IT Systems Engineer

  • Kingston ACT 2604, Australia
  • Full-time
  • Job Type: Permanent

Company Description

We’re a large scale systems integration company, committed to delivering trusted solutions that help to safeguard Australia. With over 20 years’ local experience and the backing of a 32,000 global network, we currently number 1,000 employees mainly in Canberra and Melbourne. We’re growing fast and are building a business that is focused and fit for the future. Change and innovation are central to the way we work, and we thrive when developing unique, practical solutions to seriously complex challenges.

Leidos Australia is the largest commercial supplier of intelligence services to the Australian Government and provides a number of critical systems integration projects to the Department of Defence. We also deliver service management, including service desk, for the Australian Tax Office, supporting 25,000 ATO end users.

Job Description

Leidos Australia is looking for IT Systems Engineers to join our team based in Canberra, working as part of our talented team of engineers delivering and enhancing mission critical infrastructure, ensuring the highest level of availability, performance, and security. The engineering team collaborates to ensure program engineering performance, supports technical solution development and documentation, and demonstrates superb technical and systems integration competency.

Qualified systems engineers will have a background in IT, computer systems engineering, or systems engineering and analysis. 


You will be responsible for:

  • Eliciting, understanding, and designing against both business and technical requirements, including trade-offs between different requirements, cost/benefit analyses, and affordability of target allocations,
  • Deploying, integrating and testing software products,
  • Initiating, performing and reviewing systems engineering activities, including analysis, design, development, verification and configuration management,
  • Identifying risks and opportunities and developing mitigation plans to minimise program impacts,
  • Engaging effectively with the Systems Engineering team, management, and other teams across the Technical Systems areas, and
  • Performing in-depth technical support and diagnosis of system issues and incidents.


We are looking for a team member who has a strong customer focus, is outcome driven, and has the ability to interpret the needs of our client by bringing the below:

  • A demonstrated ‘can-do’, pro-active approach with the ability to understand the business, identify issues and develop relationships to achieve client objectives,
  • competent analytics and diagnostics for 3rd level problem solving,
  • demonstrated experience with client communications and engagement,
  • demonstrated experience in applying relevant engineering practices, standards and regulations in a rigorous change management environment,
  • ability to work autonomously or with minimal supervision, and deliver completed work on schedule,
  • excellent written and oral communication skills, and
  • 5+ years of experience in relevant technical discipline(s).

Additional Information

This role does require the successful applicant to be an Australian Citizen and be eligible to obtain a Australian security clearance.

At Leidos you’ll enjoy 12 weeks’ paid parental leave as a primary carer, flexible work practices, discounted health insurance, novated leasing and more. Foster your career through complete access to learning and development and mentoring opportunities, we have a strong track record of internal promotion and career transitions. Join a company who acknowledges “People First”.  

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