Careers at LGS

LGS Innovations is seeking leaders and professionals in engineering, research and development, program management, the sciences, and systems architecture who are committed to addressing our customers’ communications challenges. We are a rapidly growing company looking for creative, intelligent, and entrepreneurial individuals who place great value on their work and contributions both to the company and to the nation. We work to develop our talent from within, and promote diversity across our workforce.

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.

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An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.



LGS Innovations provides its employees with competitive compensation packages and a full range of benefits including medical, dental, life insurance, a 401(k) plan, tuition assistance, and an Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

Our benefits include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life Insurance
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability
  • 401(k) plan
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Vacation
  • Holidays
  • Unpaid and Paid Leaves of Absences
  • Employee Discounts

Company Culture

LGS Innovations offers flexibility, entrepreneurial spirit, and opportunities for growth along with the ability to apply this insight and expertise to address the networking and communications needs of government and commercial organizations worldwide, ensuring that customers receive the highest quality products, services, solutions, and research and development.

Our company culture provides the opportunity to think outside the box and work together 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 personnel who have helped to shape our history of innovation and vision for the future.  The LGS Innovation Initiative encourages employees to submit their ideas for corporate investment and development. Employee idea generation and cultivation leads to technological advancements that will enable greater customer satisfaction, establishing a corporate culture of creativity while driving the innovation from the core.

STEM Education: LGS Innovations has worked with organizations like the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA), the Colorado School of Mines, and many other organizations to support crucial academic developmental skills in the sciences and help build the future of our country’s engineering workforce. We help 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

Community Involvement: From school supply drives, to human services activities, to work with local and national organizations that seek to better the lives of those in the community, LGS employees look for ways to benefit those around them. 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®.

Why Work Here

LGS Innovations CEO Kevin Kelly on Career Selection

LGS Innovations CEO Kevin Kelly on Career Selection

“Look to the future. Look 10 years down the road. Ask yourself what you would deem a success when you reflect on your career choices.”

Mike Ross – Principal Member of Technical Staff, Senior System Architect

Mike Ross – Principal Member of Technical Staff, Senior System Architect

“When Hurricane Katrina happened, we got a call on Friday night to send our equipment down. On Saturday we were unloading our equipment. On Sunday we were flying around saving people from their roofs. It was nice to be there first hand, knowing our equipment was making a difference.”

Ed Eldridge, Vice President, Network Integration and Services

Ed Eldridge, Vice President, Network Integration and Services

“There is a sense of family, a sense of pride in ownership and pride in serving customers, and a dedication to the mission of the company as well as to the customers.”

Linda Braun, Vice President, Photonics Applications & Development

Linda Braun, Vice President, Photonics Applications & Development

“Working here is collaborative; the LGS family culture. Everybody works together.”

LGS is hiring at our offices across the country and abroad. Check out highlighted offices in Westminster, CO and Florham Park, NJ.

Intern Program

Summer STEM Internships at LGS Innovations

Looking for a summer internship where you can apply your computer science, cybersecurity, or engineering knowledge on real-world programs? Want to learn how to build solutions in high demand by government and commercial customers? Look no further than LGS Innovations, the leader in advanced networking and communications solutions.

LGS Innovations offers paid summer internships at our offices across the country in a variety of advanced and exciting areas in 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 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.

As an LGS Intern, you’ll enjoy:

  • Competitively compensated internships on world-leading R&D and product development teams
  • Leadership opportunities in individual or team-based projects
  • Eligibility for $2,500 ‘Star Scholar’ award

Summer interns may also have opportunities to attend lunch-and-learn sessions and social activities.

Sound interesting? Check out our open positions and make plans to visit us at one our recruiting events. Some of the schools we are visiting in 2017 include:

  • Georgia Tech
  • Rose-Hulman Inst. of Tech.
  • Univ. of Colorado Boulder
  • Univ. of Virginia
  • NC State
  • Univ. of Illinois - Chicago
  • University of South Florida
  • NYU/Poly
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst.
  • Cornell Univ.
  • BYU
  • Dartmouth College
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • Fairleigh Dickinson/Drew Univ./College of Saint Elizabeth
  • Johns Hopkins Univ.
  • The College of New Jersey
  • Colorado State Univ.
  • N.Carolina Agriculture & Tech. St. Univ.
  • Virginia Tech
  • Cooper Union
  • University of Maryland- College Park
  • Stevens Institute of Technology

For more information on LGS Internships, please contact Krista Hadley at (303) 920-6686.

LGS Innovations is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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