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SATCOM Systems Engineer (Journeyman - Mid)

Location: San Diego, California Categories: Systems Engineering Req ID: 2022-6034 Potential to Telecommute: Hybrid

Job Description

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Position Overview:

Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. (MTSI) is searching is searching for a journeyman (mid-level) SATCOM Systems Engineering to support the Narrowband Satellite Communications (NBSC) program. You shall provide systems engineering, technical support to the development, production and test of Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) space and ground system initiatives. MUOS is a United States Space Force (USSF) narrowband military communications satellite system that supports a worldwide, multi-service population of users in the ultra-high frequency (UHF) band.

At MTSI, our more than 1,400+ 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

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As a SATCOM Systems Engineer (Journeyman - Mid) with MTSI you will provide systems engineering to support the Narrowband Satellite Communications (NBSC) program. You shall provide systems engineering, technical support to the development, production and test of Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) space and ground system initiatives. MUOS is a United States Space Force (USSF) narrowband military communications satellite system that supports a worldwide, multi-service population of users in the ultra-high frequency (UHF) band. In this position, you will provide Advisory and Assistance Service (A&AS) to Space Systems Command (SSC) for procurement of additional satellites, ground systems and follow-on capability to the MUOS program. 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.

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

  • Perform all functional duties independently, with little guidance.
  • Develop, plan, and execute MUOS and future NBSC systems user familiarization, outreach, and demonstrations of E2E system capabilities.
  • Work closely with industry partners, NBSC Prime Mission Contractors, service providers, Aerospace, other DoD and USSF organizations and their support teams.
  • Participate in Risk Management Boards (RMB), conferences, design reviews, Working Groups (WGs), Program Management Reviews (PMRs) and Independent Review Boards (IRBs).
  • Conduct systems / system of systems architecture design, testing, implementation, integration, review, and certification activities.
  • Conduct data analyses, interpret, and summarize results.
  • Conduct technical requirements definition / allocation.
  • Develop technical documentation, to include test plans and reports.
  • Ensures the quality of the program, project, or task deliverables meet or exceed standards or metrics.
  • Tracks and advises design trades and associated cost, schedule, and technical impacts to requirements Provides input to the government customer concerning risks to performance, schedule, and budget.
  • Supports design, interpretation, and analysis of technical solutions to complex projects.
  • Ensures completion of programs, projects, or tasks within estimated time and budget constraints.
  • Provide systems engineering, technical support in development, production and test of space and ground systems.
  • Interface across programs internal and external to SSC.
  • Communicate clearly, concisely, and with technical accuracy—oral and written.


  • Minimum three (3) years DoD/IC, or relevant industry work experience on SATCOM.
  • Provide End-To-End (E2E) system-of-systems component (e.g. teleport, terminals) assessments and recommendations to resolve program issues and risks that impact warfighter use of NBSC capabilities.
  • Ability to develop, plan, and execute MUOS (and future NBSC systems) user demonstrations of E2E system capabilities.
  • Knowledge of SATCOM governance structure for resolution of issues and risks.
  • Oversee integration working groups, and coordinates with management to support delivery milestones.
  • Coordinate Configuration Control Boards (CCBs) with adherence to management best practices.
  • Understanding of operational environment and corresponding mission user needs.
  • 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).

Desired skills:

  • Ten (10) years of relevant DoD and/or Industry work experience Narrowband SATCOM/MUOS.
  • Advisory and Assistance Service (A&AS) to Government program office.
  • Experience with space and/or multi-domain warfighter operations.
  • Experience creating, editing, and reviewing technical materials for Department of Defense (DoD), Navy acquisition program, or related agencies.
  • Experience developing and editing Extensible Markup Language (XML) technical documents and/or Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) compliant training documentation.
  • Experience applying regulations and policies affecting publishing of Navy publications; practices, and standards (i.e. Naval Education and Training (NAVEDTRA) Series, MILSTD-29612 Series, and Advanced Distributive Learning (ADL) initiatives).
  • Experience with integrated air, space and cyberspace capabilities.
  • Experience with ACAT I/II level acquisition programs.
  • Experience in Space Systems Command (SSC) acquisition.
  • Fluency with Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR) organizations.

Education Requirements:  

  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science (BA/BS) degree from an accredited college or university.

Location/Travel Requirements:

  • Primary looking for candidates to be in the vicinity of San Diego, CA, but open to discussing other location such as LA and COS with travel when required.

  • You will be required to travel up to 25% of time within the continental United States.

Clearance Requirements:

  • Candidate must have active SECRET clearance as a condition of employment.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required for this position.






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