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Space Tactics Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado Job ID: 2023-8436 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: Secret
  • 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

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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:


MTSI is searching for a Space Subject Matter Expert (SME) to provide Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) in support of the development of the National Space Test and Training Complex (NSTTC) for the United States Space Force (USSF).  A successful candidate should be a proven leader and problem solver with the ability to deliver superior results as part of a high performing team in a high-profile, fast-paced environment. 

Own Your Future.

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


The Space Subject Matter Expert (SME) to provide Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) in support of the development of the National Space Test and Training Complex (NSTTC) for the United States Space Force (USSF). The candidate will apply their space knowledge and experience to support the development of a capability to evaluate systems and subsystems during development, procurement, integration, and sustainment into the cloud with a series of models and capabilities for Test and Evaluation (T&E) and training tasks, and advanced principles, theories, and concepts for highly classified systems, while also effectively communicating complex results with management and executive leadership.

Your essential job functions will include but may not be limited to:

  • Work independently for the customer at a client site, must be able to maintain requisite Security clearances and accesses.
  • Be familiar with DoD and USSF T&E and training policies, processes, and procedures to support the design, integration, and planning for analysis tools for the NSTTC to assess the performance of space systems, subsystems, and equipment, as they progress through the various acquisition phases, milestones, upgrades, operations and sustainment.
  • Assist in the requirements development, designing, planning, integration, and analysis of the NSTTC cloud capabilities, and the verification and validation (V&V), including any applicable military certifications and procedures, to assess the performance of installed digital, virtual and constructive space systems, subsystems, and equipment.
  • Assist in reviewing/developing/updating applicable program documentation for NSTTC management requirements across the full spectrum of actions required to award contracts to include, but not limited to pre-award documentation, development of evaluation criteria, evaluation of space system contractor proposals to ensure compliance with programmatic requirements, and post-award documentation actions with a properly signed and approved Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA).
  • Support development of documentation and presentation materials as requested or necessitated by programmatic limits based on cost, schedule, and performance.
  • Perform an advisory role, as required, for program space system contractor source selections on T&E management related requirements.
  • Support all aspects of the platform enterprise and individual test program activities as needed, including interaction with other test organizations including but not limited to Combined Test Forces, Office Secretary of Defense or the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation, and the operational testers.
  • Recommend, assess, and assist in analyzing requirements and objectives, T&E concepts, strategies, and plans.
  • Provide technical analysis support in planning, conducting and participating in Program Management Reviews (PMRs), Test Readiness Reviews (TRRs), Technology Interchange Meetings (TIMs), Interface Control Working Groups (ICWGs), System Requirements Review (SRR), configuration management reviews/audits, and other technical/programmatic forums as required.
  • Assess, evaluate, and assist in analyzing strategies, requirements, and objectives for issues that specifically impact the availability, performance, safety, interoperability, or capability of the space system or subsystems.
  • Support the performance of tradeoff studies and recommend alternative strategies and approaches to the government.
  • Provide recommendations on integrated data processing, software, and analysis considerations.
  • Assist the Government with the determination of capability and availability of major DoD and civilian test and training resources and facilities and in scheduling and securing required said resources in support of project/program office objectives.
  • Provide recommendations on adequacy of data collection methodology, instrumentation, and procedures, format data to facilitate computer processing and analysis, and perform data reduction.
  • Provide on-site improvement recommendations to Government officials applying working knowledge of data analysis using modeling and simulation techniques, computer simulations or other methods as necessary to recommend changes in testing and training techniques, procedures, or to identify potential areas for further investigation.


  • Minimum of 14 years’ experience in the space community performing systems engineering and acquisition management activities in the Government (military, civil servant or contractor).
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience or assignments specifically in support of DoD acquisition programs.
  • Minimum three (3) years of experience providing a lead engineering role for a relevant space development or sustainment effort.
  • Familiarity with USSF operational systems and subsystems.
  • Skill in collaborating and networking across the USSF, Air Force, and intelligence communities.
  • Experience with space support to military operations.
  • Proficiency in reading and interpreting requirements documents to identify, communicate, and synthesize key aspects for current and future projects.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal daily oversight and dynamic tasking from multiple projects.
  • Skill in synthesizing information to understand and communicate challenges in order to find and relay answers to leadership and teams.
  • Self-starter with willingness to chase down answers, and network with the community to solve hard problems.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and the use of an electronic government authorized information management system, collaboration portal, or integrated data environment (IDE).

Clearance Requirements:

  • Active TS clearance with SCI eligibility.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required for this position.

Education Requirements:  

  • Required – Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, or Engineering Management
  • Highly Desired - Master degree from an accredited college or university relevant to their area of expertise limited to the following: Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science or Engineering Management

Certification Requirements: 

  • Shall have relevant engineering and acquisition management certifications and/or experience.

Location/Travel Requirements:

  • Full-time, on site in vicinity of Colorado Springs, CO and will require travel up to 25% of time within the continental United States.

The pay range for this position in Colorado is $164,000/year to $240,000/year; however, base pay offered may vary depending on established government contract rates, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience, and other factors. MTSI also offers a full range of medical, financial, and other benefits, dependent on the position offered. This information is provided per the Colorado Equal Pay Act. Base pay information is based on market location. Applicants should apply via MTSI’s internal or external careers site.




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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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