LinQuest

  • California, USA

LinQuest Corporation provides innovative and cost-effective services and solutions to national security and industry customers focused on the convergence of C4ISR, information, and cyber systems in support of the Warfighter. We are leading the way for national security and commercial space integration, developing innovative solutions to tomorrow's challenges today.

 

 

Matthew Stearns

$50,000 - $90,000 yearly
LinQuest Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA, USA
Feb 28, 2019
Full time
Description LinQuest is seeking a Cyber Security Systems Engineer II to join our team in Vandenberg, CA. The Cyber Security Engineer’s primary function is working within Special Access Programs (SAPs) supporting SMC and AFSPC acquisition programs. The position will provide “day-to-day” support for Collateral, Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) and Special Access Program (SAP) activities to meet NIST Cybersecurity requirements for system assessment & authorization.     Responsibilities: Support or lead a team of System Security Engineers and Certification and Accreditation Analysts responsible for ensuring the customer’s national and international security interests are protected as acquisition systems are designed and tested Chair and or Co-Chair customer and SAP community IA working groups, participate in SSE IPT reviews Perform oversight of the development, implementation and evaluation of information system security program policy; special emphasis placed upon integration with existing SAP network infrastructures Provides expert level consultation and technical services on all aspects of Information Security Review SSE related designs and provides security compliance recommendations Develop and provide IA risk management recommendations to the customer Provide SSE support for Mission and Training systems design and development Assist with development and maintenance of the Program Protection Plan & Cybersecurity Strategy Assist with site activation activities and design reviews Represent the Government Program Manager in various SSE related working groups, advisory groups, and advisory council meetings Requirements Required Skills: Must be familiar with security policy/manuals and the appropriate ICDs/JAFANs/DOD Manuals and other guiding policy documents Must meet position and certification requirements outlined in DoD Directive 8570.01-M for Information Assurance Technician Level 3 and Information Assurance Manager Level 2 within 6 months of the date of hire Full understanding of Risk Management Framework (RMF) and Joint SAP Implementation Guide (JSIG) processes for system accreditation, along with legacy (DITSCAP, DIACAP) processes Must have the ability to work in a dynamic environment and effectively interact with numerous DOD, military/civilian personnel and industry partners Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) Possess a high degree of originality, creativity, initiative requiring minimal supervision Willingness to travel within the organizational Area of Responsibility (AOR) (note - could be extensive, and will include both air and ground transportation)   Required Experience: Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline or equivalent additional experience (4 years) 8-10 years total experience, including minimum 4 years’ experience within SCI or SAR environment. Minimum 2 years of SAP relevant experience highly desired. Eligibility for access to Special Access Program Information US Citizenship and an active TS/SCI clearance and a willingness to take a CI Poly is required to be considered for this position
$40,000 - $60,000 yearly
LinQuest Los Angeles, CA, USA
Feb 28, 2019
Full time
LinQuest is seeking an IT Administrator to join their team in the Los Angeles Corporate office.  The candidate will be responsible for implementing, maintaining and managing LinQuest cloud services in Microsoft Azure and Office 365. The ideal candidate has strong technical skills, is highly motivated, detail-oriented, takes initiative and is able to juggle multiple projects concurrently.  The position requires technical understanding and knowledge of latest network technologies, security devices, ability to perform independent analysis, and communicate with the IT team, and management.  Candidates will get exposure to a large variety of systems and software packages and hardware technologies.      Responsibilities: Implement and manage Azure and O365 services, including: Azure MFA. Exchange Online. Azure AD Premium. Azure AD Application Proxy. Azure AD Identity Protection. Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS). Intune and Mobile Device Management. Exchange Online Advanced Threat Protection. Deploying Servers and Infrastructure to Azure Tenant. Manage licensing for the above services.  Test and deploy new solutions and cloud services as they become available Requirements Required Skills: A minimum of 3 years' hands-on experience in Information Technology is required Experience with TCP/IP, and the ability troubleshoot complex network related problems This role requires a team player with excellent technical support experience, and strong customer service experience. At minimum of A+, Security+, or similar certification US Citizenship is required to be considered for this position      Preferred Skills: Hands on experience working in the IT field Experience managing cloud services  Experience with vendor management  Experience with project management Experience with Cisco networking     Required Experience: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent 5+ years implementing and supporting Azure and Office365 services. A thorough understanding of Microsoft cloud technologies     Preferred Experience: MCSD: Azure Solutions Architect or MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. Experience with PowerShell for O365 administration. Experience managing O365 licenses. Experience implementing Azure AD SSO for SAAS applications using SAML. Experience with ADFS and Azure AD Connect. Working knowledge of Exchange, Windows servers, Active Directory and VMware products  Salary dependent on experience.     Matthew Stearns
$30,000 - $45,000 yearly
LinQuest Los Angeles, CA, USA
Feb 28, 2019
Full time
