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Tactical Data Link Technician

Job ID: 2211367
Location: VIRGINIA BEACH, VA, United States
Date Posted: Aug 4, 2022
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Design Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description

Description

JOB DESCRIPTION:
SAIC has an immediate opening for a Tactical Data Link (TDL) technician in Virginia Beach, VA to perform duties within the Aircraft Resources Group for Program Execute Office for Integrated Warfare Systems Combined Test and Evaluation Division (PEO IWS 1TE) and assigned government Air Services Lead.

Principal responsibilities include:

  • Act as a TDL Link-11 and 16 technician during 1TE test events analyzing link messages through MLST-3 server interacting with MIDS, JTIDS and/or DTSK-11
  • Support test efforts to include scenario development with AEGIS modernization team and systems operations verification testing at the various shipyards
  • Work with assigned government TDL lead to understand Link test objectives and obtain necessary keymat and OPTASK link parameters 
  • Pre-check and groom of Link equipment prior to testing
  • Perform Link-11 and 16 operations during test events
  • Troubleshoot with shipboard personnel and other land-based test sites if problems arise during operations; and provide reports to government TDL lead with findings and notes.
     

Candidate must be have high level of competency with MLST-3 and TIGER servers to investigate any complications that may arise during testing. Working knowledge of Link-11 and Link-16 message strings.
 

The ability to easily evaluate data needed for testing is essential for this role. This position will also be responsible for Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) cryptographic load testing with the commercial Lear jets.


 

 

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Security clearance required: SECRET (minimum)
  • A BS and 2 years experience or a HS and minimum of 5 years working with TDL systems and scenario development. Experience with operating Link-11 and 16 TDL equipment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a complex Test and Evaluation (T&E) environment within the Department of Defense (NAVSEA, NAVAIR, FMS, etc.)
  • Computer literacy (MS Office), technical writing proficiency, and excellent oral presentation skills
  • Ability to traverse from aircraft and ships at-sea, up and down shipboard ladders/decks
  • Demonstrated experience briefing large contingents of active duty and civilian personnel
  • Travel: 25 - 50% minimum


Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with loading keymat to TDL equipment
  • Experience with developing and working from an OPTASK for Link operations

 


Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.

Overview

SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are more than 26,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a respectful work culture based on diversity, equity, and inclusion that values all contributors. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.1 billion. For more information, visit saic.com.

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