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Ground Systems Development Specialist

Location: Washington, DC Categories: Engineering Req ID: 2022-7065 Potential to Telecommute: No

Job Description

Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. (MTSI) is seeking a Ground Systems Development Specialist to join our growing team in Washington, DC.

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 Ground Systems Development Specialistyou will provide space ground system acquisition subject matter expertise and day-to-day program execution, including oversight of existing ground systems acquisitions and initiating new contractual actions.

Specific Job Duties:

  • Provide expertise in the execution of existing ground system software programs and the development of new acquisition contracts.
  • Provide support to various program actions/activities, including meeting attendance, contract performance tracking, milestone planning, briefing presentation, staff coordination, acquisition risk management and decision document preparation.
  • Oversee and advise government program management on software integration across full spectrum of interfaces, to include coordination with multiple mission partners.
  • Oversee program and capability documentation is sufficiently defined to operationally needed levels, oversee configuration and integration working groups, and coordinate with management to ensure interface definitions support delivery milestones.
  • Provide support in the development of pre and post contract award documentation activities including request for development of request for proposals, Statement of Objectives, performance work statements and Statement of Work.


Required Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum of ten (10) years' of relevant DoD work experience with no less than four (4) years’ experience in a SAP and/or SCI environment within the last five (5) years.
  • Experience with ACAT I/II level acquisition space programs.
  • Knowledge of and experience in analyzing, drafting, and reviewing space acquisition documents and experience with programs requiring enhanced security measures.
  • Two (2) years HAF and/or MAJCOM staff experience – Highly Desired
  • DAWIA PM Level Ill certification– Highly Desired

Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree of Science, Physics, or Engineering (MA/MS/ME)

Clearance Required:

  • TS/SCI (top secret/SCI)


  • National Capital Region (NCR) 

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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