Tactical Datalink Test Engineer - Mid Level - 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 - Mid-Level - 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 Data Link Test Engineer for the TMAS 2 96 CTG Task Order, supporting the 46 TS / TGBC.


Our tactical integration test team is searching for new test engineer professionals that can help us design and execute test events.  If you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, learning new technology areas, this is the place for you.  We provide numerous opportunities to learn ranging from on-the-job training with other team members to formal courses for unique technology areas.


We realize that no one will have all these qualifications. We are looking for people that have a system engineering foundation and have the drive and motivation to learn all other required areas.  Position responsibilities can span from customized test configurations to lab infrastructure support.


This position provides support to the 46 Test Squadron (46 TS) at Eglin AFB as a member of the tactical integration test team responsible for planning, designing, and executing test events for tactical system programs





TRAVEL:  25%




  • Bachelor’s degree in an applicable discipline and a minimum of three (3) years of technical experience with military tactical data links relative to C4ISR operations.  Additional experience may be substituted for education.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Secret Clearance (Interim required before start date).  U.S. Citizen and ability to qualify for U.S. Top Secret Clearance.
  • Good understanding of basic computer networking.
  • Good understanding of computer system design and software development.
  • Ability to communicate and present technical details both written and verbally.
  • Able 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.




  • Technical experience with Link 16, SADL, and VMF.
  • Technical experience in the areas related to tactical data link radios.
  • Experience with AF Command and Control processes.
  • Experience with tactical data links mission threads.
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft and Linux Operating Systems.
  • Understanding of DT&E processes, specifically acquisition program development.
  • Knowledge of data analysis methods and tools.    
  • Able to evaluate tactical communications emerging technologies.
  • Security+ certification.




  • Perform as a member of the 46 TS Test team.
  • Interface directly with 46 TS customers and other DOD components as well as product development contractors. 
  • Technical review of customer requirements and participate in test planning meetings.
  • Develop test plans and procedures, and schedules.
  • Execute test events within the constraints of customer requirements, collect data and conduct analysis, and produce timely test reports.
  • Operate data link systems and equipment.
  • Develop in depth understanding and working knowledge of applicable current and emerging tactical data link systems, implementation, and operation.
  • Develop in depth understanding and working knowledge of applicable Military Standards such as MIL-STDs 3011, 6016, 6020 and emerging tactical message formats and protocols.
  • Author technical documents and briefings and conduct formal presentations.
  • Travel to other locations, as required, to attend meetings and conduct test events.



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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