Join the team solving the toughest defense challenges of tomorrow.

Opportunities don’t happen, you create them with Quest Defense

Who we are

Quest Defense is a fast-growing team of exceptionally skilled and experienced engineers, innovators, data scientists, IT and business professionals, focused on creating the most disruptive solutions for our customers.
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

We at Quest Defense believe that getting the right people onboard is the first step towards achieving excellence. Hence, for those seeking new challenges and ways to go beyond the ordinary, QDSS provides the perfect opportunity.
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.

Employee Benefits

We offer competitive and comprehensive benefits that enable our employees to live a healthy and fulfilling life at and outside of work.

Competitive salary

401(k) match

Education assistance

Maternity leave

Flexible schedules

Hybrid work from home/remote working options wherever possible

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We have multiple hobby groups for employees to connect with others who enjoy similar interests. They range from Star Wars to Board Games, bread baking to woodworking. Our team has a monthly happy hour at a local brewery, and virtual ones for those not local to our offices.

Social Initiatives by Employees

Our employees are encouraged to pro-actively support various social initiatives to strengthen the community where we live and work. Some of our recent work includes volunteering at local animal shelters, supporting the Ronald McDonald house in Cincinnati by preparing and serving dinner to the families staying there.

Rewards and Recognition

We offer several rewards and recognition programs to keep our team motivated.

Employee Engagement

We have an active group comprising of employees and members of the HR organization that drives employee satisfaction (ESAT) initiatives and events throughout the year.

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

Current Opportunities

Job Functions

  • 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
  • Note: exact scope of EPS service is yet to be defined with customer. Will be clarified prior to start date / project kickoff.


We’re excited to talk to you if your qualifications meet the following criteria:

  • You hold a minimum AS degree
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience in engineering or aerospace
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience working with and presenting to customers
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, work under time constraints, maintain composure and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Proficiency with MS Office, particularly MS Excel required, MS Project preferred
  • US Person or Permanent Resident required
  • Have a working knowledge of any of the following:
    • Project scheduling, basic EVMS
    • Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system (Windchill, Teamcenter, etc.)
    • SharePoint or another collaboration application
    • SAP
  • Knowledge of engineering process services (EPS) processes:
    • engineering change process (CR / CN)
    • basic procurement process (PO placement to vendors)
    • Customer gated review meetings (design review / drawing release reviews, ATTR, etc.)
    • Drawing redlining
  • Organized and self-motivated. Attention to details such as KPI charts and data trends
  • Work well in a team oriented environment including heavy customer interfacing
  • You have a continuous improvement mindset and are always seeking ways to do things better and faster without compromising quality.
  • Like to work in a fast paced, creative environment without a lot of management oversight. You are independent and forward facing.
  • Enjoy people and dynamic teams with diverse experiences. We have fun together!

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Travel: Less than 10%

Education Type: Associate Degree-Others(Technical)

Job Functions

  • Support the customer with thermodynamic cycle development modeling, analysis, and trade and sensitivity studies
  • Assist the customer with performance planning, test coverage, and analysis for engine tests
  • Proactively identify engine performance issues, and work with a cross-function team to provide solutions
  • Ownership in development and test activities
  • Participate and support for technical, chief engineer reviews
  • Provide documentation of all technical work


We’re excited to talk to you if your qualifications meet the following criteria:

  • BS or MS (Mechanical/ Aerospace) from an accredited university or college
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in engineering, gas-turbines preferred
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in performance engineering
  • A strong background in aero-thermal analysis
  • Experience with NPSS
  • Experience in gas-turbine system-level thermodynamic modeling and analysis
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, work under time constraints, maintain composure and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Proficiency with MS Office, particularly MS Excel required
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment
  • Like to work in a fast paced, creative environment
  • Enjoy people and dynamic teams with diverse experiences. We have fun together!
  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident required

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Travel: Less than 10%

Education Type: Bachelors-Science (B.Sc)

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