El Segundo, California

LinQuest is seeking aProject Systems Engineer to lead one of our project teams 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 lead a Systems Engineering team defining and developing the next generation of ground systems that will provide robust resource management for satellite communication supporting the US Space Force's Military Communications & Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Directorate of the Space Systems Command Military Satellite Communications. You will lead 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. You will direct team leads who lead and support working groups responsible for: leading technical discussions, resolving and identifying risks and requirement gaps, developing briefings, and tracking action items.

The MILSATCOM Systems Engineering, Integration, and Test (MSEIT) effort provides leading edge Systems Engineering & Integration (SE&I). We support the US Space Force’s acquisition of state-of-the-art Military 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.


  • Lead a project team consisting of multiple disciples, including systems engineering, integration, and test systems engineers, as well as scheduling, risk, logistics, and CM/DM
  • Apply Model Based System Engineering (MBSE) to support development of technical baselines
  • Analyze system requirements that define the technical baseline and verification of the technical baseline
  • Work with Government and contractor personnel to close gaps in flow of customer requirements down thru the system and component levels
  • Direct team leads who support Government/Contractor Working Group meetings by creating briefings, leading discussion, and writing minutes, to resolve risks, requirements gaps, and action items
  • Review proposed changes to the technical baseline for impacts to enterprise capabilities and to cross-stakeholder integration concerns
  • Facilitate review of program documents by providing comments, compiling other reviewer comments, and working with contractor to adjudicate the comments.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert to assess technical issues and to prepare briefings to U.S. Space Force management
  • Support management of risks, issues, interdependencies, identifying schedule disconnects and conflicts, developing action plans for resolution, and assisting the Government in executing selected solutions

Required Skills:

  • BS degree in engineering, physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, or network and telecommunications
  • Understanding of the discipline and practice of Systems Engineering through the system lifecycle phases of concept, development, production, and transition to operations and sustainment
  • Familiarity with Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), DOORs and other tools used to support requirements development and traceability
  • Working knowledge of Agile methodology
  • Demonstrated organization capability with ability to handle competing priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to clearly articulate ideas, recommendations and options to customers, senior leaders, and stakeholders
  • Strong interpersonal skills, communication (oral and written), and presentation skills
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize tasks, and quickly adjust in a rapidly changing environment
  • Solid analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Active Secret clearance

Required Experience:

  • 2+ years’ experience in technical leadership of an SE&I effort
  • 10+ years’ experience in DoD space systems
  • 10+ years’ experience with system requirements, architecture, test, verification, and/or analysis
  • 4+ years’ experience with MILSATCOM, such as AEHF, Evolved Strategic SATCOM, EPS, Protected Tactical, WGS, and FAB-T programs

Preferred Skills:

  • Certifications in Systems Engineering (INCOSE ESEP, CSEP)
  • Certifications in MBSE (OCSMP)
  • Certifications in Project Management (PMP)
  • Familiarity and experience in Jira and Confluence
  • Active Top Secret clearance with SCI preferred


  • Starting salary ranges from $130,000 to $150,000 depending on relevant experience and qualifications.

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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