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LGS Innovations Overview

Herndon, VA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
Aerospace & Defense
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
LGS Innovations is a technology company delivering mission-critical communications products, R&D, and supporting services to U.S. defense, intelligence, and civilian agencies and commercial customers around the world. We create advanced solutions in wireless ... Read more

Mission: To be the preferred and most trusted provider of innovative solutions and technologies that solve the most complex communications and networking challenges of governments and commercial enterprises worldwide.

Company Updates

  • If you’re a college junior, senior or graduate student in Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Physics, LGS Innovations is making available $5,000 scholarships for students who will be enrolled full-time in an ABET-accredited STEM program.
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    LGS Innovations Offers $5K STEM Scholarships for 2019/2020 academic year

    LGS Innovations Offers $5K STEM Scholarships for 2019/2020 academic year For the third year running, LGS Innovations is making available $5,000 scholarships to college juniors, seniors, or graduate-level students who will be enrolled full-time in an ABET-accredited STEM program in Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Physics during the 2019-2020 school year.

  • The Internet of Things has been rightly touted as the next revolution in the mobile ecosystem, and like any revolution it presents many challenges for spectrum management. CEO, Kevin Kelly, discusses in depth about spectrum sharing and solutions for the challenges to overcome. Read more about it here

    What are the key spectrum management challenges posed by the Internet of Things?

    What are the key spectrum management challenges posed by the Internet of Things? The Internet of Things (IoT) has been rightly touted as the next revolution in the mobile ecosystem, and-like any revolution-it presents many challenges. As vendors demand lower-priced IoT components, the IoT will be populated by a massive number of low-cost, thin-margin, spectrum-using devices manufactured by vendors new to the wireless space.

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LGS Innovations – Why Work For Us?

LGS Innovations is a technology company delivering mission-critical communications products, R&D, and supporting services to U.S. defense, intelligence, and civilian agencies, state and local governments, critical infrastructure operators, and commercial customers around the world. We create advanced solutions in wireless communications, signals processing and analysis, optical networking, photonics, routing and switching, and spectrum management.

These solutions drive mission success in Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR), cyberspace operations, and network assurance. By incorporating best-in-class commercial and custom technologies with a full suite of offerings in research and development, engineering, integration, and product applications, our solutions improve efficiency, reduce costs, and provide an information advantage to our customers.

LGS has a history and culture of innovation, and maintains strong ties to our Bell Labs legacy of inventive development. Our intellectual curiosity keeps us on the cutting edge of technology and leverages our 75-year history of creating next-generation communications solutions to support critical operations.

LGS Innovations is a U.S.-owned company headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, with offices across the U.S. and overseas. We employ more than 1,000 associates around the world, including 750 scientists and engineers. Do you have a passion for innovation? So do we. Learn more at

LGS Innovations offers flexibility, an entrepreneurial spirit, and opportunities to grow—all while you  apply your creativity, insights, and expertise in a hands-on atmosphere addressing the unique and mission critical needs of government and commercial organizations.


The culture of innovation fostered at LGS encourages creative thinking and collaboration with your teammates to create state-of-the-market communications technologies and cost-effective networking solutions.

At LGS Innovations, we put a high priority on:

Ideas: We place great value on our most valuable asset - the creative team members who have helped to shape our history of innovation and vision for the future. We provide unique opportunities for our employees to showcase their ideas, including the annual LGS Innovation Initiative, which encourages all employees to submit their ideas for new products for possible corporate investment and development. Employee idea generation and cultivation leads to technological advancements that will enable greater customer satisfaction and establishes a corporate culture of creativity while driving the innovation from the core.

STEM Education: LGS Innovations works with organizations such as USGIF, the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA), the Colorado School of Mines, and many others to support crucial academic developmental skills in the sciences and to build the future of our country’s engineering workforce. We promote early involvement and cross discipline studies within the STEM fields through:

  • Internship and recruiting programs with over 24 educational institutions across the nation.
  • Executive involvement on multiple university advisory boards to encourage and advise on interdisciplinary STEM curricula.
  • “Recruiting Tomorrow’s Engineers Today” pilot program with the Colorado School of Mines
  • $5,000 annual scholarships for college juniors, seniors, and graduate students enrolled in ABET-certified STEM curricula programs
  • Reimbursements to cover employees’ expenses when volunteering to support STEM education programs in their local communities (e.g., robotics and science clubs, fraternity mentorship programs, etc.)

