Tactical Datalink Test Engineer -Junior - TGBC

Job Locations US-FL-Eglin Air Force Base
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 5 months ago(1/4/2024 4:33 PM)
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Tactical Datalink Test Engineer - Junior - TGBC


Be the Difference


Astrion offers comprehensive services that boost preparedness, optimize performance, and ensure success across various domains, from Cyber to Digital, Mission and Systems, servicing our nation's Civilian, Defense and Space communities. We support customers with Centers of Excellence in Washington DC, Huntsville, AL and Burlington, MA with an additional 36 locations across the U.S.


Astrion has an exciting opportunity for a Tactical Datalink Test Engineer for the 96 Cyberspace Test Group (96 CTG) contract, supporting the Astrion Air Force Division.


We are looking for someone with computer systems design, development, and maintenance knowledge to join the United States Air Force’s premier TDL Developmental Test (DT) Team.  If you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and being on the cutting edge of innovative communications technology, this is the place for you. We provide several opportunities to learn and grow, ranging from on-the-job training with other team members to formal courses for unique technology areas.











  • Master’s degree in a technical domain, or additional years of qualifying experience
  • A minimum of 3 years of work experience, or additional years’ experience for degree substitution
  • Must be able to obtain a Secret clearance within 180 days of employment. Must be able to obtain/maintain Top Secret clearance (U.S. Citizenship Required)
  • Ability to execute test scripts, run test procedures, develop block diagrams, and collect data for post-test analysis and reporting
  • Ability to work in a team environment as well as individually without continuous direction (proactive)
  • Excellent self-initiative and self-motivation
  • Superior organization, communication, and decision-making skills
  • Ability to communicate and present technical details both written and verbally
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Suite of Office applications to include Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Able to lift 50 lbs. unassisted with or without accomodations 




  • Bachelor or Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • Education or experience in software engineering and system design
  • Education or experience in computer networking
  • Some engineering experience from internships, directed studies or regular employment
  • Experience using engineering/development applications such as MATLAB, Simulink, LabVIEW, Satellite Tool Kit, Python and C#
  • Possess an active Top Secret security clearance




  • Perform as a member of the Air Force’s premiere TDL developmental test team.
  • Assist senior test engineers with planning and conduct of initial and regression developmental testing.
  • Assist senior test engineers with authoring, reviewing and editing program documentation, including test plans, concepts of operations, test cards, data-analysis plans and formal reports.
  • Assist test teams with designing test architectures for systems undergoing testing, to include test assets, support assets, lab requirements and data storage/retrieval schemes.
  • Apply engineering principles to all aspects of support to systems undergoing testing and the analysis of data collected during test events.
  • Assist senior test engineers with developing and presenting briefings to test community personnel and program office leadership on developmental testing/reporting activities associated with systems under test.
  • Meet stringent guidelines as defined by program-office leadership when producing test-related artifacts.
  • Identify areas for improvement and recommend technical solutions required to meet assigned tasks.
  • Conduct technical research, testing and reporting of emerging technological systems affecting the performance of test programs.
  • Review Technical documentation to gather data on which systems will be designed and supported.
  • Utilize software tools to conduct in-depth data reduction and analysis which will be used to inform leadership of program activities pursuant to established objectives and technical performance criteria.
  • Travel to various sites to participate in planning, execution, data analysis, report generation, etc., of program-related activities.
  • Attend meetings as necessary to provide briefings, information, and recommendations.
  • Support any additional test activities as assigned by TGBC leadership.



What We Offer


  • Competitive salaries
  • Continuing education assistance
  • Professional development allotment
  • Multiple healthcare benefits packages
  • 401K with employer matching
  • Paid time off (PTO) along with a federally recognized holiday schedule


Who We Are


At Astrion, we innovate, elevate, and shape the world of tomorrow. At our core is our purpose to “Be the Difference”. This means we encourage our employees to take action and be the driving force for positive change. We foster an environment where innovative solutions flourish and our company continuously evolves.


We have a culture of care, empathy, and making a tangible difference within our organization and communities. We embrace continuous learning, growth, and innovation, and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. We promote collaboration and empowering our teams is at the core of our success.


Join Astrion and Be the Difference in your career and the world!


Astrion is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.


This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


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