Mission Support and Test Services, LLC

  • Principal Technologist

    Posted Date 1 week ago(5/15/2018 1:21 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Location : City
    Santa Barbara
    Location : State/Province (Full Name)
    USD $78,270.40/Yr.
    USD $117,416.00/Yr.
  • Qualifications

    • Associate degree in a technical field plus at least 13 years’ progressive related experience or High School diploma plus 15 years’ progressive related experience
    • Test flight experience is required.
    • Aerial frame design experience is a plus.
    • FAA 107 certification is a plus.


    Department of Energy Q Clearance (position will be cleared to this level). Reviews and tests for the absence of any illegal drug as defined in 10 CFR Part 707.4, “Workplace Substance Abuse Programs at DOE Sites,” will be conducted. Applicant selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation, and subsequent reinvestigations, and must meet the eligibility requirements for access to classified matter. Successful completion of a counterintelligence evaluation, which may include a counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination, may also be required. Reference 10 CFR Part 709, “Counterintelligence Evaluation Program.”


    Eligibility Requirements – To obtain a clearance, an individual must be a U.S. citizen at least 18 years of age. Reference DOE Order 472.2, “Personnel Security


    MSTS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. MSTS is a background screening, drug-free workplace.



    • Support national security initiatives in the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).
    • Support the design and integration of UAS’s of opportunity.
    • Support the design, layout, testing, and deployment of UAS payloads.
    • Must be willing to participate in field experiments as part of the testing of the payloads.
    • Support and coordinate preliminary studies of job requirements, scope, design criteria and design concepts.
    • Plan and direct technologists and technicians in development of construction material control, reports, and literature review.
    • Support the research of concepts and approaches to the solution of complex technical problems.
    • Communicate effectively with team members and project managers, and to learn from senior staff. 

    Overview (Text Only)

    If you’re looking for an interesting, fulfilling career, you’ve come to the right place!
    At Mission Support and Test Services, LLC (MSTS), we’re a dynamic team of employees who manage and operate the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS), formerly known as the Nevada Test Site. A premier outdoor, indoor and underground national laboratory for unique, high-level experiments, the NNSS has offices across the country, including Southern Nevada; Santa Barbara and Livermore, California; Washington, D.C.; and Albuquerque and Los Alamos, New Mexico. We’re dedicated to working together as a team to keep our nation safe. Join us!
    MSTS is a limited liability company consisting of Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell), Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Jacobs), and Stoller Newport News Nuclear, Inc. (SN3).