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Link 16 Fighter Fielding Team Engineer Shalimar

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Abacus Technology Corporation

Shalimar, FL

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Job Title:

Link 16 Fighter Fielding Team Engineer

Job Location:

Eglin, FL


Abacus Technology is seeking a Fighter Fielding Team Lead to support the F-15 and F-16 program office within the Command, Control, Communication, Intelligence and Networks (C3I&N) Directorate under the ETASS program at Eglin AFB. This is a full-time position.

Major Duties & Responsibilities:

Provide direct support to the F-15 and F-16 System Program Office (SPO), AFMC, ACC and the International Programs Office at Hanscom AFB for various fielding support efforts for LINK 16 on the F-15 and F-16 fighter aircraft. This support includes: test, engineering and fielding support to AF Link 16 platforms including F-15, F-16, B-1, B-2, AWACS, JSTARS, GTACS and others. Plan, implement, and monitor the fielding of LINK 16 to other countries. Provide sustainment and continuation training to all USAF active duty, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve platforms. Provide software integration and test efforts of the Multifunction Information Distribution System (MIDS) on the F-15A-E Operational Flight Program (OFP); F-16 OFP, development of operational/technical requirements for F-15A-E OFP and future OFPs for the F-16; analysis of interoperability issues/meetings/efforts involving the F-15 and the F-16; on-site technical assistance to support both Boeing and Lockheed on current F-15 and F-16 development efforts; and technical assistance to resolve LINK 16 problems/issues during development, testing and operational fielding. Provide training to Wing/Unit Link 16 managers, Wing/Unit COMSEC managers and key fill operators in order to support network operations and the correct secure data unit (SDU) locations for key. Provide unit managers with training in setting up the JUMPS Mission Planning System and the unit network library. Assist with on-site MIDS operation problem resolution and assist with follow on support in order to provide problem resolution 24/7 worldwide. Provide support necessary to successfully execute Block Upgrade 2 Initial Fielding Support which integrates BU2/MIDS JTRS terminals on selected platforms. Provide extensive pilot and maintenance training in order to ensure successful implementation. Attend key planning meetings for NATO and other allies in order to ensure LINK 16 interoperability with allied fighter aircraft and Combined Air Operation Centers.


10 years experience in engineering including military aviation. Bachelor’s degree in a related field. Operational flight experience in current fighter aircraft required. Current operational fighter weapons and tactics experience required. Must have Link 16 experience. Experience with fighter pilot training desired (RTU, TRS, SQIP, etc). Flight test and flight test management experience desirable. Experience in new equipment fielding and/or modification management desired. Must be competent in the use of Microsoft Office Applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Must be able to transport self to various facility sites, as required. If using own motor vehicle, must possess a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance. Must be willing to travel extensively throughout the US and internationally. May be required to lift up to 70 pounds. Must be a US citizen and hold a current Top Secret clearance.

Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Security Clearance:

Active Top Secret

Company info

Abacus Technology Corporation
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Company Profile
Abacus Technology was established in 1983 to provide top-quality, cost-competitive research and consulting support for both private and public sector organizations. Over the years, the firm has evolved into a world class provider of enterprise information and business services. This reputation for delivering value-added products and services on-time and within budget is widely recognized throughout government and industry as demonstrated by the receipt of many awards/citations and follow-on contracts, the best indication of satisfied customers.

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