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Tactical Data Links Field Service Engineer/Trainer

Viasat
United States
December 17, 2022

Job Description
One team. Global challenges. Infinite opportunities. At Viasat, we're on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. For more than 35 years, Viasat has helped shape how consumers, businesses, governments and militaries around the globe communicate. We're looking for people who think big, act fearlessly, and create an inclusive environment that drives positive impact to join our team.
Job Responsibilities

As a member of the Viasat Technical Data Link (TDL) Frontline Initial Response Team (VFIRST), you will be providing training in the areas of Link-16, TACAN and Tactical Targeting Network Technology (TTNT) applications, engineering, integration, installation, testing, and analysis of the MIDS Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) and the MIDS Low Volume Terminal (LVT) to both international and US customers via classroom instruction and laboratory settings. As a Field Applications Engineer/Trainer, you'll provide on-site support, phone support, installation, and integration support for MIDS LVTs and MIDS JTRS radios. You'll travel to customers locations and support their activities for up to four (4) weeks for training courses, field support, integration and installation support and product demonstrations. You act as the primary contact for customer instruction, as well as coordination with Viasat development engineering, manufacturing teams to address all manners of technical improvements, radio waveform developments and technical issues that need to be shared during courses of instruction. Additionally, you will help to integrate existing and new operational MIDS/LINK 16, and JTRS compliant radios, support equipment, and craft documentation based on integration and installation efforts, and will also provide TDL engineering support to include: terminal level pre-screening, expediting terminal repairs, software reprogramming and coordinating Return to Vendor repairs for the MIDS Depot.


Requirements
  • 8+ years' experience in military line-of-sight/ beyond line-of-sight radio communications
  • 6 + years' of military schoolhouse training
  • Proven background in Military Radio Communications
  • Demonstrated experience with Link 16
  • Experience with Tactical Targeting Network Technology (TTNT)
  • Validated experience with curriculum development and design
  • Experience with military training requirements and standards
  • Joint Interface Control Officer/Interface Control Officer or equivalent experience
  • Training certifications such as Master Training Specialist, Military Instructor Training qualifications
  • Knowledge of MIDS LVT Host systems and Platform Types
  • Proven ability to work autonomously at a customer's location for up to four (4) week periods
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills along with the ability to organize technical ideas into reports.
  • Ability to pass skills testing for grip and static strength, dynamic lifting and work/positional tolerances
  • Bachelor's Degree in a technical field or equivalent experience
  • US government position. US citizenship required
  • Active DoD Secret Security Clearance
  • Ability to travel up to 75%

Preferences
  • Experience with MIDS-LVT
  • Experience with Link 22, Link 11 and TTNT waveforms
  • Basic understanding of datalink networking
  • Cisco Routing, IP Networking/VLAN Setup
  • Understanding of software reprogramming of military radios
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering degree

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Additional Requirements and Information
Minimum Education
Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience
Years of Experience
8-15 years
Travel
Up to 75%
Citizenship
US Citizenship required
Clearance
Active United States Secret Clearance
Worker Classification
Employee
At Viasat, we consider many factors when it comes to compensation, including the scope of the position as well as your background and experience. For Colorado-based jobs only: The minimum for this position is $108,550 annually; however, base pay may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Additional cash or stock incentives may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position offered. about Viasat's comprehensive benefit offerings that are focused on your holistic health and wellness.
108,550

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