Tactical Engineering & Analysis Inc

Ballistic Missile Defense Tactical Data Link and Aegis Systems Test Specialist

West Coast - San Diego, CA
# of Openings
Employment Type
Regular Full-Time

About Us

About Us:


Tactical Engineering & Analysis, Inc. (TEA) is a professional services company providing Engineering, Test Services, Analysis, and Software Support for the development of Military Combat and Communication Systems. Our technical support facilities are located in San Diego, California, and Fredericksburg, Virginia.


Are you looking for a smaller company where you can be recognized for your contributions and truly benefit from the company's success?


TEA provides a culture where hard work is recognized! We offer competitive compensation packages and benefit plans with generous employer contributions. We have an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) which rewards our employees with company stock based on the success of TEA.


Please take a look at our open positions and apply to those which you feel you are qualified. We look forward to speaking with you soon!


Position Overview: We are currently seeking a candidate who will test event preparation, equipment configuration, and system test architecture verification of the BMD Combat / Weapon System, CDLMS, C2P, and ancillary communication systems to ensure the preparedness of the these configurations to support A3C4I engineering, analysis, and testing of various system requirements.


Essential Functions/Job Duties:

  • Provides system expertise of the Aegis BMD system for the testing of the Aegis BMD system during live and simulated missions in the SSC PAC Combined Test Bed (CTB) San Diego laboratory.
  • Independently provides the TDL Test Director with subject matter expertise in the areas of Aegis BMD system operations for BMD Ground & Flight Test Missions, and ensures operational readiness of C4I systems in support of executing test events.
  • Plans and directs the use of Combined Test Bed C4I systems/assets in support of test events.
  • Develops and maintains test scenarios and system architectures for application in a distributive test environment.
  • Documents and reports C4I system test case anomalies and system problem and root cause analysis results.
  • Uses experience and independent judgment to plan and accomplish assigned tasks and to identify test and analysis process improvement procedures.
  • Assesses the communications and Multi-TDL system architecture performance to support the potential corrective actions or resolutions required.
  • Provides complex system problem isolation/detection and resolution of shipboard Tactical Data Link systems including CDLMS, TADIL J Gateway and host simulators, Air Defense System Integrator (ADSI), and JTIDS/MIDS radio equipment during Interoperability testing/assessment of the AEGIS Combat System components.
  • Performs analysis of the TDL communications applying MIL-STD-3011/6016 protocols. Familiarity with the Data Analysis and Reduction Tool (DART) is desired.
  • Assists in developing and designing TDL Architectures in a Joint BMD network environment that supports Multicast-TDL J, Satellite TDL J, Unicast TDL J, and Link-16 Line of Sight participants.
  • Provides TDL/C4I subject matter expertise during shipboard evolutions as required.



Skills / Qualifications: 

  • This position requires 4 years' experience with Tactical Data Links, Naval Combat Systems, Test and Evaluation, and Tactical Data Links (Link 16, JREAP, Satellite TDL J).
  • Operator experience in the U.S. Navy is preferred.
  • In depth technical knowledge and experience with Tactical Data Link systems, specifically Next Generation C2P and JTIDS radio shipboard equipment is preferred.
  • Technical knowledge and experience with Aegis Combat System and associated communications equipment is preferred.
  • In depth knowledge and experience using MIL-STD 6016, DoD Interface Standards, Operational Specifications, and TDL-J Message Standards is preferred.
  • Knowledge of computer system networking and interfacing protocols used in commercial and military communications systems (MIL-STD-1397, TCP/IP) is preferred.


Equipment Used:

Generic PC Workstations, CDLMS, ADSI, DLGW, NSITE, TJHS, Aegis Weapon System, LMMT, TDACS, SLINKI, various electronic peripherals. 


Typical Working Conditions:

General office environment; Computer/Equipment lab; US Naval Ship (Non-Hostile)


Essential Physical Tasks:

Ability to lift 10 lbs. on an occasional basis.   Ability to use a personal computer, keyboard and mouse on a consistent basis. 


Written and Verbal Communications:

Demonstrates effective written and verbal communication skills in the English language.


Customer Interface Activities:

Interfaces with customers and other contractor/civilian/military representatives utilizing clear and effective written and oral communication skills.
Provides input for consolidated BMD event Daily Status Reports (DSR).
Participates in pre/post-mission meetings and teleconferences with customer and other contractor/civilian/military representative.


Project Management / Staff Supervision Tasks:

Ability to establish priorities, operate independently, and execute tasking with limited to no supervision. Ability to complete all tasks in a timely manner within established time frames, and to manage and prioritize tasks to ensure optimum productivity. Demonstrates the desire to increase technical knowledge, pursue further formal education through seminar attendance, discipline specific courses, and/or higher education.


Work Schedule:   

The ability to work non-standard work hours and schedules in support of project requirements.

Travel %

Potential domestic travel 10% of the time by automobile, air, etc.  Possibility of occasional international travel and travel on Navy ships.

Minimum Education Requirements:
High School diploma is required; however, a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or other relevant technical discipline is highly desired.


Effective operational knowledge of standard computer based business tools (including but not limited to Micro-soft Word and Excel).



U.S. Citizenship is required


Security Clearance:


Candidates must have an active clearance OR  the ability to obtain a US Government security clearance, and will be subject to a US security background investigation (i.e. favorable background investigation / credit score). Additional eligibility requirements for access to various levels of classified information may also be required. An active security clearance is highly desirable.




Tactical Engineering & Analysis, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Minority/Female/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer


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