Hill Air Force Base, Utah

For over 40 years, LinQuest has been a leader in space systems technology solutions for U.S. defense and intelligence communities. We are seeking a Software Systems Technical Lead for an exciting opportunity with our growing team at Hill AFB in Utah to support the Air Force's acquisition of the next generation Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM)the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD).

The Software Systems Technical Lead supports a team of multi-disciplinary strategic weapon system software, computer, and IT-oriented systems engineers and scientists with agile software engineering expertise and technical leadership.

The ideal candidate would provide a mix of software systems engineering expertise, understanding of software development practices, and ability to lead small team efforts.

Responsibilities:

  • Acting as a technical liaison and action officer and supporting integration of the Software Division activities with internal and external stakeholders
  • Acting as software Subject Matter Expert and Peer Reviewer alongside other Software team members
  • Coordinating with other support teams, agencies, and stakeholders in the development and evaluation of systems engineering requirements, specification documents (SRSs and ICDs), processes, plans, guides, and reports as well as technical modeling, simulation and analysis products, and activities
  • Supporting government initiatives towards modern software acquisition and development methodologies such as Agile and DevSecOps.
  • Learning and applying innovative Model Based (Systems) Engineering (MBE/MBSE) approaches to Software Acquisition and Development. Planning, implementing, and leading test-driven development activities, and performing configuration management of related products and activities.
  • Pursuant to Government contract, this position requires US Citizenship status.


Required Education, Experience, & Skills

  • ABET-accredited BS degree in computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, electrical engineering or a related degree
  • Active Secret clearance vetted within last 6 years.
  • 7 years’ directly-related experience (5 years with an MS degree) with industry or government
    Strong task management skills, including experience supervising teams/projects
  • Strong technical writing skills.
  • Strong communication and leadership skills to lead subordinate individuals and teams, and support Customers at the peer-to-senior leader levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a dynamic setting under stressful conditions, aggressive schedules, variable workloads, and shifting priorities.
  • Able to help implement strategic customer guidance by defining and managing tactical tasks with minimal day-to-day direction.


Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Background in software program management, software team lead, scrum master, Agile coach, or engineering/project manager
  • Ability to obtain Top Secret clearance.
  • At least three years’ expertise with Agile/SAFe/Lean development of embedded software for deployed military systems using DevSecOps, including related PM tools and techniques.
  • Documented DoD Agile software development experience, i.e. DAU certifications.
    Familiarity with DevSecOps pipelines and PM tools and techniques operated within a cloud based environment.
  • Experience with computer science, computer engineering, and/or software engineering on ICBM or other USAF weapon systems.
  • Experience with DoDAF-compliant architectures, system requirements analysis, requirements trace management (including DOOR/DNG or other related tool experience), and MBE/MBSE (including familiarity with related tools such as CAMEO and modeling languages such as SysML).


Why join LinQuest?

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


Why Utah? You’ve got to see it to believe it! Utah is an amazing state with diverse geography, an eclectic culture and an exceptional quality of life. We are located north of Salt Lake City at the foot of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains. The area offers an incredible range of outdoors pursuits across the seasons including hiking, climbing, hunting, fishing, camping, boating and world-class skiing at resorts that hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics. The state is home to five amazing National Parks and an easy drive from two more; Grand Teton and, famously, the first National Park in the world, Yellowstone. The Salt Lake City area offers a vast array of cultural activities and businesses including multiple professional sports teams. It is a western states hub for exceptional, cutting-edge medical care with people traveling from across the region for a range of nationally renowned specialty care centers and doctors. The Salt Lake International Airport has expanded and offers easy, direct access to just about anywhere you want to fly.

Why Sentinel? The Sentinel -- formerly Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) -- Program is an enormous and complex “Mega-Project” modernizing the entire ICBM weapon system deployed across tens of thousands of square miles in five states. Without any doubt, Sentinel is one of the DoD’s most important acquisition efforts for the next decade, if not longer. It includes a complete refurbishment of hundreds of aging Minuteman III ICBM facilities to secure and support a newly designed, technologically advanced ballistic missile. It will also provide an entirely new command and control system as well as vast array of required support equipment specifically engineered to operate and sustain the new weapon system over the decades ahead. Sentinel is the Department of Defense’s newest official “program of record,” currently in the Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase of the program. It enjoys broad, strong support at the national level. It is a long-term project -- the weapon system will deploy over a nine-year period beginning in approximately 2026, and remain operational until at least 2075. Sentinel is a career-defining program that will present unique and challenging opportunities that simply are not available with smaller projects.

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.

Hill Air Force Base, Utah

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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