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Flight Test Engineer, TC/TD, Emerging RPA and ISR Technology

Location: Edwards Air Force Base, California Categories: Engineering Req ID: 2023-7458 Potential to Telecommute: No
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Job Description

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Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. (MTSI) is seeking a Flight Test Engineer, TC/TD, Emerging RPA and ISR Technology to join our growing team at Edwards Air Force Base 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 individual will possess the ability to understand air vehicle system architecture, design and subsystems integration and mission systems avionics. They will understand and track system operation limitations and ensure test execution is accomplished within the constraints of vehicle system limitations. This individual will conduct and direct flight test missions for emerging Remotely Piloted Aircraft platforms.

The selected candidate will:
• Work with emerging Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance systems.
• Possess an understanding of mechanical/electrical aircraft systems, sub-systems, and components to support proper test plans and data collection in flight test.
• Support test program for design reviews, scheduling, liaison with test ranges, etc.
• Support flight test of avionics systems, weapons, live fires, and sensor testing.
• Possess maturity and professionalism to develop as a Flight Test Engineer with the long-term objective to lead the execution of a flight test missions, briefings and oversee team of discipline engineers in Mission Control Room as a Test Conductor.
• Work well in a team environment as well as independently.
• Support generation of post flight mission reports and other detailed formal reports.


Required Experience:

• Possess a minimum of four (4) years of relative experience

This individual will have a thorough understanding of aviation principles. They will be a team player and have a passion for flight test. This position requires strong organization skills, flexibility and the ability to adapt to responsibilities that may change and evolve, as to support the customers’ requirements and needs. This position requires maturity, professionalism, and the ability to interact with all levels. This individual will possess and use excellent written and oral communication skills, and possess a reputation of being a team player.

Desired Experience:
• Ten (10) years of relative experience
• Experience in Electronic Warfare and RF/IR CM.
• Experience with Air to Air and Air to Ground weapons
• Experience as aircrew member (Pilot, EWO, NAV, etc.)
• Experience in Mission Systems and/or Aero Performance/Flight Envelope Expansion and Vehicle Subsystems performance is a plus.
• Private Pilot license is a plus but not required.

Education Requirements:
Bachelor of Science in a technical field or equivalent, with number of years of experience determining level of position filled.

Clearance Requirements:
Top Secret Clearance required.

U.S. Citizenship required.


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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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