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Data Link Test Engineer

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Job ID: 2315235
Location: HUNTSVILLE, AL, United States
Date Posted: Dec 14, 2023
Category: Software
Subcategory: SW Testing
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Interim Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC has a need for a Data Link Test Engineer to support the U.S. Army’s Network Design Facility (ANDF) in Huntsville, AL.  The successful candidate will work in a lab environment and be responsible in conducting system testing on existing data link hardware as well as new hardware being considered for fielding. These systems are the data link components for Army tactical C2 systems used in joint and multinational operations.  Primary responsibilities include:

  • Develop, revise, and executes test cases, to ensure that all information systems products and services meet organization standards and end-user requirements.
  • Document and Verify Test Executions
  • Document and submit test case execution findings/issues to Senior Testers or Test Lead
  • Validate existing system requirements supporting our host platforms through interoperability testing.
  • Test and validate emerging system capabilities for follow-on data link radios.
  • Support the development and validation for test cases to be used for interoperability testing.
  • Develop test procedures and metrics for higher-level acceptance testing.


Required Education and Experience

  •       Bachelors of Science in Engineering, Computer Science or related technical degree and zero (0 years experience; Six (6) years work experience can be accepted in lieu of degree.

Required Skills

  • Working knowledge of data capture and packet analyzing software (for example – Wireshark) to perform tests and troubleshoot issues during testing.
  • Ability to both research and then perform testing for radio functionality.
  • Candidate must have excellent written and verbal communication skills in order to present testing findings to engineering team.
  • Ability to test new radio software releases to validate fixed issues and/or identify deviations.
  • Candidate must be a self-starter, comfortable working in a fast-paced environment

Desired Skills

  •   Knowledge with Army and NATO tactical Data Link Standards
  •   Experience developing test cases and executing test cases within a formal software testing environment
  •   Experience integrating and troubleshooting software and hardware within a simulation environment
  •   Working knowledge of Microsoft Project  

Clearance Requirements

  • Must possess an active Secret Security Clearance or have the ability to obtain one; US Citizenship required.

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.


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.

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