Colorado Springs, Colorado

LinQuest is seeking a Satellite Communication System Narrowband Subject Matter Expert (SME) to support the Headquarters Space Operations Command (HQ SpOC) Deputy Commanding General – Operations (DCG-O) SATCOM Mission Area Team (MAT) located at Peterson Space Force Base in Colorado Springs, CO.

The work requires a comprehensive knowledge of Narrowband satellite communication systems, satellite transmissions, management, satellite system control, and operational procedures to support the Command’s Enterprise SATCOM efforts.
US Citizenship and an active TS/SCI clearance is required to be considered for this job.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide requirements, operations, sustainment, and engineering technical analysis and support for the SpOC Enterprise SATCOM architecture for Narrowband SATCOM systems
  • Review, coordinate, and advise on SATCOM operating processes and procedures and provide technical support of material system development and fielding
  • Provide technical operational/engineering expertise for resolution of operational issues/problems related to space, ground and terminal segments.
  • Develop and interpret broad DOD Space, and Satellite communications policies and regulations, existing policies, and regulations in relation to HQ USSF program goals and objectives.
  • Provide analysis and recommended methods for improving efficiency of satellite communications functions through modifications and applications of evolving technology, developing tactics, techniques, and procedures
  • Analyze technical functions of satellite payloads and ground station architectures, especially in the areas of Spectrum Management and Electro-Magnetic Interference Resolution.

Required Skills/Experience:

  • 5+ years of SATCOM Narrowband operational experience
  • Experience within a major headquarters staff, Navy Satellite Operations Centers, Consolidated SATCOM System Expert or Regional SATCOM Support Center expertise, Satellite Operations Squadron
  • Ability to work with both internal and external senior leaders, offices, directorates, and action officers.
  • Able to work with, and appropriately protect, classified and proprietary information
  • Methodical mindset: Able to follow troubleshooting protocols, solve problems and clearly document solutions
  • Experience with providing strategic advice, technical guidance, analysis and recommendations.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare quality products including briefings and staff packages for senior leaders.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and turn staff products rapidly in a dynamic environment.
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite.
  • Strong people skills, especially patience and a calm voice
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • An active TS/SCI clearance with SAP eligibility is required to be considered for this position

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • BA/BS or MA/MS Degree
  • Experience with SATCOM systems/platforms (e.g.UFO, MUOS)
  • Headquarters experience in the US Space Force, US Air Force, Combatant Command, Space Operations Command, Space Systems Command or equivalent
  • Experience with Joint- or Service-level strategy and/or concept development
  • Experience with Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS) processes
  • Strong communications skills with the ability to communicate at a strategic level as many of the products are produced for senior leader review including USSF Senior Leadership and Congress.
  • In-depth knowledge of joint, interagency and service requirements and capabilities (and requirements process).

• Starting salary ranges from $100,000 to $115,000 depending on relevant experience and qualifications.

Benefits: LinQuest offers comprehensive and competitive benefit offerings to our team members to include medical, dental, vision, retirement, paid time off, company paid life insurance, and more! For additional information please visit:

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.

Colorado Springs, Colorado

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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