LinQuest is seeking a Help Desk Support individual to join our team at our Corporate office in Los Angeles. This person will assist LinQuest employees with technical support of desktop and laptop computers, applications, and related technologies. Support includes installation, and testing of computer systems and peripherals within established standards and guidelines.  Activities require interaction with application software, and operating systems to diagnose and resolve problems. This candidate’s responsibilities require independent analyses, communication, problem solving, and good judgment.    This position requires technical understanding and knowledge of latest network technologies, security devices, ability to perform independent analyses, and communicate with the IT team, and management.   Candidates will get exposure to a large variety of systems and software packages and hardware technologies rather than simply be focused on one area. Ideal candidates should be self-motivated and able to work independently.     Responsibilities:   Work with vendor support contacts to resolve technical problems or warranty related problems with computer equipment and software Efficiently and professionally assist end-users with resolving hardware and software issues reported through the help desk system in a timely manner Provide support with implementing and enforcing information systems security posture, security policies, standards, and methodologies  Help plan, and upgrade systems and services as needed to keep them up to date Help ensure all computer systems meet company standards and keep them compliant Perform installation, configuration, and ongoing usability of laptop computers, peripheral equipment, and security software within established standards and guidelines Assists in development and implementation of new systems, technologies, and policies Assist with preparation and maintenance of documentation  Identify, recommend and participate in process improvement initiatives Requirements Required Skills:  This is not an entry level position, a minimum of 3 year hands on experience in the field of Information Technology is required Experience with computer deployment technologies, and Windows 10 Operating Systems Experience with TCP/IP, and the ability troubleshoot complex network related problems This role requires a team player with excellent technical support experience, and strong customer service experience. At minimum A+, Security+, or similar certification US Citizenship is required to be considered for this position.    Preferred Skills: Hands on experience working in the IT field Experience with Cisco networking technologies is a plus Experience with vendor management  Experience with project management Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience  Salary dependent on experience.     Matthew Stearns
$60,000 - $80,000 yearly
LinQuest Los Angeles, CA, USA
Feb 28, 2019
Full time
LinQuest is seeking a seasoned Business Development professional to join our team in Los Angeles. This candidate should be a self-starter with a strong track record of success in end-to-end business development tasks, to include customer relationship management, developing and gathering information on pipeline pursuits, and qualifying pursuits for further capture. This position will report to the LinQuest Director of Business Development and Accounts Management Division and will support business development efforts for the Space Systems Engineering and Integration Group and across diverse customer markets. The successful candidate will be responsible for expanding our customer pipeline of new business from identification to shaping, through the handoff to the capture management organization and proposal. Primary office location in Los Angeles, CA, with support to other geographic locations as needed. Responsibilities Responsible for all aspects of business development to include identifying and acquiring new business, with an emphasis on promoting opportunities to the capture management phase for specific identified opportunities. Develops a robust strategic opportunity pipeline of business 6 months to 2 years out. Establishes leads/contacts within various customer communities. Leads efforts to capture government contracts through client relationships, effective proposal development, bid strategies and productive teaming. Tracks, obtains information for, and updates opportunity status information in LinQuest’s Customer Relationship Management database. Develops and provides company awareness/capabilities briefings, attends opportunity Industry Days and participates in customer one-on-one meetings, and provides information for bid/no bid decision making. Interfaces with LinQuest technical, program management, contracts, finance, and proposal personnel in preparation of technical and price proposals. Works closely with other LinQuest business developers, capture managers, and line managers in a cooperative and constructive fashion. Works with recruiters to identify personnel for proposals and, when programs are awarded, engages in staffing activities with the program manager (if available) and recruiting to quickly staff initial positions Requirements Required Skills:  Understanding of the new business pursuit lifecycle, with emphasis on opportunity assessments. Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to create and sustain excellent long-term customer relationships. Ability to work effectively both independently and in a collaborative team environment. Ability to qualify and mature opportunities throughout the pursuit lifecycle, gather information, meet gateway requirements, and brief senior leadership.   Preferred Skills: Knowledge of Customer Relationship Management tools and databases. Familiarity with Negotiation techniques. Knowledge of DoD Instructions and acquisition regulations.   Required Experience:  Bachelor Degree is required. Minimum of eight years of demonstrated experience in business development, with a proven track record of developing and winning new business. Must be US citizen with a minimum of an active Secret Clearance to be considered for this position.   Preferred Experience: Prior military or government background. Prior experience at the Space and Missile Systems Center  Capture and proposal development training (e.g., Shipley). TS Security Clearance with SCI eligibility desired.    Salary dependent on experience.     Matthew Stearns
LinQuest El Segundo, CA, USA
Feb 28, 2019
Full time