Community Involvement: From school supply drives to a variety of human services activities, LGS employees work with local and national organizations to better the lives of those in our communities. Various drives and fundraisers hosted by LGS Innovations contribute to local needs and services such as food assistance, utility assistance, shelter assistance, transportation to job interviews, and financial counseling.

Veteran’s Support: With a goal of supporting the nation’s troops and bettering the lives of veterans, LGS Innovations has implemented several donation campaigns and fundraising activities that benefit organizations such as Homes for our Troops®, Operation Support Our Troops, the Boulder Crest Retreat, and the Wounded Warrior Project®.


Student-centered programs

LGS supports a variety of student learning programs at the K-12, college, and graduate school levels. No matter where you are in your academic career, LGS student-centered programs allow you to contribute to some of the world’s most mission-critical projects while working side by side with experts in your field of interest.

At LGS you’ll start your career in a meaningful way: serving an important mission that relies on you finding the best way to support innovative breakthroughs.  The LGS work environment is fast-paced and continually evolving, reflecting our passion for delivering unparalleled solutions to our customers.

LGS student programs allow you to gain real-world, complex technical and business experience and make a real impact on the world. Our evolution has been driven by the spirit of innovation that is part of our DNA.  


LGS Innovations offers paid high school and college internships at our offices across the country in a variety of advanced and exciting areas such as wired and wireless communications, networking, optical systems, electrical/mechanical/aerospace engineering, and all manner of signal processing applications and systems/software development.

LGS summer internships are open to high school students who are rising seniors and U.S.-based college students or recent graduates whose areas of study include the above areas, as well as physics, mathematics, or similar STEM disciplines.

In our internship program, you’ll do challenging work in a supportive environment that prepares you for a successful career. 

As an LGS Intern, you’ll enjoy:

  • Well-paid internships on world-leading R&D and product development teams
  • Leadership opportunities in individual or team-based projects
  • Clear objectives and prospects for future opportunities within and across the business
  • Formal end-of-assignment presentation of your innovations, ideas and experiences to an audience of team leaders and executives
  • Eligibility for $2,500 ‘Star Scholar’ award for college-level interns
  • Summer interns may also have opportunities to attend lunch-and-learn sessions and social activities.

LGS Co-op

The LGS Cooperative Education Program (Co-op) is an academically-based program where college students work in a paid, full-time position in areas related to their academic major and career goals. Co-op students alternate a semester of study with a semester of work over the course of their sophomore and junior years.

LGS Academic Fellows

The LGS Academic Fellows program provides a transition path for highly technical, driven college students with a 3.0 GPA (or above) to become full-time LGS employees following the completion of their Master’s program.  As Academic Fellows, students are instructed, mentored, and lead by technical LGS employees on a specified project over a 12-month period. Academic Fellows work a full-time paid summer internship, either before or during semesters of academic study, then continue as part-time interns for 10 hours a week as they complete their degrees.

College Graduates

New graduate? LGS Innovations can provide you with opportunities to put your technical smarts and creativity to work on major-league programs with national visibility. As a new college graduate, you’ll enjoy a variety of opportunities to innovate and solve real-world, complex technical and business problems—all while being mentored and inspired by LGS colleagues.

Sound interesting? Check out our open positions and make plans to visit us at one our recruiting events.

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    I have been working at LGS Innovations full-time (More than 3 years)


    Management cares for their employees and fights for inexpensive health benefits, work-home balance and flex time when possible. This company utilizes ALL my skills and listens to my ideas. The work interesting and challenging, unlike large gov't contractors that provide "cookie cutter" jobs, utilizing a few repetitive skills and tasks.


    Offering ADDITIONAL leadership training for folks that are interested in moving into a management role in their future

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LGS Innovations Interviews



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    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at LGS Innovations (Florham Park, NJ) in October 2017.


    Phone screen by HR, then a phone screen by a software engineer. After that they bring you in for 3 hours of interviews each lasting 30 to 40 minutes of in depth technical questions.

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    • They asked a lot about how I would see myself fitting in to their product line, without a good explanation of the specific products that they develop at that location.   Answer Question
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LGS Innovations Awards & Accolades

  • 2016 Washington Post Top Workplaces, The Washington Post, 2016
  • 2017 Washington Post Top Workplaces, The Washington Post, 2017
  • Top 100, Defense News, 2017
  • 2018 Washington Post Top Workplace, Washington Post, 2018
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