Lockheed Martin plans to expand its offices in Victoria, Australia to accommodate a new engineering division that will cater to information communications technology services delivery in the Asia-Pacific region.
The new hub in Clayton suburb is intended to double the workforce at Lockheed Martin Australia’s facilities in Melbourne and operate under the company’s Sondra Barbour-led information systems and global solutions business, Lockheed said Monday.
The defense contractor already employs 150 people in the Dandenong and Glen Waverley suburbs.
It expects the $8 milion investment to open high technology jobs to Victoria state's ICT graduates and upgrade local skills, particularly in cyber, mobility and big data technologies.
“Following the recent signature of an $800 million contract to transform the ICT environment for the Australian Department of Defence, Victorian staff will play a key role in not only advancing that capability but also providing support for the customer over the next decade,“ said Anne Mullins, vice president for global solutions at Lockheed Martin IS&GS.
Lockheed indicated that this support will encompass the areas of large-scale ICT services, cybersecurity, applications development and data management.