Candidate will be part of a team supporting HQ Air Combat Command (HQ ACC)/A5 to provide technical support for the development, review, test and evaluation of proposed solutions for the effective implementation and fielding of interoperable Multi-Tactical Data Link (TDL) and eXtensible Markup Language-Message Text Format (XML-MTF) platforms/systems/net-centric services. This position will Support ACC/A5JI in the development of USAF positions on ICPs and NATO Data Link Change Proposals (DLCP) that effect TDL-equipped platforms and systems.
Location of Performance is Langley AFB, VA
Support ACC/A5JI in the development of USAF positions on ICPs and NATO Data Link Change Proposals (DLCP) that effect TDL-equipped platforms and systems. These assessments shall address accuracy, interoperability compliance, impacts on procedures and doctrine, system implementation impacts, solutions to interoperability/requirement problems, and recommendations to approve/disapprove/defer.
Provide CM and message standard technical support and attend, when required, Air Force, Joint, and international/Coalition CM and other interoperability forums. Review and provide technical comments on documents submitted for staff coordination.
Develop ICPs that make editorial and technical changes to current/future multi-TDL configuration items (US Mil-Std 3011, 6011, 6016, 6017, 6020, MADL, CoT, etc.), performing detailed technical analysis of ICPs as they relate to USAF platforms and systems.
Provide technical multi-TDL expertise to support the integration of multi-TDL capabilities into USAF platforms and systems.
Develop, or review previously-developed, bit-level implementation specifications for USAF platforms and systems. These implementations shall depict the total multi-TDL implementation requirements for the platform.
Provide technical support at Technical Interchange Meetings and Design Reviews concerning multi-TDL implementations.
Provide technical expertise to analyze concepts or problems with Air Force, Joint, or Coalition standards or implementation of those standards and provide solutions or recommendations in appropriate format as required.
Support development of operational concepts and architectures that use existing and emerging capabilities in support of USAF platform/system information exchange, interoperability, and operational employment requirements, including participation in IPTs and other working groups to address specific technical and operational issues.
Support exercise planning, execution, and post exercise analysis meetings to help identify, test, and resolve interoperability issues, and review and comment on documents submitted to ACC/A5J/A5JI for coordination.
Support ACC/A5JI in the investigation of emergent technologies (e.g., gateways, forwarders, translators, net-centric services etc.) in support of establishing, enhancing, or expanding the interoperability of a platform/system as it interfaces with other C4I systems. Review and comment on documents submitted to ACC/A5J/A5JI for coordination.
Provide analytical assessments addressing impacts on existing allied message standards and systems technical accuracy effect on doctrine and identification of potential problems and provide solutions and recommendations for implementation.
Attend and provide technical support for Air Force, Joint and Coalition-related multi-TDL meetings.
2 require TS/SCI (SAP/SAR Eligible) & NATO SECRET; 3 require US and NATO SECRET
Required Skills and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in a technical field (such as engineering, computer science, etc.).
At least five (5) years recent experience (within past 10 years) in a job working formal operational and information exchange requirements development as they relate to fighter aircraft tactical data exchange.
At least five (5) years recent experience (within past 10 years) in a job performing formal Multi-TDL configuration management (to include development and analysis of complex ICPs), data management, military standards management, and staff processes.
At least five (5) years recent experience (within past 10 years) working with and exposure to Joint/Air Force doctrine and the NATO Consultation, Command and Control Board (C3B) and its subcommittees