Tactical Datalinks Solution Architect

Location:  Bedford, England


Tactical Datalinks Solution Architect

Duration: 9 months
Rate: Neg (Inside IR35)

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:
Knowledge of Mil-STDs and STANAGs for:
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JREAP
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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:
Knowledge of Mil-STDs and STANAGs for:
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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

The Tactical Datalinks Solution Architect role will involve working on UK classified programmes the candidate must therefore be willing and able to obtain a security clearance.

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