At X8, our team of subject matter experts (SMEs) accept the challenge to deliver excellence for our customers.

Our employees envision, engineer and execute within the full spectrum of cyber capabilities.

Our SMEs in offensive and defensive cyberspace operations excel at rapid prototyping, agile development and the use of emerging technologies. X8 is a place where highly qualified employees, many with military backgrounds, work together to tackle tough cyber challenges. By combining the talents of our employees into one inclusive team, we foster a collaborative culture of community, creativity, learning and growth.

We invite cleared and uncleared professionals to join the X8 team.

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We share ideas as we innovate, create and expand to attain new levels of success for our clients.


X8 offers a generous benefits package that includes a comprehensive Paid Time Off (PTO) program with flexibility for special leave.


Paid Time Off

21 days per calendar year for sick, personal and vacation use

Special Leave

Military reserve leave, maternity/paternity leave – (2 weeks for birth or adoption), bereavement leave, jury duty

12 Paid Holidays

New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day

Health Insurance

100% company paid premium for employee coverage with United Health Care.

Dental & Vision Insurance

100% company paid premium for employee coverage with United Health Care.

Referral Bonus Program

Referral Bonus Program for technically qualified referrals who are hired by X8

Employees are eligible to enroll in the 401K Retirement Plan the first of the month following their hire date. X8 will make a Safe Harbor matching contribution of 4% of the employee’s salary. X8 also provides a discretionary contribution at year’s end to enrolled employees of up to 6% of their annual salary.

X8 covers 1x employee annual base salary, up to $100,000, for Basic Life insurance. Voluntary Life Insurance is available up to an additional $200,000 of coverage. X8 covers the cost of Short-Term Disability insurance and benefited employees have the option to purchase Long-Term Disability insurance.

X8 believes in supporting the individual growth of its employees. The annual reimbursement limit of $5,000 (calendar year) is provided to full time employees. This may be used towards career related certifications, accredited college educations or professional development conferences that are related to the employee’s career field and X8 business offerings.

At X8, we foster the entrepreneurial spirit. We provide resources and time for employees to work on their own innovations with support from other members of the team, to help the idea become productized and taken to market. We have created an incentive program for these endeavors to reward employees for their innovations.


Perks at X8

The benefits of being part of the X8 team extend beyond health insurance and PTO. X8 has created a fun environment with opportunities for socialization and camaraderie among staff, extending beyond the rewards for successful project work. Our people enjoy being part of the X8 family and appreciate the ways we celebrate them.

  • Referral Bonus Program for technically qualified referrals who are hired by X8
  • Happy Hour Events at corporate HQ and local venues
  • Welcome Events for new hires
  • Personalized Employee Care Packages delivered to homes
  • Summer outdoor events with families
  • Holiday parties
  • Recognition Events with Gifts

X8 LLC is a veteran-owned cybersecurity and engineering firm brimming with current and former military talent. The DoD SkillBridge program is a natural fit for us because, from the CEO down, we know what military professionals bring to the workforce.

X8 SkillBridge Program

SkillBridge Internships with X8 are designed to enhance the existing knowledge, skills, and experience a transitioning military member possesses. Our approach exposes the intern to ongoing development projects, design reviews, program management, industry standards, user interaction, and critical thinking tasks to meet their training objectives. X8 SkillBridge mentors develop a training plan and help guide the intern through the program to completion. Our goal is to extend employment after successful completion of the SkillBridge Program.

X8 SkillBridge Tour Length

X8 SkillBridge internships last anywhere from 30 to 180 days. The longer the applicant participates, the more they will benefit from the transition assistance into civilian life. However, we understand every service member's situation is different and thus offer flexibility.

Professional Focus Areas

X8 subject experts specialize in multiple technological, operational, and scientific fields. Our select team of operational, analytical, and developmental experts have decades of experience in the cyberspace domain and maintain a reputation for achieving results.

X8 is looking for a well-rounded administrator with experience working in the DoD environment to manage corporate administrative functions. The selectee will help shape a supportive and inclusive corporate culture by defining, instituting and streamlining corporate processes that attract and retain the talent that defines the X8 brand.

Candidates interested in the X8 SkillBridge program should review the Applicant Criteria below for both internship opportunities.

Cyber Operations Internships
Current Applicant Criteria

  • Active TS/SCI with CI Polygraph
  • Seasoned Cyber Security Professionals (5+ years) with a strong background in Computer Network Operations as an Operator, Analyst, Developer, Infrastructure Operator, Security Operations Center Analyst, or Cyber Planner
  • Hands-on experience in Cyber Operations. (e.g. defensive, offensive, analysis, data transportation and/or development)
  • Applicants must first check with their respective Service for eligibility, the Service-specific application process, timelines, etc. for the DoD SkillBridge Program before applying for an X8 SkillBridge internship

X8 Business Operations Internship
Current Applicant Criteria

  • Secret Clearance or (Secret Clearable through Background investigation)
  • At least four years experience working in the DoD environment
  • Possess excellent management practices, anticipate internal organization issues, propose smart solutions, and represent the employee perspective.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work with technical and non-technical leaders.
  • Track record of identifying and analyzing key processes and working with a high degree of autonomy.
  • High school diploma. (Secondary education preferred)

Locations of Current X8 SkillBridge Program Internships

  • Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA), Texas
  • Fort George G. Meade, Maryland
  • Fort Washington, MD (DC Metro Area)

Application Process

Candidates that meet the above criteria and are interested in participating in an internship should send their resume, a brief description of their background, and contact information to . We will review and get back to you.


Learn more about the DoD SkillBridge program.

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