Mid to Senior Flight Test Engineer

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


Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. (MTSI) is searching for a Flight Test Engineer to join our team of more than 1,200 employee owners. MTSI is dedicated to providing high caliber services to defense, aerospace and intelligence customers across the US. We are always looking for the best to join our team of highly skilled professionals.


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 MTSI’s RATS group in various programs: Understand small UAS systems and operations. Understand and track system operation limitations and ensure test execution is accomplished within the constraints of vehicle system limitations. The selected candidate must have experience as a Flight Test Engineer and in the following phases of test planning preparation, execution and reporting:

  • Operate various small UAS.
  • 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 of discipline engineers.
  • 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 with small UAS is required.
  • Experience as an aircrew member (Pilot, EWO, NAV, etc.) is desired.
  • Experience mentoring more junior FTEs and engineers is desired.
  • Private Pilot license is a plus but not required.
  • Test Pilot Graduate a plus but not required for this mid-to-senior level FTE position
  • Build up new SUAS systems upon delivery
  • Modify new or existing SUAS for test purposes, including airframe (carbon fiber, metal, foam, plastic, wood), mechanical and electrical changes
  • Maintain systems, including repairs due to damage
  • Launch, fly and recover SUAS of all types including rotary wing and fixed wing groups one, two and Three
  • Prep SUAS for shipping, conduct detachments to remote sites for test and demonstration periods; work with test engineers to devise test procedures and document deficiencies.


  • FAA Part 107 airman's certificate required.
  • Five years of experience flying SUAS and 200 hours documented time in any SUAS required
  • RC flying experience required
  • Military experience with SUAS highly desired but not required.
  • Proven leaderships skills able to lead a small team in successful flight testing
  • Knowledge of ARDUPILOT and Pixhawk desired


Education Requirements: BS in technical field desired; High School diploma or equivalent required.

Clearance Requirements: Active Secret Clearance is required or Top-Secret security clearance desired.

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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