Join the team solving the toughest defense challenges of tomorrow.
Who we are
Based out of Cincinnati, Ohio, Quest Defense primarily focuses on the Aerospace & Defense industry in the United States. The company partners with several strategic players, helping them solve industry challenges by accelerating product design & development, supporting efficient production and supply chains, and providing product lifecycle solutions.
Build your future with Quest Defense
Our team members are empowered to make decisions and take ownership of their teams and customer relationships. We are never satisfied with the status quo and are always in search of better and more efficient ways of solving problems. We value employee satisfaction and work-life balance, which forms the core of all our employee policies.
We offer competitive and comprehensive benefits that enable our employees to live a healthy and fulfilling life at and outside of work.
Sharing knowledge and excellence
Our employees are encouraged to create new frontiers, not just while working for our customers but also by contributing towards the larger technical fraternity. This includes publishing technical papers, attending conferences, internal R&D projects and Technology Demonstrator projects. We help employees to share their learnings through publications and conference presentations like the ASME IGTI Turbo Expo, or AIAA SciTech.
Employees are rewarded for contributing ideas to our “Innovation Portal” and creating solutions for continuous improvement for customers and the overall Quest Defense business.
We have partnerships with leading software/technology companies (Ansys, Nvidia and Microsoft) to deliver proof of concepts and ideas for innovative and next-gen solutions.
“I enjoy working with the (ever-growing!) team here at Quest. I like sharing my knowledge and experience and helping the younger engineers get up to speed on working with GE. It’s also great having the Consulting Engineers available to provide guidance and insight on projects. Finally, the monthly happy hours and team meetings help me feel connected to the broader team here.”- Bill Lau
“I like working at Quest because of the people. Over the years, I’ve had a few different managers and I’ve enjoyed working for every one of them. Everyone is easy to talk to and open. And all of my coworkers have always been fun and supported. Everyone is always willing to help when there’s a problem that needs solved.”- Samantha Thaxton
“I enjoy working at Quest Defense because of the great team atmosphere. Everyone is willing to help each other out and share their knowledge, and that allows us to do our job better”- Sean Bex
Use computational tools to perform thermal and/or CFD analysis for aerospace components. Perform all steps of the analysis process, including: geometry and mesh preparation, model setup and analysis. Post-process and prepare high-quality presentations of results. Document all work according to customer requirements. Prepare and present reports on findings on formal technical reviews.
Mechanical Design Engineer
Mechanical Designer and Drafter
Structural / Aero-Structures FEA Engineer
Use computational tools to perform FEA for aerospace components and products. Working in a team setting, helping co-workers solve issues. Geometry and mesh preparation, model setup and analysis, post-process and prepare high-quality presentations of results according to customer requirements. Prepare and present reports on findings in technical reviews. Work with other engineers, customers, and vendors as a team to efficiently support the program plans and schedules. Develop innovative ideas and productivity improvements to improve cost on customer products and team deliverables. Work within budgetary and schedule constraints.
Project Support / Coordination / EVMS
Engage with customer’s engineering teams on a regular rhythm to status milestones, deliverables, risks, and ensure correct charging and document and track action items. Work with customer’s engineers to manage and update hardware tracking sheets and, as necessary, locate items on the shop floor. Organize and support review meetings including: scheduling and attending meetings, compiling presentation material, and tracking action items to closure, storing artifacts in the appropriate databases. Tracking of inquiries related to drawing and orders, both internal to the customer and from the supplier. Creating and presenting weekly and monthly status reports for Program leaders. Develop tools using excel, and track and manage data through set of database interfaces. Coordinate EVM analyses, developing processes and standards for collecting, tracking, analyzing, and disseminating cost and schedule data.
Team Lead / Program Manager
Systems Integration / Ground Test / Flight Test Engineer
Develop Integration Test Plans, Test Procedures, Technical Performance Measures (TPMs), Perform Data Analysis, develop and provide capability maturation metrics to assess test progress. Support technical planning and execution of an integrated test plan including procedure development, laboratory coordination, test execution and verification for functional integration. Understanding of Systems Integration and Test and Product Development Lifecycles. Provide operational technical support to Simulation and Systems Integration Lab (SimSIL) systems. Support day-to-day operations, troubleshooting, maintenance, configuration management and support of systems test/simulation host computers, projection and display systems, hardware, electronic interfaces and mechanical assemblies – focus on activities within Labs supporting a 24/7 test schedule. Work with other engineers, customers, and suppliers as a team to efficiently support system integration and configuration management, scheduled events, maintain equipment, and comply with applicable security policies and procedures. May also be required to coordinate the resolution of facilities maintenance and lab scheduling issues.
Data Scientist / Data Engineer
Software Engineer / Developer
Capturing, understanding, and documenting software requirements for various functions of aerospace products (embedded or supporting applications) using various programming languages such as C, C#, or Java. Understanding and implementing software verification plans, strategies, and test procedures. Authoring as well as updating software tests in various scripting languages such as Python or Visual Basic. Ability to identify and report issues in software or test environment to technical leads timely. Participate in technical and program reviews and software reviews and testing. Create documentation and technical reports consistent with the customer’s best practices, processes and methodology. Help evaluate and develop engineering tools and software and make changes to the engineering processes as necessary. Investigate problems/issues, collect information, and provide resolutions.
Scrum Master / Agile Coach
Controls Verification & Validation
FPGA Design & Verification Engineer
Develop/design FPGAs for aerospace product technology applications. Perform FPGA verification and testing procedures. Responsibilities will span the FPGA lifecycle, including: requirements generation, architecture development, design, verification, and implementation support. Working with a cross-functional team during module/unit/system level integration and test in the laboratory. Provide support to qualification test activities. Interact with customers and transpose requirements into technical designs. Develop design documents, project documentation, release documents, and technical procedural documentation. Work within budgetary and schedule constraints. Present work to customers at Product Reviews. Contribute to the Scrum/Agile working environment. Interface with other QuEST departments to achieve cross functional goals.