Contact Us Login Home

Founded by Veterans in Hampton Roads

Company Name:
System Technology Forum, Ltd
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
San Diego, California
United States
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Associate Degree

Tactical Data Link Analyst

A Tactical Data Link Analyst to support the Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Systems Center (SSC) Command and Control (C2) Department and its large-scale Tactical Systems Integration and Interoperability Program that provides Analysis, Test, and Engineering (ATE) technologies and capabilities in its multiple laboratory facilities for Navy Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems interoperability.  The specific task is to provide Joint U.S. programs technical, test, data analysis, integration, experimentation, and Radio Frequency (RF) engineering expertise for Joint Integrated Fires, Joint Test and Evaluation (T&E), and C4ISR Cross-SYSCOM Experimentation.  The C4ISR systems include the following: Link 16, Link 11, Link 22, Common Data Link (CDL), Command and Control Processor (C2P), Common Data Link Management System (CDLMS), Air Defense Systems Integrator (ADSI) Joint Range Extension (JRE), JRE Application Protocol (JREAP), Joint Tactical Information Distribution System (JTIDS), Multi-functional Information Distribution System (MIDS), MIDS-Low Volume Terminal & Joint Tactical Radio System (LVT/JTRS), Tactical Targeting Network Technology (TTNT), Multi-Link System Test and Training Tool (MLST3), and Link Monitoring and Management Tool (LMMT); Live, Virtual and Constructive (LVC) systems, such as Next Generation Threat Simulator (NGTS) and System of System (SoS) Architecture Analysis Systems; and new and developmental waveforms.  The tasking includes Deployment Group System Integration Test (DGSIT) and related land-based and at-sea test activities and events at various U.S. and foreign test facilities and system familiarization training for the Tactical Data Link (TDL) and LVC systems.

The Tactical Data Link Analyst will support SSC Pacific Code 535 by performing the following technical and analysis activities for the TDL, C4ISR, and LVC systems: Perform test, analysis, and evaluation tasks in support of DGSIT exercises and other at-sea TDL test and integration test events; Perform Quality Assurance (QA) expertise for test artifacts to support Trouble Report (TR) validation, test case development, requirements analysis, and program documentation enhancements; Conduct integration and qualification testing for various equipment modernization events; and Develop, review, and maintain integration, test, and experimentation program artifices, which includes requirements traceability, integration, test, and experimentation plans, and reports, as well as automated methods for tracking program requirements.  The Analyst will also 1) Prepare and review technical instructions, engineering plans, technical designs, and other systems integration and T&E related documents; 2) Research, evaluate, and recommend solutions and technologies based on customer needs; and 3) Execute work plans for systems integration work tasks.

The work location will be on site at the SSC Pacific Seaside location and some travel may be required.

Designations/Certifications:  Secret Security Clearance is required.

Knowledge:  Have excellent organizational skills and the ability to perform high quality, detailed work. Have excellent writing and communication skills and be proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel.

Desired Knowledge/Skills:  Experience with Linux and/or Windows Operating Systems.

Experience:  (3) years of technical experience with planning, leading, and conducting various program integration, test, and experimentation events in support of Joint Integrated Fires program milestones. (3) years of experience in the following: 1) Operating, integrating, and managing Link 16 related systems, which includes installing TDL systems at local and remote Link 16 sites, analyzing performance measures, and conducting Link 16 network validation; 2) Performing test, analysis, and evaluation tasks for DGSIT exercises and other at-sea TDL test and integration test events; and 3) Providing technical on the job and operational training.  (3) years of experience developing integration, test, and experimentation plans and procedures IAW the DoD standards, procedures and guidelines, which includes requirements decomposition, procedure review, and test script and model analysis for the use and advancement of TDL systems such as the following: CDLMS, C2P, MLST3, ADSI, LMMT, JTIDS, MIDS-LVT, and JRE.  (5) years of demonstrated technical experience with 1) Design, development, integration, test, experimentation, and operation of various C4ISR, TDL, and communications systems, transmission/encryption security devices, and message distribution systems, such as CDLMS, C2P, ADSI, MLST3, JTIDS, MIDS-LVT, MIDS JTRS, JRE, LMMT, and NGTS; 2) Communication Architecture planning and development IAW the DoD standards, procedures, and guidelines; and 3) RF engineering for Super High Frequency (SHF), Extremely High Frequency (EHF), Integrated Waveform (IW), Mobile User Objective System (MUOS), CDL, TTNT, Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW), and developmental radio integration efforts.

Education:  Associates degree in engineering, computer science, mathematics, or physics and 1 year of experience in a DoD C4I operationally relevant environment or 3 years of technical experience in Navy C4I systems.