What it does: Systems Integration Company – weaving information technology, engineering and science together
Staff stats: 32,000 globally, around 1,000 in Australia
The good bits: Interesting work on real projects that benefits our nation
The not so good bits: The only constant is change
The Leidos Australia Story
Leidos is a Prime Systems Integration company, committed to delivering trusted solutions that help to safeguard Australia. With over 20 years’ local experience and the backing of a US-based global network of 32,000 people, the company currently has 1,000 employees based mainly in Canberra and Melbourne but is growing fast. It’s an evolving business where change and innovation are part of the culture. In Australia, Leidos is made up of a number of business areas working on customer programs alongside shared services teams such as HR, IT, Finance and a busy Business Development team. Together, these ensure the business runs smoothly today whilst gearing up for tomorrow.
The culture is geared towards delivering practical solutions now whilst building the business for the future. Leidos is committed to developing a supportive, collaborative and inclusive environment where everyone’s contributions are valued, respected and rewarded.
This is reflected by the organisations values:
Leidos has practical partnerships with two key organisations in Australia. The Bravery Trust which provides financial support to veterans, current and former members of the Australian Defence Force and their families. The company is also collaborating with the Australian War Memorial in Canberra to create a series of augmented reality experiences bringing to life the stories of Australians at war by creating a never-before-seen perspective of key objects from across Australia’s military history.
The recruitment process
The process starts with an online application form where candidates will be asked to answer some questions and attach a copy of their academic transcript. Once reviewed, successful candidates are asked to complete an online cognitive assessment. This is followed by a short video interview and finally successful candidates are invited to meet a line manager and a representative from Human Resources for a face to face interview. After background checks, offers of employment are made.
Applications open late February and close at the end of March 2018. The recruitment and selection process will be conducted between April and May with final offers being made at the end of May/early June for a start date of January 2019.
The salary is in line with the market and supplemented by a range of training and development opportunities throughout the program. Graduates will also be assigned a mentor to guide and support them through their early career.
At the end of the 12 month program, Leidos graduates typically transition in to roles across the company based on their strengths & aspirations and the needs of the business.
The vibe of the place
Leidos is passionate about the fact that its work is not just interesting and challenging, but benefits Australia as a country. Innovation is a key value and central to the ethos, and change is constant. So there’s plenty of scope to think differently, develop and learn in an environment that’s both supportive and constantly evolving.
Star rating: 3.6
From the Employer:
"Leidos - Trusted to deliver
Our name isn’t the only thing that’s unique about Leidos. We are Australia’s largest commercial supplier of intelligence services to the Australian Government. We provide a number of critical systems integration projects and also deliver services and effective IT solutions. With over 20 years’ proven service delivery in Australia, and the support of our global network, we are growing fast. We are focused and confident and trusted by our customers to deliver innovative solutions to their most complex challenges. For our diverse and talented teams, that means a pipeline of interesting work and the pride of being part of an organisation committed to safeguarding every Australian. For you, that means working on real projects as soon as you are up-and-running.
Our culture - Pushing the boundaries of Possible
We won’t get far using existing ideas, though. We have created an inclusive culture that supports exceptional thinking and are looking for incisive minds like yours to help us weave together information technology, engineering and science skills in to practical solutions. We’ve built our business on the ability to Redefine Possible, and the same applies to your career. Join us and you’ll be one of over 1,000 fellow Australians and 32,000 talented people worldwide who are trusted and empowered to contribute their best. It’s a dynamic and constantly evolving environment, so if you love variety and always rise to a challenge, you should fit right in. We proudly embrace diversity and support our people at every stage of their Leidos journey in terms of inclusion, accessibility and flexibility. So, if you are looking to stretch your potential, build an exceptional career and make a difference, we think you’ll find Leidos Australia is the only place to be."