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LinQuest Corporation Senior Systems Engineer in Alexandria, Virginia

Senior Systems Engineer, #3935LinQuest is seeking a Senior Systems Engineer to join our team in Alexandria, VA. The Senior Systems Engineer will provide technical and acquisition support to the OSD CIO regarding DoD and NATO SATCOM activities. As well as assist with developing policy and position statements for US views on the role of SATCOM for NATO forces and the means by which NATO can obtain the SATCOM capabilities it employs. You will also analyze U.S. strategies and positions regarding NATO SATCOM and develop DoD Guidance Packages for the NATO SATCOM Capability team meetings.Responsibilities:Conduct analysis on DoD SATCOM systems and NATO SATCOM capabilities in various environments and operational scenariosInterface with key DoD SATCOM acquisition organizations (e.g., USAF Space and Missile Systems Center; Navy PEO Space Systems, and the Space Development Agency (SDA) on procurement and technical aspectsInterface with USSTRATCOM , USSPACECOM, USCYBERCOM and the various operational space organizations within the DoD on NATO use of US SATCOM resources/capabilities between them and their NATO counterpartsCoordinate with the NATO Communications and Information Agency on various aspects of SATCOM policy, planning and execution in support of NATO and its military forcesDevelop COA alternatives based on assessments of situations/gaps, the use of analytical tools, assessments of costs and benefits and the impact/likelihood of specified outcomes and recommend COAs which either eliminate or substantially mitigate vulnerabilities, shortfall and gaps; identify and develop associated, requisite policy updatesParticipate in Future NATO SATCOM program strategy, technical acquisition, execution, coordination and reporting activitiesParticipate in senior level forums for US, NATO and other bi-lateral and multilateral SATCOM technical, programming and planning activitiesTravel up to 20%Required Skills:Ability to work in a DoD senior-level environmentAbility to work independently and also in a collaboratively with US and international colleagues, including individuals with limited English proficiencySolid analytical and problem-solving skillsSolid communication and presentation skillsUnderstanding of fundamental DoD SATCOM principles, engineering and techniquesWorking knowledge and experience with DoD SATCOM systems engineering toolsWorking knowledge of DoD acquisition processesWorking knowledge of DoD operational roles, responsibilitiesUS Citizenship and an active TS/SCI is required to be considered for this positionPreferred Skills:DAU-certified acquisition (System Engineering/ Program Management)Knowledge/experience in a DoD Program OfficeExperience with NATORequired Experience:Bachelors Degree in engineering or a related scientific or technical discipline15+ years experience working DoD SATCOM systemsPreferred Experience:Masters degree in engineering or a related scientific or technical disciplineExperience with NATO SATCOMExperience working with or as a part of NATO, especially in the area of command, control and communicationsWorking familiarity with DoDs JCIDS requirements approval processWorking familiarity/experience with DoDs PPBES budgeting process