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The Sara Culture

Welcome to SARA, where we believe work and fun go together! Our vibrant and inclusive culture celebrates the joy of problem solving and encourages autonomy among our talented team members. We believe that the best solutions are born from a combination of expertise and creativity, and we foster an environment that encourages both.  Here at SARA, you’ll find an enthusiastic community of engineers, physicists and support staff who approach challenges with enthusiasm and embrace the freedom to explore innovation. We understand that true breakthroughs happen when individuals are empowered to take ownership of their work and are given the space and allowance to make decisions.

We have fun. We celebrate milestones, have cake in the breakroom, food trucks in the parking lot, and high fives in the hallways.

Join us and experience a culture that values collaboration, encourages out-of-the-box thinking, and celebrates the thrill of engineering excellence. Together, we’ll build a future where work doesn’t feel like work, but rather an exhilarating quest for innovation.

Are you passionate about a sport, event, or hobby?  SARA employees have already established several clubs by finding coworkers with common interests and scheduling outings, and we are always open to more to play.  We have a mountain bike club, golf league and minigolf league. We host holiday parties, summer events and highly competitive cook-offs and salsa competitions because all work and no play is entirely unacceptable.

Engineers, interns, PhDs, technicians, and scientists all work together to solve challenging problems, to push beyond what’s possible and redefine impossible. We encourage collaboration and teamwork because we understand that multiple people looking at the same problem promotes innovation, and we are a family of innovation pioneers creating what others only imagine.

Our fun committee (yes, we have a committee for that) is always finding ways to make our workday, well… fun. If it’s national banana split day, expect a build-your-own banana split bar in the breakroom. On national popcorn day you’ll be munching on butter, carmel, cheese or plain to your heart’s content. National avocado day? You got it, guacamole. From food trucks to egg hunts to ultimate trivia competitions, if it can be celebrated we are going to find a way to make it happen because when work is fun, is it even work anymore?


SARA is proud to present a robust benefits plan for employees, including some benefits that begin on day one of employment and vest immediately. SARA is an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) Company since 2016.

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Medical, Dental, Vision, HSA, FSA, EAP, Dependent Care, Life, Voluntary Benefits and more!
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Company Gym, Beautiful Breakroom Facility, Coffee & Espresso, Summer Sports
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Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), 401K Matching, Retirement Planning
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Generous PTO Accruals and Flexible
Working Schedules
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Tuition Reimbursement Program
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Leadership and Team Development,
Annual Reviews, Training Programs

Company Overview

SARA operates in small teams and provides opportunities for independent research in new fields and technology. We are passionate about exploring and creating new innovations in military systems, technologies, and commercial products. Whether you’re an industry veteran or new to the field, if you crave the opportunity to develop groundbreaking ideas, create cutting-edge solutions, and push the boundaries of what’s possible, SARA is the place for you.

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Values-Driven Culture

We are our values. We measure our decisions, our goals, and our success on them. 

INTEGRITY: We are honest, hardworking, and trustworthy. Our actions match our promises, and we always take the high road.    

EXCELLENCE: We set and meet a high standard of quality in every aspect of what we do, so that we can confidently stand behind our work and proudly present our results.  

MISSION FOCUS: Our agility, efficiency, and purpose-driven posture allows us to focus on goal execution and provide results.  

COLLABORATION: By working together, we tackle difficult problems while building meaningful relationships that allow us to rely on each other. 

INNOVATION: We pursue the art of the possible to redefine the impossible. We ask hard questions in the search for knowledge to empower creativity.

