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F-35 Flight Test Engineer, Test Conductor/Test Director

Location: Edwards Air Force Base, California Categories: Test Engineering Req ID: 2023-7571 Potential to Telecommute: No
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Job Description

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Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. (MTSI) is seeking an F-35 Flight Test Engineer, Test Conductor/Test Director to join our growing team at Edwards AFB in Lancaster, CA.  

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


This role will provide direct support the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program. This individual will possess the ability to understand air vehicle system architecture, design and subsystems integration and mission systems avionics. This individual will understand and track system operation limitations and ensure test execution is accomplished within the constraints of vehicle system limitations. The selected candidate will have 4-10 years direct hands on experience (salary will be competitive, based on experience) in the following phases of test planning preparation, execution and reporting:

• Perform mechanical/electrical review of aircraft systems, sub-systems, and components to ensure proper test plans and data collection in flight test

• Experience in flight test of avionics systems, weapons, live fires, and sensor testing

• Monitor performance parameters of experimental and operational systems during flights

• Participate in development of the overall plans such as the TEMP, Test Points, test cards, etc.

• Provide integrated engineering support for design reviews, test planning working groups, test card prep, execution, and post flight reports

• Participates in and supports test program for design reviews, schedule meeting, liaison with test ranges, etc.

• Generate post flight mission reports and other detailed formal reports


• Minimum of 4 years of direct hands on experience in all phases of planning, executing and managing flight tests
• Previous experience with Air to Air and Air to Ground weapons
• Previous experience in flight testing fighter or bomber aircraft
• Successful candidate will have a reputation of being a team player and possess a passion for flight test
• Possess maturity and professionalism to lead the execution of a flight test missions, briefings and oversee team of discipline engineers in Mission Control Room
• Position requires willingness to accept changing and evolving roles & responsibilities in support of customers’ requirements and need
• Ability to work well in a team environment as well as independently

• Operational experience with fighter aircraft is highly desired
• Test Pilot Graduate a plus
• Private Pilot license is a plus
• Previous experience as aircrew member (Pilot, EWO, NAV, etc.) desired
• Previous experience in Mission Systems and/or Aero Performance/Flight Envelope Expansion and Vehicle Subsystems performance is a plus
• Experience in Electronic Warfare and RF/IR CM desired

Education Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in technical field or equivalent with number of years of experience determining level of position filled.

Clearance Requirements:
Active Secret Clearance required. Top Secret Clearance desired.




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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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