Job Description

Link 16 Fighter Fielding Engineer
Contract 12 months M-F 40 hours weekly
Us Citizen with Active Top Secret Clearance


 

Major Duties & Responsibilities: Provide direct support to the F-15 and F-16 System Program Office (SPO), AFMC, ACC and the International Programs Office at Hanscom AFB for various fielding support efforts for LINK 16 on the F-15 and F-16 fighter aircraft.  This support includes: test, engineering and fielding support to AF Link 16 platforms including F-15, F-16, B-1, B-2, AWACS, JSTARS, GTACS and others.  Plan, implement, and monitor the fielding of LINK 16 to other countries.  Provide sustainment and continuation training to all USAF active duty, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve platforms.  Provide software integration and test efforts of the Multifunction Information Distribution System (MIDS) on the F-15A-E  Operational Flight Program (OFP); F-16 OFP, development of operational/technical requirements for F-15A-E OFP and future OFPs for the F-16; analysis of interoperability issues/meetings/efforts involving the F-15 and the F-16; on-site technical assistance to support both Boeing and Lockheed on current F-15 and F-16 development efforts; and technical assistance to resolve LINK 16 problems/issues during development, testing and operational fielding. 
Provide training to Wing/Unit Link 16 managers, Wing/Unit COMSEC managers and key fill operators in order to support network operations and the correct secure data unit (SDU) locations for key.  Provide unit managers with training in setting up the JUMPS Mission Planning System and the unit network library.  Assist with on-site MIDS operation problem resolution and assist with follow on support in order to provide problem resolution 24/7 worldwide. 
Provide support necessary to successfully execute Block Upgrade 2 Initial Fielding Support which integrates BU2/MIDS JTRS terminals on selected platforms.  Provide extensive pilot and maintenance training in order to ensure successful implementation.  Attend key planning meetings for NATO and other allies in order to ensure LINK 16 interoperability with allied fighter aircraft and Combined Air Operation Centers.

 

Qualifications: 15 years experience in engineering including military aviation including at least 5 years experience in a DoD environment.  Bachelor’s degree in a related field.  Operational flight experience in current fighter aircraft required.  Current operational fighter weapons and tactics experience required. 
Must have Link 16 experience.  Experience with fighter pilot training desired (RTU, TRS, SQIP, etc).  Flight test and flight test management experience desirable.  Experience in new equipment fielding and/or modification management desired.  Must be competent in the use of Microsoft Office Applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).  Must be able to transport self to various facility sites, as required. 

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