"The people of EDS help customers from the smallest credit union to the world's largest corporation apply technology to its fullest."
— Corporate spokesman

Microcomputers, Midrange and Mainframes
PL/I, C, COBOL, 4gls
Professional services Large shop


EDS provides a variety of professional services to clients in the manufacturing, insurance, finance, retail, transportation, health care, energy, and telecommunications industries as well as local, state, and U.S. government agencies. Founded in 1962, EDS now has over 70,000 employees. Corporate headquarters are in Dallas, Texas. In 1984, General Motors (GM), based in Detroit, Michigan, acquired EDS and created an independently operated subsidiary. EDS revenues exceed $7.1 billion.



The data processing environment varies from one EDS project to the next, depending on the customer's requirements. EDS uses software, such as PL/I, C, COBOL, and fourth-generation languages, on platforms which include distributed, personal computer, midrange, mainframe, and open systems.

Individuals may work in systems engineering, management, finance, human resources, or sales and marketing.


EDS employees work at sites throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, including Herndon, Alexandria, and Springfield, Virginia; Bethesda, Maryland; and the District of Columbia. Travel requirements depend on the employee's position and the contract. Overtime may be required for some positions.

EDS offers professional career opportunities, technical challenges, and competitive salaries.

EDS provides a major medical plan, dental coverage, company-paid life insurance, retirement, and stock purchase plans, child care and adoption assistance programs, and a deferred compensation plan. Because of the relationship with GM, EDS has a car purchase program that allows employees to buy GM automobiles at substantial discounts.

EDS promotes from within and offers competitive salaries, paying for performance rather than seniority. The company offers continuing education opportunities through professional and technical courses, ranging from leadership training to advanced technical instruction.


In addition to having the appropriate experience required for the position, potential employees should be results-oriented, committed to excellence, and have a solid track record. Depending on the availability of openings, EDS hires qualified entry-level people for a variety of professional development programs. Candidates should have a 4-year college degree in any major field of study, with a 3.0 GPA, technical aptitude, and good communication skills. New employees are found through employee referrals, job fairs, unsolicited resumes, campus recruiting, and advertisements.


For more information, call or send your resume.

(703) 742-1744


Eastern Region Recruiting

13600 EDS Drive, Dept. 1517

Herndon, Virginia 22071

Copyright 1993. Vandamere Press. Covin’s Washington Area Computer Job Guide