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Space RCO Program Management & Acquisition Support (Senior)

Location: Los Angeles, California Categories: Engineering Req ID: 2022-6750 Potential to Telecommute: No

Job Description

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Position Overview:

MTSI is searching for a highly skilled Program Management and Acquisition Support (PM&AS) System Matter Expert (Senior) to support development of first-of-kind space vehicles and missions.  This handpicked candidate must possess technical expertise and experience with developing, designing, building, and integrating space hardware and software.  In this position, you will provide System Engineering Technical Assistance (SETA) to the Space Rapid Capabilities Office (RCO). The Space RCO program office, located at Kirtland AFB, NM, is a small, streamlined organization with dedicated, organic acquisition support functions: contracting, financial management, human resources, security, program management and technical engineering support that are critical in enabling the rapid response required for classified space programs.  The mission is to develop and deliver operationally dominant space capabilities at the speed of warfighting relevance in response to Commander, U.S. Space Command requirements.  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.

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 are Systems Engineering and Integration, Modeling and Simulation, Test and Evaluation, Acquisition and Program Support, and Mission Assurance services. Our expertise includes ballistic missile defense, air defense, air vehicle survivability, unmanned aircraft, flight test operations, intelligence support, and cyber/space/homeland defense.


Recognized as an "employee comes first" company with over 27 years of consecutive growth we challenge our co-owners to provide the highest level of support and service, and reward them with some of the best benefits in the industry.  Day one all new co-workers start accruing PTO at a rate of 20 days, 6% 401k 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

For additional company information, please visit:  www.mtsi-va.com

Responsibilities:

As a PM&AS (SME) with MTSI you will work in a small, highly empowered team where every team member is directly responsible for the success of the program.  Engineering 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 satellite vehicle bus and/or subsystems to improve program office insight into state-of-the art commercial and legacy mission systems, and C2 requirements and 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 Albuquerque, NM area.

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

  • Serves as program advisory lead for extremely time critical technical projects, test projects, or tasks requiring appropriate level technical expertise.
  • Assists acquisition planning, market research, and drafting technical requirements and documents.
  • Coordinates with internal and external stakeholders to verify program needs and identified to meet project goals.
  • Helps the government assess the technical sufficiency, cost, quality, and timely delivery of program deliverables.
  • Confers with engineers to provide technical advice and to assist with problem resolution as needed.
  • Supports management and execution of programs consisting of multiple projects--ensures overall program is properly coordinated and efficiently accomplished with the best available resources.
  • Aids in the development of a Monthly Status Report on all support efforts including updates in status and performance, major activities, challenges and opportunities, deliverables, and subcontractor performance.
  • Drafts, reviews, and edits final program reports, documents, and briefings
  • Supports acquisition planning and development of documents required for systems acquisition.
  • Coordinates with external agencies to include operational units, higher headquarters, Combatant Command (COCOM) staffs, other acquisition activities, and research and development functions.
    • Coordination will include producing, tracking, coordinating all agreements and documentation necessary for SpRCO systems to transition seamlessly into a framework for organizing, training, and equipping the United States Space Force.
  • Supports and advises acquisition and program management functions, advises government management on design challenges, operational delivery and integration, and supports system program reviews.
  • Initiates, supervises, and/or develops requirements from a project’s inception to conclusion for complex to extremely complex programs.
  • Provides strategic advice, technical guidance and expertise to program and project staff.
  • Provides detailed analysis, evaluation and recommendations for improvements, optimization development and/or maintenance efforts for client specific or mission critical challenges/issues.
  • Consults with client to define need or problem.
  • Supervises studies and leads surveys to collect and analyze data to provide advice and recommend solutions.
  • Communicate clearly, concisely, and with technical accuracy—oral and written.

Qualifications:

  • 10+ years DoD/IC, or relevant industry work experience.
  • Exceptional and/or unique qualifications in development and fielding satellite systems.
  • Understanding of operational environment and corresponding mission user needs.
  • Knowledge of space system engineering, development, and manufacturing.
  • Experience in DoD program management including program development and transition.
  • Experience with Integrated Master Schedules, and risk management.
  • Experience with Statements of Work (SOW) and Performance Work Statements (PWS).

Qualifications Desired:

  • 5+ years of relevant DoD and/or Industry work experience with SAP and/or SCI.
  • System Engineering Technical Assistance (SETA) to Government program office.
  • Experience with rapid prototyping.
  • Experience with integrated air, space and cyberspace capabilities.
  • Experience developing, deploying, and maintaining ground mission planning architecture and software.
  • Experience with ACAT I/II level acquisition programs.
  • Experience using multivariable optimization in mission planning software systems.
  • 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.

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, on site and will require travel up to 30% of time within the continental United States.

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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 jobs@mtsi-va.com. Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation is made on a case-by-case basis.

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