Join a small, hand selected systems engineering team defining the next generation of space communication systems supporting Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) Military Satellite Communications (MC) in El Segundo, CA. You will support Systems Engineering & Integration (SE&I) Risk Management activities in a multidisciplinary and collaborative environment. You will work onsite, co-located and closely integrated with the Government Customer. Responsibilities: Support the Gov’t program office with risk management, stakeholder communication and coordination, and risk activity planning, tracking and reporting. Administer the Risk Management process, schedule meetings, and publish agendas and minutes. Assist in identification and assessment of risks. Maintain list of risks, impact statements, risk exposure assessments, and mitigation plans. Proactively work with risk owners to track changes to risk handling plans and risk assessments. Build Risk Management briefings, document minutes and track accomplishment of action items. Coordinate, record, and implement the results of customer decisions. Requirements Required Skills:  Ability to multi-task, prioritize tasks, and quickly adjust in a rapidly changing environment Ability to coordinate with numerous stakeholders Attention to detail Strong interpersonal, communication (oral and written), and presentation skills MS PowerPoint Required Experience:   Program-level Risk Management Bachelor's degree and 3-5+ years experience Must be a US Citizen with the ability to obtain a Secret Clearance Preferred Experience: Active Secret clearance Experience with: Systems Engineering, Integrated Master Schedules, Risk Management tools DoD program office experience with understanding of DoD acquisition process Experience working with military and other government representatives, FFRDC (Aerospace) representatives, and SMC's prime contractors, sub-contractors, and vendors. BA or BS degree in Engineering, Business, Economics, Finance, or Mathematics       Matthew Stearns
$50,000 - $75,000 yearly
LinQuest El Segundo, CA, USA
Feb 28, 2019
Full time
As a member of an Agile team, develop and deploy web applications to support the USAF military communication satellite systems engineering and integration program and stakeholders. Responsibilities Understand users’ business needs and identify alternative web app strategies and design approaches. Identify steps and build items needed to achieve capability.  Prototype solutions on a SharePoint server, identify and run appropriate test cases, and peer review other developers’ work. Demonstrate prototype solutions to the product owner, and verify solutions are deployed correctly. Update the task status backlog, update associated feature documentation, and provide weekly status updates to management. Expand skills in relevant technologies and languages through personal research, sharing knowledge with the team, asking for help from team members   Requirements Required Skills: Delivering successful web application solutions using JavaScript, HTML, CSS Ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing, with fellow developers and web application users in a team environment Highly organized individual, with good attention to detail and initiative, capable of handling competing priorities Ability to problem solve, learn new skills and languages Preferred Skills: Developing SharePoint solutions Required Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in related field or equivalent experience 1 - 4 years relevant experience  US Citizenship and the ability to obtain a Secret clearance is required to e considered for this position. Preferred Experience: Experience developing SharePoint solutions with jQuery, AJAX, XML, XSLT, XPath, CAML, SharePoint workflows, and Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2013 Relational database development experience or SQL experience Agile Scrum experience  Salary dependent on experience.     Matthew Stearns
$20,000 - $30,000 yearly
LinQuest El Segundo, CA, USA
Feb 28, 2019
Full time
LinQuest Corporation is searching for a program level Security Specialist. The US Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), Advanced Systems and Development Directorate (SMC/AD) supports a variety of military space requirements including space system acquisitions, space mission management, launch services coordination, and ground system development. We are seeking a qualified Security Operations specialist to work with the SMC/ AD Security officers and the METIS contract security operations.   The candidate shall fulfill the role of the METIS Program Security Operations Specialist which requires daily coordination with Government Security Leads and METIS Security team members. The position also requires performance of administration functions related to operating a secured facility, including classified document control, publication distribution, and classification management and processing. In addition, the candidate shall provide audit support during the development of software and hardware.   The position is full time on-site at LA AFB and requires an active DoD TOP SECRET/SCI clearance.  Responsibilities  Fulfills role of METIS Program Security Operations Specialist which requires daily coordination with Government Security personnel and METIS Security team members. Performs administration functions related to operating a secured facility, including classified document control, publication distribution, classification management and processing,  Provides audit support during the development of software and hardware. Support development of METIS security policies, procedures, and guidelines based on DoD security regulations, directives, and guidelines to include physical, administrative, personnel, and information areas Conducts preliminary reviews of computer use and makes recommendations to management personnel regarding security needs for effective operations Monitor physical security for conformance to government requirements Provide a wide range of security support in a SCI and SAP environment to include the following disciplines to include, but not limited to;, information security, physical security, and operation security, and communication security Sit in client location during core business hours (8 am-4 pm) Requirements Required Skills Demonstrated ability to work with government security representatives in a highly structured environment. Effective