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Job #: R-00112559
Location: Riyadh, SA
Category: Telecommunications
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Remote Type: No Remote
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $2000
Group: Defense

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Leidos is a FORTUNE 500 company bringing a mix of innovative technology and sector expertise to customers in the national security, engineering, and the health industries.

Leidos is seeking a TADIL-J / Link 16 System Engineer with comprehensive knowledge of Air Defense Command and Control Systems Engineer to support the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The TADIL-A Link System Engineer will be part of the Contractor Engineering and Technical Support team in support of a U.S. Air Force Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  This is a one-year assignment with option to renew. Assignment location may be one of seven locations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia per the Performance Work Statement.

We are expecting award in July 2023.

Primary Responsibilities:

The TADIL-J Link System Engineer shall perform work that involves applying Air Defense Command and Control Systems knowledge and technical expertise to support operations, sustainment and to include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Required to work both individually and collectively within the guidelines and directions provided by Head of Department (HoD)

  • Provide expert Secure Communications and Link 16 support to RSAF with key operational solutions to issues that arise during daily operations

  • Provide Secure Communications system level engineering and SME technical support to the RSAF

  • Provide expert support to various RSAF air and ground based platforms that incorporate secure communications and Link 16, AWACS E-3A, F-15 C/D/S/SA, GSS/GTS, King Air, MRTT, SAAB 2000, TASS, Tornado and Typhoon

  • Provide Strong FMS procurement support to RSAF with ongoing and new secure communication acquisitions

  • Support various data link and secure communications systems to include platform integration, test, evaluation and operations

  • Execute tasks assigned by HoD related to Secure Communications and Link 16 to including attending meetings and conferences, preparing briefings, etc.

  • Provide on-the-job training of RSAF personnel in the TADIL-J Link Systems and TADIL-J operations.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree and 10 years of Secure Communications and Link 16 experience experience; or Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Engineering Technologyand 12 years of Secure Communications and Link 16 experience; 4 additional years of combined Secure Communications and Link 16 experience will be considered in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree.

  • Minimum of 7 years supporting RSAF

Experience with the following:

  • ARC-210, IFF, KIV-77, PRC-117 F and G, PRC-152 VHF/UHF, SG-250, SY-100 and other secure communications hardware

  • Line of Sight (LOS) and Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS) Satellite Communication (SATCOM) modes of digital data transmission by way of ARC-210, PRC-117 F and G and PRC-152 VHF/UHF radios

  • Link 16 beyond line of sight (BLOS), Joint Range Extension Protocol (JREP) in support of GSS/GTS

  • Developing RSAF Link 16 curriculum

  • The Foreign Military Sales (FMS) process

  • Experience providing the following:

    • Secure Communication/Link 16 support with new platform integration requirements

    • Intermediate level screening and testing of Link 16 MIDS terminals

    • OJT to aircraft flight line and back shop maintenance personnel

    • Technical and operational support to the various Ground Support Systems (GSS)/Ground Tactical Systems (GTS) around the Kingdom

    • Support during new platform technical interchange meetings, Tornado, SAAB 2000, King Air, etc.

    • Support during various technical interchange meetings or conferences, MIRB/JICRB, GPS conference, Link 16 PMR and platform specific meetings, i.e., Typhoon, Tornado, etc. as required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Able to demonstrate past examples of cultural adaptability and ability to establish a trusted professional relationship with an international customer.

  • Arabic language proficiency.      

Pay Range:

Pay Range $105,300.00 - $162,000.00 - $218,700.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® innovation company rapidly addressing the world’s most vexing challenges in national security and health. The company's global workforce of 47,000 collaborates to create smarter technology solutions for customers in heavily regulated industries. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $15.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2023.  For more information, visit

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