Colorado Springs, Colorado

LinQuest, a leader in space systems technology solutions for U.S. defense and intelligence agencies, has an exciting opportunity for a Sr Operations Specialist to join our team at our office in Colorado Springs, CO.

LinQuest provides innovative technology-enabled services and solutions to national security and industry clients focused on the convergence of C4ISR, information and cyber systems. These services and solutions span the design, engineering, integration, testing, operation and sustainment of critical space, air and ground system capabilities and programs.

LinQuest is an innovative leader within our industry. We provide state-of-the-art software and engineering solutions for national security organizations and the intelligence community. We value team collaboration and individual contributions and are committed to our employees' professional growth.

We are seeking a Sr Operations Specialist to support the SMC/SY STS-2 Engineering and Technical Services contract on Schriever AFB, CO. The successful candidate will provide system engineering (configuration management; data management, test and evaluation, risk and software build management), satellite operations (Mission Planning, On-Orbit Operations, Anomaly Resolution, Mission Analysis, and Disposal Operations) and sustainment advisory services to the Space Superiority Systems Directorate.


  • Provide on-site mission support at the SBSS Satellite Operations Center (SOC) and maintain existing continuity and relationships with space control community stakeholders
  • Monitor sustainment provider performance and coordinate directly with SBSS program manager (located in El Segundo, CA) to prioritize operational and acquisition needs
  • Attend daily operations standup meeting to monitor mission performance
  • Lead Tactics, Techniques, Procedures (TTPs) development for data customers
  • Provide engineering sustainment support Logistics
  • Support meetings and Program Management Reviews
  • Review space vehicle trending reports monthly and track issues by maintaining a watch items list
  • Assist in anomaly resolution (AR) by leading AR meetings; developing fishbone and failure mode analyses; determining root cause; and evaluating work-arounds
  • Manage system configuration by participating in weekly Deficiency Review (DR) Boards, Integration TIMs, and Software Build meetings; processing Form 1067 modifications; assessing/ prioritizing system deficiencies; and managing the ground software development, integration, and test
  • Attend weekly Engineering Review Boards to review operational analyses, TTPs, and system upgrades
Required Skills:

  • Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or related field, or equivalent experience.
  • Experience in satellite operations, weapon system sustainment for classified programs
  • Experience with SAP and Space Control mission areas and programs
  • Minimum of 10 years total work experience
  • Outstanding leadership and organizational skills
  • Strong oral and written communications skills
  • Excellent problem-solving ability
  • Active TS/SCI clearance required
Preferred Skills:

  • Masters Degree is highly desired
  • DoD Acquisition experience

  • Starting salary $100,000 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:

Colorado Springs, 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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