El Segundo, California

LinQuest is seeking a Senior Acquisition Support Specialist 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.

You will join a Systems Engineering team defining the next generation of space communication systems supporting Space Force Military Satellite Communications. You will support Systems Engineering & Integration activities in a multidisciplinary and collaborative environment. You will interface and collaborate with SE&I team members, contractors, government civilians and members of the USSF to provide acquisition management development and support.

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. We support the Space Force’s acquisition of state of the art Military Satellite Communications systems, providing global secure 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.


  • Provide DoD acquisition planning for SATCOM mission acquisition contracts
  • Keep up-to-date with the latest developments in DoD acquisition policy
  • Interface and coordinate with Government program office personnel and other stakeholders
  • Lead and support development of acquisition strategy documents
  • Create detailed technical and programmatic acquisition plans to achieve successful DoD milestone decisions
  • Develop acquisition documentation, such as Statements of Work, Requests for Proposals, contract attachments, Source Selection Plans, and acquisition schedules
  • Coordinate and participate in source selection activities
  • Form teams and execute acquisition plans leading up to successful contract awards
Required Skills

  • BS in technical field, such as engineering, math, physics, and computer science
  • Demonstrated understanding of DoD acquisition policies and processes and ability to apply DoD policies to program plans
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with DoD customers
  • Strong interpersonal skills, communication (oral and written), and presentation skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Current and active Secret clearance is required to be considered for this position
Required Experience:

  • 10+ years DoD acquisition experience
  • Past experience leading DoD acquisition programs through major milestone decisions
Preferred Skills:

  • MS degree
  • Certifications in DoD acquisition
  • Current TS/SCI clearance
Preferred Experience:

  • Space acquisition experience
  • MILSATCOM experience
  • Systems engineering experience
Compensation:The salary for this position ranges from approximately $130,000 to $150,000 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: https://www.linquest.com/careers/our-benefits

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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