Who We Are

Lockwood Software Engineering, Inc. is a small, woman-owned software consulting firm started in 1994 near Washington, D.C, the home of our corporate office.  We provide our clients with dedicated, experienced, and professional contractors with a variety of skills including software engineering, real-time programming, object-oriented design and programming, and web development.

We have developed relationships with companies that are leaders in their respective industries.  We credit our success to the excellent performance of our employees.

Leidos, Lockheed Martin, CSC, EDS, Northrop Grumman, The University of California (San Francisco), ACR Systems, Ericsson NetQual, Fannie Mae, Oracle, BMC, Rational Software, Tivoli, NASA, Sensis Corporation, Carrier Corporation, Verity, Watkins-Johnson, MCI...

What Are Contractors?

Contractors are occasionally referred to as temporary employees.   A contractor is hired by a contracting agency (Lockwood Software) to work at one of many companies.   He or she is usually hired for a specific task and for a specified period of time - from several weeks to several years.   The contract usually ends when the task is completed.   At that time the relationship between the three parties may end or more likely, Lockwood Software will find the contractor another engagement.

We boast of success in keeping profit margins low!   Contractors hired through Lockwood Software are W2 employees, may join a retirement (SIMPLE IRA) plan, and still receive the lion's share of the amount for which they are billed.   We are contractors; we understand why engineers choose contracting, and we strive to meet their needs and desires.


"We partnered up with [Lockwood] for the development of a major web based administrative database application, and we have never regretted that choice.   [They] have constantly delivered above and beyond our expectations.   Jay is extremely open to the customer's requests, and adds his own creativity to the mix to deliver a superbly high quality product."

Niklas Kylvag
Manager, Ericsson NetQual

"We outsourced to Lockwood Software the design and initial construction of an ODBC driver for our ACR 2000 database.   We were very pleased with their work.   Lockwood Software was able to complete each phase of design and construction under tight schedule constraints, within the budget we allotted, and according to the requirements we stated.  When the project was well under way, the technology and responsibilities were transferred to our engineers smoothly and seemlessly."

John Huffman
President, ACR Systems

"Lockwood Software brought much needed enterprise management exptertise to our project.   It would have taken us close to two man-years to get where we are now with the automation of our newly developed systems.  The technical staff at Lockwood provided timely, efficient, and robust technical solutions for our monitoring and control problems.   Motivation and customer satisfaction are words to describe them."

Caleb Principe
Technical Architecture Team Lead, NASA

"I wanted to recognize [Jay] for the excellent work you have been doing on the CPS POINT project.  Over the past two years that I have been on the project, you have provided the type of direction and leadership we have needed to be successful.   I'd like to say thank you for your contributions that have greatly benefited the project."

Mark Shepherd
Program Manager, Northrop Grumman