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Digital Engineer / Cloud Computing Architect (Senior)

Location: El Segundo, California Categories: Engineering Req ID: 2022-7069 Potential to Telecommute: Hybrid
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Job Description

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MTSI is searching for a senior Digital Engineer / Cloud Architect professional to support transition and fielding of first-of-kind space vehicles and missions. In this position, you will provide System Engineering Technical Assistance (SETA) to Space Systems Command (SSC). This SSC program office ensures successful delivery of a highly classified space portfolio and provides operations and sustainment for the lifecycle of these capabilities for US Space Force. This handpicked candidate must possess technical expertise and experience with a digital engineering ecosystem of technical programs. Additionally, the candidate will oversee and advise government program management across a full spectrum of interfaces, to include cloud computing architecture(s) with multiple mission partners. A successful candidate should be a leader and problem solver with a proven ability to deliver superior results as part of a high performing team in a high-profile, fast-paced environment.

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.

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As a senior level Digital Engineer / Cloud Architect with MTSI will work in a small, highly empowered team where every team member is directly responsible for the success of the program.  Responsibilities span technology domains including space rated hardware, software, sensors, and processors in an extremely fast-paced, responsive development environment. This SETA candidate will provide in-depth background on digital engineering and cloud computing architecture to improve program office insight into state-of-the art IC, DoD, commercial capabilities.  You must apply advanced principles, theories, and concepts for highly classified systems, while also effectively communicating complex results with management and executive leadership.  This position will be located in the Los Angeles, CA area.

Your essential job functions will include but may not be limited to:

  • Collaborate to design and create DoD SAP Digital Engineering Ecosystem centered on a multi-level security, hybrid cloud-based (tech stack(s) connecting to cloud) architecture.
  • Propose cloud adoption plans, cloud application design, and cloud management and monitoring.
  • Ability to work with cloud architecture team and help with cloud migration, Data Security, and deployment strategy in cloud environments.
  • Experienced in implementing and overseeing cloud computing strategy, and delivery of cloud solutions.
  • Demonstrated understanding of IT infrastructure tools, processes, and practices, including cloud resource provisions, deployment, microservices, and DevOps.
  • Ability to work independently within a complex environment to evaluate issues and address questions from the internal and external shareholders about their questions regarding cloud Implementation/Migration.
  • Proposes, develops, and implements digital engineering for technical projects.
  • Oversees and advises government program management on integration across full spectrum of interfaces, to include coordination with multiple mission partners.
  • Oversees program and capability documentation is sufficiently defined to operationally needed levels, oversees configuration and integration working groups, and coordinates with management to ensure interface definitions support delivery milestones.
  • Communicate clearly, concisely, and with technical accuracy—oral and written.


  • Ten (10) years' DoD/IC, or relevant industry work experience.
  • Control Systems Engineering (integration of facility, ACS, Comm, Data IO, with off-prem I&AM systems).
  • Software Integration engineering.
  • Secure cloud engineering (to include ATO/ATC package development).
  • Secure Stack/Data Center engineering.
  • DevSecOps workflow engineering.
  • Secure/virtualized Network Engineering.
  • Cloud scale-out software (service) engineering.
  • Designing network solutions to meet customer requirements.
  • Iterative testing, development, deployment/installation, and operations of network architectural solution(s).
  • Leadership in development of secure data communications using cryptographic devices, firewalls, etc.
  • Experience with Statements of Work (SOW) and Performance Work Statements (PWS).

Qualifications Desired:

  • Five (5) years' of relevant DoD and/or Industry work experience with SAP and/or SCI.
  • System Engineering Technical Assistance (SETA) to Government program office.

  • Understanding of space operational environment and corresponding mission user needs.

  • Subject matter expert on computer networking architectures and various topologies to include:

    • Experience supervising installation, configuring, & managing of network switches and routers (versed in OSPF, MPLS, SDN, routing/switching on Juniper and Cisco hardware platforms).

    • Experience with Active Directory, domain controllers, IP addressing, DNS, remote access, VLANs, and VoIP systems.

    • Experience in working networks at all classification levels (Unclassified/S/TS).

  • Experience with ACAT I/II level acquisition programs.

  • Experience in planning and executing test campaigns for space systems.

  • Fluency with IC organizations.

Education Requirements:  

  • An applicable engineering degree from a from a program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) or possess a Professional Engineering license.
  • MA/MS/ME degree from a program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), (DESIRED).

Location/Travel Requirements:

  • Full-time, on site in vicinity of Kirtland AFB, NM, and will require travel up to 30% of time within the continental United States.

Clearance Requirements:

  • Active TOP SECRET clearance with sensitive compartmentalized information (SCI) and special access program (SAP) eligibility (no less than 2 years total SAP and/or SCI environment experience, with 1-year total within last 5 years) and willingness to submit to a Counter-Intelligence polygraph.
  • Candidate must maintain a TS/SCI clearance as a condition of employment.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required for this position.

Location/Travel Requirements:

  • Full-time, could work remotely if willing to travel periodically to Los Angeles, CA for access classified networks as required—or to customer sites within the continental United States.






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Opportunities at MTSI

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