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Data Link SME (Network Communications 4)- 3072

Date: Jun 3, 2021

Location: Vilseck, Bayern/Bavaria, DE, 92249

Company: HII's TSD

 A division of Huntington Ingalls Industries 

Who we are

HII- Technical Solutions Division (HII-TSD) is seeking a Data Link Subject Matter Expert (SME) at Rose Barracks, Vilseck, Germany.  Will be supporting our customer, US Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) and the 2nd Air Support Operations Squadron (ASOS), with implementing Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) network solutions.    The Data Link SME works closely with customers and staff in support of USAFE networked command and control systems throughout Europe. Qualified applicants have a background in communications engineering, computer systems engineering, or network engineering, and technical and operational expertise in military communications, command and control, and data link systems.
A division of Huntington Ingalls Industries

Defense & Federal Solutions, a business group within Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Technical Solutions division, helps solve tough national security challenges for the Department of Defense, the intelligence community and federal civilian agencies. Our expert capabilities include intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), and cyber; secure enterprise IT engineering and operations; military training and simulation; logistics management and integrated product support; and fleet maintenance, modernization, repair and sustainment.

What you will do

  • Integrate data links fully into a JADC2 architecture
  • Maintain data links among nodes in a JADC2 architecture
  • Assist in planning data link usage in JADC2 exercises and operations
  • Monitor and test data link performance, identify possible solutions, and implement solutions
  • Provide current and relevant insight on technical aspects of data link systems, and inform the customer of significant changes and developments
  • Develop curriculum and deliver training on data link systems

Minimum Qualifications

  • 9 years relevant experience with Bachelors in related field; 7 years relevant experience with Masters in related field; or High School Diploma or equivalent and 13 years relevant experience.
  • 5 years relevant experience with service, joint, or combined data link interoperability operations and exercises
  • Experience with Tactical Data Link (TDL) management tools, including the Joint Range Extension (JRE), Joint Air Defense System Integrator (JADSI), and Link Monitoring System-Multi TDL (LMS- MT)
  • Experience in military communications systems and/or network engineering in a large distributed environment with an emphasis on military (US/NATO) operations
  • Clearance- Must possess and maintain a Top Secret (TS) clearance with eligibility for Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) based on a Single Source Background Investigation (SSBI)

Preferred Requirements

  • 10 years relevant experience with service, joint, or combined data link interoperability operations and exercises
  • Familiar with engineering or architecture of tactical data links for JADC2.
  • Ability to communicate clearly (written and verbal) to technical and non-technical personnel
  • Flexible with proven ability to conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team environment
  • Qualified training instructor


Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HII’s Technical Solutions division provides a wide range of professional services through its Fleet Support, Mission Driven Innovative Solutions, Nuclear & Environmental, and Oil & Gas groups. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs more than 42,000 people operating both domestically and internationally.

Huntington Ingalls Industries is an Equal Opportunity/Vets and Disabled Employer. U.S. Citizenship may be required for certain positions.