El Segundo, California

LinQuest is seeking a motivated and experienced Systems Engineer to join our Systems Engineering & Integration (SE&I) team in El Segundo, CA.

LinQuest is the prime contractor on the MSEIT contract. By applying to this position, you are in consideration for LinQuest employment. However, you also have the option to be hired by one of our small business teammates (ENSCO or nLogic).

LinQuest provides leading edge SE&I services to develop and acquire communications satellites, terminals, and control stations for the Space Force’s Space System Command (SSC). These systems provide essential global secure, survivable, and protected communications for national security. We provide acquisition, engineering, technical analysis and subject matter expertise (SME) support toward current and future system design, development, architecting, acquisition, testing, operations, and sustainment support. As a member of our team, you’ll work in a highly collaborative work environment of small teams with Space Force personnel and system developers to ensure our program is a success.


  • Directly support the SE&I Prime Contractor’s Enterprise Requirements/Technical Baseline Lead.
  • Manage the activities associated with development and flow-down of requirements for Space, Command and Control (C2) and Gateway terminals
  • Assist in the development and flow-down of requirements for a large space based processed communications system
  • Work with configuration management and technical SMEs/book bosses in developing and tracking Change Proposals
  • Review proposed hardware/software implementations that would satisfy program requirements and providing feedback to the customer
  • Assist and review models and analysis in support of development and flow-down of requirements
  • Assess proposed baseline changes for impacts to requirements and verification.
  • Support the customer with verification tracking to ensure the developer and source requirements are adequately verified
  • Ensure effective requirements integration across space and ground, hardware and software, and all other aspects of systems and organizations within the Enterprise
  • Integrate activities over the lifecycle of systems within the Enterprise including pre-contractual, development and production, as well as operations and sustainment
  • Interact with the prime contractor and government leads to ensure that all system requirements and interfaces are consistent and valid across the Enterprise
  • Develop acquisition and technical requirements-related briefings, plans, papers, and other documentation in support of SMC decision making.
  • Collaborate with prime contractors, other support contractors, government civilians, and members of the U.S. Space Force
Required Skills:

  • BS degree in engineering, physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, or network and telecommunications
  • Familiarity with Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and tools used to support requirements development and traceability
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills associated with engineering discipline
  • Demonstrated organizational capability with ability to handle competing priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to clearly articulate ideas, recommendations and options to customers, senior leaders, and stakeholders
  • Strong interpersonal skills, communication (oral and written), and presentation skills
  • Capable in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Must have a minimum of an active SECRET clearance to be considered for this position

Preferred Skills:

  • Professional certifications. such as INCOSE CSEP or ESEP
  • MBSE certifications such as OCSMP
  • Agile, Scrum master certification
  • Top Secret clearance

Required Experience:

  • 10+ years’ experience in systems engineering, integration, and/or test
  • 3+ years’ experience in the area of satellite communications
  • 1+ years’ experience in a role requiring coordination with stakeholders and customers for requirement development

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience in satellite and/or ground systems development
  • Experience in satellite hardware/software development

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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