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Space RCO – Space Acquisition Life Cycle Logistician

Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico Job ID: 2024-8725 Potential to Telecommute: No
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A 100% employee-owned and operated technology firm, Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. (MTSI) provides high-demand technical expertise in Digital Engineering & Transformation, Space Systems, Unmanned Systems, Flight Test Engineering, Modeling and Simulation, Cybersecurity, and DevOps for advanced defense and intelligence special programs. MTSI delivers first-choice capabilities to solve problems of global importance. We are proud of our proven track record of outstanding service and customer satisfaction.

We work hard to protect our reputation by providing quality technical and programmatic work and employing ethical, honest, and fair business practices. Founded in 1993, MTSI today has employees at over 20 offices and field sites worldwide.

  • Full Time
  • Level: TS/SCI
  • Travel: Minimal (if any)

Success Profile

What makes a successful candidate? See if you have what it takes.

When you join our engineering team, you'll collaborate on some of the most advanced development programs for our Department of Defense (DoD) and intelligence customers. Together as a team, you will typically work on-site with our government customers to go above and beyond to deliver effective solutions. Come and join a 100% employee-owned workplace that encourages you to take control of your career success.

  • Collaborative
  • Communicator
  • Creative
  • Curious
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Versatile

Our Culture

Since 1993, co-founders have collaborated to put employees first and make our customers successful. When you work at a 100% employee-owned company, you're empowered to think and act like an owner. Whether you're interested in learning new skills or taking your career to the next level, we put our employees first so we can help make your professional goals happen. We believe that by investing in our people, we're investing in our company's future.


  • Additional source of substantial retirement
  • Employees share in ownership of MTSI without any personal contribution or
  • Our ESOP is the best way to ensure we
    maintain an enduring company
  • Participants receive both allocations of the annual company contributions and growth in account value as the shares of stock may appreciate

I take pride in watching the contribution
that our people have made toward national priorities.

Phil Soucy
Chairman of the Board
and Co-founder

Own your environment

See what it means to lead the nation’s defense and security.


At MTSI, we want our employees to live their best lives – personally and professionally. That’s why we offer employee-driven, industry-leading benefits and compensation, so you can explore and pursue passions. Most full-time employees are eligible for the following benefits:


Own Your Future.

MTSI is searching for a senior Space Acquisition Life Cycle Logistician to provide Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) across the development of several first-of-kind space and ground systems. This handpicked candidate will serve as the lead logistician in the performance of comprehensive analysis across the spectrum of ILS elements

Why is MTSI known as a Great Place to Work?

  • Interesting Work:  Our co-workers support some of the most important and critical programs to our national defense and security.  
  • Values: Our first core value is that employees come first.  We challenge our co-workers to provide the highest level of support and service, and reward them with some of the best benefits in the industry. 
  • 100% Employee Ownership: we have a stake in each other's success, and the success of our customers.  It's also nice to know what's going on across the company; we have company wide town-hall meetings three times a year.  
  • Great Benefits - Most Full-Time Staff Are Eligible for: 
    • Starting PTO accrual of 20 days PTO/year + 10 holidays/year
    • Flexible schedules
    • 6% 401k match with immediate vesting
    • Semi-annual bonus eligibility (July and December)
    • Company funded Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) - a separate qualified retirement account
    • Up to $10,000 in annual tuition reimbursement
    • Other company funded benefits, like life and disability insurance
    • Optional zero deductible Blue Cross/Blue Shield health insurance plan
  • Track Record of Success:  We have grown every year since our founding in 1993

Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. (MTSI) is a 100% employee-owned engineering services and solutions company that provides high-demand technical expertise in Digital Transformation, Modeling and Simulation, Rapid Capability Development, Test and Evaluation, Artificial Intelligence, Autonomy, Cybersecurity and Mission Assurance.

MTSI delivers capabilities to solve problems of global importance. Founded in 1993, MTSI today has employees at over 20 offices and field sites worldwide.

For more information about MTSI, please visit


MTSI is searching for a senior Space Acquisition Life Cycle Logistician to provide Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) across the development of several first-of-kind space and ground systems. Responsibilities span the development and implementation of product support strategies throughout the system life cycle while driving optimization for the key performance outcomes of reliability, availability, maintainability, and reduction of total ownership costs.  Candidates will need to understand requirements development, all acquisition phases, and have a good working knowledge of other functional areas for total life cycle product support of the systems being fielded.  They will apply advanced principles, theories, and concepts for highly classified systems, while also effectively communicating complex results with management and executive leadership.

