The Extraordinary Life at Karsun Solutions: Team Karsun 2018 Year in Review

At Karsun Solutions we encourage our teams to Do Extraordinary! Our teams took that message to heart this year. Join us as we look back at some of Team Karsun’s biggest accomplishments in 2018! For the latest Team Karsun news follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube!

Jyothi Salibindla Women in TechIn January, Innov8tiv Magazine named Jyothi Salibindla, a Senior Software Engineer at Karsun Solutions, one of their Top 50 Women in Tech. She also started the year presenting on microservices implementation in Modern Software Development at both Wonder Women Tech and IEEE’s Women in Engineering Technical Talks. As knowledge sharing is built into Karsun’s culture, Jyothi ended the month talking to employees at a microservices brown bag session.

Karsun Solutions leadership celebrated our growing FAA Program at All Hands events in Virginia and Oklahoma. In August of 2017 Karsun Solutions was awarded the five-year Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with a $145 million ceiling value. By the end of August 2018 the FAA program would add over 150 people.

Karsun Solutions Co-Founder Kartik Mecheri joins Red Hat’s IT Modernization Roundtable in March 2018. This expert panel discussed DevOps, cloud migration, and microservices architecture at scale. Learn more about Karsun’s approach to DevOps, loosely coupled architecture and CI/CD.

Virginia Talent Team Spring 2018The General Services Administration awarded Alliant Solutions Partner (ASP) the Database and Middleware Systems (DMS) Task Order under the Alliant Small Business contract vehicle. Karsun Solutions is the managing partner of this Joint Venture, and will be the only JV member executing on this contract.  This is a single-award contract with a ceiling value of $35 million that spans more than five years.   Under this contract, Karsun will be supporting the General Services Administration (GSA) Office of the Chief Information Officer (GSA IT) by providing IT services to manage, support, and modernize its database and application middleware server infrastructure.

Our Virginia Talent Team wrapped up the first part of their Spring Job Fair circuit. Online we launched our virtual talent events including our weekly Thursday chats. Each month we release upcoming fair appearances, featured jobs and employee stories in our Extraordinary Life newsletter.

FAA Team at Take Your Child to Work Day 2018

In the Spring, Karsun Solutions hosted our annual Take Your Child to Work event. This year children were challenged to budget, schedule and plan a vacation. Meanwhile, Team Karsun led sessions on travel related modernization work.

Our Talent Team reached out to graduating seniors at local universities. Karsun Solutions CEO Sundar Vaidyanathan spoke to students at the University of Maryland. Team leads joined George Mason University’s Just in Time hiring event.

Karsun Solutions was named a Finalist for the 2018 Moxie Award. The program recognizes innovative companies in the DC Metro area. Innovation is a core component of Karsun culture. The Karsun Innovation Center, launched early in the organization’s founding, prototypes solutions and forms partnerships with Karsun Solutions and Family Virginia 2018emerging technology vendors.

Karsun celebrated families at our annual company picnics in Oklahoma and Virginia. Families in Oklahoma took in an Oklahoma City Dodgers game. In Virginia, families traversed a challenge course at an adventure park.

Intern Demo Day 2018That summer, we welcomed Karsun’s 2018 Intern Class. These students worked directly with our Innovation Center and Program Teams. Like other members of Team Karsun they were tasked with understanding a difficult customer problem and working with their teams to prototype and implement a solution. Karsun Director Jason Marceau summarized the best way to get value from these summer projects here.

Karsun Solutions joins the Inc. 5000 for the fourth year in a row. Only one in six companies make the list four times. Firms are ranked in the Inc. 5000 based on their growth over the past three years. Ranking four times in a row represents a remarkable seven years of growth.

The Karsun Executive Team join host Jason Miller on Federal News Radio’s Views from the Corner Office. The interview is an opportunity to share Karsun’s innovative approach to enterprise IT Federal News Radio Interview 2018modernization.

In the Fall of 2018, Karsun Solutions is awarded its first full and open contract.  The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) awarded Karsun Solutions, LLC the Federal Emergency Management Agency Grants Management Modernization (FEMA GMM) Program contract. This is a five-year single award BPA with a ceiling value of $80 million.

Aditi Mulay 2017

Karsun SDET Aditi Mulay speaks at SeConfChicago. Her talk explores balancing UI testing with API and unit tests. The event is the official Selenium conference for test automation professionals.

The Securities and Exchange Commission awards the SEC One OIT contract vehicle to several small businesses including KHS Solutions. An SBA approved mentor-protege 8(a) JV, KHS Solutions is a partnership with Karsun Solutions serving as the mentor and MindCubed serving as the protégé. An indefinite delivery-indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract with a ceiling value of $2.5 billion, the six information technology channels served under the vehicle are Platform and Application Development, Operations and Maintenance, Business Solutions Delivery, Information Security, Data Management and Analysis, IT Governance, and Technology Business Management. Visit our Contract Vehicles section for a complete list of all vehicles.

Karsun Solutions Virginia Potluck

Karsun Academy finishes the year with presentations from our partner organizations. This training program is one of several professional development opportunities Karsun offered to employees.

Team Karsun finished the year with their annual Holiday Potlucks. With almost 300 employees these were exciting opportunities to celebrate Karsun’s continued growth.

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