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Tactical Datalinks Solution Architect

Location: Ampthill Salary: £49 - £59 per hour
Sector: Engineering Specialism:
Type: Contract Contact: Jack Pleon

Tactical Datalinks Solution Architect




My client is embarking on an exciting and growing range of long term national and international programmes and opportunities in a number of domains including Ground Based Air Defence; these all build upon and exploit the proven SkyKeeper BMC4i product and will form a robust and major business area on the Bedfordshire site.

The Tactical Data Link Subject Matter Expert will provide technical knowledge for all aspects of TDL design and integration, reporting to the Chief Engineer. The TDL SME is part of the Systems Engineering team and is responsible for providing consultation and developing solution architectures for all TDL related engineering matters.
The TDL SME will have specific and substantial experience in designing systems which include TDL capability. Experience should include; mission analysis, requirements development, system design, modelling and simulation and integration for both hardware and software aspects of TDL systems.

Specifically, the TDL SME will:

  • Understand the impact of the TDL system(s) on overall system behaviour and performance
  • Understand the impact of the TDL system(s) on different solution architectures.
  • Maintain currency on TDL developments and relevant STANAG/Mil-Std updates
  • Understand nuances of TDL system limitations and behaviours at system level.
  • Undertake technical trade studies on TDL processing options.

Understand and develop at sub-system level, requirements and interface definition for Tactical Datalink Processing.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Knowledge of Mil-STDs and STANAGs for:
    • Link 16
    • JREAP
    • VMF
  • Knowledge of TDL deployment configuration options and limitations
  • Knowledge of TDL communication protocol standards
  • Knowledge of TDL communication equipment standards
  • Knowledge of TDL network management and operational needs
  • Experience of design and integration of TDL into Command & Control systems.
  • Experience of delivery of multiple TDL systems into service.

Desired Skills and attributes:

  • Knowledge of Mil-STDs and STANAGs for:
    • Link 11
    • Link 22
  • Experience of Ground Based Air Defence Systems
  • Experience of systems engineering lifecycle through the life of a large-scale systems development programme, ideally in the Command & Control domain
  • Experience of the Verification lifecycle
  • Development of Verification & Acceptance (V&A) statements
  • Knowledge of Comms & RF Network Architectures
  • Change proposal assessment and embodiment

Please note that eligibility for UK security clearance up to SC level is required for the Tactical Datalinks Solution Architect position.

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