Space Systems Engineering and Acquisition Support SME

    • Modern Technology Solutions
  • Wright- Patterson AFB, OH
  • Posted 60+ days ago | Updated 11 hours ago


On Site
Full Time


System integration testing
Attention to detail
Customer service
Microsoft Excel
Health insurance
Development testing
Artificial intelligence
Cyber security
Program development
Research and Development
Status reports
Microsoft Exchange
Requirements analysis
Systems design
Risk management
Design review
Adobe AIR
System integration
Systems analysis
Data collection
Program management
Electrical engineering
Systems engineering
Software engineering
Computer science
Computer hardware
Security clearance

Job Details

Own Your Future. Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. (MTSI) is seeking a Space Systems Engineering and Acquisition Support SME in Dayton, OH.

The Space Systems Engineering and Acquisition Support SME will provide Advisory and Assistance Services (A&AS) to AFRL for technology development projects. The individual and their team will coordinate technology development efforts among industry and multiple mission partners.

How you will contribute to our National Security and Defense mission:

As an Space Systems Engineering and Acquisition Support Subject Matter Expert with MTSI, you will be responsible for providing systems engineering and program management support to the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL). You will sit in the AFRL customer space and be an integral part of a combined government/contractor team developing and demonstrating cutting-edge avionics capabilities for the Department of the Air Force.

You'll be a great fit for this role if:

You have a passion for aerospace, defense, and space systems and advanced technologies.
You understand the urgent need to modernize our defense systems and give our troops the best possible tools.
Paying attention to detail and providing excellent customer service in a professional environment is a skill you excel at.
You are passionate about continuous learning and growth, and you seek opportunities to challenge yourself.
You are driven to make a meaningful impact through your work.

Why is MTSI known as a Great Place to Work?
  • Interesting Work: Our co-workers support some of the most important and critical programs to our national defense and security.
  • Values: Our first core value is that employees come first. We challenge our co-workers to provide the highest level of support and service, and reward them with some of the best benefits in the industry.
  • 100% Employee Ownership: we have a stake in each other's success, and the success of our customers. It's also nice to know what's going on across the company; we have company wide town-hall meetings three times a year.
  • Great Benefits - Most Full-Time Staff Are Eligible for:
    • Starting PTO accrual of 20 days PTO/year + 10 holidays/year
    • Flexible schedules
    • 6% 401k match with immediate vesting
    • Semi-annual bonus eligibility (July and December)
    • Company funded Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) - a separate qualified retirement account
    • Up to $10,000 in annual tuition reimbursement
    • Other company funded benefits, like life and disability insurance
    • Optional zero deductible Blue Cross/Blue Shield health insurance plan
  • Track Record of Success: We have grown every year since our founding in 1993
Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. (MTSI) is a 100% employee-owned engineering services and solutions company that provides high-demand technical expertise in Digital Transformation, Modeling and Simulation, Rapid Capability Development, Test and Evaluation, Artificial Intelligence, Autonomy, Cybersecurity and Mission Assurance.

MTSI delivers capabilities to solve problems of global importance. Founded in 1993, MTSI today has employees at over 20 offices and field sites worldwide.

For more information about MTSI, please visit .


Your essential job functions will include but may not be limited to:
Provide systems engineering and program management support expertise to AFRL advancing engineering program development related to Research and Development, acquisition, development and testing of unique space systems technologies.
Work closely with program managers, lead project engineers, and program teams.
Advise on research demonstrations and testing opportunities, identify and mitigate program risks, advise on new technologies, and advise on emerging threat assessments.
Analyze program requirements, attend design reviews, and evaluate plans for system assembly, testing, and demonstration.
Assist with review of contractor deliverable status, milestone schedules, status reports, and cost performance reports.
Up to 20% travel in support of testing and technical interface exchange meetings.


Experience with requirements analysis, requirements definition and verification, technology planning, air or space vehicle and systems design, systems integration, and advanced testing.
Experience with risk management as projects transition from initial designs to Critical Design Review, build, and demonstration.
Experience with Department of Defense (DoD) program acquisition planning and execution.
Strong skills in documenting inputs, outputs, and requirements.
Experience with command, control, communications functionality for autonomous space systems.
Experience with Systems of Systems integration and functionality.
Knowledge of space hardware and what it takes to successfully deliver hardware to orbit, including integration and test.
Understanding of state-of-the-art optical and RF testing.
Experience working with U.S. Space Force or U.S. Air Force customers.
Experience developing high-level project/work plans.
10 years' experience with:

o Multi-domain systems, including systems integration and test, field testing, modeling and simulation, and systems analysis.
o Knowledge with integrated systems, milestone planning, testing process and procedures, and data collection.
o DoD program management and acquisition support.

Education: Bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, or related technical field. A Master's degree in a similar field is highly desired.

Even better if you have these desired skills:
Experience providing technical and/or acquisition support to DoD technology development efforts.
Experience as a systems engineer or program manager for space hardware & software and integration & test.

Clearance Requirements:
Must possess an active DoD Top Secret Clearance with SCI eligibility.


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