Datalink Analyst

Fort Huachuca, AZ
Defense – Intelligence /
Regular /
At Agile Defense we know that action defines the outcome and new challenges require new solutions. That’s why we always look to the future and embrace change with an unmovable spirit and the courage to build for what comes next.

Our vision is to bring adaptive innovation to support our nation's most important missions through the seamless integration of advanced technologies, elite minds, and unparalleled agility—leveraging a foundation of speed, flexibility, and ingenuity to strengthen and protect our nation’s vital interests.

Requisition #: 254

Job Title: Datalink Analyst

Location: 2001 Brainard Road Fort Huachuca, Arizona 85610

Clearance Level: Active DoD - Top Secret

Required Certification(s): 
·       Requires at least 1 certification in area of specialization. Additional certifications in the area of specialization may be substituted for experience but varies by certification.

WHAT IS DISA JITC TEC II?  DISA's mission is to conduct DODIN operations for the joint warfighter to enable lethality across all warfighting domains in defense of our Nation. DISA is a combat support agency of the Department of Defense (DoD). The agency is composed of more than 8,000 military and civilian employees. The agency provides, operates, and assures command and control and information-sharing capabilities and a globally accessible enterprise information infrastructure in direct support to joint warfighters, national level leaders, and other mission and coalition partners across the full spectrum of military operations.
Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) Test Evaluation and Certification II Services (TEC II) contract provides technical solutions for the DOD in support of Test and Evaluation (T&E) services and T&E enabling services. JITC’s service requirements are categorized in the following areas: T&E Performance Requirements, T&E Capability Management Requirements, T&E Capability Requirements, and Overarching Contract and Task Order (TO) Requirements. TEC Services are provided to DoD Combatant Commanders/Services/Agencies, federal and state agencies, coalition partners, and commercial entities to aid in the design, development, acquisition, integration, deployment, operational use, and sustainment of new and enhanced Information Technology/National Security System capabilities.  Joint interoperability (IOP) certification task order and datalink analyst lead encompassing the command and control, sensors, and weapons systems that comprise the Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Family of Systems (FoS), also known as the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS).  The Joint IOP certification efforts include standards conformance and interoperability test and evaluation (T&E) certification for each of the element systems: Patriot, Terminal High Altitude Air Defense (THAAD), Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS), Next Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared System (Next Gen), Joint Tactical Ground System (JTAGS), Arrow Weapon System, and David’s Sling Weapons System.

·       Responsible for the design and implementation of test procedures to determine if standards and criteria are met. Documentation to support this effort includes requirements analysis plans and interoperability evaluation plans.
·       Develop and maintain data collection and data management processes.
·       Recommend adjustments to the T&E process or detailed procedures.
·       Utilize manual data analysis methods and automated test tools to execute assessment of collected data.
·       Inspect, test, and measure data that is produced or consumed. Document, notify, brief, and discuss results, to include operational impact of deficiencies.
·       Record all initial findings and document final test results into applicable standards conformance assessment reports and joint interoperability certification memorandums.
·       Account for anomalies and errors found in testing, notifying customers and management, and may help analyze and/or correct problems.
·       Attend various teleconferences, meetings and working groups.
·       Provide updates to the Test and Evaluation Master Plan (TEMP) and Information Support Plans (ISPs).
·       Develop and update Critical Operational Issues (COIs), Measures of Effectiveness (MOE), and Measures of Performance (MOPs).
·       Ensure test requirements, test scenarios and test scripts adequately cover Key Performance Parameters (KPPs).
·       Provide administrative task support such as Monthly and Weekly Status Reports, Trip Reports, and meeting minutes.


Required Certifications
·       Requires at least 1 certification in area of specialization. Additional certifications in the area of specialization may be substituted for experience but varies by certification.

Education, Background, and Years of Experience
·       Requires a Master’s degree; or a Bachelor’s degree with at least 6 years of experience; or 10 years of experience.
·       One year of experience can be substituted by 15 semester hours completed towards a Master’s degree. 
·       The degree must be in a relevant technical curriculum and experience must be related to the job duties.

Required Skills
·       This position requires an active Secret security clearance on hire date with the ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance. Current TS is desired.
·       Experience operating and testing tactical data links (TDL) within a multi-TDL network to include but not limited to Military Standards 6011, 6016, 6020, and 6040.
·       Prior qualification as Joint Interface Control Officer (JICO) is desired.
·       Excellent communications skills, including verbal, written and presentation skills with the ability to write and present complex issues in a clear, concise, and easily understood manner.
·       Attention to detail creating, reviewing and editing requirements, specifications, and recommendations related to proposed solutions.
·       Ability to collaborate effectively with senior management, cross-functional teams, internal/external customers, and end-users.
·       Proficiency using MS Office 365 suite.
·       Experience with DoD acquisition developmental/operational testing is desired.
·       Strong/Natural understanding of and ability to demonstrate the Agile Defense Core Values: Happy, Helpful, Honest, Humble, Hungry, Hustle.


Environmental Conditions
·       Government site with 0%-10% travel possible. Possible off-hours work to support releases and outages. General office environment. Work is generally sedentary in nature, but may require standing and walking for up to 10% of the time. The working environment is generally favorable. Lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are not hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc. Work is generally performed within an office environment, with standard office equipment available.

Strength Demands
·       Sedentary – 10 lbs. Maximum lifting, occasional lift/carry of small articles.  Some occasional walking or standing may be required.   Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Physical Requirements
·       Stand or Sit; Walk; Repetitive Motion; Use Hands / Fingers to Handle or Feel; Stoop, Kneel, Crouch, or Crawl; See; Push or Pull; Climb (stairs, ladders) or Balance (ascend / descend, work atop, traverse).
Employees of Agile Defense are our number one priority, and the importance we place on our culture here is fundamental. Our culture is alive and evolving, but it always stays true to its roots. Here, you are valued as a family member, and we believe that we can accomplish great things together. Agile Defense has been highly successful in the past few years due to our employees and the culture we create together. What makes us Agile? We call it the 6Hs, the values that define our culture and guide everything we do. Together, these values infuse vibrancy, integrity, and a tireless work ethic into advancing the most important national security and critical civilian missions. It's how we show up every day. It's who we are.

Happy - Be Infectious.
Happiness multiplies and creates a positive and connected environment where motivation and satisfaction have an outsized effect on everything we do.

Helpful - Be Supportive.
Being helpful is the foundation of teamwork, resulting in a supportive atmosphere where collaboration flourishes, and collective success is celebrated.

Honest - Be Trustworthy.
Honesty serves as our compass, ensuring transparent communication and ethical conduct, essential to who we are and the complex domains we support.

Humble - Be Grounded.
Success is not achieved alone, humility ensures a culture of mutual respect, encouraging open communication, and a willingness to learn from one another and take on any task.

Hungry - Be Eager.
Our hunger for excellence drives an insatiable appetite for innovation and continuous improvement, propelling us forward in the face of new and unprecedented challenges.

Hustle - Be Driven.
Hustle is reflected in our relentless work ethic, where we are each committed to going above and beyond to advance the mission and achieve success.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)