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Space Systems Engineer - SDA Tracking Layer

Company: Modern Technology Solutions, Inc.
Location: Chantilly
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:


Position Overview: Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. (MTSI) is seeking an seeking a Space Systems Engineer to fill a SETA (Scientific, Engineering, and Technical Assistance) position with the Space Development Agency (SDA). SDA is breaking the norms of the DoD acquisition cycle, delivering a new tranche of hundreds of satellites every two years. The Space Systems Engineer will help lead the development of the Tranche 1 Tracking Layer. Each vendor of the Tranche 1 Tracking Layer will be designing, building, and launching satellites in approximately 30 months to provide near-global IR event detection. The Space Systems Engineer will support the Government in all aspects of the program, including systems engineering, programmatic support, and spacecraft and ground system design reviews and recommendations. This position will be part of a team of MTSI personnel providing SETA support. A significant portion of the work may be done from home or remote, and occasional travel may be required. 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 28 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. For additional company information, please visit:

As a Space Systems Engineer for the SDA Tracking Layer with MTSI, you will apply knowledge and expertise to perform technical engineering support and analysis of spacecraft and payloads, including assembly, test, and integration. A significant portion of the work may be done from home or remote, and occasional travel may be required. Your essential job functions will include but may not be limited to:

  • Performing as the Lead SETA for a Tracking Layer vendor and providing support to the Government in all aspects of the program.
  • Overseeing the design and integration of multiple space vehicles.
  • Providing systems engineering guidance in the development of test and evaluation plans, system verifciation plans, and other systems engineering processes and documents.
  • Providing recommendations on systems integration and baseline changes and assessing the technical maturity and risk of development projects.
  • Managing technical risk across the entire Tranche 1 system and recommending appropriate mitigations.
  • Assisting the Goverment team on potential solutions across a wide variety of multi-domain, tactical, and mission area applications.
  • Developing CONOPs and operational plans at both the system and mission levels
    Recommending and coordinating development with related activities of other DoD and non-DoD agencies.
  • Assisting with analysis of the design, assembly, integration and testing, and data reduction of technical solutions and forming evaluation criteria for those solutions.
  • Attending project meetings and reviews to include technical interchange meetings, design reviews, and program management reviews.
  • Assisting the Government in analyzing contractor concept designs at the system and subsystem levels.

    • 10+ years' of experience in space systems engineering for either Government or commerical systems.
    • Experience with IR sensor technologies.Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
    • Self-starter capable of making decisions and taking actions with minimal direct supervision.
    • Strong oral and written communication skills. Preferred/Desired Experience:
      • 5+ years experience in the DoD or Intelligence Community.
        Experience working with EO/IR sensor hardware. Education Requirements:
        • Bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering, electrical engineering, systems engineering, physics, or a closely related field from an accredited university.
        • Master's degree in aerospace engineering, electrical engineering, systems engineering, physics, or a closely related field from an accredited university, (DESIRED). Clearance Requirements:
          • Active Top Secret/SCI Clearance.
          • U.S. Citizenship is required for this position.

Keywords: Modern Technology Solutions, Inc., Chantilly , Space Systems Engineer - SDA Tracking Layer, Other , Chantilly, Virginia

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