Diversant is a staffing agency that places talented IT professionals in open positions around the country.
According to their website, Diversant is “a fully certified Minority Owned Business Enterprise (MBE), and…the largest African-American owned IT staffing firm in the U.S. We offer a wide range of scalable IT staffing and diversity products, including IT staff augmentation, direct hire, and innovative diversity solutions.”
Many of the clients served by Diversant are large and mid-sized Fortune 500 companies. Diversant’s IT consultants are matched with a company based on skills, capabilities, and cultural fit.
|Best For||Active Military, Military Spouses, Veterans|
|Industry||Administration, Customer Service, Technology|
|Employment||Full-Time, Part-Time, Remote, Permanent|
|Military or Veteran Focus?||Yes|
|Veteran or Spouse-Owned?||No|
|Where do they place people?||Nationwide|
|Services||It training program for veterans|
Military & Veteran Focus
Who would Diversant be best for?
This company is best suited for transitioning service members, veterans, and military spouses who have IT skills and experience.
Additionally, veterans who are looking to obtain IT skills may also be interested in applying since Diversant has a training program for veterans.
Does the company offer specialized service(s) for veterans, transitioning military, or military spouses?
Yes. Diversant has a STAR Initiative, which is a program “designed to provide a pipeline of US Veterans talent for performing IT work at Client sites. The program sources, vet, trains, and places candidates…onsite for inclusion in their contingent and permanent workforce.”
Veterans who are selected to participate in the program undergo intensive training in the basics of quality assurance (QA), Java configuration testing, and other skills. Training is conducted live in a classroom setting in New Jersey and via online videos and webinars.
Once their initial training is complete, veteran candidates will be placed with Diversant’s clients as a consultant. They will continue to receive industry-specific training from the client. After a year of serving in the Diversant Star Program, participants can convert to regular staff members.
Here are the criteria for STAR Program candidates:
- B.A. or B.S. from an accredited college
- Proficient in Microsoft Office
- Desire to learn IT skills
- Honorable discharge from the military
The Diversant Star Program is a great opportunity for veterans to gain free IT training and get paid while serving as a consultant.
Does Diversant offer discounts to military or veterans?
No. There is no indication that there are fees or discounts for the company’s services.
Is the company veteran owned?
Job Types & Locations
What areas of the country do they place people?
Diversant places people in jobs all over the country. There are even a number of remote positions that do not require employees to be local.
What kind of jobs does the company place people in?
Some of the current jobs posted by Diversant are:
- Agile Scrum Master
- Application Architect V
- Application Developer
- Automation Tester
- Business Data Analyst
- Business Intelligence Specialist
- Chaos Engineer
- Cloud Security Engineer
- Data Analyst
- Data Engineer
- Desktop Support Technician
- Enterprise Policies Analyst
- Finance Consultant
- Identity and Access Management (IAM) Specialist
- iOS Engineer
- IT Office Admin Support
- Java Developer
- .NET Developer
- Network Project Manager
- Product Analyst
- Project Manager
- Quality Assurance Engineer
- Salesforce Enterprise Data Architect
- Software Engineer
- Splunk Security Engineer
- Systems Analyst
- UX Designer
- Vendor Management
- Visualization Coordinator
What types of jobs do they recruit for?
- Full time
- Part time
- Direct Hire
- Right to Hire
- High School Diploma/GED
- Associate’s Degree
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Master’s Degree
What companies does Diversant work with?
Based on their website, there is no information about partnerships with other companies and organizations.
Unique Services & Programs
Diversant believes in making the perfect match between the client’s needs and the capabilities of their consultants. From the Diversant website:
“While some IT staffing firms choose to change their consultants capabilities to match an opportunity, we do not believe in modifying resumes, nor do we misrepresent our IT consultants to our clients.”
Apparently, the practice of blurring resume details is a common occurrence in the IT field, so it’s nice to see that Diversant retains a position of utmost transparency.
Where is the company located?
Diversant is headquartered in Red Bank, New Jersey.
Do they have offices around the country?
Yes. Diversant maintains numerous regional offices around the country:
- Phoenix, Arizona
- San Francisco, California
- Denver, Colorado
- Atlanta, Georgia
- Minneapolis, Minnesota
- St. Louis, Missouri
- New York, New York
- Charlotte, North Carolina
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Irving, Texas
- Glenn Allen, Virginia
- Vienna, Virginia
Diversant Review and Testimonials
From the moment you land on Diversant’s web page, one can immediately start searching for IT jobs instead of hunting around for the job board. Most people going to job sites are looking for jobs first, then other information second.
There are dozens of jobs listed on their job board. However, they do not have open positions in every state. For example, as a test I wanted to see how many jobs were in Idaho, and there were none.
Interestingly, Diversant has listings for jobs in Canada as well as in the United States. Another great thing to see is that there are 100% Remote jobs on there as well. So job seekers can find jobs that don’t require relocation.
As for benefits, Diversant pays its employees every two weeks, regardless of when the clients pay. The company offers medical, dental, and vision insurance, as well as a 401k program with company matching after one year of work.
I’m still really excited about the STAR Program that Diversant started to train and place veterans into IT careers. I’m confused why a candidate is required to have a bachelor’s degree at all considering that they’re going to receive IT training. They did not specify that it had to be a degree in Computer Science, so just any degree will do. Either way, if they help even one veteran obtain a rewarding career after the service, then it’s worth it.
These are a couple of the reviews and testimonials found on Diversant’s website:
“IT is a field that I’ve been trying to crack into for ten years; there were no places that were willing to give you an entry-level IT position, but the STAR Program offered me that opportunity and I jumped on it.” – Veteran review
“Diversant has afforded me not only the opportunity to take control of my career but ensure that I can continue to grow year after year.” – Project Test Coordinator