interpersonal and team-building skills, to engage at both the team and management levels to build confidence and collaboration Ability to sort through complex issues and develop clear solutions Clear and concise written and verbal communications skills Excellent organization skills Preferred Skills: MS Office Ability to be granted access to SCI/SAP/SAR areas   Required Experience:  7 years’ experience and knowledge as a security professional Experience working in a SCIF as a Special Security Representative (SSR) Prior experience in one or more of the areas listed in the job description High school degree minimum Current/Active DoD TOP SECRET/SCI clearance required to be considered for this position Preferred Experience: Experience working with military and other government security representatives, and FFRDC (e.g. Aerospace) representatives Experience working in a SAP/SAR environment Undergraduate degree; technical  Salary dependent on experience.       Matthew Stearns
$40,000 - $60,000 yearly
LinQuest El Segundo, CA, USA
Feb 28, 2019
Full time
LinQuest is seeking a highly experienced space intelligence analyst to support the SMC/SY STS-2 Engineering and Technical Services contract advisory services to the Space Superiority Systems Directorate. We work closely with the US Air Force to acquire next generation space and ground systems. We are currently seeking a professional space intelligence analyst to join this expanding team. The successful applicant will be responsible for providing intelligence analysis support to a program of record (POR), providing guidance on all intelligence matters concerning the POR, and responsible for drafting, submitting and managing the POR Special Access Required (SAR) intelligence requirements: coordinated with the major command and national intelligence community elements ensuring timely satisfaction via intelligence requirements database. Must be able to convey complex and sensitive intelligence information in a clear and concise manner to PM and staff, developing and presenting intelligence briefings, and work with SMC/SY program managers, action officers, engineering and software developers, as well as national-level intelligence community analysts and subject matter experts (SME). Must be familiar with the space acquisition intelligence life-cycle management process. Responsibilities: Primary duties will include providing intelligence analysis support to SMC/SYEI supporting POR, producing products that are responsive to the specific needs of the POR to include: Special Access Required (SAR) intelligence requirements management, signals intelligence (SIGINT) analysis support and guidance; formulating and conducting research; collating, organizing, and analyzing information and metadata; resolving complex, technical problems; and presenting clear and concise findings and provide related support to space and cyber operations Individual will assist in coordinating the creation, staffing, and validation of the Validated Online Lifecycle Threat (VOLT) document for the POR Provide intelligence expertise to program managers at Technical Interchange Meetings (TIMs), design reviews, program conferences, VTCs, telecoms, working groups and informational meetings  Quickly assimilate disparate intelligence data and render knowledgeable and accurate assessments of the implications of such data; to make decisions, estimates, and recommendations that support SY program acquisition development Provides senior intelligence level ability to translate customer’s/engineer’s space system requirements into technical and specifically tailored, Special Access Required (SAR) and Coliseum intelligence requirements, supporting space acquisition development Requirements Required Skills:   Minimum of 15 years of experience including: DoD signals intelligence (SIGINT) activities  Ability to function in a multi-contractor/customer environment Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills Strong and effective written and oral communication 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 Required Experience: Bachelors of Science or Arts in Engineering, related technical field or political science / international relations with relevant experience Extensive knowledge on the systems, organization, personnel, activities and capabilities of foreign threats to U.S. space systems At least 10 years of experience utilizing methodologies, research and analytical techniques applied to highly complex efforts in intelligence collection, analysis and reporting Minimum of 15 years total work experience Current DoD TS/SCI (or recent SSBI) required Preferred Experience: Master’s Degree is strongly desired Must be familiar with the space acquisition intelligence life-cycle management processes A strong technical background is desired with 10+ years’ experience in space systems and operations intelligence, satellite and special access programs acquisition  Salary dependent on experience.     Matthew Stearns
LinQuest El Segundo, CA, USA
Feb 28, 2019
Full time
LinQuest is seeking a Systems Interface & Test Liaison to join our team at LAAFB. Join a small, hand selected systems engineering team defining the next generation of space communication systems supporting Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) Military Satellite Communications (MC) in El Segundo, CA. You will support Systems Engineering & Integration (SE&I) activities in a multidisciplinary and collaborative environment. You will work onsite, co-located and closely integrated with the Government Customer. Responsibilities: Primary responsibility for crafting, coordinating and managing system integration and test planning documentation (test and integration process tailoring, strategy, campaign, objectives, plans, schedules) and presentations (design reviews, control boards, test reviews) Lead working groups culminating in test readiness reviews (TRR), test conduct, post-test hot wash, and test reporting Analyze contractor test and readiness, verification and validation activities to document any technical discrepancies, lessons learned, and develop potential solutions and recommendations for government program management action Facilitate stakeholder coordination and regularly status Government customer on verification, integration and test planning, readiness, execution, reporting, and discrepancy resolution progress Support system integration, test