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Software Associate Degree Program (SWAP)

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Software Associate Degree Program (SWAP) is a three-year development program designed to attract, develop and retain early-career technical professionals in software and cyber-related careers.

Students are accepted in the program before they graduate with their associate degree to accelerate the clearance process and be ready to join Lockheed Martin after graduation.

This unique program is shaped to build participants' technical and professional development skills through:

  • On-the-job Training
  • Technical Development Curriculum
  • Mentoring
  • Tuition Reimbursement

SWAP Checklist

  • Currently enrolled in a related Engineering Associate Degree Program (i.e. Computer Science, Cyber, Network)
  • Aspiration to obtain a Bachelor's Degree
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance
  • Anticipated 2021 A.S. Degree completion

Skills to Develop

  • Languages: C#, C/C++, JavaSE, Angular
  • Platforms: Linux/UNIX, Windows
  • Areas of Focus: Big Data, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning

Application Deadlines:

We have closed our application window for our 2020-2021 SWAP hiring for Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Colorado candidates.

Please check back in early January 2021 for more information on our 2021 SWAP hiring in California! Thank you!

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Fast Facts:

  • Software Development and Cybersecurity are in the Top 15 Most In-Demand Skills in the Workforce (3Q17 through 2Q18).*
  • Lockheed Martin hires more than 100 techies every single week.
  • Lockheed Martin is hiring in Herndon, Virginia, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, Hunstville, Alabama, Sunnyvale, California and Denver/Boulder/Colorado Springs, Colorado

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*Source: Gartner, State of the Labor Market: United States of America, 2019