Q&A: What two leading tech companies are looking for in candidates, and how to wow them in an interview
Easy Dynamics and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise are two leading companies in the technology sector and are located here in Northern Virginia. With some of the most competitive benefits, salaries, and sought-after company cultures, both are pretty much dream employers. And better yet? Both are hiring.
To give you a head start on your job search process, we asked Easy Dynamics and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise what they look for in a candidate, what positions each are actively hiring for in the region, if they offer training and more.
What are some of the positions you are hiring for in Northern Virginia?
Easy Dynamics (ED):
- Director of Cloud
- DevOps/Automation Engineer
- Security/Network Engineer
Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE):
- Solution Architect – Ezmeral
- Federal Solution Architect
- Enterprise Account Manager – Intelligence Agencies
- Master Software Architect for GreenLake Central Site Reliability
- Security Cloud Architect
- Department of Energy/National Laboratories – Enterprise Account Manager
- Enterprise Account Manager
- HPE GreenLake Cloud Services Contract Manager
- NonStop Senior Engineer
- Federal Systems Admin – High Performance Computing
- Account Delivery Manager
- Systems Administrator
- Field Data Center Support Tech
- HPC Systems Engineer
What experience levels are you looking for?
ED: Our positions are in Cybersecurity, Cloud Delivery, Software Development, and Identity Management. The positions on our website have different experience level requirements and range from entry to senior-level.
HPE: All over the board including those with security clearances. Learn more about the specific skills and qualifications we’re looking for here.
Do you offer any training programs?
ED: We are invested in our peoples’ career growth and offer the opportunity to build a career path at an exciting, growing company in a thriving industry. We encourage and support our people’s continuous personal and professional growth and offer a yearly $2000 training stipend aside from other on-the-job growth opportunities.
HPE: At Hewlett Packard Enterprise, our people are at the heart of what we do. It’s why we offer Career Reboot—an industry-leading benefit that allows for a smoother, more confident transition back to work. Career Reboot is designed to help talented individuals transition back to work after taking time away to raise children, care for a loved one, or follow other pursuits.
What tips do you have for fair attendees on how to land a job with your company? What would impress you about a candidate?
ED: Candidates who are driven and passionate about their growth both professionally and personally and have a desire to make an impact in the industry.
Be prepared to demonstrate your problem-solving and critical thinking skills. During interviews, we usually ask questions to test your ability to evaluate information effectively and make thoughtful decisions. We also suggest researching our company, the services and solutions we offer and our company culture.
HPE: Self-starters who take ownership, demonstrate bias towards action, are hardworking and work well with others.
We are a team of doers, dreamers and visionaries; inspired by our purpose and driven by our strategy. We live by our three values: partner, innovate and act. We are looking for those types of qualities in candidates.
What benefits/perks do you offer employees?
ED: If you want to be a part of a growing force in federal and commercial IT consulting and contribute to solving the problems and challenges of today and beyond, Easy Dynamics is the company for you. We offer an excellent benefits/perks package, including but not limited to:
- A company-funded 401(k)
- Robust Health Plan
- Unlimited PTO
- Training stipend
- Nine paid holiday days
- On-site gym
- Snacks and drinks
HPE: Extensive benefits, a competitive salary and participation in the shared values and purpose that make Hewlett Packard Enterprise one of the world´s most attractive employers! Our Total Rewards program includes competitive base pay and benefits, and the chance to earn an annual bonus based on performance. It also includes recognition for your contributions, and potential participation in long-term incentives like annual equity awards. Other benefits vary from country to country, but in general, you can expect a broad range of benefits including subsidized health insurance, retirement programs and paid time off.
Talent values companies with a mission/meaningful work. Anything you want them to know about?
ED: Our mission is to design, build and secure the systems that protect our people, places, and way of life. The work we do protects people and ensures that our way of life is not disrupted. Our team of dedicated professionals understands the impact we have daily on the lives of others.
Our people deliver value every day. We always put them first. We hold monthly gatherings (currently virtual) such as town halls, happy hour, game nights, etc. We understand that a positive work culture is important in ensuring that our people can reach their fullest potential and deliver excellent work.
HPE: We work collaboratively with suppliers to protect and elevate workers and reduce environmental impacts. Our extensive Supply Chain Responsibility (SCR) program helps ensure the continuity of our supply lines and quality of our products by assessing risks, improving performance, and sharing expertise to drive responsible practices throughout the industry.
Additionally, nearly 600 million people in India, mostly rural, have little or no access to healthcare. Recognizing that technology has a significant role in addressing this void. HPE is delivering a digital healthcare solution: cloud-computing enabled eHealth Centers. Learn more about our corporate responsibility initiatives here.
Ready to relocate to continue your tech career in Northern Virginia? View more job opportunities in the area, a cost of living calculator and take our community quiz. You can also secure your free spot at our Cyber and Cloud Virtual Career Fair on January 28 where you’ll get to interview in real time with top tech employers.
This blog was originally written by FCEDA for Women in Technology (WIT) to help promote WIT’s virtual career fair on Nov. 5, 2020. The FCEDA served as the workforce development sponsor of the virtual event.