Tactical Datalinks Solution Architect

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Tactical Datalinks Solution Architect



My client are embarking on an exciting and growing range of long term national and international programmes and opportunities in a number of domains including Ground Based Air Defence; these all build upon and exploit the proven SkyKeeper BMC4i product and will form a robust and major business area on the site.

Due to the predicted growth, we need critical subject matter experts to underpin these developing business streams. These roles require high calibre, proven individuals with focused skills and experience in order to design, integrate and deliver real systems. the successful applicants will operate at the core of this expanding team driving technical direction and developing junior staff. these are challenging senior roles requiring talented individuals who will be correspondingly rewarded.

The TDL Solution Architect will act as the subject matter expert and technical authority for all aspects of TDL design and integration, reporting to the Chief Engineer. The TDL Solution Architect is part of the Systems Engineering team and is responsible for providing consultation, developing solution architectures, company representation and mentoring for all TDL related engineering matters.

The TDL Solution Architect will have specific and substantial experience in designing systems which include TDL capability. Experience should include; mission analysis, requirements development, system design, modelling and simulation and integration for both hardware and software aspects of TDL systems.

The TDL Solution Architect will be required to support in-service TDL system projects, SkyKeeper opportunities and align future SkyKeeper product development within the TDL technology roadmap.

Specifically, the TDL Solution Architect will:

Work with potential TDL suppliers to understand the benefits, performance and growth paths for their product
Understand the impact of the TDL system(s) on overall system behaviour and performance
Understand the impact of the TDL system(s) on different solution architectures.
Technically review and challenge TDL suppliers on their products, reports and observed performance.
Maintain currency on TDL developments and relevant STANAG/Mil-Std updates
Understand nuances of TDL system limitations and behaviours at system level.
Undertake technical trade studies on TDL processing options.
Understand and develop at sub-system level, requirements and interface definition for Tactical Datalink Processing.
Represent the company at industry and customer eventsWhat the role entails:

Some of the main duties of the Tactical Datalinks Solution Architect will include:

Knowledge of Mil-STDs and STANAGs for:
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Knowledge of TDL deployment configuration options and limitations
Knowledge of TDL communication protocol standards
Knowledge of TDL communication equipment standards
Knowledge of TDL network management and operational needs
Experience of design and integration of TDL into Command & Control systems.
Experience of delivery of multiple TDL systems into service.What experience you need to be the successful Tactical Datalinks Solution Architect:

Knowledge of Mil-STDs and STANAGs for:
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Experience of Ground Based Air Defence Systems
Experience of systems engineering lifecycle through the life of a large-scale systems development programme, ideally in the Command & Control domain
Experience of the Verification lifecycle
Development of Verification & Acceptance (V&A) statements
Knowledge of Comms & RF Network Architectures
Change proposal assessment and embodimentHybrid of working on site and from home roughly 50/50 split between on site and at home. Will have occasional requirement as needed to travel to customer sites, usually relatively minimal but will come up and be a requirement every now and then including the potential for occasional international travel.

This really is a fantastic opportunity for a Tactical Datalinks Solution Architect to progress their career. If you are interested please apply as soon as possible as this position will be filled quickly so don't miss out!

If you are interested in applying for this Tactical Datalinks Solution Architect position you must eligible for UK security clearance up to SC level.

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