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.
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We are currently seeking an Aegis Ashore External Communications Specialist for Romania. The project duties involve performing as the Technical Subject Matter Expert for the Aegis Ashore satellite communication systems. Acts as technical SME for AAMDS EXCOM systems, including NMT and digital modular radio terminals. Coordinates and maintains satellite resources and message traffic (e.g., UHF and EHF satellite access authorization), coordinates with the Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station (NCTAMS), Europe Central (EURCENT) for reach back technical support to resolve EXCOM issues as required, and qualifies and provides support as a CMS custodian.
Essential Functions/Job Duties:
Acts as Technical SME for all applicable Aegis Ashore SATCOM systems including NMT and DMR terminals and radios.
Configures, maintains, and troubleshoots the RF systems for SHF, UHF, and EHF in support of satellite connectivity for Tactical Data Links (TDL) and VOX systems.
Configures, maintains and troubleshoots TVS, JTT systems, GPS/UTC timing systems.
Qualified to support the systems as a CMS user.
Coordinates STJ and MTJ equipment operations to include radio system problem isolation/detection and resolution efforts, antenna alignment, and cryptographic key loading of respective equipment.
Ensures operational readiness (initialization, configuration, mode selection) of external communications systems to support Aegis BMD test events.
Maintains accurate repository of external communications documentation in support of data link architectures and test events, (i.e., SAA, TPP, OTL message traffic)
Provides operations analysis feedback and troubleshooting expertise in support of BMD test events, including remote support for off-site participants.
Equipment Used: DMR, NMT, JTT, TVS
Typical Working Conditions: Operational environment containing electronic equipment. Non-hazardous.
Essential Physical Tasks: Ability to use a computer, keyboard and mouse on a consistent basis. Ability to lift up to 10 lbs. on an occasional basis. Ability to travel OCONUS periodically.
Written Communications: Operates standard computer based business tools (including but not limited to Microsoft Word and Excel) effectively.
Proficient in the reading, writing and comprehension of technical documentation and manuals.
Verbal Communications: Demonstrates excellent clear and concise verbal communication skills. Participates in pre/post-mission meetings and teleconferences with customers and other contractor/civilian/military representatives.
Skills / Qualifications:
10 years in depth experience with shipboard external communications systems for Satellite TDL-J, Multicast TDL-J tactical data systems, and associated interfaces, and computer control equipment.
In depth knowledge and experience in maintaining and operating Digital Modular Radio (DMR) system for Ultra High Frequency satellite communications, for voice and Satellite TDL-J data.
In depth knowledge in maintaining and operating Navy MultiBand Terminal (NMT) system for Extremely High Frequency satellite communications, voice and Multicast TDL-J data.
Technical knowledge and experience with Joint Tactical Terminal and TVS associated communications equipment.
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).
Project Management Tasks: Ability to manage and prioritize tasks to ensure optimum productivity.
Work Schedule: STD/40
Travel: Ability to travel OCONUS periodically.
Minimum Education Requirements: High School diploma or GED. 10 years of relevant experience required, or a Bachelor of Science degree in Telecommunications with 7 years of relevant experience.
U.S. Citizenship is required
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