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Senior Cost Analyst

Location: Huntsville, Alabama Categories: Finance and Accounting Req ID: 2023-7299 Potential to Telecommute: No
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Job Description

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Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. (MTSI), is seeking a Senior Cost Analystin Huntsville.  At MTSI, our more than 1,500 co-owners recognize the high demand for specialized professionals within our industry and that you have many options to choose.  As an employee owned company where culture matters, we believe that by investing in our people we are investing in our company’s future! 

MTSI’s core capabilities run deep across a multitude of areas to include Systems Engineering & Technical Assistance, Integration, Modeling & Simulation, Test & Evaluation, Acquisitions & Program Support, and Mission Assurance services. Our expertise includes ballistic missile defense, air defense, air vehicle survivability, unmanned aircraft, flight test operations, intelligence support, cybersecurity, space and homeland defense.

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 our industry.  Eligible new co-workers start with 20 days PTO plus 10 federal holidays, 6% 401k company match with immediate vesting, semi-annual bonuses, and eligibility to participate in our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).  We offer other employee focused benefits, including up to $10k in tuition reimbursement and an optional zero dollar deductible BCBS health insurance plan.

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MTSI is seeking a Senior Cost Analyst capable of leading and executing cost estimating and analysis activities for the Army PEO Aviation, PMUAS. The candidate will be supporting the UAS Business Management Division.


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

  • Ability to work within a team to resolve issues and present solutions to senior leadership
  • Cost Estimating and Modeling
    • Develop cost models and incorporate cost risk analysis
    • Prepare estimates for changes in technical and/or funding baselines
    • Prepare independent government cost estimates for Acquisition Strategy Panels
    • Participate in CARD recommendations and engage in reviews of cost models and data accuracy and adequacy both internally and with OSD CAPE
  • Cost Analysis
    • Coordinate information with programs and functional areas
    • Prepare and provide Analyses of Alternatives, Business Case Analyses, and mid-term and far-term architecture planning studies
    • Conduct data normalization, statistical analysis and empirical analyses using applicable databases
  • Cost Data Analysis and Collection
    • Develop initial cost data collection plans and validation methods for earned value and other contractor cost data reporting requirements
    • Development and maintenance of Government owned cost databases
    • Prepare and participate in cost scenario reviews
    • Prepare unit cost data for congressionally required reports
  • Affordability Analysis
    • Assist in the preparation of prioritized requirements lists and their justification
    • Participate in affordability reviews providing the data’s basis and to identify potential trade-offs, provide impact and assess alternatives
  • Provide the cost estimates to support agency budget submissions and acquisition baseline documents
  • Develop and defend the UAS Program Office Estimate (POE)
  • Develop and defend the Independent Government Estimate (IGE), provide input to G8, WSR budgeting process
  • Develop and defend Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) and Business Case Analysis (BCA)



  • 12+ years of related experience.
  • Experience using ACEIT and the MS Office suite of programs.
  • There is no travel anticipated.


  • Experience working in an organizational Headquarters run by a general officer or SES.
  • Familiarization/experience with the Army’s budgeting and cost estimation processes.
  • Experience working with rapid acquisition and/or accelerated programs.
  • Familiar with development and maintenance of cost policy process improvements

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Master’s Degree Desired.

Clearance Requirements:

Candidate must be eligible for Secret

Please Note:  U.S. Citizenship is required for most MTSI positions.



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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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