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Riptide Technology, Inc

Professional IT Services for the Enterprise

Plan Exceptional Systems Engineering informed by years of practical systems development experience and ongoing engagement with evolving technologies.
Build Systems Development accomplished using best practice Agile Scrum methods implemented by highly competent IT professionals.
Manage Professional IT Management of operational systems and infrastructure achieving high availability through best practice maintenance and monitoring processes.

Riptide Technology is a veteran-owned, small business enterprise that provides professional IT services to government clients. Riptide was founded in 2011, and has grown rapidly by recruiting exceptional staff that are dedicated to our customers and their mission.

Riptide Technology, Inc. was incorporated in Virginia on April 7, 2011.

Our office is in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.

  • Riptide Technology, Inc.
  • 201 King Street, Suite 304
  • Alexandria, Virginia, 22314
  • (703) 888-2711 or (240) 432-6062

Riptide Technology North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes are:

  • 541511 Custom Computer Programming Services
  • 541512 Computer Systems Design Services
  • 541519 Other Computer Related Services
  • 541710 Scientific Research and Development Services
Ship Tracks

Maritime Intelligence and Ship Tracking Systems

Riptide engineers possess a broad understanding of the maritime intelligence domain; systems, data and challenges. This understanding has been developed over many years of working with intelligence analysts and playing key roles in the development of intelligence analysis support systems.


IC ITE Cloud Technology

Riptide engineers have also accrued practical experience with IC ITE technologies over the last 3 years. This includes migration of large data sets from relational database systems into HADOOP/HDFS based key value data stores.

Riptide system engineers have been engaged in Research and Development of Object Based Production (OBP) systems that facilitate inter-agency collaboration and data sharing by leveraging cloud infrastructures.


Agile Scrum Development and Project Management

Riptide has introduced Agile Scrum development methods to some of our customers and successfully demonstrated its value for accelerated project development tempo and customer transparency. Four Riptide lead engineers are Scrum Master certified.

Activity and Location Based Intelligence

Activity Based Intelligence (ABI) and Location Based Intelligence (LBI)

Riptide engineers have conceived and developed analytics to derive important question focused datasets from high volume worldwide ship movement data. These efforts combined data science and understanding of maritime information with advanced analytics implemented within the framework of a small team Agile Scrum development effort.

Riptide provides exceptional personnel with the skills and experience to plan, build and manage your IT Enterprise.

System Engineering and Architecture

  • Technology Surveys, Planning, Risk Assessment
  • DoDAF Architecture Diagrams, N-Tier Design
  • IC-ITE Cloud Migration

Systems and Software Development

  • Agile Scrum Development Methods
  • Java J2EE, Spring, JavaScript, Android, PhP
  • NOSQL, Ozone, HDFS/Hadoop, Accumulo, Unified Object Model

Database Engineering and Administration

  • Oracle 11g/12c, Oracle Exadata, PostgreSQL, PostGIS, MySQL, SQL Server
  • Cross Domain Database and Object Replication
  • Data Science – Modeling, Design and Cloud Migration

Infrastructure Engineering and Management

  • Windows, Solaris, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and Virtualization (RHEV), Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • DISA Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG), Host-based Security System (HBSS)

Exceptional people are hard to find so our benefits and employment practices are geared to attract and retain quality people once we’ve found them.


  • 240 hours paid time off per year – This includes vacation, holidays and sick/personal time
  • 401 K Retirement Plan - 9% company contribution
  • Insurance coverage - 100% company paid for vision, dental, short term / long term disability and life
  • Medical coverage – 85% company paid, both PPO and HSA plans offered
  • Career skills development $3,000 per year

Employee Development

  • Riptide actively encourages and facilitates employee development. We have established a culture of professional growth so that employees can achieve their career goals.

Current openings