SevOne Newark expansion creates student job opportunities

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SevOne is looking to hire 200 new employees and is recruiting university students.

BY DAVID DENNETT
STAFF REPORTER

As the alumni-founded SevOne is expanding in Newark, the company is looking to hire nearly 200 new employees—good news for university students.

According to the Career Services assistant director for employer partnerships Joyce Henderson, SevOne has employed 50 university students over the past two years, including 17 interns and 12 full-time employees last year.

It was only four years ago when SevOne was operating out of Delaware Technology Park, a short walk from the university campus, until company growth required a move to a bigger space. When the University opened the Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) campus, it was a no-brainer to buy space for an office there, Marketing and Communications Manager Alex Conners said.

“We’d be able to feed off the vibrancy of being on campus,” Conners said. “Our Wilmington location is great, but we definitely missed Newark.”

The business, headquartered just outside of Pike Creek, Wilm., develops a product that monitors the performance of infrastructures of some of the biggest companies in the world, such as Verizon, Comcast, and HBO.

SevOne was founded in 2005 by university alumni Vess and Tanya Bakalov. Henderson said as alum, Bakalov and Bakalov are familiar with the bright talent that comes out of the university.

“Their move to the STAR Campus will make it even easier for students to gain hands-on experience in a technology environment,” Henderson said.

Professor of Practice in Electrical and Computer Engineering Chase Cotton has an unusual tie-in with SevOne, having experience with their product in a recent piece of work.

“Part of that collection process [of data from routers] is one of the products that SevOne is known for,” Cotton said. “They’re very well-known and well-regarded.”

The working environment is not only unique, but student-friendly as well, Henderson said.

“It is a place where students get to both work and play hard,” Henderson said.

The intern positions at SevOne besides engineering include digital marketing, quality assurance analyst, and corporate training. They also offer a number of full-time employment opportunities such as campaign manager and technical writer. Regardless, they only hire the best talent, Conners said.

“As long as resumes are competitive, we hire the best, and a lot of the time, it comes from [the university],” Conners said.

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