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Operations Research Analyst/Interoperability SME

Location: East Hampton, Virginia Categories: Other Req ID: 2022-6439 Potential to Telecommute: No

Job Description

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MTSI is a 100% employee owned by more than 1,300 engineers, analysts, and professionals dedicated to providing high caliber services to aerospace and defense and intelligence customers across the US. We are always looking for the best to join us as we grow.

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. Eligible new co-workers start accruing PTO at a rate of 20 days/year, 10 holidays/year, 6% 401k match with immediate vesting, semi-annual bonuses, and eligibility to participate in our company funded Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). We offer other employee focused benefits, including up to $10k in annual tuition reimbursement and an optional zero dollar deductible BCBS health insurance plan.

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MTSI is seeking an Ops Research Analyst/Interoperability SME with a TS/SCI clearance to provide support to a Government Office at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. The subject matter expert’s primary focus will be to provide advice and assistance to leadership in the areas of mission systems, communications systems and interoperability across the DoD and other government agencies. Use experience, technical education, resources, and creativity to analyze a broad spectrum of technologies for military applications that further the Government’s acquisition strategy goals and objectives managed by AFLCMC.


• Assist with requirements for the development of interoperable, affordable, responsive, and sustainable communications systems which integrate with joint, interagency and service mission partners.
• Apply knowledge of cyber, cryptography and security principles to diagnose vulnerabilities, set priorities to protect mission systems and establish secure communications.
• Provide analytical expertise to the Government Office for “kill chain” analysis, concept and requirements generation to ensure communication systems will be interoperable and meet platform mission needs.
• Employ operational communication system expertise to assist operational users and provide constant liaison between operational users and product centers/program offices.
• Operate in multidisciplinary teams of industry, government and military personnel consisting of engineers, analysts, scientists, pilots and other aircrew.
• Regularly interface with Air Force Major Commands, other DoD Services and Government organizations, Federally Funded Research & Development Centers and Industry when performing duties.


• 10 years of data links and communications engineering experience, 5 years of which must be in the DoD related to technical theory of tactical data-links, airborne communication and computing architectures, and information exchange requirements.
• Expertise in the following: DoD aerial data links, DoD aerial data link message standards, aerial networks, over-the-air communications architectures, RF communications and systems.
• Knowledge and experience in the integration, testing, and deployment of Air Force systems and their associated data links, to include definition of data link interoperability, interfaces, and verification and test assessment requirements.
• Ability to participate on an agile software development team designing and building advanced, state-of-the-art, aircraft mission and communications systems.
• Strong communication skills – written and verbal
• Good analytical and planning skills.
• Ability to learn quickly and work under pressure in a fast-paced environment
• Excellent organizational and time management skills
• Must possess an active Top Secret security clearance. Duties will require unescorted entry and work within classified SAP and SCI facilities.
• Must have 36 months or more of experience in a SAP environment within the last 6 years

Please Note: U.S. Citizenship is required for this position, due to contract requirements.


• Travel: Position requires up to 15% travel to CONUS areas



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Opportunities at MTSI

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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