El Segundo, California

LinQuest is seeking a motivated and experienced Acquisition Life-Cycle Logistician to join our 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 subcontractor teammates.

We provide acquisition, engineering, technical analysis and subject matter expertise (SME) support to the Space Systems Command (SSC) for current and future system designs, development, architecting, testing, operations, and sustainment. As a member of our team, you’ll work with Space Force personnel and system developers to acquire large space communication systems for the Department of Defense.


  • Support Systems Engineering & Integration activities for satellite communications (SATCOM) programs at the Space Systems Command (SSC), El Segundo, CA
  • Assist in acquisitions with Lifecycle Logistics subject matter expertise.
  • Assist in development of Market Research, Go-Ahead briefings, Early Strategy & Issues Session briefings, Acquisition Strategy, Acquisition Strategy Review Board decisions, Acquisition Strategy Panel decisions, Acquisition Strategy approval, Justification and Approval document, Solicitation Review Board decisions, Request for Proposal documents, Fact finding and Technical Evaluation assistance, Business Clearance documents, Contract Clearance documents, Performance Work Statement/Statement of Work documents, Contract Data Requirements List (CDRL) documents, Contract Security Classification Specification (DD254) documents, System Security Engineering requirements, Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan, and other related documents.
  • Provide logistics planning, analysis, assessment, requirements verification, technical writing and review of documentation, and integration for SATCOM programs during the acquisition lifecycle; assess programs against the Integrated Product Support Elements
  • Develop logistics documentation that includes an Acquisition Strategy Panel, Developmental RFP Release decision, and Milestone B decision
  • Evaluate system design and testing of reliability, availability, and maintainability-cost metrics to achieve user requirements in mission capability and monitor system performance for improvements
  • Develop, assess, evaluate, and coordinate logistics planning documents to implement a logistics life cycle product support strategy for system fielding, such as Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS) products, Life Cycle Sustainment Plan (LCSP), Depot Source of Repair(s) (DSOR), Depot Maintenance Activation Plan(s) (DMAP), policy/instructions, hardware/software licenses and warranties, sustainment concepts, technical orders (TO) verification, training plans, contractor Provisioning Parts List (PPL) and sparing, system support plans, support agreements, System Transition Plan
  • Regularly participate in and facilitate integration/schedule/logistics forums for existing and emerging SATCOM programs such as logistics working groups, Integrated Logistics Support Management Team (ILSMT), Depot Maintenance Activation Working Groups (DMAWG), provisioning conferences, and Product Improvement Working Groups (PIWG); report progress status/issues/potential impacts and resolution options; manage tasks/actions to closure; and capture information and present in an integrated schedule of events and milestones for senior leadership review
  • Support transition to operations and sustainment activities, and assess operations and maintenance readiness for program Depot activation, operational acceptance decisions and Initial Operational Capability (IOC) declaration
Required Skills:

  • BA or BS degree in engineering, physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, network and telecommunications
  • Proficiency in Defense Acquisition System (DoDI 5000.02)
  • Proficiency in Integrated Life Cycle Management (AFI 63-101/20-101)
  • Proficiency in project planning
  • Proficiency in the 12 Integrated Product Support Elements
  • Proficiency in requirements management
  • Strong interpersonal skills, communication (oral and written), and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to clearly articulate ideas, recommendations and options to customers, senior leaders, and stakeholders
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)

Preferred Skills:

  • MS in technical field or course work in military acquisition logistics
  • Professional certifications (INCOSE) such as INCOSE CSEP or ESEP
  • DAWIA Certifications, such as Program Management Level 1, Life Cycle Logistics Level II
  • Familiarity in Contract Data Requirements List development, Data Item Description tailoring, Performance Work Statement/Statement of Work development, Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) development, or Contract Security Classification Specification
Required Experience:

  • 5+ years’ experience in in DoD acquisition and life cycle management, sustainment, and transition
  • US Citizenship and the ability to obtain a DoD SECRET Security Clearance are required for the position

Preferred Experience:

  • 10+ years’ experience in in DoD acquisition and life cycle management, sustainment, and transition
  • Experience writing and delivering technical documents and briefings
  • Experience working an DoD ACAT-1 space acquisition program
  • Experience in satellite communications systems
  • Active DoD SECRET/TS SCI clearance

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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