El Segundo, California

For over 40 years, LinQuest has been a leader in space systems technology solutions for U.S. defense and intelligence communities. We have an opportunity for a Senior Launch Project Engineer in El Segundo, CA.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide expert technical and program management support to USG satellite SPO managing engineering and launch integration effort and prime contractors, with SMC Launch Enterprise and launch service providers
  • Interface with USG Launch Range elements and establish support agreements that meet satellite SPO and prime contractor requirements
  • Collaborate with mission partners and negotiate agreements for shared responsibilities
  • Define readiness process and plan for space segment for launch
  • Ensure prepared for and successfully execute launch site payload processing and ultimately launch
  • Propose strategy and generate contractor statements of work for Early Interface Studies with Launch Service Providers, change proposals, and final Launch Integration
  • Evaluate and negotiate contractor proposals for Launch integration engineering and processing
  • Facilitate negotiation of space vehicle to launch vehicle interface requirements in the best interest of the SV SPO
  • Manage technical and programmatic risk associated with launch integration
  • Evaluate contractor performance and provide assessment to SPO


Required Education and Experience:

  • BS Degree and minimum of 9+years relatedexperiencein systems engineering and requirements management. A Master's Degree requires 7+years and a PhD requires 4+ years of related experience.

Required Clearance:

  • Must have a current/active Top Secret SCI with a current background investigation within five (5) years and consent to a polygraph examination.
Required Skills:

  • Experience must also includesatellite integration andtest and processing

  • Requiresbasic understanding of launch vehicle missions, performance and processing

  • Experience working in USG SPO with other support contractors

Why work for LinQuest?

You support critical missions. LinQuest supports you.

LinQuest values people first. We are committed to a culture of diversity, inclusion and respect. This defines who we are and how we work together and with our customers.

LinQuest has one of the most abundant benefits packages in the industry. We offer everything from a flexible work schedule to comprehensive medical, life and voluntary coverage options.

  • Best-in-class PTO -Increases with years of service, up to 25 days/year
  • 401(k) which offers 100% immediate vesting on company contributions. Company match of 100% of the first 3% of team member contribution plus an additional 3% annual company contribution.
  • Education Reimbursement
  • Student Loan Support
  • Year End Shutdown -Enjoy holiday time with family during our company paid year end shutdown period.
  • Medical (4 Competitive Plans)
  • Dental (2 Comprehensive PPO Plans)
  • Vision
  • Company Paid Long Term and Short Term Disability
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Health Spending Accounts (HSA)
Culture of Recognition: An employee and leadership recognition and development program that is crafted to acknowledge and celebrate your success and provide you with and build professional esteem within our client's organization
Professional Development:Multiple opportunities for personal and professional development through internal training & certification programs.
Flexible Work Schedules!We believe in work-life balance

COVID-19 Compliance Guidelines:

As a federal contractor, all LinQuest team members must comply with Executive Order 14042- Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, which includes 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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