planning and test execution activities from a ground software, hardware infrastructure and network perspective Manage and track giver/receiver between developer(s) and Externals Facilitate integration and test coordination between developer(s) and Externals Represent system program office objectives in test planning and test execution activities Contribute to detailed test planning and conduct Coordinate system program office and External review of test material Develop operationally-relevant test scenarios Serve as a technical liaison between developer(s) and system program office, leveraging your space-ground systems engineering programmatic and technical expertise Monitor developer progress, provide technical review and risk-based assessment of development activities Leverage developer schedule(s) to regularly update and assess impact to program integrated master schedule Identify and elevate technical and programmatic challenges Lead system-level impact assessments of variances to performance and interface requirements Regular travel within the Washington DC and MD regions, with up to 40% CONUS travel Requirements Required Experience Technical expertise in space or ground systems integration and test, verification and validation Demonstrated ability to lead and participate in cross-functional planning, coordination and task execution across the spectrum of systems engineering and integration activities Strong written and verbal communications skills Ability to multi-task, prioritize tasks, and adjust in a changing environment Effective interpersonal and team-building skills, to engage at both the engineer and management levels to build confidence and collaboration Clear and concise written and verbal communications skills Sort through complex issues, regulate elevation accordingly  Salary dependent on experience.     Matthew Stearns
$40,000 - $80,000 yearly
LinQuest El Segundo, CA, USA
Feb 28, 2019
Full time
LinQuest is seeking a Safety Engineer to become an integral part of our growing team. This employee will help to assure the safety of complex systems, in applications ranging from ground to space borne systems. LinQuest's experts are sought after by U.S. government organizations as they develop and acquire advanced systems. The safety engineer will work with LinQuest clients to develop verified safe products using leading-edge technologies, published instructions and guidance, and the best available safety approaches.  You will work directly with clients to execute safe engineering processes during the acquisition of space systems. Specific duties will vary, but are likely to include:   development of functional and technical safety concepts to achieve and maintain safety of space systems per requirements, e.g. MILSTD 882 and others; qualitative and quantitative analysis, using methods such as FMEA, FMECA, and alternate safety analysis approaches; requirements elicitation and test case development for safety-critical assurance processes; implementation of safety management programs in product development settings; design, development, integration, and test support at client sites. Requirements Required Experience: Four-year degree in engineering or physical science Process safety engineering – 3-5 years of USAF or Government-equivalent safety experience with an emphasis on compliance with safety management and reporting requirements. Combination of USAF Space System Acquisition and Space Safety experience considered most beneficial. Active TS/SCI clearance is required   Preferred Experience: SAR/SAP experience INCOSE certification  Salary dependent on experience.     Matthew Stearns
$50,000 - $75,000 yearly
LinQuest El Segundo, CA, USA
Feb 28, 2019
Full time
LinQuest is seeking a Systems Engineer to join our team at our office in El Segundo, California.   Responsibilities: Provide systems engineering support in our El Segundo office 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 satellite communications systems with algorithms and process flows  Coordinate and perform Engineering analysis using satellite communications engineering tools and analysis utilities  Requirements Required Skills: Bachelor's degree in technical field or equivalent experience Requires US Citizenship and the ability to obtain a Secret Clearance is required to be considered for this position   Preferred Experience    Master's Degree or higher with communication systems emphasis   Required Experience: 1+ years work in a collaborative team environment developing technical baseline or using engineering applications and simulation models Preferred Experience   Experience with space or aeronautical systems engineering & integration programs and projects Experience with communication satellite/terminal performance analyses, link budgets and interfaces Experience with military satellite communication  Salary dependent on experience.     Matthew Stearns
$80,000 - $100,000 yearly
LinQuest El Segundo, CA, USA
Feb 28, 2019
Full time
We are seeking a Systems Integration Lead to join our team at our office in El Segundo, CA.   Responsibilities: Lead systems engineering and integration activities for MILSATCOM systems, including space, ground, and network communications systems Support development of the technical requirements, interfaces, architecture, and operational threads and use cases Lead the development activities for Systems Integration and Test Plans (SITP) and System Engineering Plans (SEP) Lead the development of verification artifacts and plans (VCRM, SVP, TEMP) Support software system integration, test planning and test execution activities that include developmental and operational test events Monitor contractor design, integration and test progress Coordinate with scheduling to support identification of tasks, interrelationships, interdependencies, and disconnects with other parts of the system Requirements Required Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or a related scientific or technical discipline. 15+ years’ experience in systems engineering and integration 5+ years’ experience in leadership related to product development area  Active Secret Clearance required to be considered for the position Preferred Experience: Master’s Degree in engineering or a related scientific or technical discipline 10+ years’ experience in systems engineering and integration 5+ years’ experience in SATCOM, communications and network engineering 5+ years’ experience with military space systems 5+ years’ experience with MILSATCOM ground systems, such as terminals and networks Active Top Secret clearance  Salary dependent on experience.     Matthew Stearns
