Aurora, Colorado

LinQuest is seeking a Mission Processing Curriculum Development and Instruction (CDI) professional instructor to join a high-performance team supporting the Missile Warning Space Delta 4 and the Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) mission in Aurora, Colorado (Buckley AFB). Active TS/SCI security clearance is required to be considered for this position.

The desired candidate will possess current knowledge/experience, familiarity with the SBIRS weapon system, experience with the government client, recent experience in SBIRS Block 20 Mission Processing spacecrew operations, and possess instructor qualifications and certifications.


  • Support development of the SBIRS Space Mission Force (SMF) operations training curriculum (to include lesson plans, visual aids, study guides, performance scripts, and knowledge tests) using U.S. Air Force Instructional Systems Development (ISD) processes.
  • Perform classroom and performance-based instruction for Mission Qualification Training (MQT), Continuation Training (CT), Advanced Training (AT), Difference Training (DT), and Instructor Qualification Course (IQC) training sessions.
  • Aid and support the development of spacecrew governing documentation such as Ready Spacecrew Program Tasking
  • Memorandums (RTM), Master Task Lists (MTL), training program presentations, and Patriot Excalibur (PEX) system processes.
  • Document student performance and progress in U.S. Space Force-mandated database systems (e.g. PEX).
  • Operate the Standard Space Trainer (SST) to conduct operations training sessions in both scripted and ad-hoc sessions.
  • Create and update SST training scenarios to facilitate performance-based training outlined in the training course Individual Plan of Instruction (IPOI).

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Recent SBIRS Block 20 Mission Processing operations experience in Space Delta 4 or 710th Operations Group to include the 460th Operations Support Squadron, 2d Space Warning Squadron, 4th Space Warning Squadron, 8th Space Warning Squadron, or 11th Space Warning Squadron
  • Must have AF Instructor qualifications: completion of AF-level instructor course such as the Basic Instructor Course, Air Force Instructor Course, and Instruction Systems Design Fundamentals or Department of Defense (DOD) equivalent.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in curriculum development/instruction in either SBIRS or a similar system.
  • Possess knowledge and experience with Instructional Systems Development (ISD)
  • Must have and maintain SBIRS mission qualification on the current software baseline.
  • Ability to work projects unsupervised
  • Strong writing, speaking and briefing skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • Active TS/SCI clearance


  • Starting salary ranges from $78,000 to $88,000 depending on relevant experience and qualifications


  • LinQuest offers comprehensive and competitive benefit offerings to our team members to include medical, dental, vision, retirement, paid time off, company paid life insurance, and more! For additional information please visit:

Aurora, Colorado

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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