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Avionics Integration Analyst - Subject Matter Expert (SME) 

Category Other  

The Avionics Integration Analyst – SME provides assistance to support data link and voice services, and aviation-related services for AMC assets operating in a worldwide environment.

Additional Responsibilities Include, but are not Limited To:

  • Data link comprises Air Traffic Control (ATC) Controller to Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) and Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Contract (ADS-C) messages, and Air Operations Center Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) messages with integration into AMC C2 and ATC systems.
  • Current voice services comprise High Frequency (HF), Very High Frequency (VHF), and Inmarsat or Iridium broadcasts and future Beyond Line of Sight (LOS) and LOS capabilities are being explored to and from MAF platforms. Multiple aircraft series, multiple production blocks, multiple aircraft manufacturers, multiple data link equipment vendors, multiple data link service providers, modification of AMC C2 software, and changes in operations each present unique program management issues and must fit into established and desired MAF enterprise system.
  • Support oversight of ongoing integration of aviation capabilities into current C2 systems and other related aviation services. In overall terms, the program involves programmatic planning, technical, and analytical support.
  • Perform complex systems development and design work that may include logic design, I/O design, firmware development, model formulation, manufacturing and development cost projections, computer architecture analysis and design, and analog or digital systems engineering.
  • Perform systems modeling, simulation, and analysis.
  • Participate in the upgrading of operating systems and design of systems enhancements.
  • Analyze message traffic, services, and history and prepare documents to forecast requirements.
  • Ensure communications traffic and services are compatible with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) and other regulations, policies and procedures governing the use of data link and voice communications in military and civilian aviation environments as well as air transportation directives, regulations, policies, procedures to plan and manage air transportation systems and/or services, and related flight operations guidance.
  • Conduct research and analysis to provide expert advice to government on development and integration of new and enhanced C2 ground and aircraft communications and requirements for airborne network integration.
  • Act as government technical liaison to commercial service vendors, aircraft program management offices, avionics integrators, air traffic services agencies, Air and Space Operations Centers, and others as needed.
  • Provide input for documentation on new or existing systems.
  • Develop and conduct tests to ensure systems meet documented user requirements.
  • Identify, analyze, and resolve system problems.
  • Provide system/equipment/specialized training and technical guidance.
  • Determine system specifications, input/output processes, and working parameters for hardware/software compatibility.
  • Maintain current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned.
  • Participate in special projects as assigned.
  • Evaluate a variety of hardware/software Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS)/Government off-the-shelf (GOTS) products on existing and new servers and associated interfaces.
  • Evaluate and reports on new COTS technologies to enhance capabilities of supported systems.
  • Evaluate interface performance and capacities to identify problem areas or bottlenecks.
  • Recommend and implements solutions, software packages and tools to improve interface and/or network performance and reliability.
  • Collect, store, analyze, and process information required to support policy, program guidance, and objectives for data link and voice services, and for the integration of aviation-related services.
  • Collect and store pertinent information using Enterprise Information Management (EIM) and conduct trend analyses to support planning, Program Objective Memorandum (POM) process, and policy decisions.
  • Assist in the preparation of program strategic plans, C2 architectures, and roadmaps for airborne communications and information.
  • Monitor aircraft modification proposals/schedules for impact on data link and voice communications.
  • Accomplish administrative requirements to activate new data link and voice capable aircraft and coordinate with system administrators for updates/support.
  • Prepare and edit narrative justification for projected needs and ensure requests are accurately documented in a variety of forms, schedules, and reports.
  • Develop and maintain database structure, queries, and reports to support analysis of the data link program and perform analysis to support data link and voice services.
  • Monitor/analyze data link/voice system performance.
  • Conduct reconciliation actions for data link and voice services usage to ensure all operations have been accurately captured.
  • Provide analysis on data link and voice services usage trending and make recommendations to optimize the individual data link messages and overall program.
  • Assist with proposal development, if necessary.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.
Position Requirements


  • Experience in aircraft communications avionics acquisition and logistics.
  • Experience and understanding of government contracts process and associated invoicing.
  • Knowledge of DOD, USAF, and AMC functions, responsibilities, force structure regulations, procedures, and policies regarding data link and voice services planning, acquisition, usage, and management in military and civil aviation environments.
  • Knowledge of AMC Mobility Air Forces (MAF) Command and Control (C2) Enclave systems, interfaces, and functions.
  • Knowledge of Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS) acquisition process, understands the Program Objective Memorandum (POM) process for AMC and United States Transportation Command, and knowledge of Military Interdepartmental Purchase Request (MIPR) and AF Form 616 processes.
  • Knowledge of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), FAA, Aeronautical Radio, Inc. (ARINC) standards, and other regulations, policies and procedures governing the use of data link and voice communications in military and civil aviation environments.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • Current or former aircrew member - e.g., military pilot or navigator/combat systems officer.

Other Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Must be able to effectively communicate with customer and fulfill all duties and responsibilities as listed in the contract.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office suite including, but not limited to: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Possesses excellent managerial and administrative skills empowering effective communication, both verbal and written, the ability to deal with people and groups.

Security Clearance:

  • Secret security clearance required.

US Citizenship: This position supports a U.S. Government Contract whose terms require Sawdey Solution Services to staff it only with U.S. Citizens.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Requisition Category Active  
Req Number OTH-23-00007  
Location Scott AFB, IL  
About the Organization Here at Sawdey Solution Services, an ISO 9001-14001 certified and CMMI-SVC v2 Level 3 appraised corporate headquarters, we have built a nationwide and global footprint by providing innovative, cross-disciplined professional services, engineering, and cyber solutions to Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Agencies, and commercial customers. Operating successfully since 2001, we are a Woman Owned/Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business (WOSB/SDVOSB). Our mission is to provide employees with the best experience in a people focused, continuous process improvement environment. We are extremely proud of the culture we have created and encourage all prospective applicants to take a look at what other applicants and employees are saying about us:

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What We Offer:

Whether you are a transitioning service member or are an experienced government contracting professional, Sawdey Solution Services offers a strong benefits package that extends beyond compensation. In addition to our healthcare plans, we also have benefits that encourage work/life balance, support your retirement goals, and aid in achieving not only your career goals, but your educational and training goals as well.

Don't just take our word (and others' words) for it… We invite you to come experience the Sawdey difference for yourself!

EOE Statement We are a Disabled-Veterans-41 CFR 60 1.4, Equal Opportunity Employer. Devoted to creating a diverse and friendly workplace, we do not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, physical or mental disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, or veteran status. Our goals and beliefs are that diverse backgrounds and experiences empower and enable us to offer our customers an unmatched level of service. People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply!  
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