Data Link Test Engineer - Senior - TGBC

Job Locations US-FL-Eglin Air Force Base
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(4/19/2024 5:36 AM)
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Tactical Datalink Test Engineer - Senior - 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 Senior 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 field and a minimum of 10 years of relevant technical experience is required. Twelve years of relevant technical experience may be substituted for a Master’s Degree (Total of 22 years) or eight years of relevant technical experience and a technical BS Degree (Total of 18 Years)
  • An active Secret security clearance is required with eligibility to qualify for a Top Secret clearance for consideration (U.S. Citizenship Required)
  • Working knowledge of DOD tactical data links
  • Ability to communicate and present technical details both written and verballyAble to travel to contractors' facilities, test sites, and other locations, CONUS and OCONUS up to 25% of the time
  • Strong work ethic; Comfortable working in a team environment with minimal supervision



  • Understanding of basic computer networking
  • Technical experience with Link 16, SADL, and VMF
  • Technical experience in the areas related to data link radios
  • Experience and knowledge of tactical datalinks mission threads
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft and Linux Operating Systems
  • Understanding of DT&E processes, specifically acquisition program development and detailed knowledge of Air Force Command and Control (C2)
  • Knowledge of systems analysis and application software development concepts, functions, and techniques
  • Able to evaluate tactical communications emerging technologies
  • Security+ certification



  • Perform as a member of the 46 TS Gateways Element Test team
  • Interface directly with System Program Offices, other services, Joint Battle Labs as well as product development contractors.
  • Plan, execute, and report on test events for datalink gateway systems hosting the following data links: Joint Range Extension, Link 16, Situation Awareness Data Link (SADL), Variable Message Format (VMF) and emerging data links
  • Operate datalink systems and equipment
  • Proficient/familiar with MIL-STD-6016 J-message formats
  • As a technical leader in an engineering role, review customer requirements and participate in test planning meetings
  • Develop test plans and procedures, schedules, and execute a test within the constraints of customer requirements and produce timely test reports
  • Capable of performing as a team leader in directing and executing system testing
  • Author technical documents and briefings and conduct formal presentations
  • Travel to locations, as required, to conduct tests, collect and reduce data


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.


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