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Linquest Corporation Engineering Support Specialist II in Chantilly, Virginia


Position Summary:

LinQuest is pursuing a new opportunity providing System Engineers and Program Management Support to a NRO customer. The customer is seeking new ideas and experiences to energize its engineering activities. This is an outstanding opportunity to support the next generation of satellite systems. We are seeking Spacecraft, Space, Ground and Launch System Engineering experience supporting USAF, RCO or NRO systems. Together we will work as a team to provide technical, engineering and programmatic expertise to the organization. In this role you will actively support enterprise level architecture analysis, engineering studies, and the acquisition of new systems.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Advise Senior and Mid-Level managers on SE and acquisition decisions to include investment strategies, portfolio priorities, SE reviews (TIMS, CDR, etc.) and risk assessment of project execution

  • Provide technical and cost assessment of developer proposals, technical reports, design artifacts, and program

  • Conducting studies and analysis focusing on specific operational issues such as Mission assessment, optimization, operational tools and resource management

  • Participating in conceptual development, provide optimization and transition testing, CONOP development and training for new operational capabilities

  • Providing technical analysis, test planning and execution support for complex engineering field tests and studies

  • Providing analysis of complex signal collection problems considering viability, performance and implementation

  • Interfacing with government and contractor points of contact in formal and informal settings

Required Skills and Experience:

  • BS/BA with 4+ years of systems engineering supporting USG or Commercial Space Systems (to include knowledge of with Architectures, CONOPS, Requirements generation, testing and operations).

  • Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Math, or related scientific or technical discipline desirable.

  • Past SETA experience and familiarity with USG Operations, Requirement Development, Sensors and Analysis of Space/Ground Systems.

  • Strong customer service/teaming, data gathering/analytical skill; able to collaborate across functional teams

  • 4+ years of experience supporting space acquisitions, development and operations.

  • Active TS/SCI Clearance (with a current SSBI favorably adjudicated within the last 5 years)

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • MS in Engineering, CS, or management

  • TS/SCI clearance with CI Poly

  • Experience in engineering and/or acquisition of Intelligence Community (IC) and/or DoD spacecraft systems

  • Experience with USG Satellite Systems and Activities

  • Knowledge of IC and/or DoD acquisition roles, processes, and/or program management

Why LinQuest?

LinQuest Corporation has a stellar 40-year track record of providing end-to-end system-of-systems (SoS) architecture definition, engineering design, integration and test, and operations expertise to enable full lifecycle development and deployment of pre-eminent Space, Air, Land, Sea, Ground, and Cyberspace game-changing capabilities across US DOD and IC Customers’ portfolios. Unique combination of in-depth domain knowledge, lessons learned-honed best practices, and mission-specific applications of principles, tools, and techniques of Digital Engineering (DE), DE Ecosystem (DEE), and Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) set LinQuest apart from the competition to consistently deliver stellar high-value results for our customers. LinQuest’s corporate vision and values place the employee at the center of utmost customer satisfaction, strategic business growth, and tactical execution excellence. Our employees’ creative and inspirational drive, sense of fulfillment of personal and professional growth, and tightknit camaraderie within and across lines of business are essential in gaining and maintaining exceptional LinQuest corporate-wide results of new business awards and renewed contracts.


LinQuest offers comprehensive and competitive benefit offerings to our team members to include medical, dental, vision, retirement, paid time off, tuition reimbursement, company paid life insurance, and more! For additional information please visit: https://www.linquest.com/careers/our-benefits


Licenses & Certifications


  • TS/SCI Poly

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)