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Sr. Space Systems Engineer - Acquisition SME

Location: Washington, DC Categories: Engineering Req ID: 2022-6574 Potential to Telecommute: No

Job Description

Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. (MTSI) is seeking a Space Systems Engineer - Acquisition SME to join our team in the Washington, DC area.  You will You will provide technical support for space system acquisition, operations and sustainment.  Assist with oversight and management of existing space systems programs, initiate new contract actions where required. Provide systems engineering support, systems analysis and reporting.  You must possess an active TS/SCI clearance.

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 Space Systems Engineer - Acquisition SME with MTSI you will provide technical support for space system acquisition, operations and sustainment. Assist in oversight and management of existing space systems programs, initiate new contract actions where required. Provide systems engineering support, systems analysis and reporting.  This position will be located in the Washington, DC area.

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

  • Provide space system acquisition subject matter expertise, to include support of day-to-day program execution to include oversight of existing space systems acquisitions, initiating new contractual actions.
  • Provide expertise in the execution of existing space systems programs and the development of new acquisition contracts.
  • Provide support to planning, organizing and managing critical aspects of the
    development, production, and/or deployment of space systems and equipment.
  • Provide support to various program actions and activities to include meeting attendance,
    contractor performance tracking, milestone planning, briefing preparation, staff
    coordination, acquisition risk management, and decision document preparation.
  • Provide support in the development of pre ad post contract award documentation activities
    including request for development of request for proposals (RFPs), Statements of
    Objectives (SOO), performance work statements (PWS), and Statements of Work
  • Provide space systems engineering support including:
    • Assistance in the integration of space systems, configuration management and interface control.
    • Technical assessments and recommendations to deviations that arise across interface
      boundaries, and analysis and reporting of these efforts.


  • 12 + years' of direct space acquisition experience.
  • Recent experience initiating and executing major (ACAT II or higher) space acquisition programs.
  • Knowledge of and experience in analyzing, drafting, and reviewing space acquisition
    documents and experience with programs requiring enhanced security measures.
Desired Requirements:
  • Two (2) years' HAF and/or MAJCOM staff experience.
Education Requirements:
Master’s Degree

Certification Requirements:
  • DAWIA PM Level Ill certification
Clearance Requirements:
  • TS/SCI with previous SAP experience.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required for this position.


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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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