Tactical Datalinks Solution Architect - Home Based

Ref: 995 Date Posted: Friday 24 Sep 2021
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Tactical Datalinks Solution Architect
Location:        Bedfordshire – With home working options
Salary:            Up to £63p/h
We currently have a fantastic opportunity for a Tactical Datalinks Solution Architect who will provide technical knowledge for all aspects of TDL design and integration, reporting to the Chief Engineer. The TDL Solution Architect is part of the Systems Engineering team and will be responsible for providing consultation and developing solution architectures for all TDL related engineering matters.

You 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, you 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.
Tactical Datalinks Solution Architect 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 systems engineering lifecycle through the life of a large-scale systems development programme
  • Experience of delivery of multiple TDL systems into service.