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Leidos

4.6
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees
  • Engineering Consulting
  • R&D and Manufacturing
  • Technology

What it does: Prime Systems & Services Integrator solving the world’s toughest challenges

Staff stats: 37,000 globally, around 1,400 in Australia

The good bits: Interesting work on real projects that benefits our nation

The not so good bits: You need to get clearance to get on to the interesting work? 

Hiring grads with degrees in:  IT & Computer Sciences, Engineering, Maths, Finance and Accounting, Commerce and Project Management;

The Leidos Australia Story

Leidos makes the world safer, healthier and more efficient through information technology, engineering and science. As a large scale prime systems and services integrator, Leidos turns complex data into practical, usable solutions for its customers. In practical terms, they deliver software applications for a wide range of missions in the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance domain. They provide critical projects to the Department of Defence whilst supporting the IT environment for the Australian Taxation Office. And they maintain legislative websites for a number of governments.

The Culture

No matter who you are or where you work, Leidos has made it a key business goal to ensure everyone feels welcome, valued, respected and supported. It’s about understanding and recognising that everyone is unique and central to building a great place to work. This is reflected in the organisation’s values:

  • Integrity
  • Inclusion
  • Innovation
  • Agility
  • Collaboration
  • Commitment

Social Contribution

Leidos has practical partnerships with two key organisations in Australia. Bravery Trust provides financial support to veterans, current and former members of the Australian Defence Force and their families. Since 2017, the company has also partnered with the Australian War Memorial in Canberra to create ‘On Closer Inspection’, a series of augmented reality experiences bringing to life the stories of Australians at war.  The company also enables each employee one day a year to spend volunteering with an organisation they feel passionately about. Additionally, many people also organise local fundraising events such as golf days and trivia nights for causes they believe passionately in.

The recruitment process

The process starts with an online application where candidates will be asked to answer some questions and attach a copy of their resume and other supporting documentation. Once reviewed, successful candidates are invited to complete an online capability assessment which entails a series of questions related to the role they’ve applied to. For example, if you’ve applied to a software engineer role then the questions are going to focus on your problem-solving skills and how you collaborate with others.

The question formats will include a mix of written responses and potentially at least 1 video submission. We’ve gone for a mix to try give each candidate an opportunity to showcase their strengths while keeping our screening stages fast and fair.
When it comes to what we’re looking for, across our early careers roles we are mostly focusing on your passion for technology and solving really challenging problems.

Finally, successful candidates will be invited to attend a face to face interview with a hiring manager and a representative from the recruitment team. These face to face interviews will take place in either Canberra or Melbourne offices. After a successful interview, there are background checks, and then offers are sent out.

Applications open late February and close early April. The recruitment and selection process will commence as soon as applicants submit their online capability assessment. Invites to the final stage face to face interviews will only start to go out after the application close date with expectation of interviews taking place in May. The intended grad program start date is for February 2021 however we are often able to accommodate an earlier start.

Remuneration

Pay and benefits are important considerations in any career decision. So Leidos aims to deliver a robust rewards package that not only provides appropriate remuneration but also helps ensure your physical and mental wellbeing too through a range of initiatives covering lifestyle, wellness, learning and development and recognition. A good starting point is being assigned a mentor to guide and support you through your early career.

Career prospects

At the end of the 12-month program, Leidos graduates transition into roles across the company based on their strengths & aspirations and the needs of the business.

The vibe of the place

Leidos emphasizes the fact that the work is not just interesting, challenging and worthwhile, but that everyone there can really see the impact of their efforts. They encourage curiosity and go out of their way to help graduates get involved and make the most the opportunities the company provides. 

From the Employer:

Leidos – Be the Difference

As a large scale prime systems integrator, our biggest asset is the quality of our 1,400 people. Every one of the Leidos team plays an important part in delivering smart solutions to our customers’ most complex challenges. So we make it our mission to make sure every single person is enabled to do their best work, be inspired by what they can achieve and the impact they can have.

We’re proud of our purpose

Helping to safeguard our fellow Australians is important to work. So, whether delivering important geospatial and imagery systems to the Department of Defence, supporting the IT infrastructure for the ATO or delivering major IT transformation projects to Federal Government, we work closely together with our customers and colleagues to deliver smart solutions that they want to use. Innovative, technically advanced and highly practical.

We’re on the Move

We’re openly ambitious as a business – always looking ahead. And, because we’re so much more than just an IT company, we are able to offer work that’s both interesting and challenging, with a constant pipeline of projects too. As a business, we’re rarely satisfied with a job well done. Instead, we’re always looking for a better way, and that feeling is shared by our people too. Lucky for us that, whilst focusing on our Australian customers, we have all the depth or resources of our large US organisation to draw upon. We’re always learning.

We’re enabled to Thrive

If you are naturally curious, willing to have a go and embrace a challenge, you’ll fit right in. We’ve built a supportive, inclusive and flexible culture where you are trusted to get things done and encouraged to ask questions. At Leidos, our people are empowered to do their best work and are consistently inspired by the impact they can have. This has been especially important over the last year during which we have worked hard to enable everyone – irrespective of where they work – to continue to be collaborative, productive and., above all, safe and healthy.

