Link 16 Manager - Saudi Arabia

Link 16 - Aerospace & Defence
Ref: 182 Date Posted: Friday 23 Jul 2021
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Link 16 Manager

Location: Middle East

Overseas Package: £50k to £60k + Flights, Accommodation, Medical, & Recreation Facilities

About the Job

An excellent overseas job opportunity has arisen in the Middle East with one of our key clients in the Aerospace & Defence sector.  We are searching for a highly skilled Link 16 Manager or Joint Interface Control Officer (JICO), to be responsible for the training and mentoring activities of military personnel working closely with our client in Saudi Arabia.  As Link 16 Manager you will be working with the customer in support of the day to day planning and programming of operations for the Tornado aircraft, identifying operational requirements and functional roles across the Squadrons.

Technical Specification

  • Mission Planning Systems – Demonstrate an understanding of Link 16 Planning Systems, Networking Designs and generation of initialisation data.
  • Competent in the use and manipulation of data in support of MIDS LVT-1
  • Ability to extract information from Operational Tasking Data Links (OPTASK LINK)
  • Competent in the operation of Link 16 Ground Support Systems, for example, Battlefield Operations Support System, Ground Support System (BOSS GSS)
  • Experience in monitoring communications and integrity issues emergent within Link 16 networks
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Information Exchange Requirements (IER’s) between Link 16 platforms
  • Understand Link 16 based on the implementations defined in STANGA 5516 and Mil Std 6016

About the Employer

Our client has a well-established overseas presence where they have developed a reputation for working closely with local partners to support economic development by transferring knowledge, skills and technology to add value and capability.  As a prime contractor under a Government to Government arrangement which is in place to provide equipment, support and training to the customer based in the Middle East, you will have the opportunity to further your career with one of the most respected Aerospace & Defence businesses in the world.

About the Person

The ideal candidate for this Link 16 Manager position, will most likely be educated to degree level or demonstrate equivalent experience in a similar role.  To succeed in this role you will most likely have extensive experience in a Tactical Data Link Military or Operational Support role.  In addition, given the fact this role is an overseas assignment, you will be required to demonstrate a high level of cultural awareness and pragmatism to ensure your objectives are achieved consistent with local customs.

The Reward & Overseas Benefits

The package for this Link 16 Manager role is substantial.  You can expect an excellent tax-free cash package of circa £50k to £60k with a wide-ranging benefits package including flights, rent-free accommodation and excellent recreation facilities within a secure compound.  With all-year-round sunshine, excellent recreation facilities, and first-class medical facilities, it is a fantastic overseas opportunity for either those looking to move on an unaccompanied basis or those who wish to consider opportunities for families.

If you are interested in this role or potentially considering a move, please send your CV with a brief cover note providing some background on why you would like to be considered.  Alternatively, if you would like to hear more details or have an initial, confidential conversation, please contact Carlé Liddell on 07500 645658 or by email