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C5ISRO Datalink Engineer

Yokota, Japan · Information Technology
Travel Required? No

Citizenship: Must be U.S. Citizen

Clearance Required: Top Secret

Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer information systems or related discipline. Minimum 3-5 years of experience working with datalink systems (8 to10 years of experience required without a Bachelor’s degree).

Required Qualifications:
  • Completion of JT-102 Multi-Tactical Data Link Advanced Joint Interoperability Course 
  • Experience with Network Integration and protocols (IP, TCP, and UDP) 
  • Experience with Military LOS and SATCOM radios (MIDS LVT and PRC-117G or later models) 
  • Experience with debugging issues with hardware-in-the-loop. 
  • Secret Security Clearance 
  • Current US Passport w/at least 9 Months prior to expiration 
  • Strong time-management skills 
  • Strong Customer Service skills 
  • Outstanding communications skills (Verbal/Telephone/Written) 
  • Strong Attention to Detail 
  • Self-motivated with minimal supervision 
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Powerpoint)
Additional Desired Qualifications:
  • Completion of Link 16 Unit Manager Course (JT-220) or Multi-TDL Operations Planning Course, JF-201 preferred.
  • Experience and knowledge of Engility JRE Client Software, Raytheon Solipsys BCS C2 software, Ultra Electronics ADSI Ultra 16 and TacView C2 software and Basic Linus Red Hat Enterprise is highly recommended.
Position Description: The data link engineer provides support for joint/multi data link networks (data links) at the tactical level within the Air Defense Squadron (ADS). The ADS provides inputs to the common tactical picture (CTP) supporting the Joint Force Air Component Commander (JFACC) CTP and the Combatant Commander’s (CCDR) Common Operational Picture (COP). In accordance with CJCSM 3115.01B, Joint Data Network (JDN) Operation, the joint data link network is comprised of several digital data networks, each of which is optimized to enable improved situational awareness and commander’s decision cycle. Information included in the CTP directly supports the Joint Task Force (JTF) assigned missions and is the JTF’s primary input to the CCDR’s COP. One of the primary systems supporting the CTP is the Multi TADAL Network (MTN). IAW CJCSM 6120.01D Joint Multi Tactical Data link (TDL) Operating Procedures, an MTN should be reliable, survivable, flexible, interoperable, timely, and secure. The concept of joint combat operations is supported by the exchange of tactical information between participants on a real-time or near-real-time basis with TDLs. The exchange of real-time tactical information between C2 systems, weapon systems, and intelligence systems provides mutual support, allows coordinated action, and prevents interference between interfaced forces for the efficient and effective application of military force.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Serves as the MTN expert and interface between the ADS, AOC, and other TDL participants
  • Coordinate unit TDL equipment/network requirements, to include interfacing between unit, wing and higher-level agencies.
  • The Contractor will obtain network descriptions and initialization data loads for all networks to include AF, joint and coalition networks and maintain them in a local TDL network library for use by operations personnel.
  • Operates and maintains Situation Awareness Data Link (SADL), Link-16, and Joint Range Extension Application Protocols (JREAP A, B, and C) beyond line of sight data link networks.
  • Plan and schedule TDL and related communications equipment installation and maintenance
  • Setup, maintain and configure TDL equipment, interfaces and connections to AEHF, HF, UHF, SATCOM communications systems and associated cryptographic equipment
  • Initiate and conduct system verification tests to assess the capability and effectiveness of the datalink architecture and related communications systems and make recommendations to improve the overall datalink architecture
  • Resolve installation and maintenance discrepancies using applicable directives, diagrams and installation systems records
  • Install, configure, add and remove TDL hardware and software as required
  • Perform system startups, reboots and shutdowns
  • Develop preventive maintenance schedules and conduct periodic preventive maintenance
  • Configure TDL man-machine and machine-machine interfaces
  • Perform user account administration
  • Monitor and archive log and audit files
  • Report suspicious activities identified through monitoring logs and audit files
  • Apply security patches as directed
  • Help users determine the cause of failures and perform error recovery
  • Provide technical support to JICC/RICC/SICC, other deployable datalink nodes, and deployable ICCs in the PACAF AOR. This support will consist primarily of telephonic, chat, and email support to assist site personnel to troubleshoot and resolve local TDL issues.
  • Support configuration management activities by maintaining and providing TDL architectural diagrams, equipment listings, software versioning and configuration information to each JICC/RICC/SICC upon request
  • Monitor system performance and generate periodic summaries of system performance and usage
  • Perform periodic database backups and database recoveries
  • Load new databases, reinitialize and reload databases as required
  • Inspect and test assigned systems and components; coordinate with commercial vendors and depots as required to test system components and assemblies in order to isolate faulty hardware and software; remove, repair, replace and restore datalink systems or subsystems
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