These 7 Companies Want Vets With IT Expertise

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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Carlos A. Rocha, an electronic warfare technician, uses the Common Aircraft Reprogrammable Equipment to update the Missile Warning System software onboard a C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft at March Air Reserve Base, Calif., Wednesday, June 11, 2008.
U.S. Air Force photo by Val Gempis

In the information age that we live in, many opportunities abound for transitioning service members and veterans who know their way around technology equipment, computers, programming languages, technical project management, and data. With such a high demand for skilled professionals, Hirepurpose partner companies in all business sectors — from gaming to manufacturing — are frequently seeking individuals who have spent their time in the military working as software engineers, information security analysts, and network administrators.


Check out these seven companies that are hiring vets for these roles now.

Software Engineer Roles

Cisco is transforming the way people work, live, play and learn. For 17 years, the company has been named a Fortune 100 Best Place to Work, and has been listed among 25 companies as one of the world’s best multinational workplaces. Cisco is currently hiring service members for its tech-focused roles.

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Rudolph Technologies, Inc. is a leader in the design, development, manufacture, and support of defect inspection, lithography, process control metrology, and data analysis systems and software used by microelectronic device manufacturers worldwide.

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TEKsystems, one of the leading recruiters and providers of IT talent to corporations across America, is looking for talented information technology professionals to join its team. Recognized as a Military-Friendly Employer by Victory Media, TEKsystems has employed over 3,000 veterans since 2014.

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Network & Systems Administrator Roles

Founded in 1948, Robert Half is the world’s oldest specialized staffing firm, working to match individuals with positions in organizations operating in all industries, from startups to Fortune 1000 companies. Its history of supporting veterans and their families is second to none.

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Veterans with computer programming, software and hardware development skills will want to take a look at Oracle. Oracle is an innovative leader in the information technology space with a focus on hiring veterans. It operates a veterans buddy program and internship program for wounded veterans and a university workforce development program for veterans.

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Information Security Analyst Roles

Kronos is the global leader in delivering workforce management solutions in the cloud. The company strives to create an environment that's conducive to the spirit of inspiration and innovation and new challenges can be found behind every door.

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Veterans with varying education and backgrounds will want to explore the jobs with Wells Fargo, one of the nation’s most diversified and well-known financial services organizations. As a Veterans Jobs Mission coalition member, the company has pledged to hire 20,000 veterans by the year 2020 and is committed to retaining and developing those employees.

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"It's kind of like the equivalent of dropping a soda can into canyon and putting on a blindfold and going and finding it, because you can't just look down and see it," diver Jeff Goodreau said of finding the wreck.

The USS Eagle 56 was only five miles off the coast of Maine when it exploded.

The World War I-era patrol boat split in half, then slipped beneath the surface of the North Atlantic. The Eagle 56 had been carrying a crew of 62. Rescuers pulled 13 survivors from the water that day. It was April 23, 1945, just two weeks before the surrender of Nazi Germany.

The U.S. Navy classified the disaster as an accident, attributing the sinking to a blast in the boiler room. In 2001, that ruling was changed to reflect the sinking as a deliberate act of war, perpetuated by German submarine U-853, a u-boat belonging to Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine.

Still, despite the Navy's effort to clarify the circumstances surrounding the sinking, the Eagle 56 lingered as a mystery. The ship had sunk relatively close to shore, but efforts to locate the wreck were futile for decades. No one could find the Eagle 56, a small patrol ship that had come so close to making it back home.

Then, a group of friends and amateur divers decided to try to find the wreck in 2014. After years of fruitless dives and intensive research, New England-based Nomad Exploration Team successfully located the Eagle 56 in June 2018.

Business Insider spoke to two crew members — meat truck driver Jeff Goodreau and Massachusetts Department of Corrections officer Donald Ferrara — about their discovery.

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Before the 5th Special Forces Group's Operational Detachment Alpha 595, before 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment's MH-47E Chinooks, and before the Air Force combat controllers, there were a handful of CIA officers and a buttload of cash.

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The last time the world saw Marine veteran Austin Tice, he had been taken prisoner by armed men. It was unclear whether his captors were jihadists or allies of Syrian dictator Bashar al Assad who were disguised as Islamic radicals.

Blindfolded and nearly out of breath, Tice spoke in Arabic before breaking into English:"Oh Jesus. Oh Jesus."

That was from a video posted on YouTube on Sept. 26, 2012, several weeks after Tice went missing near Damascus, Syria, while working as a freelance journalist for McClatchy and the Washington Post.

Now that Tice has been held in captivity for more than seven years, reporters who have regular access to President Donald Trump need to start asking him how he is going to bring Tice home.

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"Shoots like a carbine, holsters like a pistol." That's the pitch behind the new Flux Defense system designed to transform the Army's brand new sidearm into a personal defense weapon.

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Sometimes a joke just doesn't work.

For example, the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service tweeted and subsequently deleted a Gilbert Gottfried-esque misfire about the "Storm Area 51" movement.

On Friday DVIDSHUB tweeted a picture of a B-2 bomber on the flight line with a formation of airmen in front of it along with the caption: "The last thing #Millenials will see if they attempt the #area51raid today."

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