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Linquest Corporation Electrical Design Engineer in Lexington, Massachusetts


LinQuest is seeking an Electrical Design Engineer to join our team in Lexington, MA. Join a team that develops, builds, tests, and operates laser communications systems for a variety of applications and environments. The team has expertise in communications; optics; electro-optics; optical turbulence mitigation; precise pointing control systems; embedded systems; command, control, and telemetry; high-speed digital design, test set design and fabrication; data analysis; modeling; and simulation.


  • Prototype new concepts participate in the development of systems, design, fabricate, and test for high-reliability environments, and provide support to deployed systems.

  • Work in a multi-disciplinary team environment to develop and deploy advanced communication system prototypes and support testing with both internally and externally developed systems. Work includes high-speed digital design, power design, schematic capture, and support of the hardware design process throughout the lifecycle of the prototype.

  • Participate in designing complex digital architectures for air, space, and ground based optical communications systems. Requires understanding of the electronic hardware design cycle from schematic capture to PCB layout, through signal integrity analysis, fabrication, and prototype bring up and verification.

Required Skills:

  • Performing detailed electrical analysis and design for high speed digital systems, and power distribution

  • Schematic capture and PCB layout/oversight

  • Supporting fabrication and assembly

  • Debugging prototypes and performing functional verification

  • Familiarity with signal and power integrity design and analysis with SI simulation oversight

  • 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 electrical hardware design

Preferred Skills:

  • High-reliability space based rad tolerant designs

  • Knowledge of wireless communications systems

  • Implementing high speed frame-based networking protocols such as OTN packet-based protocols like 10G Ethernet

Required Experience:

  • BS in Electrical Engineering

  • 10+ years of relevant professional experience

  • US Citizenship and the ability to obtain a Secret clearance is required to be considered for this position

Preferred Experience:

  • MS in Electrical Engineering

  • 15+ years of relevant professional experience

  • US Citizenship and an active Secret clearance is preferred

COVID-19 Compliance Guidelines: As a federal contractor, all LinQuest team members may be required to comply with Executive Order 14042- Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, which may include mandatory vaccination and ability to provide proof of vaccination status prior to start of employment. Additionally, team members are expected to comply with all safety protocols related to mask wearing and physical distancing while in covered contractor workplaces. If applicable, prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement through LinQuest Human Resources and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment.




  • Bachelors or better in Electrical Engineering

Licenses & Certifications


  • Ability to Obtain

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)