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SDA Ground I&T Lead

Company: Modern Technology Solutions, Inc.
Location: Ashburn
Posted on: June 6, 2024

Job Description:

Own Your Future. -Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. (MTSI) is seeking a Ground Integration and Test (I&T) Lead 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. SDA is a fast-paced organization and is changing the way that the Department of Defense acquires space systems by building the Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture (PWSA). The PWSA consists of several layers, including the Transport Layer, the Tracking Layer, and the Support Layer. The Transport Layer provides the backbone of the PWSA through the development and deployment of optical intersatellite links on hundreds of satellites and the space-based implementation of tactical data links. The Tracking Layer provides real-time threat detection and characterization, The Support Layer enables the architecture through the development and deployment of the ground segment. The Ground I&T Lead reports to the Ground Program Manager and oversees the execution of integration and testing of the PWSA ground segment. This position is part of an MTSI team supporting SDA in Chantilly, VA, although remote and/or hybrid arrangements may be possible, with preference for locations in Chantilly, VA, Huntsville, AL, Grand Forks, ND, and Phoenix, AZ. - -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/yearFlexible schedules6% 401k match with immediate vestingSemi-annual bonus eligibility (July and December)Company funded Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) - a separate qualified retirement accountUp to $10,000 in annual tuition reimbursementOther company funded benefits, like life and disability insuranceOptional zero deductible Blue Cross/Blue Shield health insurance planTrack Record of Success: - We have grown every year since our founding in 1993Modern 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 -Responsibilities:As a Ground I&T Lead with MTSI, you will apply knowledge and expertise to develop and execute system level test and evaluation strategies focused on the PWSA Ground Segment. Occasional travel will be required. Applicant will provide test and evaluation support to SDA, specifically focused on Tranche 1. This role includes supporting the development and execution of tests of the Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture. The applicant will have the opportunity to define new test process and procedures to work within SDA's spiral delivery mechanism. Remote work is a possibility, but preferred locations are near to one of SDA's Operations Centers: Grand Forks, ND and Huntsville AL or near SDA's technical headquarters in Chantilly, VA. -Your essential job functions will include but may not be limited to:Coordinating with cross-functional teams to ensure the seamless integration of ground and space segmentsEvaluating and reviewing ground segment vendor test cases and procedures to verify satisfaction of system requirements and ensure sufficiency of test designProviding technical leadership throughout the integration and test phasesEstablishing traceability between test plans and requirements Developing and delivering briefings for SDA leadership regarding the test programEnsuring that test execution remains on schedule across multiple vendorsQualifications:Test background (space systems preferred) to include test plan writing, test design, test conduct, reporting, and anomaly resolution5+ years' experience working DoD or Intelligence community test programsExperience in ground system integration and testExperience testing and integrating software systems from multiple vendorsStrong leadership and communication skillsPreferred/Desired Experience:5+ years' experience in the DoD or Intelligence CommunityExperience working with commercial and/or Government satellite systemsDetailed knowledge and experience in one of the following areas:Mission PlanningOptical communications linksIR sensor processing algorithms and sensor hardwareMesh networkingTactical data links including IBS or Link 16 -Education Requirements:Bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering, electrical engineer, systems engineering, physics, or a closely related field from an accredited university (REQUIRED)Master's degree in aerospace engineering, electrical engineer, systems engineering, physics, or a closely related field from an accredited university (DESIRED)Certification Requirements:NoneClearance Requirements:Active Secret Clearance (Required)Active Top Secret Clearance (Desired)TS/SCI Eligibility (Required)U.S. Citizenship is required for this position. -#LI-BG1#MTSIjobs#mtsi -

Keywords: Modern Technology Solutions, Inc., Sterling , SDA Ground I&T Lead, Other , Ashburn, Virginia

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