What attracted you to Two Six Labs?
The impact of their projects. Two Six Labs works on solving the most challenging national security problems, including those that challenge my team as a Soldier. At Two Six I have the resources to efficiently research and develop solutions to those challenges for my battle buddies who are still in the fight.
How did working at Two Six ease your transition from military life?
Peace of mind. I knew before transitioning that I was going to be working with brilliant, like-minded professionals, including other veterans if I chose to work at Two Six. I had the privilege of meeting my future leadership and viewing the workspace before I accepted the offer. Two Six Lab’s small company culture and environment were more personable to me than many of the large defense contractor’s cultures and environments that I have observed elsewhere (disconnected teams scattered among an impersonal sea of cubicles). Most importantly, I knew months before I left the Army that I had locked in a paycheck and excellent benefits for my family, which made my Army benefits at the time pale in comparison.
How did your military skills transfer to your work at Two Six?
I came from the operational side of cyber within the Army and Two Six paired me with a R&D project that utilizes almost all of the skills that I acquired as Soldier, leader, and scholar on a daily basis to solve an important and challenging cyber problem. Two Six has also provided me with the opportunity to grow my technical, managerial, innovative, and entrepreneurial skills by constantly challenging me.
What does teamwork look like at Two Six?
We regularly collaborate and achieve results as a team of teams. A project, product, or service team may have goals pertaining to their particular work, but that doesn’t stop collaboration from occurring across those teams and across business units. It isn’t possible to know everything needed to solve a problem, and at Two Six we regularly leverage our team of teams to solve them together. Maybe you’re like me: you’re an innovator, a strategist, a technician, or a tactician, but not the best developer. That’s ok, because you can rely on Will, one of our high-speed software engineers, to translate that idea into tangible results.