Torch Technologies, Inc. (Torch) is a 100% employee-owned, growing small business dedicated to quality technical services, competitive costs, and ethical business practices headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama. Torch provides research, development, and engineering services to Department of Defense customers.
How to Get Hired
We asked Torch Technologies for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
We look for a demonstrated expertise in the industry, leadership, pride in an ethical workplace, spirit of entrepreneurship, community involvement, voluntarism, match with our company culture, interest in our employee ownership culture, as well as a match to our employee core attributes:
Innovation: We encourage employee creativity and allow freedom to take necessary risks to implement these ideas. Cooperation: We exhibit an unselfish will to achieve common corporate and customer goals. Expertise: We strive to be world-renowned leaders in our fields, staying abreast of technological advancements and innovations. Customer focus: We support our customers, understanding and acting on their requirements and needs. Excellence: We achieve the highest levels of performance, always striving to exceed all expectations. Integrity: We lead by example and act in a way to uphold our corporate ethics and our reputation. Reliability: We consistently lend our efforts to support the goals of the organization and our customers.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
To get our attention, a candidate should apply for an open position on our website. Candidates can complete an application, submit a resume, and provide cover letters as appropriate. A successful candidate will have made it through interviews with Technical Managers who assess their technical skill level, understanding, interest in the project or position, and compatibility with the team, as well as Human Resources who assesses the candidates' interest and suitability for the overall organization. Throughout the interviewing process, prospective employees will meet several Torch employees, and they will all be looking for candidates who will fit our company culture. Prospective employees should understand and value Torch's core attributes, our culture, and what we care about as a company.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
We are looking to hire individuals with technical degrees and five or more years of experience in the relevant fields of: Engineering (all disciplines), IT, Math, Physics, Software Development, System Analysis, Cyber Security, and Computer Science, as well as to grow our Albuquerque, NM; Eglin, FL; Patuxent River, MD and Aberdeen, MD locations.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
Interested candidates should go to our Careers Tab on our website and choose 'Review Our Openings and Manage Your Application' at: https://www.torchtechnologies.com/careers. Our recruiting and screening process begins with posting an opening to our website and various other job boards, inviting interested parties to submit a resume or application. We've invested significantly in state of the art applicant tracking system software, Deltek Talent Management (HR Smart), which assists our HR team and Managers in searching for particular skills or relevant experience in our industry. Resumes are electronically routed to the Hiring Manager who selects candidates for interviewing. These candidates are interviewed by a Technical Manager who assesses both their technical skills, interest in the project or position, and compatibility. Human Resources covers Torch benefits, work environment, and communicates the cultural aspects of working with Torch. An assessment is made of the candidate's interest and suitability for the organization.