Work Environment

Facilities

Metron’s individual offices provide employees with a productive, private, and enjoyable work environment. Space is designed to help foster a collaborative atmosphere. This is accomplished through multi-purpose labs that provide access to various workstations, as well as workspace for large projects and meetings.

Technical Library

Metron’s expanding technical library contains more than 2,000 volumes in the mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences as well as periodicals in applied mathematics, physics, and computer science.

Computer Facilities

Part of Metron’s responsibility to its clients is to provide business solutions using the latest technology available. To this end, Metron is committed to taking advantage of state-of-the-art information technology. Metron servers house terabytes of shared storage with cross-platform availability. We use only the latest communication technologies to facilitate interoperability between offices and telecommuters and provide a high-bandwidth Internet connection to all systems in the network.

Local Points of Interest

Metron’s corporate headquarters is located in the Reston Town Center in the heart of Northern Virginia. The Town Center is populated with theaters, restaurants, art galleries and a variety of shops that are all within walking distance of Metron’s office. The Town Center also plays host to many seasonal activities including summer concerts, Oktoberfest, various festivals and charity events. During the winter season, the Town Center also features an outdoor ice skating rink. Our office windows provide views of both the scenic Shenandoah Mountains and Maryland’s Sugarloaf Mountain.

Northern Virginia offers access to a variety of weekend trips and activities. Our Nation’s Capitol, home to the Washington Nationals, D.C. United, Washington WizardsCherry Blossoms, The Kennedy Center, The Smithsonian Museums, and endless other scenic, cultural and historic sites, awaits thirty minutes by car and is reachable via public transportation. Witness our Government at work by visiting Congress, The White House, and The Supreme Court. In addition, the neighboring areas of Georgetown, Arlington, and Alexandria offer lively evening and weekend entertainment.

Northern Virginia provides something for everyone. Forty-five miles of scenic biking/running trails link Alexandria to the foothills of the Appalachians. If it’s hiking, canoeing, rafting, or climbing you love, Great Falls, just minutes from our office, provides all of these along the Potomac River. Just an hour or two away, you’ll discover Luray Caverns, Harper’s Ferry, and Colonial Williamsburg. In addition, ocean beaches and many adventure parks are a day trip away. Tour an award winning winery, see a traveling Broadway play or listen to either your favorite band or the National Symphony Orchestra in an outdoor amphitheater. From salsa dancing to ghost tours, we’ve got it all!

Continuing your education? Reputable universities surround the area. They include Georgetown UniversityHoward UniversityGeorge Washington UniversityAmerican UniversityUniversity of MarylandMarymount University, and George Mason University. Also, the University of VirginiaVirginia Tech, and Old Dominion University have satellite campuses conveniently located throughout the region. Season to season, Virginia is a wonderful place to live and work.

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Metron’s San Diego offices are located in one of the country’s premier vacation spots. The opportunities for entertainment are endless! Some of the incredible local San Diego Attractions that you can enjoy all year long are: the world famous San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Wild Animal Park, and Sea World San Diego. Watch the San Diego Padres play at their new stadium, Petco Park, enjoy a Broadway show at San Diego’s performing arts facility, the San Diego Civic Theater or a Tony-Award-Winning play at the Old Globe Theater or the La Jolla Playhouse. Visit historic Old Town San Diego and enjoy 150 different restaurants, shops, and historical sites. Boat, swim, bike, or just play at Mission Bay with more than 4,000 acres of bay, bike paths, and parks. Spend the day exploring unique museums, architecture, music, or even watch a play at America’s largest urban cultural park, Balboa Park. Feeling adventurous? Take a day trip to Tijuana, Mexico or Coronado Island, both located only a short distance from beautiful downtown San Diego. During the summer, enjoy wonderful music by the San Diego Symphony, with the Summer Pops on San Diego Bay or year round in the beautiful Copley Symphony Hall. For nightlife or daytime shopping and dining, you won’t want to miss The Gaslamp Quarter, one of San Diego’s most historic districts.

Want to continue your education? San Diego is home to several excellent universities, including the University of California, San DiegoSan Diego State University, the University of San DiegoCalifornia State University, San Marcos, and Point Loma Nazarene University.

If snow boarding or skiing is your passion, Big Bear Lake in the San Bernardino National Forest, at close to 7,000 feet, is only a few hours drive from San Diego. Its great activities range from world-class skiing and snowboarding, to power boating and jet-skiing, to trout fishing and golfing. If you’re looking for a larger venue, Mammoth Mountain in the spectacular Eastern Sierras is 375 miles from San Diego and is well worth the drive! Mammoth Mountain boasts one of the longest ski seasons in the country, extending from November until June, and has 27 lifts. In the summer it provides scenic hiking, biking, fishing, boating, and camping.

If none of the above captures your imagination, the weather in the San Diego area will! San Diego has beautiful weather year round with an average daily temperature of 70.5 degrees Fahrenheit along the coast. A marked feature of the climate is the wide variation in temperature within short distances due to the topography of the land. You can enjoy coastal, mountain, and desert environments all in the space of one day.

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