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Ground Systems Engineer - Military Veterans

at LinQuest

LinQuest is seeking a Ground Systems Engineer to join our team at our office in El Segundo, CA

The Ground Systems Engineer will support technical ground communications systems solutions to provide satellite command and control and mission data processing of Weather System Follow-on Microwave (WSF-M) sensors.


  • Assist and advise on the engineering, design, integration and delivery of government and/or commercially provided space & ground communications services.
  • Manage ground segment technical and interface requirements. Manage interface negotiation with external stakeholders. Oversee requirements and interface verification.
  • Support development of system engineering items such as CONOPs, requirements definitions (or features, themes, epics), system testing, algorithm document review, and interfaces to other application development efforts
  • Support updates and upgrades to program networks to address obsolescence, vulnerabilities, technology insertion/demonstration, expansion, or system resiliency. This includes networks systems across the enterprise at both CONUS and OCONUS ground stations.
Required Skills:

  • Critical skills include architecture/requirements definition/analysis, acquisition strategy, engineering/design, fielding/integration, and test/turnover.
  • Able to analyze and report out on spacecraft ground hardware to provide in-depth technical assessments and identify issues and risks.
  • Working with military and other government representatives, FFRDC (Aerospace) representatives, and SMC's prime contractors, sub-contractors, and vendors.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to develop solutions for complex technical issues with limited supervision.
Required Experience:

  • Technical Bachelor’s degree
  • 10+ years professional experience in areas of Space Systems Acquisition, Systems Engineering, Policy compliance and Program Management
  • Application of communication systems engineering to spacecraft ground mission processing, command and control and user networks
  • Experience working in or supporting space based sensor ground systems
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and presenting acquisition related information, technical and programmatic, in written and oral forms
  • Must have an active SECRET clearance to be considered for this position

  • The starting salary for this position ranges from $150,000 to $160,000, 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:

El Segundo, CA


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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