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SMS Data Products Group Overview

Mc Lean, VA
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
IT Services
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
SMS is a dynamic integration firm providing professional services and IT solutions to the Federal Government throughout the nation and around the world for over 42 years. We are a company that is as dedicated to its employees as it is to its customers and we are committed to ... Read more

Mission: To be a leader in professional services and IT Solutions for the Federal Government and to continually train and nurture the talented professionals which has made the company successful for over 40 years. Through our culture of quality assurance and continuous improvement, SMS ... Read more

Company Updates

  • SMS Selected in Virginia Business’ 2018 Best Places to Work in Virginia

    SMS, has been selected as one of the 2018 Best Places to Work in Virginia by Virginia Business Magazine and the Virginia Chamber of Business.

    This statewide survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Virginia, benefiting the state's economy, workforce and businesses. The 2018 Best Places to Work in Virginia list is made up of 100 companies of which SMS will be included.

    “We are very pleased that SMS was selected! SMS’ success is fueled by our outstanding employees who strive to make our customers and each other successful. Our team embodies a core value to work hard every day enabling the success of the mission for our customers,” said Melanie Shipley, SMS’ VP of Human Resources. “We are delighted to receive the award. This further illustrates the company’s principles of respect, integrity, excellence, innovation, leadership and teamwork,” added SMS’ President, Juan Hernandez.

  • SMS Named 2017 Juniper Networks Federal Partner of the Year

    SMS was recognized as the 2017 Federal Partner of the Year by Juniper Networks, an industry leader in network innovation. We were recognized in the federal category for our strong year-over-year sales growth performance in the federal space, as well as their solid commitment to developing innovative solutions integrating Juniper Networks’ technologies with customer needs. The prestigious honor, presented to SMS in February, reflects the company's relentless focus on exceptional federal channel partner enablement and business excellence, as well as proven expertise in Juniper networking and security solutions.

    We are very proud of this honor and look forward to continued growth together,” said Matt Rosecan, SMS’ SEWP Deputy Program Manager.

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SMS Data Products Group – Why Work For Us?

Celebrating Over 40-Years of Serving the Federal Government

SMS has provided advanced technology products and services to the Federal Government since 1976. During that time the Government’s technology needs have evolved dramatically in scope and sophistication. While developing the expertise to meet these challenges, the company simultaneously implemented ISO standards and CMMI practices to strengthen our engineering processes, service delivery model, and organizational policies and procedures, thus providing the infrastructure to consistently deliver our contractual commitments on time with greater cost-effectiveness.

SMS has also formed alliances with fortune 500 corporations and talented small businesses. These partnerships are a valuable asset enabling SMS to effectively compete for large government contracts. These opportunities provide a platform for significant growth while expanding and diversifying our areas of expertise. Throughout our 40 plus year history, SMS has successfully performed on over 2 billion dollars in government business.

Today, SMS is a dynamic, nimble systems integration firm providing professional services and IT solutions to the Federal Government throughout the nation, and in many countries around the world. We are viewed by our customers as a trusted partner with a track record of successful past performance and superior customer value. Our fundamental business strategy is building long-term client relationships, and building and nurturing the talented, cleared professionals that have made the company successful for over 40 years. In an industry notorious for high employee turnover, SMS is proud of its solid employee retention rate. The average length of service for all employees is 8 years, while the average tenure of all members of the management team is in excess of 20 years.

SMS is quality driven, appraised at CMMI Level 3 DEV, Level 3 SVC. Our ISO registrations include ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011 and ISO 9001:2015. Over 90% of our technical staff hold clearances at Top Secret Level or above.

Continually Striving to Become an Extraordinary Organization

A Culture of Quality...

For over four decades, we have built a business based on service, value, and respect for the individual. We have institutionalized sound policies and procedures, and built a spirit of collaboration - all in the interest of becoming an extraordinary organization. We encourage every SMS employee to do what’s right, to respect others, and to accept responsibility for his/hers actions.

SMS and our employee's pledge...

To consistently provide products and services that meet or exceed the requirements and expectations of our customers; and to actively pursue ever improving quality through programs that enable each employee to do their job right the first time and every time.

Ethical Standards

Exercising the highest possible ethical and professional standards is fundamental to how SMS operates. As a public-service organization, we adhere to an ethical framework founded in honesty and fairness, supported by the professional integrity of each employee.

Average Employee Tenure is Just Over 8-Years with a Management Tenure Averaging Over 20-Years

Experience SMS

Experience a company that is as dedicated to its employees as it is to its customers. We are committed to supporting and nurturing them as they continue to grow personally and professionally. We provide our employees an opportunity to work on some of our nation's highest priority initiatives using the latest tools and technologies and encourage them to do what’s right, to respect others, and to accept responsibility for his/hers actions. SMS performs periodic employee satisfaction surveys to ensure that we continue to improve the SMS experience.

Grow with a small, veteran-owned business that's supported the Federal Government's IT initiatives for over four decades. The company is justifiably proud of it's record of excellence, and equally proud of the achievements of it's employees. We offer a comprehensive training program that includes classes, vendor certification and tuition reimbursements.

Be rewarded for personal achievements to include service awards, performance-based awards, as well as referral bonuses. Our employees are also frequently recognized by the agencies that we serve, allowing SMS' professionals to stand out amongst the others.

Have fun with a company whose sense of community is strong both in and out of the office. We enjoy many social events together after work, including bowling, happy hours and softball games.

Succeed with dedication and commitment. The success and growth of SMS could not have been accomplished without our employees. We never lose sight of the fact that our continued success depends on our commitment to each other and our dedication to serving our customers.

SMS Data Products Group Reviews

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  • "Outstanding for this Cybersecurity Engineer..."

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    Former Employee - Cyber Security Engineer in San Antonio, TX
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    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SMS Data Products Group full-time (Less than a year)


    On time On target with on boarding process, compensation, project management and client support


    Can't think of anything to contribute for a Con and no I don't own stock in the Company...

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and hope SMS Data Products Group continues to grow and prosper...

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SMS Data Products Group Interviews



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Getting an Interview





    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at SMS Data Products Group (McLean, VA) in October 2009.


    It was a very brief process. They focused on my past skills and accomplishments in gauging my fit within their organization

    Interview Questions

    • Please provide a roadmap on how you will increase revenue for the company over the next 12 months   Answer Question


    They made the offer and I accepted. Short and Sweet

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SMS Data Products Group Awards & Accolades

  • 2018 Best Places to work in Virginia, Virginia Business Magazine, 2018
  • 2018 Washington Post Top Workplaces, The Washington Post, 2018
  • CISCO Gold Partner, Cisco Systems, 2017
  • 2016 Washington Post Top Workplaces, The Washington Post, 2016
  • 2017 Washington Post Top Workplaces, The Washington Post, 2017
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

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

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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