Last Thursday’s Pizza My Mind was hosted by Technology Management Associates Inc., (TMA). TMA is a DOD contractor and part of the intelligence community focusing almost exclusively on government contracts. Company President Matt Jones and Kate Shirley led the presentation with help from current TMA intern Jonah Lazar. “Interning at TMA was an extremely rewarding experience. I learned a lot about professional software development practices, and felt like my work and input was valued and productive. I look forward to going back to TMA this summer”, said Jonah. Jonah is currently a junior double majoring in computer science and computer engineering.
Mr. Jones considers TMA a “mission first” company which focuses on developing solutions and then moving on to new problems after properly implementing them. TMA does not specialize in long term support of its projects which allows its employees to experience a varied work environment. One of the companies’ notable projects is Note Shark, a project focused on utilizing automated money counters to read OCR serial numbers on money used in police drug buys so that it can tracked.
Working at TMA requires U.S. citizenship and the ability to be eligible for security clearance. Employees receive a large number of benefits however. 17% of their income is offered to an employee’s 401k each year with an additional 1% in company stock. Due to TMA being entirely employee owned, there is also profit sharing at the end of each year. Other benefits and flexible employee time off are also available throughout the year. Finally every employee at present has their own office and the potential for off-site work.
TMA offers summer internships where you will have the opportunity to develop projects on flexible hours that matter to the company. If you would like to know more about the extensive benefits offered then check out their site below.