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Leidos Careers

Reston, VA
10000+ employees
Company - Public (LDOS)
Aerospace & Defense
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The ... Read more

Mission: Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business.

At Leidos, our mission is to make the world safer, healthier, and more efficient ... Read more

Company Updates

  • COVID-19

    Coronavirus is on everyone's mind with the effects being felt around the world. Please know that we're taking all necessary measures to safeguard our employees, customers and the communities in which we live. With that in mind, we have canceled all face to face career events. We are hosting career events virtually, using online chat tools to continue hiring safely and securely. You can find available virtual career events at https://career-events.leidos.com. We use telephone meetings and online chats via Brazen to conduct interviews. We do not conduct interviews or extend offers via text or chat based social media, such as WhatsApp or MySpace. As a company, as a country, as a world, we have confronted challenging moments before. We are confident that, guided by our values, the strength of our community and the commitment to the important work we do, we will find our way through this. We will do this with the care and concern for one another and the common good that defines us. Please keep those impacted by the virus in your thoughts.

  • The National Airspace System's Integration Support Contract (NISC III) for the Federal Aviation Administration has more than 1,000 highly skilled employees in several disciplines. Here's why we're hiring often and how you can get involved!

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Leidos – Why Work With Us?

Technologies to keep pace with ever-evolving threats

The Intelligence Group uses a wide range of capabilities in Enterprise IT, Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to support our customers’ mission and defend against evolving threats around the world. 

Our intelligence capabilities provide seamless transition from strategic to tactical levels, integrating novel methods into current operations and leveraging big data architectures and analytics that allow users to provide critical decision support at revolutionary speed.


Solving Mission-Critical Problems to Help Secure America

Leidos helps the U.S. military, Department of Defense, and federal law enforcement respond to some of the biggest threats to our national security.

Leidos’ national security efforts span every branch of the military and support the full spectrum of military operations – from peace keeping and humanitarian missions to major conflicts. We also help the U.S. Department of Defense, the FBI, and other agencies combat terrorism, cybercrime, and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

Whether helping the U.S. Army enhance night vision capabilities, the Air Force train far-flung units online, or the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command enable seamless, secure multimedia connectivity, our technical expertise lets U.S. forces work safer and smarter.

Leidos also develops products and applied technologies for anti-terrorism and Homeland Security efforts – inspection systems to scan cargo for contraband, portable X-ray systems to inspect suspect packages, even software to assess the human consequences of technological and natural disasters.

Advancing technology solutions for civil agencies and commercial markets

The Civil Group is a trusted mission partner on the Antarctic ice, in space, and across the critical infrastructure in between. 

Our talented employees solve technical challenges and implement newfound efficiencies on a number of citizen-facing programs including those that enable scientific discovery, power homes and businesses, guide air traffic, streamline tax returns, protect digital footprints, contain environmental incidents, heighten port security, and equip humanitarian missions.


Improving care and reducing costs for health care organizations 

In the age of value-based care, Health IT  is just one component of our role in the continuum of care. From the research bench to the patient bedside, we integrate engineering, science, and clinical insights with technology to develop impactful, outcome-based solutions. Our mission is to contribute to creating a healthier world.

Recognized as a Top 10 Health IT provider, Leidos draws on decades of success to deliver a range of solutions and services designed to meet the healthcare challenges of today. A company of scientists, engineers, and technologists, we deliver a broad range of customizable, scalable solutions to hospitals and health systems, biomedical organizations, and every U.S. federal agency focused on health.

Leidos works with customers across the continuum of care to improve clinical, operational, and financial outcomes with innovative solutions that advance the next generation of care.


What you do, where you work, and who’s on your team are important. After all, you spend a lot of your time and energy at work.

Challenging and Important Work
Leidos employees are smart people focused on solving the world's most-daunting challenges. The work requires insight, ingenuity, and commitment to the field.

