Tactical Datalinks (TDL) Analyst

Job Locations US-VA-Hampton
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 4 months ago(1/31/2024 4:08 PM)
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Tactical Datalinks (TDL) Analyst



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 Datalinks (TDL) Analyst for the Headquarters, Air Combat Command Joint Interoperability of Tactical Command and Control Systems (JINTACCS), supporting the Air Force Division.





TRAVEL: Yes, up to 25%




  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in a technical field
  • Rated Fighter pilot or Electronic Warfare Officer (EWO)/Weapons System Officer (WSO)
  • Years of Experience: At least five (5) years fighter/EWO/WSO experience with exposure to USAF Doctrine
  • Tactical Data Link operational experience within the past 5 years
  • Current Required Security Clearance: Top Secret with SCI eligibility and NATO Secret


  • Ability to read through highly detailed and complex technical documents to extract relevant information


  • Research operational requirements for USAF tactical combat systems information exchange requirements (IERs), consider USAF platform implementations and capabilities, and engineer changes to TDL MIL STDs
  • Review IERs for platforms) to verify the correct MIL STD references, and to validate that existing message structures support required IERs.
  • Coordinate with USAF requirements and program offices to provide technical TDL expertise to facilitate TDL integration into USAF platforms and systems.
  • Advise USAF system program office software developers, and test personnel on TDL transactional formatting, as well as bit level formatting, and functional implementations as described in the appropriate MIL STD.
  • Develop and evaluate previously developed, bit-level implementation specifications for USAF platforms and systems.
  • Provide technical support at program Technical Interchange Meetings and Design Reviews concerning TDL implementations.
  • Attend Joint, Bilateral and Allied TDL meetings, working groups, and subgroups, as directed by the Government, to represent USAF TDL objectives and to ensure that USAF interests and equities are accurately represented
  • Review technical change proposals from other services and allied nations to determine impact to USAF platforms/systems, and provide written evaluations.
  • Analyze interoperability test trouble reports to determine impact to system under test, and to other platforms, to evaluate the criticality.
  • Review new draft versions of MIL STDs and be able to find incorporation errors and provide correct bit formatting, verbiage, or notations to achieve intended interoperability objectives.

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!


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