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Company summary

Alion Science and Technology delivers advanced engineering, IT and operational solutions to strengthen national security and drive business results. For customers in defense, civilian government and commercial industries, Alion’s engineered solutions support smarter decision-making and enhanced readiness in rapidly-changing environments. Alion brings expertise and experience to multiple business areas: Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering; Systems Analysis, Design and Engineering; and Modeling, Simulation, Training and Analysis. Building on 80 years of innovation, Alion turns obstacles into opportunities to help customers achieve their missions. Alion employees are located at offices, customer sites and laboratories worldwide.




1,000 - 5,000 employees

Company info

Who we are

Products, services

Your world— your challenges, your goals, your mission —is constantly evolving. With insights and expertise in multiple business areas, Alion's advanced engineering, IT, and operational solutions can help you embrace change, respond effectively, and prosper. 


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CEO's Message on Diversity

Diversity and inclusion are essential to Alion’s culture, as our core values are built on a commitment to ethical behavior. These values drive the way we do business, including how we interact with each other, our customers, partners and competitors, and they are the key to our success. This begins with respect for each employee's unique character and contributions.

Alion’s workforce represents numerous backgrounds and perspectives, which we find to be a considerable source of strength. Through that diversity, we gain valuable insights that often lead to breakthroughs for our customers and more engaging work for our employees. Every employee has the opportunity to achieve his or her goals, with substantial encouragement and support for professional growth. As we expand our business both nationally and globally, being open to and interested in the differences among us can actually help us find common ground.

We firmly believe that true success is more than just numbers in the ledger. Through teamwork, professionalism, respect and inclusiveness, we create an environment where everyone can achieve their goals.


Bahman Atefi | Chairman and CEO



Alion offers a variety of benefit programs, including medical, vision, and disability, which are available to employees based upon their employment status. All employees are provided with certain core benefits at no cost as well as optional benefit plans in which they may elect to enroll. Employee contributions are required for participation in optional benefit programs and are deducted on either a before or after tax basis. 

The following benefits are available to all eligible Alion employees: 

  • Savings and Retirement Plan / 401(k)
  • Credit Unions
  • Employee Business Travel Accident Insurance
  • Social Security Benefits, Workers' Compensation and Unemployment Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program (not available to management or HR staff)
  • Publication Bonus Program 
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Employee and Dependent Life Insurance
  • Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Long Term Care
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance 


For applicants

What we offer

What is special about working for us?

At Alion, we are looking for individuals that want an exciting work environment. If you have the experience, skills, and enthusiasm, consider joining Alion— where you can focus and develop your talents while doing challenging, impactful work. Alion is one of the Washington Business Journal's Top 50 Technology Employers in the D.C. region and is one of the Best for Vets Employers by Military Times EDGE

From recent graduates to former, retired, and reserve military personnel, the Alion family comes from a diverse background. We offer a professional work environment where our employees strive to meet the needs of our customers. 


How would we describe the company culture?

Across the company, Alion offices participate in team-building activities including annual picnics and holiday gatherings. In addition, some have their own intramural sports teams. We encourage healthy, active lifestyles for all of our employees. 

Alion rewards our employees for their personal achievements. We offer publication bonuses to full-time employees who author an article that is subsequently published in a technical journal. Alion recognizes our employees through our yearly CEO Awards Program, service awards, and performance-based bonuses, as well as employee referral bonuses. 

What else should applicants know about us?

Alion Cares, our corporate giving program, was established to centralize, promote, and recognize employee involvement in the community as well as manage the company's financial donations to maximize results and awareness. Alion is involved in a variety of community programs including: Our Military Kids, Boy Scouts of America, St. Jude Hospital for Children, and numerous local and regional charities. 

Application advice

Preferred application method

View current job openings here.

Selection process

After you apply:

  1. You will receive a confirmation email
  2. The recruiter will review your profile 
  3. We will contact you directly if your background matches our hiring needs

Please note, due to volume, we are unable to individually follow up to confirm receipt of submitted information or provide other status updates. Your email confirmation indicates that your application has successfully reached the recruiter or hiring manager. 


Interviewing Process: 

Our interviewing process varies among business groups, and often from position to position. Your interviews may be by telephone, one-on-one with the recruiter or hiring manager, or in a group panel. 

Applicants who interview with Alion are required to complete an Alion Application for Employment form prior to receiving an offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon satisfactory results of your reference check. All candidates selected for hire will be required to authorize a background investigation. 

The interviewing team selects the best candidate for the position based on qualifications and years of experience. The selected candidate will be contacted by our recruiters to extend an offer of employment. Candidates who are not selected will be notified by the recruiting staff. 

Thank you for exploring job opportunities with Alion Science and Technology. Alion is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity. We look forward to reviewing your application. 

Reviews for Alion Science and Technology

Reviews - What employees say

2.77 Employees say
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  • 29.Nov 2016
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  • 11.Jul 2016
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Suggestions for improvement

  • Get rid of most of the VP's, too many chiefs making 6 figure incomes and do not contribute.....just overhead expense that does nothing for the bottom line
  • 13.May 2016
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I like about the employer

The pay and benefits were excellent.

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