National Security
Apply your skills and talents to work that not only contributes to the safety of the United States, but to the safety of the world. In the past, we’ve helped:

  • Enhance night-vision technologies.
  • Train troops around the world over the Internet.
  • Support anti-terrorism efforts.
  • Combat cybercrime and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

Solve some of the most significant challenges facing federal, state, and local health entities, as well as the commercial health industry. Join Leidos to:

  • Pioneer research to prevent cancer and HIV.
  • Build databases that redefine electronic health records.
  • Architect the secure exchange of biomedical data.
  • Develop training systems for first responders.

Help us solve important problems for commercial, government, energy, and utility customers, as well as lenders and developers. As part of our engineering team, you could have the opportunity to:

  • Design and build LEED™ certified, sustainable facilities.
  • Help customers comply with environmental laws and regulations.
  • Manage water resources and help ensure a clean, safe water supply for the future.
  • Discover and develop alternative energy sources and technologies.
  • Support homeland security, defense, law enforcement, transportation, power grid, water, public health, finance, and agriculture infrastructure.

Work-Life Balance
Balancing your work time and personal time is essential to your success. We make it easier for you to find the balance you need through a variety of programs, including:

Commuter Benefits
We’ve earned the "Best Workplace for Commuters™" designation from the U.S. EPA and the U.S. Department of Transportation. This designation recognizes companies that offer benefits like free or low-cost bus passes, strong telework resources, and vanpooling.

Telework Benefits
We value our employees, no matter where they’re located. From home or the office, you can stay connected with your team and clients with support for telework from your managers and our IT group.

Employee Networks
Leidos’ networking programs empower employees to share ideas and best practices, as well as mentor each other. Our Women's Network and Multicultural Network are each a forum for learning and understanding.

Grow with us. We offer resources for professional development and learning, complemented by flexible career paths and an inclusive environment.

Professional Development
Where do you want to be in 5 years? 10 years? 15 years? At Leidos, you can customize your professional development around your goals.

Individual Development Plan

When you join Leidos, we’ll encourage you to create an Individual Development Plan (IDP). Through the IDP tool, you set your career goals, plan learning experiences, and track your own progress. Your IDP is a living document, refined with the help of your manager, that you revise, update, and revisit throughout your Leidos career.

Career Path Programs
Take advantage of our:

  • Science and Engineering Career Path
  • Project and Program Management Career Path
  • Systems Engineering Career Path
  • Project Controls Career Path

We also offer career development resources for other professional categories, including:

  • Line and Program Management
  • Technical Fields
  • Business Development and Marketing
  • Intel and Defense Analysis
  • Functional and Administrative

Leidos Reviews

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    There are many, many different programs to work on in many different disciplines. It makes it easy to look internally for other opportunities.


    Depending on the program, the team structures can be heavy with middle management that lakes direction for the technically trained staff.

    Advice to Management

    There have been great opportunities for me to continue training and learning on the job. Keep fostering those training opportunities!

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Leidos Photos

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Leidos photo of: Leidos CEO Roger Krone attends a town hall meeting to answer questions and explain his vision for the future of the company.
Leidos photo of: Within 2 months, hundreds of Leidos employees volunteered over 1,000 hours at 24 Habitat For Humanity projects from coast-to-coast.
Leidos photo of: Leidos employees marched to help raise money and awareness for the homeless families assisted by Reston Cornerstones at the 3rd Annual Help the Homeless Walk
Leidos photo of: Leidos CEO Roger Krone visited with Leidos employees and their families following a D.C. United game for employee appreciation day at RFK Stadium.
Leidos photo of: Leidos employees supported Paralyzed Veterans of America at Heroes Day during the Washington Nationals baseball game.
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Leidos Interviews



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    Negative Experience


    I applied online. I interviewed at Leidos.


    I was contacted 2 separate times for the same position by 2 different recruiters. Their email asked me to answer a bunch of questions. Did it twice and both times they never responded back to me. That's not how you treat candidates especially someone who is applying for your recruitment department.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your current situation? What interested you about this position?   Answer Question
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Leidos Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2018
  • Washington Technology Top 100, Washington Technology, 2018
  • World's Most Ethical Companies Ethisphere, 2018, Ethisphere, 2018
  • Best Places to Work 2018, Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 2018
  • Best for Vets Employers, Military Times, 2018
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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