At Karsun, we help civilian government agencies prepare for Every Next with mission driven modernization. We encourage experimentation, and facilitation of innovation that produces solutions that use the best suited technology to help these agencies meet their mission. Using the right technology at the right time ensures our solutions are built to last.
When you join Team Karsun, you become part of the team delivering state-of-the-art, long-lasting solutions to these government agencies. Whether applying emerging technology or using proven resources to produce extraordinary results, Karsun is where experimenters and problem solvers Find Your Next. Moreover, when you are here, our team will cheer you on and celebrate as you solve problems and build exciting new solutions!
All Karsun, team members have access to two critical components of the Karsun Innovation Center (KIC). Our in-house research and development team is the first stop for teams ready to try building with emerging technologies. This team receives requests via our Innovation Radar. The R&D team validates the technology and then creates a prototype. Working alongside the customer team, they develop the prototype further to implement the solution.
Each month we share and promote successful implementations at our Innovation Town Halls. If you want to grow your career through experimentation and innovation, these monthly events are your opportunity to shine. Open to the entire company, executives, portfolio leaders, and experts eager to introduce new solutions attend these interactive sessions. Every solution includes a demo and a question-and-answer session. Many Karsun colleagues follow town halls with brown bags to share their findings, process, and expertise.
Fully matured solutions may later be included in our Innovation Center Toolkits. These kits combine robust assessments, data driven analysis, and proven resources with expert guidance from our Innovation Center Practice Areas. Leveraging industry best practices, our toolkits are used by our teams as readymade cloud migration, DevSecOps, microservices, UI/UX, agile, and data solution resources.
Early adopters and those early in their technology careers may not yet feel comfortable participating directly in the R&D process. These toolkits support you as you implement new and powerful tools in your solutions using established guidelines and playbooks, plus support from our subject matter experts. Industry certifications also validate these toolkits. Our Cloud Runways and AWS cloud practice are backed by AWS Government, Migration, and DevOps Competencies. Our GoLean Agile Platform uses our CMMI v2.0 Level 5 DEV appraised software development methodology. That appraisal reflects our data driven approach to development using the visualization tools available with the GoLean toolkits.
As a manner of field testing these toolkits, some Karsun team members also participate in codeathons and challenge teams. These exercises allow our team to experiment with these resources to solve hypothetical problems that our government customers may face. Past challenges include applying new AI-assisted development tools, cybersecurity, and UI/UX resources.
Whether you want to lead new technology adoption or introduce new technology with expert guidance, Karsun has a growth opportunity for you. Resources from our Karsun Innovation Center R&D and Practice Area teams have your back. If you are an innovator or experimenter ready to help government agencies build better technology, join our team and Find Your Next.
Update August 2023: This blog was the second in our series exploring how our problem solvers grow at Karsun while helping our agency customers meet their mission. Check out our previous posts and discover where we find our next, how our teams collaborate with toolkits and how our team champions power possible.
Last June MeriTalk released its Modernization Hits and Misses: Lessons from Federal Digital Service Innovation report. Among the report’s findings, 99 percent of the federal information technology leaders surveyed said that IT modernization has changed the citizen experience. And you can be part of this government-wide effort to improve government for citizens.
Karsun Solutions’ technology modernization work helps agencies like the Federal Aviation Administration and the Federal Emergency Management Agency enhance their infrastructure and applications. When you join Team Karsun, you join a group of people inspired to solve problems to help the government serve its citizens better. Along the way, you will work inside our collaborative culture, access proven toolkits and playbooks, and receive the support to champion your team’s goals.
Collaborate, Innovate, Champion, and Grow
From collaborators to innovators to team champions, Karsun has opportunities for every problem solver looking to build their career. You can do this as part of a team of experts that puts our customers’ missions at the forefront of our work. Elevate our government agency customers’ capabilities and build exciting solutions when you Find Your Next at Karsun.
For those who build by innovating and experimenting, the Karsun Innovation Center (KIC) has a wealth of resources to support your career journey. Our in-house research and development team works with innovative teams to take solutions from prototype to production. Our Practice Areas ensure everyone can access mature solutions using emerging technologies. Whether at the forefront of solutioning with emerging technologies or using building blocks created by our experts, Karsun is where experimenters and innovators find their next opportunity to envision the future of government.
Our Karsun problem solvers and experts are also members of our collaborative community. The resources developed by our Innovation Center support collaboration at every stage of the transformation process. Our remote/flexible roles empower self guiding teams to work together in their best work environment. Backed by this collaborative spirit, our teams defy assumptions and deliver extraordinary customer results.
Finally, our team champions lead from the top. Their role is essential to the ideation and execution of complex modernization solutions. Like our problem solvers and builders, our champions have dedicated KIC resources and training opportunities. Moreover, this training integrates knowledge of federal skill sets. At Karsun, leaders growing and building in the public sector will Find Your Next.
At any stage in your career journey, those that use technology to build new tools and solve complex problems can Find Your Next at Karsun. We hope you join us over the next few weeks as we delve deeper into how experimenters, collaborators, and champions meet our customers’ mission while growing at Karsun. Follow along to learn more, or start your career journey now at KarsunCareers.com/jobs.
Update August 2023: This blog was the first in this series. Check out our previous posts and discover where we experiment for mission success, how our teams collaborate with toolkits and how our team champions power possible.
Every summer Karsun embeds interns in our Innovation Center to work alongside our technology experts, prototyping solutions to support our customers. 2022 Intern Akhilesh Varanasi used synthetic data to address a common privacy concern, personally identifiable information (PII.) Using synthetic data, an artificial set of data is created to perform ML/AI work preventing exposure of sensitive PII. In the interview below, Akhilesh describes his experience in the Karsun Innovation Center and his synthetic data internship project.
First, please tell us about yourself. Where are you going to school? What are you studying? What do you like to do in your free time?
Hi all! My name is Akhilesh Varanasi. I’m currently a rising junior at the University of Washington in Seattle, where I’m a double major in Computer Science and Astronomy. In my free time, I like reading and playing basketball.
Could you share a little bit about the project you worked on as part of this internship? What challenges does it solve? What technologies and tools are you using?
For most of my internship, I worked on the Synthetic Data project. The purpose of this project was to create PII anonymized ‘fake’ data for Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence use cases. I mostly worked with Python, the Synthetic Data Vault libraries, and graphing frameworks like matplotlib. My main tasks were to create accurate Synthetic Data models and to find generic ways to graphically represent all forms of tabular data. I also worked with AWS Lambda and the AWS CLI to run tests.
What is your favorite part about working with the Karsun Innovation Center? Is there a weekly meeting or ritual you enjoy? The opportunity to learn more or get a new certification?
My favorite parts of working at the Karsun Innovation Center were the input I had in the development process and the team I worked with. I always felt like my opinion was respected at meetings, even in a room full of people that were far more experienced than me. I also had a great time working with the team, everyone was so willing to help each other and it felt like a comfortable, collaborative environment.
What is the biggest takeaway from your experience as an intern at Karsun?
My biggest takeaway from my experience at Karsun is that taking initiative is important. To be a valuable part of a team I have to research topics by myself and come up with goals to structure my approach to a problem.
Akhilesh was mentored by Srikanth Devarajan, Director, Karsun Innovation Center Data Practice.