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System Engineering Support at LinQuest Corporation

System Engineering Support

LinQuest Corporation Chantilly, VA Full-Time


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.


  • 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:

  • 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

  • 5-20 years of experience supporting space acquisitions, development and operations.

Desired Skills:

  • 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

Required Experience:

  • BS/BA with 8+ 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.

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

Desired Experience:

  • MS in Engineering, CS, or management

  • TS/SCI clearance with CI Poly

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.


Licenses & Certifications


  • TS/SCI

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 contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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