24 month contract

Systems Engineer

Level 3 - Advanced Practitioner

The Commonwealth seeks to engage an Advanced Practitioner as the Land Combat System (LCS) Systems Engineer to assist with management of the Land Network Battle Lab (LNBL), and more specifically support risk reduction and Introduction Into Service of the Land 200 Tranche 2 network.

The contractor will be expected to act in a technical hands-on role, with responsibility as the subject matter expert lead for software design & applications as well as middleware & routing for the L200 TCN and BMS. The contractor will also assist with LCSBL system administration and test tool development, which will require the key person to have programming aptitude.

Job Overview

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The Role

The role’s responsibilities will include:

  • Providing SME advice on in-service or emerging components of the Tactical Communications Network and their interfaces, including: EPLRS MANET, BMSC2, Harris Network Interface System (NIS), Harris Network Planning and Management System (NPMS), Systematic SitaWare suite of applications, Future C2 applications and systems, including WinTAK and ATAK, Wideband networking radios and waveforms, MANET waveforms

  • Providing engineering management oversight of the LNBL configuration, processes and personnel

  • Investigating emerging waveforms (i.e. ANW2, SRW, MUOS, TSM) through desktop analysis and trials

  • Supporting the development and deployment of test tools and procedures within the LCSBL (independently or as part of a small software development team).

  • Providing SME advice on in-service or emerging systems and standards including: Land Data Model (LDM), Generic Vehicle Architecture (GVA), Generic Soldier Architecture (GSA)

  • Supporting the development of LCSBL test threads

  • Attending and informing program/project events.

  • Developing and coordinating operational analysis supporting TCN tests and trials with Army and other Defence organisations

  • Supporting risk reduction trials and acceptance tests for LAND 200 Tranche 2 systems

Your Background & Experience

The ideal contractor will have demonstrated experience in: 

  • Tertiary qualifications in Computer Science, Software Engineering, and/or Systems Engineering 

  • Software development experience (including work done independently or as part of a small team) 

  • Producing technical documentation 

  • Use of middleware for distributed applications 

  • Extensive Network programming experience, including: Familiarity with the ethernet/IP headers and packet structuring for the development of inspection and filtering rules and familiarity with writing software linking to raw packet capture libraries (libpcap)

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Key Points for this Job


Daily rate negotiable

Security Requirements

Minimum Negative Vetting – Level 1 security clearance at the commencement of the contract

Contract Extensions

2 x 12 month extension options

Service Benefits


Competitive salary packages


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Work-life balance


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