El Segundo, California

LinQuest is seeking a Systems Integration Engineer to join our team at the Los Angeles AFB, CA.You will work on the systems engineering and integration (SE&I) contract in support of the US Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), Launch Enterprise Systems Directorate (SMC/LE). This effort includes overarching integration of launch and range programs which will require interfacing with both the EELV and any future SMC/LE launch systems.

SMC/LE is the guardian of assured access: launching when and where the nation needs it. SMC/LE's vision statement is to be the most respected and innovative space lift team, delivering mission success while enabling a robust U.S. launch industry This capability provides assured access to space for the nation. SMC/LE's mission also includes mission assurance and launch safety.

The position is full time on-site at Los Angeles AFB and requires an active DoD TS/SCI. You will work onsite, co-located and closely integrated with the Government Customer.


  • Overarching systems integration effort for launch verification and integration with associated launch support systems across all existing and new acquisition programs falling under SMC/LE and the EELV enterprise.
  • Conduct of concept trade studies for launch and other relevant subjects as determined by SMC/LE
  • Support of Mission Manifest Office (MMO) operations relating to mission manifesting. These activities may involve supporting MMO cooperation with DoD, Intelligence Community, Civil, and Commercial agencies
  • Support to AFSPC studies and Analysis of Alternatives (AoA) for future launch systems (e.g., Space Enterprise Vision/Space Warfighting Construct)
  • The development, technical assessment, and update of SMC/LE launch service acquisition strategies, request for proposals, and supporting documentation for USG review
  • Providing of master schedules that integrate acquisition tasks for new EELV contracts as required
  • Support to continuous innovation and process improvement to include ongoing assessments of SMC/LE performance and recommendation of innovative ways to improve that performance

Required Skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to participate in cross-functional planning for launch integration
  • Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills
  • Development of launch integration plans
  • Clear and concise written, verbal communications and presentation skills
  • Ability to clearly articulate ideas, recommendations and options to the customer
  • Ability to coordinate with numerous stakeholders/customers from DoD agencies to commercial industry
  • Knowledgeable in the use and application of MS Office suite – specifically project, word and excel

Preferred Skills:

  • Participation in launch readiness assessments
  • Ability to work in a constrained environment, under pressure with multiple deadlines and deliverables
  • Detail oriented and the ability to organize, prioritize and address multi program schedules simultaneously

Required Experience:

  • BS degree in electrical or mechanical or aerospace engineering, or a related scientific or technical discipline
  • 10-15 years of relevant experience in launch integration
  • An active TS/SCI is requred to be considered for this position
  • Detail oriented and the ability to organize, prioritize and address multiple program schedules simultaneously
  • Ability to learn and adapt to the use of new tools that may be used in future LE activities

Preferred Experience:

  • MS in electrical or mechanical or aerospace engineering, or a related scientific or technical discipline
  • Participation in USAF launch processing
  • Experience with DoD or USAF acquisition processes

El Segundo, California

LinQuest delivers performance excellence across the Air, Land, Sea, Space, and Cyberspace domains. We provide highly valued, state-of-the-art and cost effective technical solutions to the U.S. government, civil and commercial customers. LinQuest's services and products span the engineering, testing, operation and sustainment of critical capabilities and programs ranging from intricate systems and architectures to highly complex enterprises comprised of families of systems. LinQuest integrates technical and operational domain expertise with process discipline and delivers superior performance across the life cycle of programs.

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