Innovation and DevSecOps at OU
Karsun Solutions sponsored Hacklahoma at the University of Oklahoma February 9th and 10th, 2019. This 24-hour hackathon, Hacklahoma, brought together 200 plus students in an “invention marathon.” Comprised of teams of up to 4 people, students were invited to learn, build and share creations while connecting with sponsoring organizations such as Karsun.
As part of the event experts from the Karsun team based in Oklahoma City presented on DevSecOps. This talk primarily focused on GoLean, its CMMI Level 5 DEV appraised methodology. This Oklahoma team primarily supports customers at the Federal Aviation Administration.
Innovation at Its Core
The company’s participation in Hacklahoma is part of its continued commitment to support the next generation of IT innovators. In addition to hackathons, Karsun Solutions welcomes a yearly intern class. These future experts work directly with in-house research and development teams and later with teams delivering software in production to Karsun customers. Additionally, Jason Marceau, a Karsun Director, shares his tips with students participating in internships and summer programs as part of an annual series at the University of Southampton.
Innovation and continuous learning is a core component of Karsun Solutions culture. In addition to R&D, the Karsun Innovation Center (KIC) supports professional development initiatives for the organization’s employees. Karsun Academy guides team members as they earn industry certifications, expand their skillsets and receive training from partner organizations. The Academy recently launched its government shutdown training series. Employees are also invited to participate in KIC challenge teams, solving real-life customer problems, then returning to their teams as embedded experts.
Growing Oklahoma City Presence
Actively hiring developers, architects and analysts, Karsun Solutions’ presence in Oklahoma grew alongside its FAA program. In August 2017, the company was awarded the $145 million FAA SSD contract. Under this five-year Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract the organization provides technical services in support of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of Information Technology (FAA AIT). These support services assist in the implementation of enterprise-wide software application and database development. By August of 2018, the Karsun Solutions FAA team expanded to over 150 people, many of whom are located in Oklahoma City.
Karsun Solutions is currently hiring both in Oklahoma City and throughout the Washington, DC region. Both participants in Hacklahoma and other interested candidates may speak directly with company recruiters by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. To view current openings, visit KarsunCareers.com.
Update 2020-2022: While we still have a strong presence in Oklahoma City many positions are also available as remote roles. Whether primarily work-from-home or hybrid, Karsun’s flexible work environment helps team members work in the space best suited for their teams. Connect with our Talent Team to learn more!