Graduate Review

Overall Score
4.6
Overall score based on 22 reviews
They Score Best in…
9.1
Culture
9.2
Management
9.2
Office Work Environment
9.7
Work Hours
9.1
Culture
9.2
Management
9.2
Office Work Environment
9.7
Work Hours
What Graduates Say About Them
  • The induction process for graduates is absolutely fantastic; never had I had such great introduction to starting at a company. The company also offers a lot of free food and a mentor I can speak with. Having a mentor has been really valuable for me - I've learned a lot from him. It's clear that Leidos definitely cares about their employees which is good to see and it makes me feel welcomed.
  • There is a decent amount of variety in the tasks I am required to perform. I enjoy the work: it is challenging, I'm learning a lot and everyday I'm interacting with people.
  • Highly ethical! Fun, fair, safe for all, transparent, caring, flexible, consistent in improving and much more.
  • Very generous offer for graduate pay.
  • My managers are fantastic! They are approachable and listen to any ideas I have surrounding the work we're doing. They also answer my never ending list of questions without judgement.
  • Needed a security clearance makes it uncertain what you will be able to work on initially.
  • I have had several opportunities to try different things so far, but have the prospects of more to come. Things change much slower than at uni which is a shift.
  • I've had good managers during my time at Leidos. When I've had a manager who didn't focus on being a mentor or giving feedback I found a mentor in another team member.
  • In the software engineering industry, there is a severe lack of women and that is evident at Leidos. I think there is a focus on acquiring the best people for the job and therefore less of a focus on achieving diversity. There is, however, a diversity of age and ethnicity and we are an LGBT inclusive company.
  • The formal training at the beginning was ok. Nothing spectacular, but I understand its importance nonetheless. The most useful training I've done has been self-enrolled online modules.

Jobs & Opportunities

Locations With Jobs & Opportunities
  • Various locations in ACT & VIC
Hiring candidates with qualifications in
B
Business & Management
E
Engineering & Mathematics
H
Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
I
IT & Computer Science
L
Law, Legal Studies & Justice
S
Sciences
Current Jobs & Opportunities
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Graduate Job

Leidos is pleased to partner with Specialisterne to deliver our Autismworks@Leidos program. This looks to harness the superpowers of autistic people.

Virtual Experience

In this Virtual Experience you will be given the opportunity to work through a mission-critical representative problem, similar to what you would face as a Graduate Software Engineer at Leidos Australia. The Virtual Experience should take 2-3 hours to complete, and consists of a number of mini projects resembling real work scenarios, designed to test and develop your professional skills. As you complete the modules you will unlock model answers, allowing you to assess your performance in real time. This Virtual Experience is a great way of seeing if Software Engineering at Leidos Australia is a good fit for you. The program is free, and can be completed in your own time, from anywhere!

Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
There are always events being held to facilitate mingling with co-workers and celebrating of milestones and there are flexible work arrangements to suit your lifestyle supporting a healthy work-life balance.

Savas Semirli

  • Graduate stories
There are always events being held to facilitate mingling with co-workers and celebrating of milestones and there are flexible work arrangements to suit your lifestyle supporting a healthy work-life balance.

Savas Semirli

  • Graduate stories
For me, this is great for staying engaged, and continuously learning new skills and growing each day.

Luke Franco

  • Graduate stories
For me, this is great for staying engaged, and continuously learning new skills and growing each day.

Luke Franco

  • Graduate stories
There are always events being held to facilitate mingling with co-workers and celebrating of milestones and there are flexible work arrangements to suit your lifestyle supporting a healthy work-life balance.

Savas Semirli

  • Graduate stories
There are always events being held to facilitate mingling with co-workers and celebrating of milestones and there are flexible work arrangements to suit your lifestyle supporting a healthy work-life balance.

Savas Semirli

  • Graduate stories
For me, this is great for staying engaged, and continuously learning new skills and growing each day.

Luke Franco

  • Graduate stories
For me, this is great for staying engaged, and continuously learning new skills and growing each day.

Luke Franco


A Day In The Life Of


  • Day in the life

Laura Perrin

Laura Perrin studied Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) / Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) and is a Graduate Proposal Analyst (2019) at Leidos.
  • Day in the life

Laura Perrin

Laura Perrin studied Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) / Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) and is a Graduate Proposal Analyst (2019) at Leidos.
  • Day in the life

Yanny Li

Yanny Li studied ​a double degree in Engineering and Commerce ​at Australian National University in 2018 and is now a Systems Engineer at Leidos.
  • Day in the life

Yanny Li

Yanny Li studied ​a double degree in Engineering and Commerce ​at Australian National University in 2018 and is now a Systems Engineer at Leidos.
  • Day in the life

Laura Perrin

Laura Perrin studied Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) / Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) and is a Graduate Proposal Analyst (2019) at Leidos.
  • Day in the life

Laura Perrin

Laura Perrin studied Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) / Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) and is a Graduate Proposal Analyst (2019) at Leidos.
  • Day in the life

Yanny Li

Yanny Li studied ​a double degree in Engineering and Commerce ​at Australian National University in 2018 and is now a Systems Engineer at Leidos.
  • Day in the life

Yanny Li

Yanny Li studied ​a double degree in Engineering and Commerce ​at Australian National University in 2018 and is now a Systems Engineer at Leidos.