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Science, Technology & Environment
At Leidos, we make the world safer, healthier and more efficient through information technology, engineering and science. It’s work that matters, and a mission we are passionate about.
We are a large scale prime systems integrator. So we don’t sell products or have warehouses full of stock. We turn complex data in to practical, usable solutions for our customers. Our key asset is the quality of our people – 1,200 in Australia from different backgrounds and with a wide range of skills and experience, working together to deliver innovative answers for our customers’ most complex challenges.
In practical terms, we are Australia’s largest commercial supplier of intelligence services to the Australian Intelligence Community. We also maintain legislative websites for governments, provide critical systems integration projects to the Department of Defence and support the IT environment for the Australian Taxation Office.
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Why Join Leidos?
You can make a real difference
As an evolving organisation, our people are able to make a real difference not just to the work we do, but to our working environment too. We welcome new ideas and encourage our people to challenge the norm.
We also listen to what our people say. So, we run an annual Employee Engagement survey called Leidoscope. This tells us what is working well and where we can do better. And it helps us with our business planning for the next year.
We are developing a supportive and rewarding culture
We want everyone to be able to be the best they can be and recognised for their contribution. So, every day, we are developing a culture where collaboration, transparency and flexibility are embedded, our people are recognised and opportunities for their personal development are clearly laid out.
Last year alone, ‘Young Professionals’, ‘Defence & Emergency Services’ and ‘Women’s’ Advocacy Groups were established. These are voluntary groups of like-minded Leidos employees who have a common interest, meet regularly and hold open events that anyone in the company can join.
We celebrate our differences
We are proud of and celebrate our diversity – we are all unique – and work hard to help everyone feel accepted as part of the team.
During the year, we participate in events such as International Women’s Day, RUOK Day and Taste of Harmony. And, last year, we were recognised as one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality.
We also give back
Last year, Leidos was recognised as one of the World’s most Ethical Companies. So, delivering practical solutions to complex challenges doesn’t just apply to the work we do for our customers. Not only are our people involved in many charitable causes and communityrelated initiatives but, as a business, we also have ongoing relationships with the Australian War Memorial and Bravery Trust, which provides urgent financial support to veterans, current and former members of the Australian Defence Force and their families.
We’re big but small
As a company, we are rare. Whilst we are part of a 32,000 person US-based organisation with a 50 year history, here in Australia we are still a relatively new name. Our business is growing fast and we are building an enviable reputation for innovation and delivery.
Where you could fit in
Whether you are looking to specialise in a technical area – such as Software or Systems Engineering – or in any of the functions that are essential for the smooth-running of our business – HR, Finance, Business Development, Operations or Corporate Affairs, for example, you could be part of our future.
Who are we looking for?
At Leidos, we love a challenge. So, if you are adaptable, eager to get involved and enjoy finding better, more efficient ways of doing things, we should talk.
We run a one year graduate program, enabling graduates to work on real projects as an embedded and productive team member right from the start. They are surrounded by seriously smart, approachable people, so there’s plenty of scope to push boundaries, learn and grow.
All of our graduates are employed on a permanent basis and are provided support, on the job training, and networking opportunities along with an assigned mentor and buddy to help navigate around our organisation.
At the end of the year, they typically continue to work in the area they started in and further develop their strengths and capabilities. After that, they often progress into technical or managerial positions.
Industry based learning program
We also run a paid industry based learning program for 12 months. Ideal for students in their penultimate year at university, this offers the chance to apply what they have learnt into hands-on work experience by tackling real projects alongside more experienced team members.
What our Graduates Say
Graduate Software Engineer, studied Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) (Honours)
Leidos is a large company and therefore has a wide range of different projects and customers, each at a differing stage and involving differing technologies. This means there is always something new and interesting going on, which is exciting to be a part of and provides constant challenges due to the ever changing technologies that we get to use. One of my favourite things about being a software engineer is getting to design the software architecture and solving problems for the first time. I also enjoy learning new program languages and dealing with technologies that I have never used before. I know that this is the right job for me because I still want to write software in my free time, even after a tough work week.
Graduate Systems Engineer, studied Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
Leidos is a growing business where things can change quickly, even the basic processes have changed in such a short period of time. While navigating all these changes on top of learning the skills required for the job can be challenging, the learning experience is very rewarding. This shows that Leidos is dedicated to continually improving and being a leader in the field. It is an exciting place to work as there is always heaps of new things to learn, and many opportunities to explore.
Graduate Systems Engineer, studied Bachelor of Environments, Civil Engineering Systems and Master of Engineering
I am in a team that assists other users within defence with their ICT needs such as user account management, remote access, printer access, domain support and various other ICT related things. We also have to assess each ticket that comes through for quality checks to ensure they provide all the required information for easy actioning of the job. One of the things that I like most about my role is the interaction with the clients. This can be both challenging and rewarding just the same. Our interaction with the Department of Defence also gives me a sense of pride that our work is contributing towards our national security, no matter how small it may seem from our end.
Life at Leidos
Job satisfaction and business success thrive in a positive working environment. Every day, we are developing a culture where collaboration, transparency and flexibility are in-built, innovation thrives, individuals are recognized, development opportunities are clear, and new initiatives are being launched all the time.
Celebrating our differences
We want our people to feel valued for their unique qualities, ideas and perspectives. It ensures a sense of belonging and underpins our success as a business. Events such as International Women’s Day, RUOK Day and Taste of Harmony are all central to our calendar.
Sharing knowledge and experience
Our Advocacy Groups and Communities of Practice help ensure likeminded people, irrespective of where they work within the organisation, are able to collaborate and learn within their interest or professional groups.
Listening to our people
We work hard to make sure that everyone feels challenged to do their best work in an environment where they feel they belong. Our annual Employee Engagement survey, Leidoscope, provided rich insights into what our people feel is working well and where we can do better.
Recognising our achievements
Everyone likes to be thanked, so we have developed a range of tools from simple Kudos cards (thanks to a colleague for helping out) and monetary gift vouchers (recognition for a great job well done) through to our annual Leidos Australia Values Award (LAVA) events held simultaneously in Canberra and Melbourne.
Regular team and company events are held throughout the year to keep everyone informed of our progress as a business. We also produce weekly company updates covering a range of business and social topics.
We are involved in a number of community-related initiatives either as an official partner or by raising funds for causes our people believe passionately in.
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A word about diversity & inclusion
At Leidos, inclusion is about creating an environment where everyone feels welcome, valued, respected and supported. Embracing diversity means understanding and recognising that each of us is unique, and that our differences are our greatest strength. These are much more than goals or campaigns. They are central to building a great place to work for each of the 34,000 employees at Leidos across the world. Because together, we are better.
Our global focus on Diversity & Inclusion
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