Colorado Springs, Colorado

LinQuest is seeking a motivated and experienced Cybersecurity Test Engineer to join our team of diverse Global Positioning System (GPS) Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I) experts in Colorado Springs, CO. An active DoD Secret security clearance is required.

The GPS SE&I Team provides engineering, technical analysis and subject matter expertise (SME) support to the GP Directorate. As a member of our cybersecurity team, you’ll work in a high-paced environment with Space Force personnel and system developers to ensure GPS remains the gold standard for position, navigation and timing.


  • Implement Cybersecurity best practices for GPS information systems and networks
  • Verify adherence to all applicable Space Force, DoD, and National Security System (NSS) Cybersecurity policies over the fulllifecycle ofGPS mission systems
  • Conduct reviews, manage documentation, and take necessary actions to ensure that GPS mission systems achieve and maintain a positive Authorization to Operate (ATO) status under the Risk Management Framework (RMF)
  • Assess cybersecurity implications for all proposed and implemented technical baseline changes. Brief organizational leadership on status and concerns, then recommend Courses of Action (COAs). Ensure that changes are implemented securely, without degradation or disruption tocritical mission operations
  • Provide Cybersecurity Subject Matter Expertise to help government personnel assess policy changes and formulate responses to higher headquarters USSF and DoD Requests for Information (RFIs)

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Engineering or related technical degree
  • 3+ years of professional experience in the Information Assurance (IA) or Cybersecurity (CS) with hands-on testing experience
  • An active DoD Secret security clearance is required to be considered for this position
  • Penetration testing certification needed such as Certified Ethical Hacker, PenTest+, GPEN, etc.

Required Skills:

  • Basic understanding of the principles and implementation of RMF, how it impacts the development, deployment, and secure operation of DoD IT systems
  • Knowledge of vulnerability identification and risk analysis techniques for IT systems
  • Experience conducting system security posture assessments utilizingSecurityTechnical Implementation Guides (STIGs) against a variety of operating systems and devices (Windows, Linux, Cisco, etc.)
  • Proficiencyanalyzing Security Controls Assessment (SCA) reports, prioritizing findings, andcreating mitigation plans
  • Ability to effectively communicate complex technical concepts to both technical and non-technical personnel, organizational management, and government counterparts to ensure that important mission decisions are made with a clear understanding of cyber considerations


  • Starting salary ranges from $80,000 - 120,000 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:

COVID-19 Compliance Guidelines: As a federal contractor, all LinQuest team members may be required to comply with Executive Order 14042- Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, which may include mandatory vaccination and ability to provide proof of vaccination status prior to start of employment. Additionally, team members are expected to comply with all safety protocols related to mask wearing and physical distancing while in covered contractor workplaces. If applicable, prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement through LinQuest Human Resources and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment.

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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