El Segundo, California

LinQuest is seeking a NAVWAR Systems Engineer with technical experience to join the Position Navigation and Timing (PNT) Enterprise Systems Engineering & Integration (SE&I) Navigation Warfare (NAVWAR) team in El Segundo, CA.

The PNT Enterprise SE&I Team provides engineering, technical analysis and subject matter expertise (SME) support for the Global Positioning System (GPS) supporting the Space Systems Command. The NAVWAR team provides systems engineering and analysis services to include system development, enterprise and system architecture, acquisition, testing, operations and sustainment support for existing and new capabilities. As a member of our GPS SE&I team, you’ll work in a high-paced environment with Air Force personnel and system developers to ensure GPS remains the gold standard for position, navigation and timing.


  • Interfacing with the GPS NAVWAR Team and responsible for interfacing with all three segments of GPS (Space, Control, and User) Integrated Project Teams (IPTs) and/or external agencies by providing technical expertise and systems integration for enterprise key management, GPS Mission Planning and scheduling, and Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module (SAASM) and M-code system level integration
  • Authoring and reviewing the technical requirements on all aspects pertaining to GPS NAVWAR, including reviews of contractor documentation, development of interface control and system level documentation, and Concept of Operations (CONOPS) for SAASM and M-code system level capabilities
  • Providing technical support for the SAASM Mission Planning System (SMPS) program, GPS Control Segment Sustainment Programs, and the Modernized GPS Space, Control, and User Segment Programs. Duties will include support for acquisition activities/milestones, technical evaluations, design reviews for software and hardware, and contractor/government testing
  • Providing technical support to the GPS Cryptography team by interfacing with government, government contractors, external agencies on topic including GPS key generation, key validation, test data material generation and distribution, and supporting system level test planning, test execution, and test reporting
  • Developing and updating software to support NAVWAR activities
  • Tracing GPS NAVWAR requirements through the technical baseline

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Math, or Science
  • 4+ years of overall Systems Engineering experience
  • Demonstrated understanding of System Engineering practices, techniques, and procedures
  • Demonstrated experience working with or for the government on a government Space systems program
  • Demonstrated experience writing and delivering technical documents and briefings
  • Demonstrated experience with developing or evaluating software
  • Extremely motivated individual who is a self-starter and works well in a team environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills to enable working, interfacing, and interrelating with diverse personnel and dynamic teams
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills, specifically attention to detail
  • Ability to obtain a DOD Secret clearance is required to be considered for this position

Preferred Experience:

  • Current active Top Secret Clearance
  • GPS experience is highly desired
  • Experience and familiarity working with DoD acquisition organizations
  • Experience working specifically on a Systems Engineering and Integration contract.
  • Experience analyzing and resolving proposed technical changes to technical baseline (i.e., interface documents, specifications documents, architecture products) using sound systems engineering discipline
  • Experience and familiarity working with cryptography and cryptographic systems
  • Experience and familiarity with reviewing and editing Government documents
  • Experience with developing or evaluating software in C/C++
  • Experience with creating test plan, test execution, and test reporting
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.

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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