$50,000 - $60,000 yearly
LinQuest El Segundo, CA, USA
Feb 28, 2019
Full time
Supports the Space BMC2 Systems Engineering Program Team in all aspects of developing and managing a Agile Software System development program.  Primary duties include developing and maintaining the Requirements Technical Baseline using a Requirements Management tools The Requirements baseline consists of a requirements that are both currently under development and baselined. Individual will be interfacing with and supporting briefings to command stakeholders, FFRDC entities, and program office leadership. Requirements Required Skills: TS/SCI clearance required, current SSBI, and the ability to be accessed to the customer's programs  Must possess at least Bachelors of Science in technical field (science, engineering, or mathematics)  At least eight years of relevant experience in systems engineering, acquisitions, or program management Working knowledge of Requirements Management Tools Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Strong oral and written communications skills   Required Experience: Masters Degree is highly desired A strong technical background is desired with 10+ years experience in satellite and special access programs space systems engineering and requirements development and maintenance. An active TS/SCI clearance is required to be considered for this position.  Salary dependent on experience.     Matthew Stearns
$40,000 - $60,000 yearly
LinQuest El Segundo, CA, USA
Feb 28, 2019
Full time
LinQuest is seeking a Test and Evaluation Engineer to join our team in El Segundo.   Responsibilities: Oversee the Test Master Schedule and the integration of Program Integrated Master Schedules, test plans, test objectives, test measures, and evaluation criteria Develop T&E strategy, Test and Evaluation Master Plan, requirement verification and test plans, test objectives, test methodology, and evaluation criteria    Collect, review, analyze, and report T&E data Support implementation of common Test and Evaluation database for the program Support T&E reviews, audits, Integrated Product Teams (IPTs), Deficiency Review Boards (DRBs), Materiel Improvement Process Review Boards (MIPRBs), and Technical Interchange Meetings (TIMs)   Requirements Required Skills: BA or BS degree or equivalent experience Experience working with military or DoD civilian clients and managing professional relationships Strong interpersonal skills, communication (oral and written), and presentation skills Capable in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) Active Secret clearance is required to be considered for this position    Required Experience: 3+ years demonstrated experience in multi-faceted tests and test project teams, to include oversight of scheduling 3+ years test and evaluation experience with DoD/USAF test processes and documentation 5+ years’ experience in systems engineering 3+ years’ experience with ground systems, such as terminals and networks 3+ years of experience with MILSATCOM 3+ years’ experience in DoD and commercial SATCOM and network engineering 3+ years’ experience with military space systems and protected MILSATCOM systems  Salary dependent on experience.     Matthew Stearns
$40,000 - $60,000 yearly
LinQuest El Segundo, CA, USA
Feb 28, 2019
Full time
LinQuest is seeking a highly experienced Test Engineer to support the Space and Missile Systems Center Space Superiority 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 test 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 development and coordination of test strategies, plans, procedures, and reports required by 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 SMC/SY Space Control Program Managers, SMC/SY, AFPEO/Space, SAF/AQ, and/or OSD leadership. The individual shall coordinate test plans, reports and related documents associated with acquisition and development and coordinate approval with SYE personnel, SY staff, SMC staff, HQ AFSPC, SAF/AQ, and OSD personnel.       Responsibilities: Develop, execute and perform analysis on space control systems Assist with establishment Baseline performance characteristics Work with space control program managers to develop test strategies, plans, procedures and reports related to all aspects of system testing Identify testing facilities, resources, personnel, and supporting agency interactions and coordinate utilization and scheduling Provide system test support, assist in creating, modifying, reviewing, and executing test plans and procedures for accuracy and adequacy, witnessing tests, and analyzing and recording test results Conducts independent test and evaluation on space control space, ground and communication systems Prepare reports to document results of system, integration, and related testing at all levels of testing Conducts testing to validate operational and functional requirements, as well ensure that components work together properly       Requirements Required Skills:   A TSI/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 Hands on experience testing space control systems to include space, ground and communications Ability to trouble shoot networks and interfaces Familiar with Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center (AFOTEC) policies, procedures and guidelines Know of risk management framework (RMF) and Cyber policies and guidelines Understanding and knowledge resilient architectures, such as path diversity and operating in contested and congested environment 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 software development methodologies     Required Experience:  BA or BS degree in Systems, Electrical Engineering, or related field At least five years of relevant experience in government systems integration and testing  Must be familiar with the Department of Defense (DoD) space acquisition life-cycle management processes Knowledge on the systems, organization, personnel, activities and capabilities of U.S. space systems Current DoD TS/SCI (or recent SSBI) required     Preferred Experience: Experience with Agile Software development and testing  Acquisition experience at the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) or equivalent  Salary dependent on experience.     Matthew Stearns
