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Linquest Corporation System Engineer in Lexington, Massachusetts


Position Summary: LinQuest is seeking a Systems Engineer with software experience to join our team in Lexington, MA. You will join an Advanced LaserComm Systems and Operations team that develops, builds and operatesprototype space and airborneLaserComm terminals. The technology and the lessons learned from these activities are transferred to operational program through participation in standards groups and through the operation of gold standard test infrastructure.

Key Skills and Responsibilities: You will contribute to testbed control system development and prototype testing including initial test planning. Team members work with inter-disciplinary teams to field advanced electro-optical system prototypes and test with externally developed systems. Prototype systems span technologies including software applications, relational databases, embedded software, FPGAs, custom and COTS electronics assemblies, and optical communication technologies in addition to both custom and cots mechanical assemblies. Testbeds may include the use of laser sources, various optical test equipment, power meters, and cameras. This role includes testbed development, test data analysis, tool development, along with some test planning and implementation, test reporting, and documentation.

Required Skills:

  • BS in Electrical Engineer/Computer Science or related.

  • 10 years of relevant experience


  • Python Programming and Scripting

  • C/C++ Programming

  • Interfacing with hardware

  • Experience with Version Control (SVN, CVS or Git)

  • Experience developing in a Unix environment.

  • Good communication skills: willingness to listen to the needs of engineers and the ability to articulate solutions to engineers in other disciplines who possess little understanding of control software.

  • Eager to learn new tools to support the testing needs

  • Ability to be a self-starter and take initiative.

  • Eligible to obtain a Secret Clearance

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Master's degree in electrical engineering or computer science or related

  • 15 years of relevant experience

  • Experience in data bases and XML

  • Experience using issue tracking tools and automation tools

  • Active Secret Clearance

Why LinQuest?

LinQuest Corporation has a stellar 40-year track record of providing end-to-end system-of-systems (SoS) architecture definition, engineering design, integration and test, and operations expertise to enable full lifecycle development and deployment of pre-eminent Space, Air, Land, Sea, Ground, and Cyberspace game-changing capabilities across US DOD and IC Customers’ portfolios. Unique combination of in-depth domain knowledge, lessons learned-honed best practices, and mission-specific applications of principles, tools, and techniques of Digital Engineering (DE), DE Ecosystem (DEE), and Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) set LinQuest apart from the competition to consistently deliver stellar high-value results for our customers. LinQuest’s corporate vision and values place the employee at the center of utmost customer satisfaction, strategic business growth, and tactical execution excellence. Our employees’ creative and inspirational drive, sense of fulfillment of personal and professional growth, and tightknit camaraderie within and across lines of business are essential in gaining and maintaining exceptional LinQuest corporate-wide results of new business awards and renewed contracts.


LinQuest offers comprehensive and competitive benefit offerings to our team members to include medical, dental, vision, retirement, paid time off, tuition reimbursement, company paid life insurance, and more! For additional information please visit:




  • Bachelors or better in Electrical Engineering

Licenses & Certifications


  • Ability to Obtain


  • Secret



  • 15 years: relevant experience

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)