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MTSI Mid- Level Flight Test Engineer in Las Vegas, Nevada

Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. (MTSI) is seeking a Mid-Level Flight Test Engineer to join our growing team in Las Vegas, NV.

At MTSI, our more than 1,200 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 with 20 days PTO, 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: www.mtsi-va.com

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design specialized flight test profiles satisfying all requirements and constraints and to collect data of sufficient quality and quantity to meet objectives by taking into consideration:

  • Type of aircraft and aerodynamic performance characteristics

  • Operational constraints

  • Safety constraints (dive recovery time safety margins)

  • External System limitations on data collection capabilities

  • Effective and efficient mission flow

  • Customer requirements.

  • Build graphical user interface files and flight cards containing flight test profile instructions and safety constraints necessary for pilots and control room personnel to safely and efficiently execute the mission.

  • Review, brief, and rehearse flight profiles with pilots and other test team members to validate flight profile predictions and to ensure smooth mission conduct on the first mission.

  • Serve as test conductor exercising close control of aircraft flying dynamic profiles sometimes rapidly approaching altitude, airspeed, and Mach safety limits.

  • Primary duties are in a ground-based control room

  • Additional duties may include flying as aircrew (airborne test conductor)

  • Make quick decisions during test missions, direct real-time aircraft corrections, and coordinate rapidly with test team members to adjust the mission flow as necessary to meet mission data collection goals

  • Conduct thorough mission debriefs to ensure all relevant mission events are understood and to identify lessons learned to be applied to future missions

  • Assist in data analysis and review as required to facilitate correct interpretation of the mission data.

  • Support the creation of test engineering documentation: Test plans, Safety Packages, Data Analysis Management Plans, Technical Review Board Briefs, Safety Review Board Briefs, Test Readiness Briefs, Test Cards, and Test Reports


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering (Aero/Mechanical preferred) or any Engineering degree with relevant flight test experience.

Required Experience:

  • 8 – 12+ years of flight test experience

  • Experience in flight and ground testing fixed wing / rotary wing / and or UAS/RPA aircraft.

  • Experience in Aero Performance/Flight Envelope Expansion

  • Mission Control Room experience – Direct ground / flight tests and monitor performance parameters.

  • Work well in a team environment as well as independently and have above average communication and writing skills

  • Ability to apply a broad array of engineering disciplines and have a working knowledge of computer-based engineering tools.

  • Excellent communication, organization, analytical, and leadership skills, excellent attention to detail, and ability to maintain constant mental alertness for long periods, day or night

  • Versed in Microsoft Office Products, MATLAB, and ability to learn new data analysis tools to support test programs

Desired Experience/Skills/Credentials:

  • Private Pilot license

  • Previous experience as aircrew member (Pilot, NAV, FTE, … etc.)

  • Experience in Applied Mathematics

  • USAF / Navy Test Pilot School Graduate (Pilot, NAV, or Engineer)

  • Masters in Aeronautical/Aerospace Egr

Note: We will consider a more senior applicant if they have the right education and experience.

Security Clearance – Current Top-Secret clearance required (SCI Eligibility Desired)

ID: 2020-4318

Clearance Required: Top Secret

External Company URL: http://mtsi-va.com/

Street: 7181 Amigo Street