El Segundo, California

LinQuest is seeking a Principal Systems Engineer to join our team in El Segundo, CA.

Join a small, hand selected systems engineering team defining the next generation of space communication systems supporting the Space Force Military Satellite Communications. You will support Systems Engineering & Integration (SE&I) activities in a multidisciplinary and collaborative environment. You will work onsite, co-located and closely integrated with the Government Customer. We seek a technical individual who has the initiative to work independently and will thrive in a highly collaborative environment of small teams.


  • Manage the technical requirements baseline with an emphasis on interface definition
  • Coordinate and participate in integration testing, analysis and reporting to verify requirements and interface compliance
  • Lead for space and payload system requirements verification artifacts
  • Support verification artifacts for the ground system interface
  • Work closely with stakeholders to identify and provide solutions to related risks and discrepancies

Required Skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and participate in cross-functional planning, coordination and task execution across the spectrum of systems engineering and integration activities
  • Strong interpersonal and team-building skills, as well as clear and concise written, verbal communications and presentation skills
  • Familiarity with software systems integration, test, verification, and validation
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize tasks, and quickly adjust in a rapidly changing environment
  • Willingness to learn DOORS scripting
  • Must have an active TS/SCI clearance to be considered for the position

Preferred Skills:

  • Proficiency in satellite communications for DoD and/or commercial applications, including waveforms, protocols, and architectures
  • Lead analyses for special studies using orbital modeling and mathematical software tools, e.g. STK and Matlab

Required Experience:

  • MS degree in electrical or aerospace engineering, or a related scientific or technical discipline
  • 3+ years of relevant experience
  • Experience with satellite communications
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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