Acquisition Program Engineer, Aerodynamicist

Job Locations US-FL-Niceville
# of Openings
Test Engineering
Clearance Required
Top Secret


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Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. (MTSI) is co-owned by more than 1,200 engineers, analysts, and professionals dedicated to providing high caliber services to aerospace and defense and intelligence customers across the US.  We are always looking for the best to join us as we grow.  


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.


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.  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.


We are seeking an Acquisition Program Engineer, Aerodynamicist in the Niceville, FL area. 


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MTSI is seeking an Acquisition Program Engineer, Aerodynamicist specializing in Weapon Store Separation in support of the Nuclear Weapons Acquisition Division, AFNWC/NDB, which is part of the AF Nuclear Weapons Center. This Division has responsibility for developing, testing and producing systems and components related to nuclear strategic weapon systems for our nation’s warfighters including the Long Range Standoff (LRSO) Cruise Missile (CM).


Job Responsibilities:
Duties include, but not limited to

  • Performs government independent Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) weapon store from aircraft separation analyses for time-accurate CFD simulation (e.g. setup, run, and evaluate the simulation using STAR-CCM+ and STAR-CFD+) and compare government’s results to LRSO Prime contractors’ CFD separation analyses.
  • Develop Wind Tunnel Test (WTT) plans and test plan reports (pre-test and post-test) and use WTT data to validate CFD models and simulations; participate in LRSO Cruise Missile Prime contractors’ WTT
  • Familiar with various CFD post-processing tools (e.g. FIELDVIEW) output and output processing.
  • Ability to learn Kestrel (Government CFD tool) and apply in support of contractor CM design as well as supporting flight tests
  • Working knowledge of the Air Force SEEK EAGLE Office (AFSEO) stores separation process for approval procedures/requirements is a plus.
  • Develop monitor, evaluate, and execute systems test plans (such as Test and Evaluation Master Plan) and participate in the conduct of system and subsystem wind tunnel testing.
  • Perform engineering tasks concerned with the definition of advanced cruise missile aerodynamic performance and to meet range requirement. Develop and utilize analytical and simulation analysis techniques to optimize system performance; establish aerodynamic sensitivities, define CM parameters, evaluate hardware and validate flight test results in terms of overall system relationships and applications to demonstrate CM range.
  • Develop, prepare, review, and integrate selected milestone review documentation, periodic reports, and certifications as identified in DoDI 5000.02 & AF Sup 1, and recommend and prepare changes.
  • Perform reviews, studies, audits, evaluations, and analyses and provide technical recommendations to the Government.


  • Position may be filled at the Senior or Subject Matter Expert (SME) level depending on qualifications.
  • MS in Engineering, Aerodynamics + 15 years relevant experience or Ph.D. + 5-25 years relevant experience (SENIOR) OR
  • Ph.D. in Engineering, Aerodynamics + 25 years relevant experience and recognized at a national level in a technical field, specialized engineering, or technology area. Published in the area of expertise and have taught formally in the area-conference/symposium (SME)
  • Current Secret Security Clearance (investigation within 6 years)
  • Effective communication skills both orally and in writing
  • US Citizen

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current Top Secret Security Clearance

Additional Information:

  • Position requires travel (approximately 20%). Must be able to rent/operate rental cars while on travel.

Please Note: U.S. Citizenship is required for most MTSI positions.




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