Chantilly, Virginia

LinQuest is seeking a Advanced Plans Systems Engineer SME to join our team in Chantilly, Virginia.


  • Provide support in architecture and requirements development for VSPO programs and their integrated performance within the broader enterprise
  • Support studies, trades, and analyses required for future acquisition planning in (communications architectures, communications link budgets, availability, reliability, geolocation, SIGINT performance capabilities, Electro-Optical performance capabilities, radio frequency interference (RFI), resiliency, RF signals, orbit selection and optimization, mission basing assessments and processes, segment response time, cross-program studies, computer network design, and remote operations)
  • Support system concept and trade studies related to development of Space and Ground Element related technologies for insertion into designated VSPO programs, to include evaluation of technology maturity level, insertion strategies, mission benefit, cost estimate, and risk to baseline VSPO programs
  • Provide support for payload enhancements, to include trade studies, development, integration and test, verification, and integration with a space vehicle
  • Support frequency management activities for current and future VSPO systems, to include maintenance and analyses associated with existing frequency allocations and all activities necessary to request new or modified frequency allocations

Required Experience:

  • BS degree in a technical field with abet accreditation is required to be considered for this position
  • 5+ years of Space Systems experience in communications architectures
  • Must have an active TS/SCI clearance with polygraph to be considered for the position

Preferred Experience :

  • Master or PHD in a technical field with abet accreditation is required to be considered for this position
  • Space systems architecture and requirements for VSPO programs

Chantilly, Virginia

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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