LinQuest El Segundo, CA, USA
Feb 28, 2019
Full time
Provide EnterpriseTest Engineering support to AF Space and Missile Systems Space Superiority programs. Develop test products to assist the SPO to manage and test interactions between programs within and with external programs in the space and ground systems space. Responsibilities: Develop and integrate program test products including TEMPs, Test Plans, DT and OT management strategies.  Interface with development contractors, CDRL management, and Engineering Change Proposal (ECP) development Requirements Required Skills: 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. At least ten years of relevant experience in test program management. Strong oral and written communications skills Working knowledge of Test and Evaluation processes documented in AFPD 99-1.  Work experience with the planning, conduct, and reporting of cost effective test and evaluation (T&E) programs as an efficient continuum of integrated testing throughout the system life cycle. Experience with the AFI implementing the policies in Department of Defense Directive (DoDD) 5000.01, The Defense Acquisition System, and DoD Instruction (DoDI) 5000.02. Required Experience: A Bachelor’s Degree in test engineering, systems engineering or related engineering degree. Test engineering experience at the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) or equivalent.  10+ years of related experience.       Matthew Stearns
LinQuest El Segundo, CA, USA
Feb 28, 2019
Full time
LinQuest is seeking a Ground Systems Engineer to join our team at LAAFB. Join a small, hand selected systems engineering team defining the next generation of space communication systems supporting Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) Military Satellite Communications (MC) in El Segundo, CA. You will support Systems Engineering & Integration (SE&I) activities in a multidisciplinary and collaborative environment. You will work onsite, co-located and closely integrated with the Government Customer. Responsibilities Include: Support the system program office (SPO) in interfacing with externals providing mission planning, scheduling and network capabilities, leveraging your operations and systems engineering technical expertise. Contribute to development of operational descriptions, technical requirements, and interface definitions associated with capability upgrades. Coordinate maintenance events, including software updates to the configured baseline. Facilitate integration of upgraded mission planning and scheduling capabilities, and evolve the network. Coordinate verification, and regression test planning and execution. Assess developer progress. Provide technical review of mission planning, scheduling and network development activities. Identify and elevate technical and programmatic challenges. Evaluate risk and report impacts. Leverage developer schedules to regularly update and assess impact to an integrated master schedule. Communicate technical and process issues. Prepare and update a “plan of action and milestones” (PoAM) to resolve integration issues. Requirements Required Experience: Experience with following key subject areas:  Application software architecture, development, integration, test Promoting new/modified ground capabilities into operations  Network protocols and addressing architecture XML messaging, cross-domain solution rulesets BS in Computer Science or Engineering or equivalent experience 10+ years technical experience with software development, integration & test, server and network infrastructure US Citizenship and an active TS/SCI clearance (TS/SSBI with SCI adjudication in the last 4 years) required to be considered for the position Preferred Experience: Master’s degree or equivalent experience 16+ years technical experience with satellite ground systems Experience working with military and other government representatives, FFRDC (e.g. Aerospace) representatives, and SMC's prime contractors, sub-contractors, and vendors. DoD program office experience with understanding of DoD acquisition process and compliance with government instructions   Required Skills: Demonstrated ability to lead and participate in cross-functional planning, coordination and task execution across the spectrum of systems engineering and integration activities Effective interpersonal and team-building skills, to engage at both the engineer and management levels to build confidence and collaboration Clear and concise written and verbal communications skills Sort through complex issues, regulate elevation accordingly       Matthew Stearns
LinQuest El Segundo, CA, USA
Feb 28, 2019
Full time
Information Assurance (IA) / Cybersecurity role in support of Department of Defense (DoD) Military Satellite Communications (MILSATCOM) programs for the United States Air Force (USAF) Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) in El Segundo, CA, with an emphasis on NSA’s Key Management Infrastructure (KMI) and crypto development. Provide IA and Cybersecurity expertise including consultation with our customer in the development of MILSATCOM programs. Program support includes lifecycle stages from concept development and contract pre-acquisition through contractor design and accreditation. Tasks include, Review new program “Request For Proposals” to ensure crypto and key management elements are well defined; Develop IA/Cyber/Crypto Program Roadmap across all new programs; Identify, track and report on IA/Cyber/Crypto areas across all programs; Organize, coordinate and facilitate MILSATCOM Enterprise Cybersecurity Working Group. Provide technical support for NSA algorithm transitions across MILSATCOM. Provide cyber technical support to MC Cyber Resiliency efforts. Interface with other government organizations during security evaluation of engineering design solutions. Provide compliance support during contractor accreditation phase. Requirements Required Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering 2+ years of work experience in NSA Key Management Infrastructure (KMI) or Electronic Key Management System (EKMS) 5 years of work experience in Information Assurance (IA)/Cybersecurity US Citizenship and the ability to obtain a Secret clearance to be considered for this position   Preferred Experience: 10+ years of work experience in IA/Cybersecurity 5-7+ years of work experience in NSA Key Management Infrastructure (KMI) or Electronic Key Management System (EKMS) DoD Space program experience Communications Systems Security Test and Evaluation (ST&E) End Cryptographic Unit (ECU) design experience Security certification (CISSP or SANS) Master's Degree in Computer Science/Engineering with emphasis in IA/Cybersecurity Security certification (CISSP, SANS, or CEH)  Salary dependent on experience.     Matthew Stearns
