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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

Mission: We bridge the gap between what our customers can currently do and what they aspire to achieve by solving problems of national significance.

Vision: To be the recognized leader in technology-enabled services, solving complex technical and analytic challenges ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Novettans from around the DMV gathered for our a WiN social. Our mission with “Women in Novetta” is to engage and support Novetta women with events that foster connection, learning, and innovating to advance personal and professional growth.

  • Novetta recently attended ElasticOn. We are a federal reseller, system integrator, and OEM partner of Elastic with the MOST cleared & certified Elasticsearch engineers of any partner!

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Novetta – Why Work With Us?


Through two decades of experience in delivering clear, actionable intelligence across a broad spectrum of commercial, Federal, Defense, and Intelligence customers, Novetta has pioneered disruptive technologies in data analytics, full-spectrum cyber, media analytics, and multi-INT fusion. Novetta brings actionable insights to your most complex data challenges. We enable customers to find clarity from the noisy complexity of big data at the speed and scale of the most intensive national security missions.

Mission: We bridge the gap between what our customers can currently do and what they aspire to achieve by solving problems of national significance.

Vision: To be the recognized leader in technology-enabled services, solving complex technical and analytic challenges for the National Security and Defense communities.

Focus: We help customers find clarity from complexity in dealing with massive disparate data sets that were never intended to be analyzed together.


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.


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.


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


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. 

Play Hard: Unplug with your team. Kick back, relax, and share food and laughs at social events. We compete yearly in D.A.S.H. and Advent of Code.

Novetta provides paid internships on a competitive basis to college students seeking to apply their academic background and training in a professional environment. Our internships are much more than a summer job – they are valued positions that provide real-world experience as part of an integrated delivery team.

•  Software Engineer Intern
•  Cyber Developer Intern
•  Data Scientist Intern

Areas of  Interest
•  Machine Learning
•  Artificial Intelligence
•  Cyber, Entity, Data Analytics and Multi-Int Fusion

•  National Security
•  U.S. Intelligence Community
•  Department of Defense

During their time at Novetta, our interns work side by side with high-performing, experienced employees. Upon their return to school we encourage interns to share their experiences with friends and classmates. Successful participants in our internship program often become full–time employees after graduation, transitioning to work in direct support of our intelligence and national security mission.

Novetta’s internship program provides participants with several benefits:

  • Gain valuable experience working with a technology-intensive advanced analytics company
  • Receive mentorship in areas of academic specialty
  • Work on challenging, rewarding projects in a field related to their studies and interests
  • Assist in refining courses of study upon return to school
  • Develop competencies necessary to excel professionally after graduation
  • Begin security clearance processing, where possible


We don’t just offer jobs. At Novetta, we offer challenging work, opportunities to learn and grow, and a tech­ centric culture that encourages collaboration and innovation. We aim to find the greatness within your talents and crank up the power.

Who do you want to be? We’ll help get you there.

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM - Our leadership program trains a select group of Novetta managers in the fundamental core competencies of leadership, developing effective company leaders for the future. This program is for those who want to enhance their leadership skills by learning from outside experts as well as the Novetta Executive team.  

NOVETTA HACKATHONS - Geek out with coworkers and friends at one of our weekend Hackathons. Eat, drink, win prizes, and engage in collaborative computer programming and show how far an idea can go with some hard work and imagination. Our hackathons focus on data science, visualization, machine learning and other emerging technology areas.

NOVETTAVETS - Novetta is very proud that over one-third of our employees have served in the military and we recognize the transition to the civilian workforce can be challenging. Our NovettaVets program provides one-on-one mentoring and our dedicated Employee Care Specialist facilitates open communication on topics of interest in Veteran affairs. We hold an annual Novetta Veterans Summit, participate in the Veterans Initiative Summit, and support HeroHomes, HireServed, and other organizations focusing on veterans’ wellbeing.

WOMEN IN TECH & LEADERSHIP - Networking and knowledge sharing lead to project collaboration and peer mentoring. We have a network of women supporting each other as they strive to reach their professional goals in the technology industry. Share experiences at our regular happy hours and other events.

Novetta Reviews

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    I have been working at Novetta full-time (More than 3 years)


    I've learned more in the last ~3 yrs than my entire 20 year career; I am very well comp'd, benefits outstanding, I'm cared about and supported to do the things I love .


    I could say a lot of us work way too much but I think its part of a hunger that is born from the challenge!

    Advice to Management

    Keep being accessible and real, its very motivating !!

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Novetta Interviews



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    Computer Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
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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, 2019
  • Washingtonian Magazine 50 Great Places to Work, Washingtonian Magazine, 2015
  • Washingtonian Magazine 50 Great Places to Work, Washingtonian Magazine, 2017
  • HIRE Vet's Gold Medallion Award, U.S. Department of Labor, 2018
  • Top Workplaces, The Baltimore Sun, 2018
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

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