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Intern Software Developer

Be curious. Be the difference.

Leidos makes the world safer, healthier and more efficient through information technology, engineering and science. As a large scale prime systems and services integrator, we turn complex data into usable solutions for our customers. In practical terms, we deliver software applications for a wide range of mission critical systems in the Defence, Health, Civil, and Intelligence domains, with many high profile customers such as the Australian Defence Force, Australian Taxation Office and the Bureau of Meteorology.

Great ideas are our currency and every person here is encouraged to be curious, open-minded and confident in bringing theirs to the table. No matter who you are or where you work, we make it our mission to ensure that you are enabled to do your best work, be inspired by what you can achieve and the impact you can have. Innovation is a key value 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. Leidos has made it a key business goal to ensure everyone feels welcome, valued, respected and supported.

Job Description

Our customers have complex requirements, and expect us to use the latest software development and cloud technologies to meet their ambitious aims, while maintaining the highest levels of cyber security. Often this involves solving problems that can’t be addressed with off the shelf technologies, meaning that we rely on our staff to be well informed, creative and adaptable.

The Leidos paid industry-based learning program is for an initial 12 months. Ideal for students in their penultimate year at university, this offers the chance to turn the theory they have learned into hands-on work experience by working on real projects alongside experienced team members.

Your new role

An average week for an Intern Software Developer could span wide range of activities, including:

  • Designing and implementing efficient, appropriate and correct algorithms, data structures, database definitions, object classes, inheritance hierarchies, user interfaces and other software components;
  • Writing code adhering to quality management principles adopted within the software development environment, including development of unit and system tests and peer code review;
  • Building software releases, installing and configuring software required for project delivery;
  • Writing and reviewing relevant documentation;
  • Collaborating effectively in a team of engineers maintaining and developing software;
  • Meeting project deadlines for delivery of software modules; and
  • Being responsible for identifiable areas within developed applications.


About you and what you’ll bring

This role is ideal for someone who is completing a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related discipline, such as:

  • Bachelor Software Engineering
  • Bachelor Information Technology
  • Bachelor Information Systems
  • Bachelor Computer Science
  • Bachelor Computing

Along with your education and any practical experience, Leidos values individuals who use their initiative and seek to understand the business and develop relationships based on respect.

What you’ll enjoy…

As a Leidos intern, you will be working on interesting and challenging projects. Students who are successful in completing an internship, and based on performance, are likely to be offered casual/part time employment whilst they return to their final year of studies and ongoing full time employment upon successful completion of their degree.

Additional information

Successful candidates must be Australian Citizens, and be eligible to obtain and maintain an Australian Government Security Clearance.

At Leidos, we proudly embrace diversity and support our people at every stage of their Leidos journey in terms of inclusion, accessibility and flexibility. We look forward to welcoming you.

At Leidos you’ll enjoy 12 weeks paid parental leave as a primary carer, flexible work practices, discounted health insurance, novated leasing and more. We have a strong track record of internal promotion and career transitions.

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  • Job type:Internships
  • Disciplines:

    Computer Science, Defence, Engineering Software

  • Work rights:

    Australian Citizen

  • Work from home:

    Hybrid remote

    Hybrid remote

    Employees are allowed to work remotely some of the time but most of the work is done at the company’s physical office. Remote work is considered a perk or a privilege. For example, an employee may work from home for 1-2 days per week.

  • Locations:


  • Program Duration

    12 months




    Feb 2023 (approx)

  • Closing Date:7th Aug 2022, 1:59 pm


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