Software Engineer / Architect in El Segundo, CA

$80K - $100K(Ladders Estimates)

Linquest Corporation   •  

El Segundo, CA 90245

Industry: Aerospace & Defense


Less than 5 years

Posted 56 days ago


General Information

Location 483 N Aviation Boulevard

El Segundo, CA 90245

United States

Employee Type Full Time Exempt

Minimum Experience 3 Years

Required Degree 4 Year Degree

Brief Description

LinQuest is seeking a highly experienced space Software Engineer/Architect in Los Angeles, CA 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 space software engineer/architect to join this expanding team. The individual shall support the integrated life cycle management of Enterprise Space Battle Management Command and Control (ESBMC2) related programs. The individual will support the development and coordination of software (SW) products 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 ESBMC2 Program Manager, SMC/SY, AFPEO/Space, SAF/AQ, and/or OSD leadership. The individual shall coordinate software document development and approval with ESBMC2 personnel, SY staff, SMC staff, HQ AFSPC, SAF/AQ, and OSD personnel.

LinQuest has an exciting new opportunity to join a growing organization solving the Department of Defense's most difficult challenges in software development in support of space operations. We are seeking a Software Developer to be a key contributor on a large software development effort enabling the Government to integrate government and commercial space assets into national operations to improve enterprise affordability and resiliency to attack. This is a critical mission area with potential for significant near term growth. Our team will leverage modern Cloud-based technology to develop a cutting edge micro-service architecture from within a DevOps environment.


  • Java development experience with proven abilities to support software development activities in an Agile software development lifecycle on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud.
  • The scope of work includes: design, develop, and unit test system functionality, regression testing, user acceptance testing, system integration, production deployment, and support on-going operations and maintenance activities
  • Working in a collaborative environment


Required Skills:

  • US Citizenship with the ability to obtain a DoD security clearance is required to be considered for this position
  • Self-starter and flexibility to wear multiple hats in a multi-disciplinary scrum team
  • Ability to take customer requirements and translate them into software products, build analysis tools from the ground up and effectively display information to senior decision makers
  • Leadership, organizational, oral presentation, executive writing and SW documentation skills
  • Ability to proliferate tools and functionality across multiple domains and disparate systems
  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • Ability to travel is required

Preferred Skills:

  • 5 or more years of professional development experience across several programming languages
  • Hands on experience using object-oriented programming languages and concepts
  • Fluency in Java/J2EE, JSP, Web Services Development using IDEs such as Eclipse, IntelliJ, Netbeans, Ant, Maven, and Jenkins
  • Experience using Java Frameworks such as Spring or Hibernate
  • Experience in deployment and troubleshooting of web services and applications
  • Familiarity with microservice concepts and implementation
  • Knowledge in Relational Databases such as PostgreSQL, Oracle, MySQL, or similar
  • Experience using source code repositories such as git or SVN
  • Familiarity with modern DevOps practices and Continuous Integration & Deployment
  • Experience working with Amazon Web Services
  • Experience in web development skills HTML, XML, JSON, JavaScript, CSS and AJAX
  • Excellent analytical and assessment skills
  • Exposure to Agile approaches to software development

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent, and 3+ yrs applicable experience in Computer Science or an Engineering, Scientific, Analysis field

Preferred Experience:

  • Master's Degree is strongly desired
  • Acquisition experience at the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) or equivalent.
  • 10+ years of experience in software acquisition desired.
  • A strong technical background is desired with 10+ years' experience in space systems, operations, satellite and special access programs acquisition
  • At least five years of relevant experience in government acquisition management (to include software acquisition)
  • 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

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are committed to providing a work environment that values and respects each Team Member as an individual and important member of our culturally diverse organization. In keeping with this commitment, the Company is dedicated to providing a work environment free from any type of discrimination based upon race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, gender expression and identity, covered veteran and military status, marital status, disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics,political affiliation, or any other classification protected by law. This commitment and policy applies to all areas of employment.

Valid Through: 2019-9-15