employees at The Knot Worldwide’s Washington, D.C., office

Silicon Valley and Silicon Alley aren’t the only destinations for people who want to work in tech. The Washington, DC, area is also a great place to start your job search—and many companies making tech hires here are in sectors that may surprise you.

Of course, you can help lead digital change within the federal government at Accenture Federal Services. And Esri’s geographic information system (GIS) software takes mapping to the next level in ways that impact communities locally and globally. But there’s also a chance to make an impact in media at USA Today Network or support users who are going through the happiest times of their lives at The Knot Worldwide.

Want to learn more? Check out these companies to see how you can make your mark on the DC tech scene.


USA TODAY NETWORK company profile

Gannett | USA TODAY NETWORK stands as one of the top 20 digital companies in the country with a loyal following of readers who value fact-based journalism, commitment to serve local communities, and innovative content delivery. The USA TODAY NETWORK doesn't just understand the different paths people take in life, they celebrate them. They empower communities to connect, act, and thrive. The NETWORK's goal is to be essential to consumers and marketers seeking meaningful connections with their communities. And the NETWORK's diverse voices, backgrounds, and specialties are fundamental to achieving it.

2. Accenture Federal Services

Accenture Federal Services company profile

Accenture Federal Services, bringing together commercial innovation with the latest technology to unleash the potential for our federal clients. As a U.S. based subsidiary of Accenture, we serve every cabinet-level department and the 30 largest federal organizations with wide ranging missions—defense, intel, public safety, civilian and health. As a trusted advisor, Accenture helps federal agencies become more responsive, efficient, and resilient. Using data analytics, human centered design, and digital tools Accenture is changing the way the world works for the better.
See Accenture Federal Services' career site for more information.

3. The Knot Worldwide

The Knot Worldwide company profile

In 15 countries around the world, The Knot Worldwide inspires, informs, and cheers on people and communities as they move through life’s most amazing—and sometimes stressful—milestones. From a marriage proposal to creating a home and starting a family, its set of brands—The Knot, WeddingWire, Bodas, The Nest, The Bump, GigMasters, How They Asked, and Lasting—help people navigate—and ultimately enjoy—life’s biggest moments.


FINRA company profile

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority—FINRA—is dedicated to investor protection and market integrity. The company’s highly trained team of professionals protect investors by writing and enforcing the critical rules and regulations that govern about 3,600 firms and 630,000 brokers across the country. FINRA’s ultimate goal is to foster robust, but fair and orderly, markets in which investors can feel confident.

5. Esri

Esri company profile

Esri is the market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, location intelligence, and mapping. Its technology combines the science of geography with the power of GIS—think high-tech maps—to make the world work better. By enabling customers to design more efficient cities, deliver clean water and electricity, fight crime, slow climate change, and stamp out disease, Esri is helping create the maps that run the world and shape the future.

6. Capital One

Capital One company profile

Daring to dream, disrupt, and deliver a better way to bank for customers, Capital One brings ingenuity, simplicity, and humanity to the financial industry. The financial services company provides domestic credit and debit cards and offers financing, deposits, and lending activities, delivering great value to people across the country.

7. Appian

Appian company profile

Appian provides a low-code development platform that accelerates the creation of high-impact business applications. Many of the world’s largest organizations use Appian applications to improve customer experience, achieve operational excellence, and simplify global risk management and compliance.

Here at The Muse, we partner with a lot of great companies to bring you insider looks at their offices and awesome job listings. These employers pay us to be featured on the site, but these Muse-worthy brands made this list not just because they want to be included, but because their culture, policies, and employee feedback showed us that they deserve to be.

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