Careers with Meaning

Employee Testimonials

  • meet joe rotter
    “I love working for SARA. The culture is like a family. We get along and help each other out. And I love the work I do. I enjoy engaging the customer and assisting in the nation's defense in a non-wartime situation.”
    Joe Rotter
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    "SARA is an exciting place to work, full of challenging opportunities and a great team to tackle them with. SARA is a place where the merit of your efforts is the currency of success… well, that and how big your nerf cannons are."
    Brandon Driver
  • meet tyler tomsick at
    “SARA is the only place I’ve ever worked, and after working here for 17 years as an engineer, I plan to stay. There is something special about our culture and the work is really engaging. At this point, SARA is a part of who I am. Customers bring us their hardest problems no one else could solve. I’ve seen so many interesting problems and places in the last 17 years! We really do create what other companies only imagine. It’s amazing to have direct access to so many talented people who love to take time for explanations and are really passionate about their craft. SARA is a place where you can grow if you’re up for the challenge.”
    Tyler Tomsick
  • meet kim morales
    "SARA is unique in valuing people in the positions they’re in; you don’t have to become a manager to get a raise. If you’re good at what you do, you continue to get rewarded. There are numerous paths for career growth here. I’ve seen multiple people change job positions because their interests drove their career down a different path and SARA was supportive of that. I’m grateful I came to work at SARA and have the daily opportunity to work alongside such a dedicated group of people while also doing meaningful work that supports the warfighter.”
    Kim Morales
  • meet mike meany at
    “SARA and I have grown up together over the last third of my lifetime. During my time here, I have seen SARA’s culture evolve in many ways to support the employees, their families, and the customers we serve. New employees continually tell me that there's no place like SARA, which is one reason I’m proud to be an employee here. SARA employees take seriously their responsibility to sculpt this company's direction to match our values, our imagination, and the needs of our customers. We stand by our mission to use our talents to support the warfighters and those that protect us.”
    Michael Meany
  • meet mandy krause at
    “Working at SARA has given me the opportunity to find my strengths, and to lean into them and put them to use. I am able to thrive here because of that, and because I am consistently given new areas to expand my knowledge base and try new things that I am not familiar with.”
    Mandy Krause

Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)

E=Employee     S=Stock     O=Ownership    P=Plan

In 2016, SARA officially became an ESOP company. ESOP is a retirement benefit that requires no cost, no enrollment, and no monetary contributions. Once you are eligible to enter the plan, you will receive company shares in an ESOP account created for you by SARA, Inc. Each year, our ESOP Communications Committee hosts meetings for all employees to provide information regarding the Company’s ESOP!

As an ESOP company, we believe in the power of shared ownership and the incredible impact it has on our team members. When you join us, you become a valued participant in our success and have the opportunity to directly benefit from the growth and prosperity of the company.

As an employee-owner, you'll have a vested interest in our collective achievements, fostering a strong sense of teamwork and collaboration. You'll witness firsthand how your contributions directly contribute to the company's growth and profitability. Our ESOP program not only allows you to build long-term wealth but also creates a culture of accountability, empowerment, and shared success.

At our company, we understand that our employees are our most valuable asset. We prioritize your well-being and professional growth, offering a supportive work environment and ample opportunities for career advancement. By being an ESOP company, we align our goals with yours, creating a shared purpose that drives us all to excel.

Join our team of passionate employee-owners and experience the pride and fulfillment that comes with being an integral part of our company's journey.

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Internship Program

A major part of who we are is our robust internship program.

We are proud to have built a program which allows students to learn hands-on with engineers and physicists while giving SARA’s leaders an opportunity to mentor and encourage these relationships. We believe in nurturing emerging talent, and our program is tailored to provide you with mentorship, training, and real-world projects that challenge and inspire you. 

As a SARA intern, you’ll be encouraged to present fresh perspectives, innovative ideas, and contribute to meaningful projects that make a real impact. Our internship program goes beyond professional growth by fostering a vibrant community where friendships are formed, and connections are made. Join us to embark on an internship journey that will enhance your education and shape your future. 

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Training and Development

At SARA, we believe in investing in the professional growth of our workforce. We offer professional development programs, mentorship opportunities, and continuous learning resources to support your career advancement. 

SARA utilizes GiANT for individual, leadership, and team development. We have a GiANT Catalyst on staff available to help you grow your leadership skills and abilities and foster development with your personnel and peers. 

SARA offers our employees all-access to training platforms that they can utilize at their own pace!

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