Tactical Data Link Engineer

Location
Hertfordshire
Salary
Competitive hourly rate offered
Posted
09 Mar 2017
Closes
06 Apr 2017
Ref
1141941
Contact
Dale Williams
Clearance Level
SC
Sector
Defence
Job Type
Contract
Tactical Data Link Engineer required to work as part of a Project Team involved in integrating a military tactical data link into a complex system.

The contract is initially for 6 months (on-going thereafter). Competitive hourly rates offered by the department.

In addition to this primary role, a variety of other experiences are available, including;
Development, procurement, parameterisation, verification and/or validation of complex hardware performance models.
Providing technical expertise in design reviews and other forums.
Supporting trials in conjunction with suppliers and the customer.

The successful candidate will have the below skills:
Ability to motivate yourself to achieve demanding and evolving tasks while maintaining a calm professional manner.
Detailed understanding of NATO Tactical Data Link doctrine, architecture and associated documentation.
Understanding of JTIDS/Link 16; to include both JTIDS (transceiver) and Link 16 (messaging) functionalities.
Detailed understanding of source documentation for JTIDS/Link 16 at both STANAG and MIL-STD level.
Detailed understanding of the DLCP and ICP process, including the ability to comment in detail on extant DLCPs and counter propose.
Detailed understanding of the concepts of Tactical Data Link operational, procedural and technical interoperability.
Detailed understanding of the document sets and any certification processes associated with the above.
Experience of generation of test strategies.
Experience with good engineering practices, such as requirements definition, design certification & validation, and configuration control.

The below skills would also be desirable:
Knowledge of current military communications systems.
Knowledge of spectrum management/co-siting interference calculations etc.
Knowledge of current error correction, compression and encoding methodologies.
Appreciation of system design & integration challenges.

Candidates must be willing to undergo the security vetting proceedure.