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Waltham, MA
201 to 500 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Aerospace & Defense
Unknown / Non-Applicable
or over 50 years, QinetiQ North America (QNA) has been providing world-class technology development, engineering research and development and revolutionary products to the defense, security, commercial and consumer markets.

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QinetiQ North America – Why Work For Us?

For over 50 years, QinetiQ North America has been providing world-class technology development and revolutionary products to the defense, security and commercial markets worldwide.

Our product offerings include vehicle and soldier protection,  unmanned systems (robots),  power sensors and control systems and transportation safety solutions.

Customers rely on our products to increase readiness, improve processes, streamline operations, increase situational awareness, reduce costs and enhance security.  Our products and technology save lives and make it easier to monitor, manage and protect complex systems and critical assets.

QNA is headquartered in Waltham, MA with offices in Pittsburgh, PA and Ashburn, VA.

QinetiQ North America is a wholly owned, independently operated subsidiary of QinetiQ Group PLC,  one of the world’s leading defense and security technology companies.

What’s in a Name? Why QinetiQ?

QI: Ancient Chinese concept symbolizing strength and energy
NET: The Greek word “kinetikos” which means activity and energy
IQ: Intelligence – what we’re all about

 *Note: pronounced ki-net-ic


The QinetiQ North America Vision

  • To be the premier provider of world-class technology, responsive solutions, and innovative solutions
  • To be a proven, reliable partner to our customers
  • To be the company of choice for customers and employees

The QinetiQ North America Mission
To protect our customers’ most valued resources by creating and delivering superior products, services and solutions tailored to ensure the success of their missions

The QinetiQ North America Values

  • Honesty and Integrity
    – We demand the highest ethical standards in our business relationships.
  • Innovation
    – We strive to create and maintain an entrepreneurial environment.
    – Our employees are encouraged to exercise initiative and own the results.
    – We tolerate thoughtful mistakes but don’t expect the same mistake twice.
  • Commitment to Excellence
    – We deliver the highest quality products, solutions and services.
  • Teamwork
    – Open in giving praise and gracious in receiving it
    – Reward and recognize outstanding team performance
    – Every point of view has value – assume positive intentions

undefinedAt QinetiQ North America, we value the creativity and richness of ideas brought by our diverse workforce. We encourage the infusion of new ideas and facilitate the respectful open exchange of different opinions. We provide an environment of respect and inclusion that recognizes and values the unique skills, experiences and perspectives that each individual contributes toward our business success.

QinetiQ North America’s vision is to build an inclusive culture that fully engages all employees and stakeholders to deliver superior business performance where:

  • We recruit, hire, train and promote in accordance with the principles of equal employment
  • People are treated with dignity and respect
  • Differences are valued
  • Employees have the opportunity to reach their full potential and make their maximum contribution

Initiatives, Programs & Activities

  • We provide diversity training for managers and recruiting/HR teams

At QinetiQ North America, our employees have the opportunity to work in open,knowledge-sharing environments that encourage creativity and out-of-the-box thinking. We believe strongly in our employees, and know that without them, we wouldn’t be successful.

As a member of our team, you’ll work with cutting-edge technology and some of the industry’s most brilliant minds. You’ll be a part of a diverse workforce that brings fresh ideas and different perspectives to the table. We believe in hiring the best-of-the-best and by doing so, you’re challenged not only by the goals your supervisor sets for you, but also by your colleagues on a daily basis


QinetiQ North America Reviews

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Waltham, MA
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    The heads of each department are very approachable and willing to teach. Exciting technology, especially in the robotics division.


    Building doesn't have a great atmosphere, but as I was leaving they were gearing up for a location change. So that probably isn't the case anymore

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QinetiQ North America Photos

QinetiQ North America photo of: Dragon Runner 10 Micro Unmanned Robot
QinetiQ North America photo of: 29 Palms California
QinetiQ North America photo of: Employees demonstrate their creativity at QNA’s pumpkin carving contest. Prizes were awarded along with treats and sweets for all.
QinetiQ North America photo of: Since 1995, TALON has been providing protection and assistance to the military and first responders. Over 4,000 TALONs have been deployed globally.
QinetiQ North America photo of: AUSA 2016 - Our newest member of the man transportable robot family - TISON! This heavy, EOD robot assists military and first responders with dangerous operations.
QinetiQ North America photo of: AUSA 2016 - Introduced Titan - unmanned vehicle to support military operations and keep soldiers away from dangerous situations.
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QinetiQ North America Interviews



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    Staff Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at QinetiQ North America (Boston, MA) in September 2015.


    Discussed myself and resume with 6 engineers/managers, spoke about what projects I've been involved with and what roles I played in them. After summarizing my work experience/resume went onto a Q&A discussing personality based questions (greatest strength/weakness/ etc.) then opened up to some technical questions. Lastly the floor was opened to me for questions I may have about the company/position.

    Interview Questions

    • Technical Q&A
      Look at this FEA model, will it break (based on the maximum load)?
      Point out areas of stress concentration in this piece of equipment
      More questions based to determine your problem solving ability/approach and thought process, you can be totally wrong but its important to show how you developed your answer.

      Personality based Q&A:
      Why are you leaving your current job?
      Greatest strength/weakness?
      What do you like to do in your spare time?
      Are you a team player or solo?
      How do you manage multiple projects and organization skills?   Answer Question
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