Dedrone Honored as a 2024 Best Place to Work by Built In

January 9, 2024

Awards program recognizes Dedrone for building culture dedicated to empowerment

STERLING, Va., January 9, 2024  — Dedrone, the global leader in airspace security, today announced it has been honored as a 2024 Best Places to Work by Built In, one of the leading global recruitment sites for technology professionals. With offices in the Washington, D.C. area, Phoenix, AZ, San Francisco, CA, Columbus, OH, Bristol, UK, Germany and Denmark, Dedrone was recognized for its efforts to build a flat organizational structure that rewards individual initiative, innovation and open communication. The annual awards program includes companies of all sizes and honors both remote-first employers as well as companies in large tech markets across the US.  

“We believe in creating an environment where everyone feels like they are doing meaningful work, both in terms of impact to the mission and society as well as maximizing their own professional growth,” said Aaditya Devarakonda, CEO of Dedrone. “When a workplace can offer these two goals, the employees become a highly empowered and motivated workforce that cares about the customers, their teammates and the company. It is critical to keep employee interests at the forefront to grow and scale a company effectively, and we are glad we are ranking well in this area.”  

Dedrone is deployed across 31 countries and in active use by five of the G-7 nation governments; 190 critical infrastructure sites; 30 airports; 60+ stadiums; 15+ US federal entities and 20+ non-US governments. The company actively provides airspace security solutions for some of the most high-profile events and organizations, working closely with over 120 public safety agencies globally, offering both counterdrone and Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) enablement services.  

In the past year, Dedrone has increased its headcount by 100% to continuously deliver the most effective solutions to secure the skies from the threat of drones, while also enabling productive use of drones. The drone industry is rapidly evolving, requiring constant innovation, which is why Dedrone has worked hard to build a culture based on fail-fast innovation and open-door principles to ensure ideas are quickly communicated and implemented. Dedrone provides an array of attractive incentives, including remote-friendly work options, competitive 401(k) matching, generous paid time off, comprehensive health and wellness programs, professional development opportunities, and a vibrant company culture that fosters innovation and collaboration.  

“Maintaining a top-tier company culture and creating a place where people are excited to come to work is not easy when you are simultaneously doubling headcount in a year, as Dedrone has. We’re thrilled to be honored by Built In for our efforts,” said Sara Devitt, Chief People Officer at Dedrone. “As we continue this phase of hyper-growth, we hope that this honor attracts even more people to come join us in leading the airspace security industry.”

Built In determines the winners of Best Places to Work based on an algorithm, using company data about compensation and benefits. To reflect the benefits candidates are searching for more frequently on Built In, the program also weighs criteria like remote and flexible work opportunities, programs for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and other people-first cultural offerings.  

“I’d like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to the 2024 Best Places to Work winners,” says Maria Christopoulos Katris, founder and CEO of Built In. “I am truly inspired by these companies that have risen to the challenge of fostering a positive work environment, maintaining a strong brand and ensuring employee satisfaction. The future is filled with promise and we are so excited to see what lies ahead.”

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About Built In

Built In is creating the largest candidate generation platform for technology professionals globally. Monthly, millions of the industry’s most in-demand professionals visit the site from across the world. They rely on our platform to stay ahead of tech trends and news, learn skills to accelerate their careers and find opportunities at companies whose values they share. Built In also serves thousands of innovative companies from startups to the Fortune 500. By putting their stories in front of our uniquely engaged audience, we help them reach otherwise hard-to-hire tech professionals.  

About Built In’s Best Places to Work

Built In’s annual Best Places to Work program honors companies with the best total rewards packages across the U.S. and in the following tech hubs: Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Colorado, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington DC. Best Places to Work is distinct because its algorithm selects tech companies that build their offerings specifically around what tech professionals value in a workplace. Winners are announced in early January 2024.  

About Dedrone

Dedrone is the world’s leader in airspace security. Hundreds of commercial, government and military customers around the world rely on Dedrone’s comprehensive, command and control (C2) solution to protect against the persistent and escalating threat from drones while enabling “good” drones to fly. By leveraging AI/ML, Dedrone is the only solution that provides continuous, autonomous interrogation and verification of drones that enables both multi-sensor and multi-mitigation options onto a single "pane-of-glass". Whether on-premise/air-gapped or in the cloud, Dedrone customers can easily detect, track, identify, analyze, and mitigate drone threats. Established in 2014, Dedrone is headquartered just outside of Washington, D.C., and has offices in San Francisco, CA, Phoenix, AZ, Westerville, OH, Bristol, United Kingdom, Odense, Denmark and Kassel, Germany. For more information on drone-related activity visit our global incident center or to reach our airspace security experts, visit and follow us on X, Vimeo, and LinkedIn.

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