Why work at Bestgate?

We love what we do and we hire the best and brightest engineers who want to work with like-minded folk. Our customers provide us the opportunity to attack specialized problems that simply cannot be solved anywhere else.

We are looking for software engineers who are interested in designing high-visibility solutions to help our customers protect infrastructure and data critical to national security; ingest, process, and analyze astronomically large data sets; and build tools to enable our warfighters to make quick, intuitive decisions that save lives. Our customers' projects range from next generation PKI, malware analytics, cloud platforms (PaaS, IaaS, SaaS), real-time and batch big data processing, highly distributed systems, machine learning, AI, quantum computing, and much more.

In addition to doing unique work with great teams, Bestgate ensures its employees are well compensated for their premier skills. We offer competitive salaries, 100% premium paid medical coverage, generous paid time off, multiple avenues for professional development, and many more.

Check out our benefits


Full coverage for you and/or your family.

We offer UHC, CareFirst and VSP platinum, gold, and silver level plans, with 100% company-paid premiums. Our medical package includes:

  • Healthcare, including PPO and HSA plans
  • Dental
  • Vision
We additionally protect you and your loved ones through:
  • Group Term Life insurance
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Long-Term Disability

Get unplugged - a lot!

We want our employees to play just as hard as they work! We provide personal time-off to use as you see fit. Additionally, we pay for your R&R during the 11 federally observed holidays.

After working with us a short time, your accrual rate skyrockets!

Free money!

We offer a great American Funds portfolio, managed by Compton Financial Group.

Put in as much as you want, or as little as you want. Bestgate doesn't care, traditionally offering 7% unmatched company contributions. We offer plans for Traditional and Roth IRA.

Every dollar we put in is yours after just one year of employment.

Big dollars for great candidates.

When it comes to hiring, we trust the recommendations of our team more than anyone. As such, we offer very competitive referral bonuses for engineers (software, systems, test), admins (cloud, Linux, Windows), and other technologists.

Never stop learning!

Bestgate is committed to the continuing personal, technical, and professional enrichment of our team. To support this, we offer full tuition reimbursement for relevant degree-seeking programs and graduate certificates, as well as reimbursement for other opportunities such as:

  • Professional certifications (CISSP, C|EH, RHCE, PMP, ...)
  • Bootcamps (JHU APL short courses, Cloudera, ...)
  • Conferences (JavaOne, Blackhat, Google I/O, ...)
  • Associations (IEEE, AFCEA, ...)
  • Technical books, and COTS software and products

Get paid to hang out!

We offer paid time for our employees to socialize. Whether it's a breakfast, lunch, happy hour, a sports event, game night, whatever. We encourage our team to not only work together, but play together.

Bestgate also like to chill out and have fun together. We do monthly happy hours -- your friends are invited -- as well as bigger quarterly events, such as:

  • Company Holiday Party
  • Ski trips
  • MLB games
  • Steamed crab feasts
Is there something awesome we should do? OK! Help plan it and we're in!

Run. Swim. Lift. Stretch.

You just never know when a design decision needs to be settled by a foot race or arm wrestling match!

So we prepare you for those moments by offering reimbursements to gym and health clubs for you (family included).

Who are we hiring?

Bestgate Engineering is always looking for motivated, talented engineers to help grow our team. With both prime- and sub-contracts, we have a wide array of some the most interesting positions open in the intelligence industry. And for the best technologists, we do everything in our power to find rewarding, meaningful, and challenging work.

Please review our current openings below. We try to keep this current, but if you don't see a perfect match, send us your resume anyway. If you have a presence on the web that we can easily access (Github, Bitbucket, StackOverflow, blogs, etc.), commit to open source projects, or play around in things beyond engineering, we’d love to hear about that, too!

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Send a message to our talent & recruiting team. Have more questions? Let's have a deeper conversation by dropping us a line or email, or we can find a time to grab a coffee, lunch, or swing by our office to chat.

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