Space Systems Engineer, #3656

Linquest Corporation El Segundo , CA 90245

Posted 2 months ago

LinQuest is seeking a highly experienced Space Systems Engineer to support the Space and Missile Systems Center Space Superiority Systems Directorate (SMC/SY) STS-2 Engineering and Technical Services contract advisory services to SMC/SY. We work closely with the US Air Force to acquire next generation space and ground systems. We are currently seeking a professional space system engineer to join this expanding team. The individual shall support the SMC/SY Engineering Branch (SYE) with engineering, integration and testing support for space control and related programs. The individual will support the acquisition and development of required statutory and regulatory documentation (as detailed in DODI 5000.02 and AFI 63-101/20-101) as well as any other documents specifically mandated by the applicable SMC/SY Program Manager, the AFPEO/Space, SAF/AQ, and/or OSD leadership. The individual shall coordinate document development and approval with SYE personnel, SY staff, SMC staff, HQ AFSPC, SAF/AQ, and OSD personnel.


  • Provide systems engineering support to the SMC/SY directorate to develop and maintain the enterprise and program technical requirements baseline, including program system specifications and interface requirements

  • Manage the enterprise and program technical requirements

  • Ensure traceability of requirements to program system specifications and interface requirements

  • Interface with stakeholders and external customers to coordinate requirements changes

  • Design and develop Engineering models of space control ground, space and communications systems, with associated interfaces and process flows

  • Coordinate and perform Engineering analysis using satellite engineering tools and analysis utilities

  • Develop, coordinate and manage risk activities

  • Support Earned Value Management activities for baseline management

  • Review and evaluate technical concepts related to space control

  • Conduct trade studies to determine courses of action (COA) and options for space control capabilities

  • Work in an integrated government, contractor and FFRDC environment to effectively organize and accomplish acquisition, engineering, integration and testing tasks


Required Skills:

  • A TS/SCI clearance with a current SSBI, and the ability to be accessed to the customer's programs is required to be considered for this position

  • Strong oral and written communications skill

  • Ability to function in a multi-contractor/customer environment

  • Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to understand new concepts

  • Proficiency in MS Office

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Skilled at prioritization and multi-tasking

  • Ability to travel is required

Preferred Skills:

  • Understanding of Agile/Lean development methodologies

  • Requirements development and analysis using DOORS software

  • Understanding of Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) implementation

Required Experience:

  • A Bachelors Degree in systems engineering, software development or an acquisition management or other engineering related degree.

  • 5+ years acquisition experience at the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) or equivalent. Must be familiar with the space acquisition life-cycle management processes

  • Knowledge of the systems, organizations, personnel, activities and capabilities of U.S. space systems

Preferred Experience:

  • Master's Degree is strongly desired

  • A strong technical background is desired with 10+ years' experience in space systems, operations, satellite and special access programs acquisition

  • 5+ years work in a collaborative team environment developing technical baseline or using engineering applications and simulation models

  • Experience with space or aeronautical systems engineering & integration programs and projects

  • Experience with space control systems and concepts

  • 2+ years of experience in software acquisition desired

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Space Systems Engineer, #3656

Linquest Corporation