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.
Best Places to Work: 2018 (#3)
Next Century Corporation is seeking an innovative AWS Software Engineer to join a stellar team working at our customer site in Reston, VA! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQ3Kj
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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!
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.
Veteran Hiring Commitment
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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
Social Responsibility Pledge
Formal programs or foundation to give back to communities
Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce
Pledge to Thrive
Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being