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Next Century Overview

Annapolis Junction, MD
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Next Century is a technology company focused on the development of a new class of solutions that include situational awareness, at-a-glance analysis, decision support, collaboration, and others to provide information to decision makers in ways that are highly intuitive and ... Read more

Mission: Next Century is dedicated to making a difference. We do this by providing key information to the emergency responders and analysts whose work protects us.

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2018 (#3)

Company Updates

  • Next Century Corporation is seeking an innovative AWS Software Engineer to join a stellar team working at our customer site in Reston, VA!

    Hiring AWS Software Developer - Reston, VA

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  • Next Century Corporation is seeking a Junior to Mid-Level Software Engineer to join our team, working at our headquarters in Annapolis Junction, MD!

    Hiring Junior to Mid Software Engineer - Annapolis Junction, MD

    WISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders) a system designed to assist emergency responders in hazardous material incidents

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Next Century Reviews

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Next Century President and CEO John McBeth
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  • Featured Review

    "Continuing to learn and grow"

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    Current Employee - Software Architect in Annapolis Junction, MD
    Current Employee - Software Architect in Annapolis Junction, MD
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    I have been working at Next Century full-time (More than 10 years)


    After working on a really great project for quite some time, I decided that I was ready for a new challenge. This could have been a daunting prospect at another company where they treat employees like cogs that are expected to fill the same role no matter what. Not so at Next Century.

    One of Next Century's guiding principles is "People". In my experience that's meant connecting employees with challenging and meaningful work, helping us grow technically, developing our leadership abilities, and treating us with fairness and respect.

    Next Century values employee satisfaction, so I felt no trepidation about asking to explore new opportunities. Management was extremely responsive to my request and encouraging of my desire to grow. As we collaborate to find the the best fit for the next step in my career, they've also been extremely helpful in tailoring my current position so that I can explore new responsibilities.


    I don't have any concerns at this time. My experience has been that Next Century is always looking to improve and grow and that feedback is welcome.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

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Next Century Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview




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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Falls Church, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Next Century (Falls Church, VA) in October 2018.


    I was referred through a third party job-matching service, Vettery, and was immediately blown away with an extremely friendly and helpful HR team.

    We did a short phone screen to learn more about the company, then I was given a fairly simple coding test. Not to give away too much information, it was a Java console card game that I had a few days to work on.

    After that was reviewed I had a 30 minute call with the engineer that reviewed my code and we talked about my background, academics, and basic technical questions.

    Finally, we scheduled a face to face interview where I met with 2 engineers for an hour, then HR and some executive members of the company to talk about my fit in the company and we went over the compensation + benefits for an hour.

    After that, an offer was extended to me with a very generous amount of time to think about my decision.

    Interview Questions

    • Whiteboard coding: given a string of space-separated words, count how many times each word appears.   1 Answer
    • Draw and explain an entire website (front + back-end) that you have worked on and describe each step in as much detail as possible.   1 Answer
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Next Century Awards & Accolades

  • Top Workplaces, The Washington Post, 2015
  • Baltimore Magazine Best Places to Work, Baltimore Magazine, 2015
  • Baltimore Sun Top Workplaces, The Baltimore Sun, 2014
  • Best Places to Work(Washington D.C.), The Washingtonian Magazine, 2015
  • Top Workplaces, The Baltimore Sun Media Group, 2015
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

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