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Program Management & Acquisition Support (Senior) – Production Manager

Location: Washington Categories: Engineering Req ID: 2022-7228 Potential to Telecommute: No
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Job Description

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Modern Technology Solutions Inc. (MTSI) is seeking a senior Program Management and Acquisition Support (PM&AS) professional to support development of first-of-kind space vehicles and missions.

At MTSI, our more than 1,600+ co-owners recognize the high demand for specialized professionals within our industry and that you have many options to choose from. We support some of the most important and critical programs to our national security and defense within aviation, space, ballistic missile and unmanned systems. We specialize in Systems engineering & integration, modeling & simulation, acquisitions & program support, test & evaluation, mission assurance & cybersecurity to name a few.

As an 100% employee owned company where culture matters we all have a stake in each other's success, and the success of our customers and we believe that by investing in our people we are investing in our company’s future! As our first core value states, MTSI is an "employees come first" company with over 29 years of consecutive growth since 1993 and a 91% retention rate across our entire organization, 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-owners start accruing PTO at a rate of 20 days + 10 federal holidays/year with (flexible schedules), semi-annual bonuses, 6% 401k match with immediate vesting, and eligibility to participate in our Company funded Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) - a separate qualified retirement account. We also offer our employee focused benefits, including up to $10,000 in annual tuition reimbursement and an optional zero deductible Blue Cross/Blue Shield health insurance plan.

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

Responsibilities:

MTSI is seeking a senior Program Management and Acquisition Support (PM&AS) professional to support development of first-of-kind space vehicles and missions. This candidate must possess technical expertise and experience with developing, designing, building, and integrating space hardware and software.

In this position, the candidate will provide System Engineering Technical Assistance (SETA) to a DoD program office. Specifically, the candidate will oversee the development, design and production of a DoD acquisition program at the contracted vendor location and provide recommendations to the program office to ensure the vendor is on track to deliver the system on schedule, within cost and meets key performance parameters.

PM&AS Principal Duty

The candidate will work in a small, highly empowered and networked 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. The candidate must apply advanced principles, theories, and concepts for highly classified systems, while also effectively communicating complex results with management and executive leadership.

SETA Role and Responsibilities:

  • Serves as program advisory lead for extremely time critical technical projects, test projects, or tasks requiring appropriate level technical expertise.
  • Assists acquisition planning, 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 contractor performance.
  • Drafts, reviews, and edits final program reports, documents, and briefings.
  • Supports acquisition planning and development of documents required for systems acquisition.
  • Supports and advises acquisition and program management functions, advises government management on design challenges, supply chain and production challenges, delivery and integration, and supports system program reviews.
  • Work on high-visibility or mission critical aspects of a given program and perform all functional duties independently.
  • Oversee the efforts of less senior staff and/or be responsible for the efforts of all staff assigned to a specific job.
  • Translate complex ideas and data into simple, actionable recommendations or easily differentiated courses of action.
  • Communicate clearly, concisely, and with technical accuracy—oral and written.

Qualifications:

Required skills:

  • Minimum ten (10) years DoD/IC, or relevant industry work experience.
  • Proven experience and/or qualifications in development and fielding satellite systems.
  • Experience in production management and/or industrial engineering to include assessing availability and lead-time in ordering required parts, production facilities, production timelines, and manufacturing readiness.
  • Understanding of operational environment and corresponding mission user needs.
  • Knowledge of space system engineering, development, and manufacturing.
  • Experience in DoD program management.
  • Experience with Integrated Master Schedules, and risk management.
  • Experience with Statements of Work (SOW) and Performance Work Statements (PWS).

Desired skills:

  • 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.
  • Experience with rapid prototyping.
  • Experience with integrated air, space and cyberspace capabilities.
  • Experience with ACAT I/II level acquisition programs.
  • Experience using multivariable optimization.
  • Fluency with IC organizations.

Education

Desired Requirements: 

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

Clearance:

  • 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.

Location/Travel Requirements:

  • Full-time, on site in vicinity of Kent, WA, and will require travel up to 30% of time (typically Tuesday through Thursday once a month) 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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