Principal Engineer

Job Locations US-CA-Edwards AFB
# of Openings
Test Engineering
Clearance Required
Top Secret


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MTSI is seeking a Principal Engineer at Edwards AFB, CA. 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. 

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To support the 418th Combined Test Force (CTF) as a Principal Engineer: Plan, execute and report on various flight test. Ensure that all test are accomplished within the constraints of system limitations. The selected candidate must have experience as a Flight Test Engineer or Discipline Engineer and in the following phases of test planning preparation, execution and reporting:

  • Participation in and support of test program design reviews, schedule meetings, liaison with test ranges. Etc.
  • Maturity and professionalism to lead the execution of flight test briefings and missions and oversee a team engineers.
  • Write and review flight test and safety plans.
  • Prior experience as a Test Conductor and/or Test Director (desired)
  • Monitor performance parameters of experimental and operational systems during flights.
  • Provide integrated engineering support for, test planning working groups, test card preparation, and generation of post-flight and formal reports.
  • Must work well in a team environment as well as independently.
  • Position requires willingness to accept changing and evolving roles & responsibilities in support of customers’ requirements and needs.


  • Experience mentoring more junior FTEs and engineers is desired.
  • Proven leaderships skills able to lead a small team in successful flight testing
    Education Requirements: BS in technical field required; masters in technical field desired.

Clearance Requirements: Top-Secret security clearance required.

MTSI is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



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