November 8, 2018
McLean, Va. – Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) announced it expects to bring 240 jobs to the state of Oklahoma over the next 10 years, significantly expanding its current presence in the state.
Booz Allen will add a variety of high-skilled jobs including software developers, data scientists, and cybersecurity and systems engineers. Salaries for the new employees will vary by position and experience; once all positions are filled, the total payroll impact to the state is estimated to be up to $165 million.
Booz Allen provides a variety of high-demand, technology-focused cybersecurity, engineering, analytics, digital solutions and consulting services to a diverse base of military, government and commercial organizations. As part of its regional growth the company, which has work sites throughout the state, is looking for its first hiring expansion in downtown Oklahoma City with plans to bring 130 new high-tech jobs to the city over the next five years. The addition of many new IT-focused jobs will enable the company to continue tackling the complex military, business and government challenges of today and the future, leveraging innovative technology solutions such as analytics, augmented reality capabilities, digital engineering, and more.
“Booz Allen has a strong client base in Oklahoma and the city provides a diverse talent pool that we are eager to tap,” said Thomas Boyle, Principal at Booz Allen. “We’re already proud of the workforce we’ve built here, which is more than 50 percent veteran or military affiliated. Now, we look forward to further drawing on the city’s vibrant business community, close proximity to Tinker Air Force Base and other military installations across Oklahoma, and highly skilled residents, which make it an essential hub for the mission-critical work that we do for our clients.”
Booz Allen has been recognized as a “Best Employer for Veterans” by Forbes Magazine, “Best of the Best” Veteran-Friendly Company by U.S. Veterans Magazine and “Top Military-Friendly Employer” by GI Jobs Magazine. It has also been named a “Best for Vets” Employer by Military Times for four consecutive years. The company’s expansion in Oklahoma City will open new opportunities for military spouses with diverse skillsets, as well as veterans who are transitioning from the military and seeking high-impact, mission-focused careers.
“Bringing these 130 new jobs in Oklahoma City is another step towards greater diversification of our economy, which is always a high priority,” said Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt. “Our combination of talent and the investments we’ve made in our quality of life has made downtown a perfect location for Booz Allen’s expansion here. We look forward to working closely with them as they continue to grow.”
Booz Allen’s growth in Oklahoma will be facilitated, in part, by a Quality Jobs incentive awarded by the Oklahoma Department of Commerce in May 2018. The Quality Jobs program provides a cash payment to companies that create well-paying jobs and promote economic development.
“Booz Allen is a highly respected global company, and I am excited they have decided to expand their Oklahoma presence,” said Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin. “The fact that they are choosing Oklahoma for the addition of these high-skilled jobs speaks volumes of the workforce and talent we have in our state. Oklahoma is proud to have this technology-based company here. We look forward to a long and successful partnership with the company and its employees. It is just another indication that our commitment to pro-business policies is retaining and attracting a wide variety of jobs and businesses to the state.”
“We are thankful that Booz Allen will be significantly expanding their footprint in Oklahoma. They are creating quality jobs for our qualified workforce and their commitment to hiring veterans who have proudly served their country is commendable,” said Deby Snodgrass, Oklahoma Secretary of Commerce and Tourism.
To learn more about open positions at Booz Allen, visit careers.boozallen.com.