Zenetex LLC

Contingent Link 16 SME (VWC)

2 months ago
ID
2017-1184
# of Openings
1
Job Location
US-MD-
Category
Engineering

Overview

Provide analytical support and expertise on data link interoperability, network performance, information exchange, and engagement effectiveness. Integrate, test, and operate the Government provided Link 16 Network Performance Analyzer to monitor, characterize and analyze communication systemperformance during simulated operational scenarios.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Provide analytical support and expertise on data link interoperability, network performance, information exchange, and engagement effectiveness. Integrate, test, and operate the Government provided Link 16 Network Performance Analyzer to monitor, characterize and analyze communication systemperformance during simulated operational scenarios. Analyze engagement effectiveness and concept execution, investigating factors including track-to-truth comparison, quality of reported track data, latency, and connectivity. Develop Link 16 Network designs for the Virtual Warfare Center

VWC, ensuring designs are operationally relevant and consistent with mission requirements. Translate time slot parameters associated with Link 16network designs into characteristics that can be implemented platform system simulations.

Tailor characteristics to each platform simulations unique method of emulating Link 16 within the effects-based environment.  Translate network-defined connectivity requirements into parameters that can be utilized by the VWC environment to route simulated message exchange.  Analyze Integrated Fire Control (IFC) information exchange, performance and effectiveness. Monitor visualization of IFC message exchange, providing real-time awareness andfeedback to operators during integration testing. Investigate observed issues and recommend solutions. Support network performance analysis for VWC events, utilizing the Network Performance Analyzer visualization and data analysis tools. Characterize

Analyze uncertainties reported in both Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC), Track State Updates (TSUs), and Link 16 track messages. Evaluate CEC data transmission over Link 16, analyzing CEC TSU data and comparing it to data transmitted over Link 16. Identity and document differences between simulated network performance and expected operational network performance, which are due to simulation environment effects. Translate Link 16 network performances metrics obtained from simulated events into operational requirements for future Link 16 network designs.

(U) Significant (~50%) travel is required for this position. 

Education and Experience Requirements

Required Experience and Skills: 

 

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Science. Mathematics, Engineering or related field from an accredited college or university. Experience cannot be substitutedfor education..                   ' 

Experience: Candidate must have 
10 or more years of experience in the areas detailed below. 

  1. Candidate must possess a fundamental understanding of:
    • Link 16 message sets, access modes, message exchange protocols 
    • Link 16 Network design and operation 
    • Multifunctional Information Distribution System/Low Volume Terminal (MIDS/LVT) and Multifunctional Information Distribution System/Joint Tactical Radial System Terminals (MIDS/JTRS) 
    • Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS) 
    • MIL-STD 6016 
    • Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO) Link 16 Standard 
    • Airborne Gateway operation  

Desired Experience and Skills: 

 

Candidate should possess a fundamental understanding of planned Link 16 enhancements

Candidate should possess knowledge of: 

  • Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) 
  • Tactical Targeting Network Technology (TINT) 
  • Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) 
  • MIL-STD-3011
  • Satellite Communication Networks (EHFMTJ, S-Tactical Digital Information Link-J Series Messages [TADIL J])

Candidate should be proficient in all Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point).

Candidate should have experience working in a dynamic. schedule constrained and complex security environment.

Must have a current TS/SCI clearance

Security Clearance

  • This position will require U.S. citizenship and an active TS/SCI security clearance.

 

ZENETEX is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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