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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 specializes in advanced analytics solutions that extract clarity from complex data, delivering actionable intelligence at speed and scale to address challenges of national and global significance. Focused on mission success, Novetta has pioneered disruptive technologies ... Read more

Company Updates

  • U.S. Department of Labor Announced the 2018 #HireVets Medallion Program Demonstration Award - and Novetta earned #gold. We are proud of our commitment to hire and retain veterans. #goldstandard #NovettaVets

    U.S. Department of Labor Announces 2018 HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration Award Recipients | U.S. Department of Labor

    "America's veterans are proven leaders who bring skills, dedication, and determination to our nation's workforce," said U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta. "To earn a HIRE Vets Medallion Award, job creators must demonstrate a solid commitment to providing veterans with the opportunity to build a meaningful career.

  • 36% of Novetta employees are #veterans. We honored them Friday night at our inaugural NovettaVets Summit. To our #NovettaVets and to those with whom we do not have the honor of working, thank you.

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Novetta – Why Work For Us?


Novetta specializes in advanced analytics solutions that extract clarity from complex data, delivering actionable intelligence at speed and scale to address challenges of national and global significance. Focused on mission success, Novetta has pioneered disruptive technologies in data analytics, full-spectrum cyber, media analytics, and multi-INT fusion for Defense, Intelligence Community, and Federal Law Enforcement customers. Novetta is headquartered in McLean, VA with over 750 employees across the US.



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.

Novetta Reviews

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  • "Great Company. Great Mission."

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    Current Employee - Senior Director Marketing in McLean, VA
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    I have been working at Novetta full-time (Less than a year)


    The company feels like a force for innovation and collaboration in the tech, Machine Learning and data analytics space. I like that I feel respected and valued for my skills which are NOT technical. They took a chance hiring me, a professional from outside the government contracting space, and since, I've noticed that they encourage taking risks throughout the company. They're smart, encouraging and straightforward. Our work here supports the national defense of our country and I feel like I'm part of making a difference.


    The multiple office locations throughout the US make it difficult to meet everyone but the company has resources which make it easy to video chat and keep in touch. Internal communications among the divisions is a bit siloed but we're working to break down those barriers and improve internal sharing of success and best practices.

    Advice to Management

    Remain genuine, authentic and forthcoming. The company LOVES to hear from you and your employees are proud to work on our mission; they just need to hear that you're behind them at every level; in every location.

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Novetta Photos

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Novetta Interviews



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    Computer Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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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.

    Interview Questions

    • 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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