Job Title: Senior Link 16 System Engineer

Location: San Diego, California

Activities:  These positions will support the Program Executive Office Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (PEO C4I) in their work to transform, modernize, improve, and sustain current and future operational maritime tactical Command and Control needs into effective and affordable C2 capabilities for Navy, Marine Corps, Joint, and Coalition warfighters. The overarching goal is to integrate programs into single C2 capabilities, provide configuration and scalable solutions to various platforms, and align to the FORCEnet roadmap.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Support all aspects of program systems engineering for Link 16. Apply system engineering principles and expertise to review and provide technical comments on the specifications and interface documents that establish the Functional Baseline (FBL), Allocated Baseline (ABL) and Product Baseline (PBL), to include reviewing Technical Data Packages. Lead technical reviews of the FBL, ABL and PBL.
  • Define system requirements and allocation of System and Subsystem requirements. Coordinate design and certification of subsystems and integration of total system.
  • Conduct technical investigations in systems design. Verify stability, interoperability, portability, security, or scalability of system architecture. Provide technical guidance or support for the development or troubleshooting of systems. Support operations and maintenance support through hardware and software updates to fielded programs.
  • Prepare documentation such as system specifications, test procedures, and presentations for technical briefings as required.
  • Plan and conduct systems engineering, engineering analyses, trade studies and feasibility assessments in support of systems engineering activities including technical support for Analyses of Alternatives (AoAs).
  • Assist with the development of the C4ISR Data Strategy which includes Information Operations (IO), Combat Systems, Tactical Communications, C2 and Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) domains.
  • Review architectures describing engineering requirements and solutions. Review engineering architectures that address implementation issues. Review or develop engineering reference implementations and tools to validate policies, procedures and compliance with standards
  • Review system-level integration test and evaluation plans and procedures, identify and report deficiencies, originate reviews for operations and maintenance procedures or checklists for fielded systems. Support system requirements development and allocation to product baselines for new ship construction platforms.
  • Develop change proposals to existing tactical data link MIL-STDs to support C2P, Link 16 and LMMT system requirements. Evaluate proposed changes to data link MIL-STDs proposed by other organizations for impact to C2P, Link 16 and LMMT programs.

Job Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering.
  • Active Secret DoD security clearance with ability to obtain a TOP SECRET level security clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI).
  • Desire eight (8) years of specific JTIDS and MIDS on Ship (MOS) system engineering experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Link 16 MIL-STD 6016 and MIL-STD 4175. Demonstrated knowledge of JTIDS and MOS system designs.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Link 16 crypto modernization and frequency remapping requirements and their traceability to JTIDS and MOS systems requirements and design.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of DOD Link 16 EMC features test and certification requirements and their application to JTIDS and MOS systems.
  • Demonstrated understanding of interface control documents for JTIDS class II and MOS terminals.
  • Desire eight (8) years Acquisition Program Management support.

Location: San Diego, California
Travel: As required
Schedule: Full-time
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Required Clearance: Active Secret with ability to obtain Top Secret Clearance with access to Sensitive-Compartmented Information (SCI).

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