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 delivers 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.

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.

E-Verify® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. This business uses E-Verify in its hiring practices to achieve a lawful workforce.

LGS Innovations is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with LGS Innovations and need special assistance or an accommodation to use our website or to apply for a position, please send an e-mail with your request to Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.


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 Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts 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
  • 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®.
  • STEM Scholarships: Each year, LGS offers five scholarships of $5,000 each to college juniors or seniors or graduate-level students pursuing a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) degree.

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.”

Mike Geller – Group President, Applied Research and Technology

Mike Geller – Group President, Applied Research and Technology

“LGS teams accomplish a great deal. Each engineer makes an impact on the projects that they have. The people who work with us and for us have a great passion for what they do”

Ed Eldridge, Group President, Network Integration and Services

Ed Eldridge, Group 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.”

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