Tactical HWIL System Administrator

Job Locations US-AL-Huntsville
# of Openings
Clearance Required


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Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. (MTSI), is seeking a Tactical HWIL System Administrator in Huntsville, Alabama.  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! 


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.  


Why is MTSI known as one of the Best Places to Work in Huntsville for 10 years in a row?  

  • Interesting Work:  Our co-workers support some of the most critical programs.  
    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. 
  • 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 discussions three times a year.  
  • Great Benefits: start with 20 days PTO, 10 holidays, 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 annual tuition reimbursement and an optional zero dollar deductible BCBS health insurance plan.  As employee owners, the choice is simple to take care of people and each other.  
  • Track Record of Success:  We will celebrate 27 years in business in 2020.  We'll also be celebrating 27 years of consecutive growth.  

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.


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MTSI is seeking a Tactical HWIL System Administrator with technical Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) Systems Integration experience to support a government Hardware-in-the-Loop (HWIL) lab.  The selected candidates must have system administration credentials and will be responsible for installing and configuring tactical HW/SW in compliance with program instructions to ensure functionality between GMD elements. Candidate will fulfill Configuration Management documentation for system builds, installations and maintain system drawings and periodically support improvements to the CM process.


Required Skills:

  • Candidate must have Industry Certifications meeting DoD Directive 8140.01 to include Security+ or equivalent and also a Computing Environment (CE) (i.e. Redhat/Linux, etc...)
  • Experience with loading, configuring and setting up of tactical software; performing benchmark tests and troubleshooting HW/SW integration anomalies
  • Understanding of large scale System Architectures
  • Strong UNIX skills to include familiarity with Sun Solaris, IBM AIX, and RedHat Operating Systems.
  • Candidate must be a self-starter, have strong written and verbal communication skills and demonstrate a consistent team attitude.

Desired Skills:

  • Current working knowledge of Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) programs and operational knowledge of the Ground-based Missile Defense (GMD) program.
  • Prior experience with tactical Ground Systems elements to include GFC/CLE/IDT and GMDSim
  • Prior work experience in MDA System Test Labs (STL’s) or related engineering labs highly desired.

Educational Requirements:

  • BS degree in a scientific or engineering discipline, or 3+ years of demonstrated HWIL Systems Administration experience.

Clearance Requirements:

  • Current DoD SECRET clearance is required.

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




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