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Novetta Overview

Mc Lean, VA
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Novetta is an advanced analytics company that extracts value from the increasing volume, variety and velocity of data. By mastering scale and speed, our advanced analytics software and solutions deliver the actionable insights needed to help our customers detect threat and ... Read more

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  • We were honored to participate in Carlyle's 2017 Veteran Initiative Summit this week to share best practices on veteran hiring, retention, and advancement strategies. We’re proud to say 28% of our employees are vets! Check out our open opportunities and join our team!

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Novetta – Why Work For Us?


In the 21st century we are facing fourth-generation asymmetric warfare across the business and national security world – requiring different tactics, technologies, and strategies. No matter the mission there is a critical need for predictive modeling using known data sets and new types of data to enhance strategic decision making processes. Organizations must have a much deeper understanding of data and how to wield it, bringing together internal social media, third party data, and performing meaningful advanced analytics.

Grounded in more than 25 years of real-world success in big data, we have developed some of the world’s most advanced analytics solutions driving the technology renaissance in the government. With the convergence of commercial and national security priorities, we are applying our technology to help both governments and corporations protect their networks, reduce risk, and make data-driven decisions.


We understand the next big thing in data analytics is the data itself. The demand requires more than easy button solutions – we’re offering more. Mixing our mindset with unique combination of talent and technology – we enable our customers to extract value from massive disparate data sets never intended to be analyzed together to guide critical business and mission strategy.



We have super smart technologists from a broad spectrum of disciplines who employ fresh approaches to help our customers overcome their greatest challenges. The significance of our work, our commitment to continuous innovation, and the opportunity to work with the latest tools and technology enable us to attract and retain incredibly talented professionals.

Our technologies are often disruptive, solving particularly tough problems not addressed by other enterprise offerings. But, we are committed to open source development, open APIs and standardized hardware helping our customers leverage their existing enterprise investments. Whether it’s solving a security or intelligence problem of national significance or providing customer insights that spark business growth, we deliver.


There’s no exact formula, persona, or profile that makes a Novettan.  Our multi-faceted backgrounds, skillsets, and passions – in and out of the office –  create the heart of Novetta’s culture.


Employee benefits are a strategic component of total compensation at Novetta. Our goal is to provide a competitive program that enables our employees to thrive in their careers while balancing family, health, work and finances.

Our overall benefits package is designed to provide market–driven compensation, retirement benefits, health benefits, and personal time off along with wellness programs, flexible work arrangements, career growth opportunities, and much more. Highlights include:

  • Comprehensive and affordable medical, dental, and vision plans
  • 401(k) retirement plan featuring fixed and matching components up to 6% of salary. Discretionary contribution up to 4% at the end of year. 
  • Generous single pool of paid time off geared toward maximum flexibility with additional leave available for: military duty, jury duty, new parents, bereavement. 
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Tuition assistance including reimbursement for undergraduate, graduate and technical certification programs
  • Unlimited online training access
  • Life and accident insurance including additional voluntary features
  • Short and long term disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Retail discounts program
  • Employee referral bonus program
  • Assorted voluntary benefits such as:
  • Legal Services Plan
  • Financial Planning
  • 529 College Savings Plan
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Pet Insurance
  • LifeLock Identity Theft Protection
  • Critical Illness and Accident Insurance


Novetta at the Movies: Cinephile? Geek? Both? Join us across the country for a night at the movies! 

Play Hard: Unplug with your team. Kick back, relax, and share food and laughs at social events. 

Tech Meetups: Stay on top of the latest technologies. Listen, learn, lead, or create a Meetup near you. 

Referral Bonuses: Know great people? Earn cash when we hire your friends. 

Wellness Programs: Get moving, stay healthy. Earn extra bucks for walking, running, or going to the gym. 



At Novetta, the mediocre need not apply. We are a team of driven professionals who think creatively to solve really important problems. Want to surround yourself with brilliant people itching to tackle the impossible?


Novetta is a leader in the national security “tech renaissance” movement. Our team members play an instrumental role in high–priority national security missions and in the delivery of big data and advanced analytics solutions to commercial organizations. Novetta has become the premier “next gen” company able to answer customer requirements for agile, creative, tech–intensive solutions.

Our people are critical to our success, and we work diligently to recruit, reward and retain the best of the best. We accomplish this through:

    • Significance of our work: The Novetta team is comprised of incredibly talented individuals working on projects of the highest national significance.
    • Our commitment to continuous innovation: We bridge the gap between what our customers think they can do and what they aspire to achieve.
    • Cutting-edge technologies: Software that operates at scale and speed—in other words, billions and seconds, not millions and minutes.
    • Excellent benefits: A competitive program that enables our employees to thrive in their technical careers while balancing family, health, work, and finances.


Know somebody great? 

Our referral program offers outstanding rewards for referring a qualified new hire to join the Novetta family. For each referral made within a single calendar year we offer the following bonuses paid when your referral has completed 90 calendar days of employment:

Hot Jobs Flash Bonus: Those who refer individuals for a position in our hot jobs list can receive $10,000. This list is subject to change based upon current need areas. Please see the hot jobs tab to review the featured positions.

Highly Cleared/Strategic Openings Bonus: Those who refer individuals for positions requiring active TS/SCI with Polygraph — or other specifically identified requisitions — are eligible to receive:

  • $5,000 for a first referral 
  • $6,000 for a second referral 
  • $7,000 for a third referral 
  • $8,000 for a fourth and all subsequent referrals

Standard Bonus: Receive up to $2000 for each of your referrals!


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For more information on who is eligible to receive a referral bonus please review terms & conditions. For additional questions about our referral bonus program, please contact Kirsten Renner at


Novetta is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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    I worked for Novetta for almost 10 years. Any downside was related to the challenges of working with the US gov. Issues that are mostly out of Novetta's control. I don't work at Novetta anymore, but would consider returning for sure. The CEO Tiffany Gates is really down to earth and super cool to talk to.


    None. As I wrote above, any frustration I had was more related to the issues of working on federal government contracts. Federal employees are often rotated in and out which makes it very difficult because one fed manager "gets it" and will move all obstacles out of the way to help the project be successful and the next manager will spend all of her time telling us what shoe colors and shoe materials are allowed or not. No joke. Big Data project and all she wanted to talk about was appropriate shoe choices.

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    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Novetta (Columbia, MD).


    Several rounds of interviews. First interview was a tech fit about basic networking concepts and information security topics. Pretty standard technical topics for the role. Next interviews were more relaxed company-fit style interviews.

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    • Explain DNS. What's a firewall. Explain IDS and IPS. They asked about common ports and what they were and for a detailed explanation. Asked about different encryption methods.   Answer Question
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Novetta Awards & Accolades

  • Washingtonian Magazine 50 Great Places to Work, Washingtonian Magazine, 2015

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