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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Specialized Expert

Location: Washington, DC Categories: Engineering Req ID: 2022-6852 Potential to Telecommute: No

Job Description

Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. (MTSI) is seeking a Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Specialized Expert 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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Specific Job Duties:

  • Provide design consultations
  • Development oversight
  • Development of stores integration and test strategies
  • Sustainment of resulting systems 
  • Provide guidance and leadership for a small, rapid reaction Integrated Product Team, responsible for design, development, test, and integration of developmental systems, as well as, product improvements, reliability analysis and sustainment of fielded systems
  • Provide end-to-end systems management and integration of emerging "smart" technology devices for multiple aircraft platforms
  • Aides and assists with topics such as mission critical program security, handling and logistics
  • Guides development and evaluation of prototype air vehicles and supports test and other technical management activities (e.g., technology readiness, risk management, technical reviews), as required


Required Skills and Experience:

  • A Specialized Expert with In-depth experience (20 years plus) in low observable aircraft technologies, software design architectures, munitions, and miniaturized sensors is required.

  • Team leadership experience developing stores management computers, weapons carriage systems, and aircraft stores is required.

  • Recent experience conducting detailed design analysis, technical reviews, performance evaluation and quick reaction fielding of advanced combat systems in support of Joint Urgent Operational Needs is required.

  • Strong understanding of military operations and tactics, techniques and procedures is highly desired.

  • Extensive knowledge and experience with DoD requirements, specification and testing processes for advanced air vehicle prototypes is desired.

  • Knowledge and experience related to the Universal Armament Interface (UAI) and MIL-STD-1760E, as well as, military aircraft and weapons modification and configuration database systems is desired.

Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Required

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering Desired

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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