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JSE/DTTR Pilot, Red Team, 4th/5th Gen Fighter

Location: Edwards Air Force Base, California: Palmdale, California Job ID: 2023-7820 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

Own your environment

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:


Own Your Future.

Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. (MTSI) is seeking a JSE/DTTR Pilot, Red Team, 4th/5th Gen Fighter to join our 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


The 4th/5th Gen Fighter Pilot SME will provide Red Team support to the Joint Simulation Environment (JSE) during simulator test mission execution, as well as be responsible for pre-mission planning and post-mission reporting. Responsibilities will also include test plan and test card writing. Location will be at the 445th Test Squadron (TS), Edwards AFB.

Responsibilities as a JSE Pilot – 4th/5th Gen Subject Matter Expert may include:
• Provide Red Air Simulated Pilot Support for the Joint Simulation Environment (JSE)
• Support as 4th/5th Generation Fighter Pilot SME for the Next Gen Threat System (NGTS) team
• Supports development of JSE Test Plans and Test Cards for event execution
• Supports daily communications with JSE customers/SME's, JSE Development Team representatives, and supporting sub-contractors
• Perform as the liaison between military personnel and NGTS Operators
• Assist a software development team in developing an advanced synthetic training environment to support military technology, tactics, and training. Apply tactical knowledge to support scenario development for customer training objectives, and test events
• Conduct general subject matter research, analysis, correlation, and assessments
• Act as technical liaison to outside organizations
• Participate in software test activities


• Minimum of 8 years of military tactical aviation experience
• Minimum of 3 years experience with 4th/5th Gen systems and operations
• Maturity and professionalism to lead the execution of a flight test missions, briefings and interface with a team of discipline engineers in Mission Control Room.
• 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.

• Minimum of 3 years experience with F-35 or F-22 systems and operations with a focus on Aggressor tactics
• Active or recent USAF/USN/USMC 5th Gen platform qualification.
• Certification as a USAF/USN Weapons Instructor Course, tactics instructor, test pilot school graduate, and/or aviators/operators with specialized qualifications and backgrounds.
• Prior experience supporting Model and Simulation efforts.
• Prior experience performing software testing.
• Prior flight simulator operations experience.
• Experience supporting Special Access Program (SAP) efforts.

Education Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in a STEM field of study is desired.
Master’s degree in STEM desired.

Clearance Requirements:
Active Secret is acceptable to start.
Ability to attain Top Secret clearance with SCI eligibility and special program access is required.

Approximately 10 - 25% travel may be required.

U.S. Citizenship is required


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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.

MTSI posts all open positions of employment here on our official website Careers page. MTSI Recruiters will always make direct personal contact with candidates by either speaking directly via telephone call, face-to-face video conference, or in-person, and will never conduct interviews or extend offers of employment via text or using messaging applications. If you believe you may be the victim of employment fraud, we encourage you to contact the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) thru their website:

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