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Flight Test Engineer / Test Director, Bomber Programs

Location: Edwards Air Force Base, California Categories: Test Engineering Req ID: 2023-7572 Potential to Telecommute: No
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Job Description

Own Your Future.

Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. (MTSI) is seeking a Flight Test Engineer / Test Director, Bomber Programs to support our Edwards AFB location 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


The Flight Test Engineer will serve as Test Director during flight test mission execution, as well as be responsible for pre-mission planning and post-mission reporting. Responsibilities may also include test plan and test card writing, and long-range planning.

This role is responsible for planning, execution, and reporting of flight test for the B-1, B-2, and B-52 platforms as a Test Director.

The following specific duties are anticipated:

• Aid in development and review of ground and flight test plans and test cards
• Help develop and review flight test safety plans
• Oversee scheduling of resources for tests and coordinate with many engineering disciplines and outside agencies to ensure successful test execution
• Lead test mission briefs as a Test Director
• Lead/supervise the execution of test missions as a Test Director
• Complete post-test mission reporting requirements
• Other duties in-line with MTSI’s core value to “Own and Solve our Customer’s Problems.”


• Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in all phases of planning, executing and managing flight tests and a reputation of being a team player.
• Maturity and professionalism to lead the execution of flight test missions, briefings and oversee team of test control and discipline engineers in Mission Control Room.
• Able to effectively function and make decisions in dynamic, high-pressure environments.
• Work well in a team environment as well as independently.
• Experience generating post flight mission reports and other detailed formal reports.
• Position requires willingness to accept changing and evolving roles & responsibilities in support of customers’ requirements and need.

• Developmental Test and Operational Test operations experience.
• Previous experience in flight testing fighter or bomber aircraft.
• Experience in flight test of avionics systems, weapons, live fires and releases, and sensor testing.
• Experience in Electronic Warfare and RF/IR Countermeasures.
• Previous experience in aero performance/flight envelope expansion.
• Previous experience as aircrew member (Pilot, EWO, NAV, etc.) is a plus but not required.
• Private Pilot license is a plus but not required.
• Test Pilot School Graduate a plus but not required for this mid-level FTE position

Bachelors degree in a STEM field of study is required.

Clearance Requirements:
Top Secret clearance with SCI eligibility and ability to attain special program access is required. A Secret clearance may be acceptable to start.


Approximately 10% travel may be 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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