In this position, you will provide System Engineering Technical Assistance (SETA) to the Space RCO at Kirtland AFB, NM.  The Space RCO is one of three US Space Force acquisition organization and is the one specializing in delivering first-of systems to fill quick-turn needs to deliver operational capability to the USSF.  For each project, they set up small, agile, and empowered teams to include program manager, technical specialists, contracting, finance, security, and the use right acquisition strategies to set the effort up for success.  A successful candidate should be a leader and problem solver with a proven ability to deliver superior results as part of these high performing teams in a high-profile, fast-paced environment. 

Role and Responsibilities*

  • Provide logistics planning, analysis, assessment, requirements verification, technical writing and review of documentation, and integration for Space RCO programs during the acquisition lifecycle.
  • Assess programs against the 12 Integrated Product Support Elements.
  • Evaluate system design and testing of reliability, availability, and maintainability-cost metrics to achieve user requirements in mission capability and monitor system performance for improvements.
  • Develop, assess, evaluate, and coordinate logistics planning documents to implement a logistics life cycle integrated product support strategy for system fielding and support program milestones.
  • Report progress status/issues/risk/potential impacts and resolution options; manage tasks/actions to closure; and capture information and present in an integrated schedule of events and milestones for senior leadership review.
  • Regularly participate in and facilitate integration/schedule/logistics forums for existing and emerging programs such as logistics working groups and Integrated Logistics Support Management Teams.
  • Support transition to operations, sustainment activities, and assess operations and maintenance readiness for program Depot activation, Operational Acceptance (OA) decisions, and Initial Operational Capability (IOC) declaration.
  • Performs independent work to provide logistics and support system effectiveness analysis, studies, and evaluations.
  • Confers with other SETA, FFRDC, and teammates to provide advice and to assist with problem resolution.
  • Supports management and execution of programs across multiple projects and ensures programs are properly coordinated and efficiently accomplished with the best available resources.
  • Drafts, reviews, and edits final program reports, documents, and briefings.
  • Communicates clearly, concisely, and with technical accuracy.  Often briefs government senior leadership.
  • Coordinates with external agencies to include operational units, higher headquarters, Combatant Command (COCOM) staffs, other acquisition activities, and research and development functions. This will include producing, tracking, coordinating all agreements and documentation necessary to transition seamlessly into a framework for organizing, training, and equipping the USSF.
  • Develop Monthly Status Report on all efforts including updates on major activities, challenges, opportunities, deliverables, and subcontractor performance.


Required skills:

  • Minimum of ten years of proven experience in DoD and/or IC system life cycle sustainment.
  • Proficiency in Integrated Life Cycle Management (AFI 63-101/20-101) to include documentation generation, presentation preparation, and supporting programmatic-focused discussions.
  • Knowledge of Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS) products, Life Cycle Sustainment Plan (LCSP), Depot Source of Repair(s) (DSOR), Depot Maintenance Activation Plan(s) (DMAP), and associated policy/instructions.
  • Understanding of ground systems supporting space operations and operational environments and corresponding mission user needs.
  • Understanding of operational environment and corresponding mission user needs.
  • Experience in DoD program management including program development and transition.
  • Experience with requirements management and project planning.

Desired skills:

  • Fifteen plus years of proven program management experience in DoD and/or IC system life cycle sustainment.
  • Experience in supporting ACAT I/II level acquisition programs.
  • Experience in the development and fielding of satellites and associated ground systems.
  • DAWIA certification in Life Cycle Logistics.
  • System Engineering Technical Assistance (SETA) experience to Government program offices.
  • Experience with rapid prototyping and transition to operations.
  • Experience with Integrated Master Schedules, Statements of Work, and Performance Work Statements


  • Relevant BS and MA/MS degrees


  • Active TOP SECRET clearance with sensitive compartmentalized information (SCI) and special access program (SAP) eligibility.
  • No less than two (2) years total SAP and/or SCI environment experience with at least 1-year within the last 5 years.
  • Must maintain a TS/SCI clearance as a condition of employment and willingness to submit to a Counter-Intelligence polygraph.

Location & Travel:

  • This position is full-time, on site at Kirtland AFB, NM and will require travel up to 30% of time within the continental United States.




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MTSI maintains an outstanding work environment that includes competitive compensation, outstanding benefits, the opportunity to be an employee-owner, and challenging work assignments with significant opportunities for advancement/career growth. To be considered for employment opportunities at MTSI, you must complete an online application.

EEO Statement: MTSI embraces nine core values including our first core value of Employees come first. Consistent with our Core Values, we are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, military/veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by law. MTSI is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with MTSI and need special assistance or accommodation to use our website or to apply for a position, please send an e-mail with your request to Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation is made on a case-by-case basis.

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