CORE PRINCIPLES:

TECHNOLOGY AND METHODOLOGY

EVERYTHING AS CODE

From infrastructure to security, compliance, and operations, -everything- is versioned, shared, reused, and refined using software development best practices.

AUTOMATE OR FAIL

Automation is at the core of everything we do, providing efficiency, repeatability, auditability, scalability, self-service, and control.

SECURE AT INCEPTION

We promote a risk-managed proactive model with data-driven analytics that predict and anticipate security threats and automated incident response solutions.

OPEN SOURCE FIRST

We reduce or eliminate expensive software licensing fees by identifying and evaluating alternatives to expensive Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) products.

CORE PRINCIPLES:

CULTURE

MISSION DRIVEN

Our passion is helping our customers achieve their missions by providing teams of innovative technology practitioners.

CONTINUOUS LEARNING

We foster growth and encourage our employees to seek out new professional and personal challenges.

BEST OF BREED TALENT

We offer compensation packages that attract and retain talented, dedicated employees. See our Work Here page for more details.

PEER COLLABORATION

Our teams connect and interact on topics ranging from new methodologies and technologies to charity fundraising and personal milestones.

Do you have the skills, knowledge, and most importantly, fascination with cloud technology that it takes to become a part of our team?

PUT YOUR SKILLS TO GREATER USE

HISTORY

WE WERE BORN IN THE CLOUD

Plus3 IT was founded as a specialty company with the acumen, innovative culture, and experience necessary to truly make a difference. Here are a few pivotal moments that brought us where we are today:

2015

Founded & within months began directed work delivering cloud expertise advisory services to DoD client.

2015

Established as an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Consulting Partner (Advanced Tier).

2016

Staffed 20 cleared and badged personnel with a combined 132 years of specialized cloud experience on Day One of contract performance for DoD client.

2017

Reduced a Federal client’s overall application inventory by 71% (from 2504 to 735 applications) through our cloud adoption and migration approach.

2019

Three+ years and counting of delivery in Microsoft Azure and AWS environments for Federal customers.

KEY PARTNERS

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Our Executive Management team has significant experience delivering complex solutions for customers, and together they have a track record of building successful companies.

Mark Jefferson

Co-Founder and President

Mark is a senior solutions architect and technology entrepreneur with 25+ years of experience in cloud solution development, architecting technology capabilities to address mission and business problem sets.  Mark is an experienced business executive with success in driving high return business development and capture while supporting multiple programs and organizational change efforts.

Christopher Isaacs

Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer

Chris provides thought leadership for the firm’s mission-focused secure cloud solutions, promoting innovative thinking, fostering new technology partnerships, and codifying advanced methodologies for automated processes. Chris has 17 years of experience working with the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC), developing and implementing enterprise cloud adoption strategies.

Jeanine Callahan

Vice President, Corporate Operations

Jeanine leads corporate processes, implementing scalable methods and frameworks in key areas such as Recruiting, Finance, and Business Development to foster and sustain growth while preserving and promoting technical delivery quality and core values. Jeanine has 20+ years of industry experience in improving business processes, implementing organizational change management, and providing senior-level advisory services to Government clients.

Joel Loyd

Principal and Director, Cloud Services

Joel serves as a senior advisor developing visionary and innovative solutions, providing industry expertise, and overseeing all cloud service delivery. Joel is responsible for delivery of multiple engineering, development, and IT solutions, while maintaining alignment with client’s business strategy, drivers, and goals. Joel has 20+ years of experience with the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC).

SUCCESS STORIES

WatchMaker: greater precision with fewer moving parts

Many organizations use manual processes to create and manage custom system images. Besides being time consuming and labor intensive, this often introduces errors and inconsistencies into builds. Plus3 IT is currently managing a customer environment with our open source provisioning tool, WatchMaker, and is importing the services that were built prior to our provisioning framework implementation. With this framework, we have simplified the process of adding new accounts and provided self-service account provisioning for application owners. We make all documentation self-service and accessible, along with the code, in the client’s GitHub repository.
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Reference Architectures: the cloud adoption starter pack

When moving to the cloud, recreating your organization’s existing architecture shouldn’t mean reinventing the wheel. That’s why we apply cloud adoption best practices, such as designing, implementing, and promoting reference architectures, to enhance and accelerate adoption and security compliance. Plus3 IT’s Simple Storage Server (S3) reference architecture and use of native encryption features have been authorized to meet mission data level security requirements for production workloads of a DoD client.
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