Global firm celebrates its arrival at renowned tech hub
SAN ANTONIO, TX — Leidos, a FORTUNE® 500 science and technology leader, recently held a grand opening event for its new facility at the Port, where representatives from across government and industry welcomed the company as it launched a new operation in the heart of the region's fastest-growing tech hub.
Leidos is at the forefront of new tools and technologies that span the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets — delivering secure, innovative IT solutions that enable resilience and responsiveness at the speed of mission. Home to cyber experts working on some of today’s most pressing and complex challenges, Leidos is the latest organization to join the Port and bolster its reputation as a pivotal and powerful base for innovation, agility and technological advancement.
"Leidos is an industry leader in providing technical solutions for the government, whether it's the Department of Defense or the intelligence community," said Leidos Senior Vice President Anil Tailor. "We're truly excited to have a footprint at the Port next to our customer space."
"In this location, Leidos is going to be specializing in systems engineering, software engineering, software development and RF engineering, so there's going to be some high-tech work that we're doing here," said Leidos Account Manager Rick Lipsey. "Opening up a campus here on the Port was key to us because it puts us right in the middle of an ecosystem that the Port has built that brings together government and industry in working on the kinds of technologies that Leidos specializes in."
As the region's largest tech hub, the Port's 1,900-acre innovation campus is already home to an array of industry leaders — such as the Air Force's national cybersecurity headquarters (16th Air Force) and other renowned names in aerospace, space science, robotics and numerous applied technologies — that require a wide range of capabilities to safeguard their operations and digital assets against emerging threats to the nation's critical infrastructure.
"We have some tremendous assets - everything from the 16th Air Force and the wings that support them to the intelligence community in the corporate sector, and our academic partners - here on the campus and throughout our community," said Port San Antonio President and CEO Jim Perschbach. "Port San Antonio offers a lot of advantages, particularly for companies who do an awful lot of work with our Federal government."
Thanks to a vast and growing array of highly specialized commercial and industrial spaces — combined with strategic business and talent development support — industries based at the Port are connecting with one another as they deliver technological innovations that are transforming mature industry sectors regionally, nationally and globally.
"Leidos is very much interested in developing the next generation. We know that's important for the nation, and it's important for us as a company," continued Lipsey. "We appreciate what the Port has done with STEM. That's going to be useful as we develop a recruiting pipeline and look to hire more people into high-tech jobs here."
"We're looking to hire computer scientists, network engineers, cybersecurity operators...high-tech, high-paying jobs that we want to bring into the Port," said Taylor.
Leidos is one of the many Port-based operations currently hiring talented individuals to help advance their missions. Click here to view current opportunities campus-wide, and see the video below to see how Leidos is helping our nation's servicemembers transition into rewarding and fulfilling civilian careers.
Image credit: Mark Sobhani.