Provide Tactical Data Link (TDL) Subject Matter Expert (SME) support to Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) Program Management Offices, technical staff, and relevant partnered Joint / Naval stakeholders.
The TDL SME is a unique functional expert role providing critical and experienced technical support through the study of TDL-specific system interfaces, including but not limited to: Link 16, Joint Range Extension Application Protocol (JREAP), Variable Message Format (VMF), and Cursor on Target (CoT) data exchanges and message forwarding between tactical data networks.
Specific activities include: analysis of TDL-based information exchange requirements, means of interfaces and network design, analysis of functional messaging models, analysis of verification and validation strategies, and the identification of TDL-related concerns affecting compatibility and interoperability of Marine Corps systems and service on shipboard networks.
The TDL SME is a semi-autonomous role requiring direct coordination with stakeholders outside the immediate organization to resolve integration and interoperability issues; includes the development of risk mitigation strategies to inform executive action
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Education: Bachelor of Science / Engineering Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or equivalent experience
Experience: 2 years of relevant experience in the areas identified below as Functional Responsibilities.
Understanding of Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) and Joint interoperability operational control and coordination. Includes knowledge and experience in TDL planning and employment factors.
Military Standard (MIL-STD)-6016 (Tactical Data Link 16 Message Standard), MIL-STD-3011 (Joint Range Extension Applications Protocol), MIL-STD-6017 (Variable Message Format Message Standard), MIL-STD-6020 (Data Forwarding), MIL-STD-2045-47001 (Interface Connectionless Data Transfer Application Layer), and MIL-STD-188-220 (Interoperability
Functional Experience in System of Systems (SoS) Interoperability Analysis;
Standard for Digital Message Transfer Device Subsystem) message, data element, and protocol standards. (Note: MIL-STDs include current and previous approved versions)
Understanding of Joint messaging technical management functions including the review and processing of Interface Change Proposals (ICP).
Foundational level technical expertise in transmission systems, computer networking, cybersecurity principles and practices, software application development, and Systems Engineering Technical and Technical Management processes.
Desired additional demonstrated prior work experience in the following areas:
Functional experience designing and validating TDL-related interfaces during the ability to identify current/future gaps in interoperability through the assessment of system interface compatibility during system development / modernization.
Familiarity with the development of the Interoperability Enhancement Process (IEP) products, practices and principles as described in CJCSI 6610.01 (Tactical Data Link Standardization and Interoperability).
Familiarity with MAGTF, Joint, Naval, and Coalition Tactical Information Exchange Requirements.
Familiarity with MAGTF, Joint, and Naval Communications and Networking Architectures.
Familiarity with MAGTF, Joint, and Naval Systems and Services, specifically those related to Command and Control (C2) and Fires.
Familiarity with Joint Service organizational relationships and processes.
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