El Segundo, California

LinQuest is seeking an entry-level Software Engineer to join our team in any of the following locations: El Segundo, CA.

You will join a Software Development team defining, designing and implementing the next generation of space communication systems supporting the United States Space Force’s satellite communications (SATCOM). You will support Systems Engineering & Integration (SE&I) activities in a multidisciplinary and collaborative environment. The Software Engineer will interface and collaborate with SE&I team members, contractors, government civilians and members of the USSF. This entry-level role may allow for a rotation program that enables broad exposure to multiple aspects of software development activities, including: emulators, test systems, algorithm implementation, and DevOps development.

The MILSATCOM Systems Engineering, Integration, and Test (MSEIT) effort provides leading edge Systems Engineering & Integration (SE&I) for the Space Force’s Space Systems Command (SSC). We support the Space Force’s acquisition of state-of-the-art satellite communications systems, providing global secure, survivable, and protected communications for our nation’s warfighters. We seek technical individuals who will thrive in a highly collaborative work environment of small teams, using the most modern tools and methodologies to tackle the challenges of integrating complex space and ground communications systems.


  • Implement software in a language such as Java, C, or Python
  • Deliver production code at a regular cadence using Agile techniques, tools, and methodologies
  • Collaborate with Software Architects, Software Engineers, Cyber Security experts, and Data Scientists to develop artifacts
Required Experience:

  • BS in technical field, such as engineering and computer science
  • Demonstrable understanding of software architecture and algorithm implementation and tradeoffs
  • Strong interpersonal skills, communication (oral and written), and presentation skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • 6 months or more experience in software development, to include internships and academic projects
  • US Citizenship and the ability to obtain a Secret clearance are required for the position
Preferred Experience:

  • 1+ year of professional or internship experience in software development (writing, debugging, integrating, and testing)
  • Familiarity with agile development
  • Familiarity with Jira and Confluence
  • Familiarity with cloud architecture systems
  • Familiarity with relational and non-relational databases
  • Secret clearance

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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