Systems Engineer For Advanced Air Mobility Project

Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. Alexandria , VA 22313

Posted 2 weeks ago


MTSI is looking to hire a mid to senior-level Systems Engineer to support the new NASA Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) Project Office focused on overcoming the key technical, regulatory and social challenges facing the urban air mobility (UAM) business case, which includes both scheduled and on-demand air transportation of passenger and cargo around metropolitan areas. In support to the NASA AAM Project, personnel will also work closely with Industry and the Federal Aviation Administration on addressing the challenges mentioned above. MTSI's role is to provide engineering and technical services required to support the enablement of ARMD's UAM vision and strategy. Key project deliverables include the UAM System Engineering Management Plan, Public Outreach Strategy, AAM CONOPs, System Architectures, Requirements, and Guidance Material. MTSI is also responsible for architecting, developing and managing a model-based system engineering (MBSE) environment for capturing all project content.

Why is MTSI known as a Great Place to Work?

  • Interesting Work: Our co-workers support some of the most important and critical programs to our national defense and security.

  • 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.

  • 100% 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 town-hall meetings three times a year.

  • Great Benefits:

  • 20 days PTO/year + 10 holidays/year

  • Flexible schedules

  • 6% 401k match with immediate vesting

  • Semi-annual bonus eligibility (July and December)

  • Company funded Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) - a separate qualified retirement account

  • Up to $10,000 in annual tuition reimbursement

  • Other company funded benefits

  • Optional zero deductible Blue Cross/Blue Shield health insurance plan

  • Track Record of Success: We have grown every year since our founding in 1993.

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MTSI is seeking a mid to senior-level systems engineer able to help stand up the newly established NASA AAM Project Office by providing systems engineering and project management support. Initial focus will be on drafting and coordinating project formulation documentation required by NPR 7120.8A and supporting the development of presentations required at NASA Key Decision Point (KDP) meetings. Once the Project formulation phase is complete, focus will then shift towards working across NASA, FAA and Industry to solve key technical, regulatory and social challenges such as: Vehicle Development and Production; Vehicle Operations; Airspace Design and Implementation; Air Traffic Control and Fleet Management; and Public Acceptance. Key to addressing these challenges will be a series of UAM flight demonstrations that NASA will coordinate and conduct in partnership with UAM vehicle manufacturers, avionics developers, air traffic service providers and regulatory agencies.

The ideal candidate will have experience support a government project office; practice implementing the systems engineering process using MBSE Tools; familiarity with unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and/or urban air mobility (UAM) vehicles; and familiarity with the FAA Airspace rules and regulations.

The candidate will work out of MTSI's Alexandria, VA office and will need to periodically participate in local meetings in the Washington DC Metro Area. Infrequent travel to one or more NASA's Aviation Research Centers may also be required.


Required Skills:

  • Minimum of 7 years applicable experience.

  • Systems Engineering experience

  • Experience working with MBSE Tools and procedures

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Proficiency in using MS Office products such as Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience leading organizations through the systems engineering lifecycle using MBSE techniques

  • Knowledge of UAS airspace integration issues, with specific emphasis on civil/commercial applications.

  • Knowledge of rotorcraft of fixed wing flight

  • Former UAS manufacturer, FAA or NASA experience

  • Familiarity

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