$40,000 - $80,000 yearly
LinQuest El Segundo, CA, USA
Feb 28, 2019
Full time
Linquest is looking for a Cyber Security Engineer to join our team in Los Angeles, California. The Cyber Security Engineer focused on implementing a comprehensive security program across projects to assure that all technical and programmatic data are adequately protected and space, ground, and terrestrial systems are designed with adequate level of resiliency to minimize operational mission impact from cyber-attacks.   Responsibilities: Support Assessment & Authorization (A&A) of space and cyber missions in currently implemented and evolve plans for future capabilities of the Space Based Infrared (SBIRS) and Weather Systems enterprise and connected systems including interfaces with external systems Apply the Risk management Framework (RMF) process and requirements as applied to Space Based Infrared (SBIRS) and Weather System follow-on programs Study, analyze, investigate, and assess the technical and operational capability and suitability of current and planned space and information system security architectures and security controls with the existing SBIRS and Weather Systems architectures for the ability to provide for continuity and/or timely recovery of critical mission functions Required Skills: Complex DoD space program/system security expertise In-depth understanding of execution and implementation of DoDI 8510.01, RMF (Risk Management Framework) for DoD Information Technology, CNSSI No. 1253, and NISP SP 800-53 requirements and guidelines Proficient in using DoD Assessment & Authorization (A&A) tool - eMASS (Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service) Demonstrated strong communication and writing skills Strong oral and written communications skills Experience with development of system and/or program Cybersecurity Strategy documents  Experience with interfacing and working in diverse Government and Contractor teams  Proficient in Microsoft Office Required Experience: 10 years+ experience supporting cyber security and systems engineering on space/ground programs  Experience with DoD space program Cybersecurity and/or Information Assurance Strategy development  DoD Directive 8570.01-M IAT Level II Certified – Security + (or Equivalent Certification) Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent Experience Active DoD TS/SCI clearance is requried to be considered for this position Preferred Experience: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Certification Experience supporting SMC/RS or other space program/organization cyber activities Salary dependent on experience.     Matthew Stearns
LinQuest El Segundo, CA, USA
Feb 28, 2019
Full time
LinQuest is seeking a highly experienced Data Manager to support the Space and Missile Systems Center Space Superiority 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 Data Manager to join this expanding team. The Data Manager shall develop and manage a comprehensive database of programmatic and technical documentation for the SY portfolio. This includes acquisition documentation from the program office, SMC, Air Force Space Command (AFPSC), and Secretary of the Air Force (SAF)/Acquisitions (AQ); contractor Contract Deliverables Requirements List (CDRLs), engineering drawings, manuals, technical products from engineering reviews. This data shall be sourced from program managers POCs, Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) leads, as well as contractors. He will understand the DoD acquisitions process and be able to build a logical file structure based on that will be easily understood by the users. Responsibilities: Creating and maintaining SYE Enterprise Database of technical and engineering documentation  Reviewing data items for quality and delivering reviewed data items in the Government databases Analyzing contracts and contract modifications to develop data item delivery schedule Organizing and recording data items in the library/database Generating DM training packages and desk instructions Contributing to the development of new processes and procedures in a team-based environment Database and system administration including coding, scripting, batch processing, and user account management Requirements   Required Skills: Hands on experience with data management tools and software products Ability to trouble shoot networks and interfaces related to data management Familiar with Air Force policies, procedures and guidelines related to data management Know of risk management framework (RMF) and Cyber policies and guidelines related to data management Understanding and knowledge resilient architectures, such as path diversity and operating in contested and congested environment 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 A US Citizenship and an active TS/SCI clearance with a current SSBI, and the ability to access the customer's programs is required to be considered for this position Preferred Skills: Understanding of Agile/Lean software development methodologies Required Experience:  Bachelor of Science or Arts in Data Management, Finance, Mathematics, Engineering or related field DAU Certifications  Familiarity with Air Force/DoD processes and regulations related to the Management of Technical Data Familiarity with multiple document management system including Sharepoint, Livelink, Wikis, and other web based document sharing systems or distributed files systems Knowledge of configuration management (CM) process including document revision control, engineering change requests, and baseline management Preferred Experience: Knowledge of various technical database designs including Structured Query Language (SQL), Microsoft (MS) Access, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) Rational Dynamic Object Oriented Requirements System (DOORS) Experience with Agile Software development and testing Acquisition experience at the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) or equivalent       Matthew Stearns