Software Engineer Senior

Clearance Level
Software Engineering
San Diego, California

REQ#: RQ126662

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Requisition Type: Regular

(Link-16, Test and Evaluation, Advanced Tactical Data Link, Naval Information Warfare Center, ATDL, software defined radio, Tactical SDR Systems)

We are GDIT. The people supporting and securing some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work has meaning and impact on the world around us, but also on us, and that’s important.

GDIT is your place. You make it your own by embracing autonomy, seizing opportunity, and being trusted to deliver your best every day.

We think. We act. We deliver. There is no challenge we can’t turn into opportunity. And our work depends on a Software Engineer joining our team to support test analysis work for the Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Code 53521 

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Software Engineer supporting NIWC PAC 53522, a typical day will include:

  • Supporting Test and Evaluation (T&E) items contained for Link-16 Advance Tactical Data Link (ATDL) which includes planning Test & Evaluation for Link-16 test documentation and test support items for Qualification Tests of the Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio System (MIDS JTRS) terminal with Link-16 waveforms.
  • Identify and develop applicable tests, conduct tests, analyze test data, and document test results for inclusion in the formal block upgrade qualification Test Data Reports.
  • Preparing the Link-16 portions of the Qualification Test mission-based test plan and procedures.
  • Preparing automated scripts and initialization loads for the Link-16 tests.
  • Identifying potential issues related to the concurrent operation of the Link-16 through post-test analysis.
  • Supporting efforts relating to test execution and post-test analysis for MIDS JTRS for Link-16 Waveform implementation.
  • Providing support for the retest MIDS terminals to verify that software updates to those terminals corrected problems identified in block upgrade qualification tests.
  • Participating in the biweekly MIDS JTRS problem review boards (PRB).
  • Dry run block upgrade software scripts and loads on-site.


  • BA/BS or equivalent, 5+ years of experience.
  • Active Secret clearance.
  • Software T&E experience with tactical communication systems (Link-16).
  • Ability to work on-site NIWC Pacific in Point Loma San Diego.


Master’s or bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, mathematics, or physics with a minimum of 8 years technical experience at the systems level in DOD tactical communication systems projects. Current technical experience (within the last 5 years) in tactical communication systems to include TDL, ATDL, Software defined radios (SDRs), and/or related C4I systems at the systems level. Desired Systems Engineering experience in a DoD tactical systems acquisition environment to include subject matter expertise in acquisition programmatic and milestone decision requirements; and Systems Engineering experience with TDLs, ATDLs, and Tactical SDR Systems.


  • Competitive and broad benefits package
  • Full-time, 40-hour work week, 9/80 schedule
  • Project offers autonomy, challenging work, and team environment


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About Our Work

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

COVID-19 Vaccination

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