Making an Impact: How a Project Manager Helps Share the Big Picture

MetroStar is exploring the positive impact our people are having on the world around them. In this series, you will learn about the different roles, projects, and positive changes MetroStar's team is helping to create. Being a Project Manager Asha, a Project Manager at MetroStar, advocates for her team both internally and externally. Within

By | 2020-09-10T16:42:06+00:00 September 10th, 2020|Categories: Career Growth, Culture|Tags: |

From the Marines to Software Developer: Johnny’s Military Transition Story

MetroStar Systems is featuring three veterans who have transitioned from the military to the civilian workforce. This mini-series will reflect their personal journey and their role with MetroStar. Our Senior Software Developer, Johnny, is our third feature. In 2003, Johnny enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and worked for four years as a

By | 2020-09-21T21:46:47+00:00 September 1st, 2020|Categories: Career Growth, Culture|Tags: |

Making an Impact: How a UX Architect Helps Modernize Government Websites

MetroStar is exploring the positive impact our people are having on the world around them. In this series, you will learn about the different roles, projects, and positive changes MetroStar’s team is helping to create. A UX Architect Katherine is a UX Architect working on a program to improve the online interface that processes

By | 2020-09-09T17:56:25+00:00 August 27th, 2020|Categories: Career Growth, Culture|Tags: |

From Morse Systems to Technical Writer: Donna’s Military Transition Story

MetroStar Systems is featuring three veterans who have transitioned from the military to the civilian workforce. This mini-series will reflect their personal journey and their role with MetroStar. Our Technical Writer, Donna, is our second feature. -- -.-- / -. .- -- . / .. ... / -.. --- -. -. .- .-.-.-  That’s

By | 2020-09-01T13:49:03+00:00 August 25th, 2020|Categories: Career Growth, Culture|Tags: , |

How to Land and Ace a Virtual Interview

You have found yourself looking for a job during a global pandemic and, subsequently, a job recession. That feeling can be overwhelming even without the added anxiety of COVID-19 looming over your head. Thankfully, some organizations are starting to see the positive sides of remote-work and conducting fully virtual interviews. Before this year, you

By | 2020-08-20T14:56:33+00:00 August 20th, 2020|Categories: Career Growth|Tags: , |

From Soldier to Front-End Developer: Joe’s Military Transition Story

MetroStar Systems is featuring three veterans who have transitioned from the military to the civilian workforce. This mini-series will reflect their personal journey and their role with MetroStar. Our Front-End Developer, Joe, is our first feature. Rooted in a Legacy of Service Joe, a Florida native, has been living in Northern

By | 2020-09-01T12:52:17+00:00 August 18th, 2020|Categories: Career Growth, Culture|Tags: |

What to Expect in a Virtual Internship

Pre-Pandemic Mindset Flashback to March 2020: The end of Spring semester is approaching, and Summer is just around the corner. Naturally, it’s time to start looking for internships, unless you already started your search in the Winter…like you’re supposed to. But wait. There’s a pandemic happening, internships are being delayed or worse—CANCELLED, classes have

By | 2020-08-11T21:03:49+00:00 August 11th, 2020|Categories: Career Growth, Culture|Tags: , |

Supporting the Mission: How to Build a Career in Government Contracting

If you’re outside the D.C. Metro area, the concept of supporting the missions of defense and federal agencies can be a foreign one. Last fiscal year there was nearly a $600B investment into contracts supporting the federal government. This is great news for career professionals at all levels from interns to executives. Mission-Focused, Mission-Critical

By | 2020-09-02T15:32:08+00:00 May 14th, 2020|Categories: Career Growth|Tags: , |

Three Simple Work-Day Recipes for the DevSecOps Engineer

Let’s get ready to crumble...bacon that is, for our gourmet Software Engineering Burger Bar. We’re going to slice and dice the different stacks and layers of three different variations of that same technique, DevSecOps. Dun, dun, dun. DevSecOps can seem kind of intimidating because it hasn’t even been around for ten years—basically not yet

By | 2020-06-06T00:00:58+00:00 December 10th, 2019|Categories: Career Growth, DevSecOps|Tags: , |

Summer in Review – Intern Class of 2016

Summer Internships Each summer MetroStar hosts a class of interns, who are provided with the opportunity to gain real-life experience related to their field of study. Students come from around the country to join our internship program and become an integrated part of MetroStar’s teams, mission, and culture. This summer, our interns got to