Oasis Systems

Tactical Data Links (TDL) SME (16-330-A5/8/9)

US-VA-Hampton / Langley AFB
1 week ago
Requisition Number
Information Technology



Oasis Systems has an exciting opportunity for a Tactical Data Links (TDL) SME (Gateways Program Management and Support SME) located at Langley AFB, Virginia, to support all aspects of Airborne C2 capabilities, capability gaps, systems integration, and developing JCIDS documents. Assisting with achieving interoperable, affordable, responsive, and sustainable C2 systems which satisfy Service, Joint, Interagency, and Coalition C2 information exchange requirements. Development of C2 investment strategies and providing technical assistance for airborne C2 systems integration planning. Support the generation of operational requirements for acquisition and integration of new or modified airborne C2 capabilities, recommending executable courses of action and providing technical reports, development and coordination of JCIDS documentation and Air Force (AF) Program Objective Memorandum (POM) documentation.




  • Provide personnel to support TDL gateway programs from concept approval, through operational field employment, integration into C2 network(s), transition to Program of Record status and sustainment such as but not limited to Roll On Beyond Line of Sight (ROBE - AN/USQ-175), Joint Air Defense System Integrator (JADSI - AN/TSQ-214), Joint Range Extension (JRE) Joint Range Extension TPMG Equipment (JTEP - AN/TYQ-123, AN/TYQ 235, and AN/FSQ 225), , Pocket J - (AN/FSC-134, and AN/FSC-135), Link 16 gateway for Situational Awareness Data Link (SADL – R/T 1719 and R/T 1720, Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN), etc.
  • Support the generation of operational requirements for acquisition and integration of new or modified C2/Comm/TDL capabilities, recommending executable courses of action and providing technical reports, development and coordination of JCIDS documentation and Air Force (AF) Program Objective Memorandum (POM) documentation.
  • Support Weapon System Teams for programs and concepts, fielded (or fielding) under Joint Urgent Operational Needs (JUONs), Urgent Operational Needs (UONs), Joint Emerging Operational Needs (JEONs), and Quick Reaction Capability (QRC). Analyzing new requirements and interoperable solutions, planning, programming, and integration.
  • Provide personnel to support program/project management and analytic support for TDL and tactical edge network requirements, planning, and integration with air, space and terrestrial networks.
  • Support generation of TDL, C2 and communications requirements; TDL planning; and TDL integration
  • Provide technical, analytical, cost and life cycle expertise to support the integration and implementation of TDL systems across the USAF, other US Services, and partner nations.
  • Function as Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) for assigned systems. Employ SME expertise to assist operational users and provide constant liaison between operational users and product centers/program offices.
  • Assist in all phases and subjects of program requirements management; e.g., Requirements Working Group, Requirements Review Board, etc.
  • Advise and assist on cryptologic matters in support of future architectures (as an example JALN) to include Link-16 modernization, radio systems and data storage. Coordinate with platforms and monitor integration schedules.
  • Coordinate, facilitate, and support requirements definition, refinement and validation through JCIDS processes to include but not limited to include development of JCIDS documents and supporting requirements analysis documents. ICD/CDD/CPD, Modification Proposals (AF Form 1067).
  • Examine and analyze solution’s ability to satisfy capability needs to include cost benefit analysis, operational benefit analysis and operational feasibility of potential solutions to satisfy requirements. Support design reviews and make recommendations/evaluations of approaches to include technical evaluations.
  • Provide technical, analytical, cost, and lifecycle expertise.
  • Assist in developing plans for sustainment and modernization of airborne gateway systems, to include integrated logistics support, maintenance, and training.
  • Assist in oversight of the security, testing, and fielding accreditations. Assist with efforts required by Air Force Instructions to gain certification and accreditation in support of System Security Accreditation Authority, Certificate to Operate, Interim Authorities, and Spectrum Certification required for systems associated with TDL Transformation programs.
  • Support development of migration strategies for current capabilities towards programs of record and their integration into future architectures.
  • Support documenting Certification and Accreditation of IT systems in the Enterprise Information Technology Data Repository (EITDR).


  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university in computer science, information systems, business administration, business management, mathematics, operations research or engineering
  • Five (5) years’ direct operational experience in C2/TDL systems
  • Five (5) years’ direct experience in analyzing, developing, and evaluating directives, policies, and procedures associated with modernization and sustainment of Air Force Systems
  • Two (2) years’ experience fielding of military systems
  • Two (2) years’ experience developing tactics, techniques and procedures for C2/TDL systems
  • Three (3) years’ experience in a HHQ (e.g., MAJCOM, HAF or equivalent) staff officer or equivalent position creating, preparing, conducting, delivering, oral/written decision briefs, reports, positions, draft messages and other correspondence.
  • At least five (5) years of experience in Air Force program management activities, to include POM submission and requirements development at the Wing or higher level
  • Candidate must be able to obtain, and maintain, the proper personnel clearance required for this position.


Oasis Systems is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Oasis Systems is a leading provider of Information Technology, Systems Engineering, Enterprise Applications, Professional Services and Program Management to the Department of Defense and other Federal Agencies. Oasis strives to support our National interests by creating an environment that attracts the most skilled and motivated people in the industry to meet our customer's needs with innovative, quality and cost-effective services and solutions. (http://www.OasisSystems.com) 





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