiosity to create new, innovative solutions that go beyond the expected.

People-First Culture. We encourage you to work the way you want. Let your creativity thrive in unique, casual surroundings and in a culture of open doors and mobility.

Great Benefits. We believe work/life balance shouldn't be a struggle but a priority. You'll enjoy a flexible schedule, unique perks and industry-leading benefits with us.

Community Outreach. People matter most of all, which is why we believe social responsibility means more than another box to check. At KeyW, it’s part of our DNA. Through our KeyW Community Connection, we encourage employees to help their favorite charities and non-profit organizations.

Want to be surrounded by extraordinary people and part of a team that makes a difference around the world? Then KeyW is the place for you. 

KeyW supports more technically diverse work as a provider of unique technology solutions for our customers’ missions, especially in the Intelligence community and with high-end science and technology customers in aerospace and defense.

We employ some of the most brilliant minds in the industry and develop innovative solutions to the world’s toughest national security challenges—and we take pride in knowing our work makes a real impact. We seek employees who inspire us with intelligence and dedication—people who challenge conventional thinking and indulge their intellectual curiosity to find new solutions to tough problems. 

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KeyW President and Chief Executive Officer William J. Weber
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    "Awesome Company with a Bright Present and Future"

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


    Great culture, mission critical work, outstanding leadership


    Bringing together companies is tough and some lingering effects persist, but the way forward is clear

    Advice to Management

    Continue clear and open communication to employees. Continue to offer excellent benefits and work.

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KeyW Interviews



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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in State College, PA
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    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at KeyW (State College, PA) in September 2015.


    Was recruited from a college Job Fair. They showed great interest in me given my previous internships. I was given an on-campus interview the next day, and was told they would be following up and inviting me to an on-site interview down in NOVA soon. Still awaiting a response though.

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KeyW Awards & Accolades

  • Greater Washington i-LIST, Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce, 2019
  • KeyW Named A Best Workplace for Commuters in Fairfax County, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, 2018
  • KeyW Receives the 2018 Pro Patria Award, Maryland’s Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, 2018
  • Top 100 Government Contractors List, Washington Technology, 2018
  • Deal of the Year, Association for Corporate Growth, 2017
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