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CSD Node – Operational Services Specialist

Apply before 6PM (AEDT) on: Sunday, August 22, 2021

Australian Capital Territory


Agency / Department

Department of Defence

Experience Level


Employment Type


Expected Rate (inc. Super)

$120 per hour***

Overview and Responsibilities

1.The Commonwealth requires the services of a Level 3 Advanced Practitioner as the Operational Services Specialist to supplement the contractor workforce within the Land Network Integration Centre (LNIC). The LNIC has established a small project team to commence work on this task and now seeks the services of a tactical services specialist to augment the team. 2.The Land Network Integration Centre (LNIC) within Army Headquarters (AHQ) has been tasked to design and build a Commanders Signals Detachment (CSD) Node Capability Technology Demonstrator (CTD) for Army at the tactical level in order to support Command and Control of the Battlespace. 3.This is similar to the temporary requests for support to other CTD like BMS BLOS that LNIC has consistently been tasked to provide over the past five years, and is now developing the capability on a more permanent basis to reduce cost and effort each year. There is a requirement therefore to engage a designer familiar with this functionality to develop and deliver this capability led by LNIC senior staff. 4.The services delivered within the CSD node will be required to interface into the Integrated Battlefield Telecommunication Network, Mission Partner Environment and BMS-C2 systems. The system will use current and next generation small form factor Satcom bearer systems. The solution needs to support a user whilst moving, with potential for additional users whilst static, and will have constrained WAN access through the use of a LEO L-band Satcom Service Provider and 4G/ LTE. 5.Additionally, the CSD node will have interfaces into tactical command and control (C2) services that are connected to tactical combat radio systems. Deliverables 6. The contractor will be engaged on a time and material basis. Notwithstanding, the following activities and deliverables are envisaged during the term of this engagement: a)Produce design and technical documentation for the CSD node, b)Assist with the preparation for Change Control Boards (CCB), c)Support the C2 Tactical Extension Product Line lead in the delivery of outcomes as directed, d)Lead the development and execution of the tactical services test serials, e)Lead the development of training materials and technical training for unit soldiers, f)Lead the development in the technical integration of the tactical services, such as BMS-C2 and Mission Partner Environment of the CSD node, g)Assist the level 2/3 helpdesk for CSD in support of Army deployments, h)Provide maintenance support to CSD hardware and software Configuration Items, i)Review and provide advice on the design and implementation of interfacing systems, j)Transfer knowledge to support personnel. Specified Personnel: 7. LNIC are seeking an individual with broad experience in the current in-service Integrated Battlefield Telecommunication Network and Tactical Communications Network. Individuals will require experience in tactical applications and to a lesser extent networking, satellite communications and HACE. Candidates will be able to configure and support satcom modems, IBTN equipment and BMS-C2 systems. 8. It is highly desirable that the individual involved in this task have: a)Experience in configuring, deploying and supporting deployable C2 applications b)Experience in configuration of Linux standard operating environment (SOE), included but not limited to CENTOS, RHEL, Fedora, c)Experience in configuration and deployment of remote access technologies (Citrix, RDS), d)R&D of thin client technologies to support the deployed environment, e)Experience in configuring and administering IBTN equipment nodes, f)Experience in configuration of Windows standard operating environment (SOE), g)Experience in configuration of KVM and container virtualisation tools, h)Experience with WAN emulation tools, i)Experience with Small Form Factor equipment supporting DLAN interfaces, j)Experience with HAIPE and encryption technologies, k)Experience developing technical documentation, l)Experience with Cisco Routing and Switching, m)Experience in configuring and administering IBTN equipment nodes, n)Experience in drafting training materiel of deployed ICT equipment, o)Experience in delivering training of deployed ICT equipment and applications. p)Experience in stakeholder engagement with defence industry and within Commonwealth departments. 9. The following experience is preferred, but not essential: a)Understanding of systems engineering processes. b)Knowledge of the Defence One Defence Capability Model (formerly Capability Life Cycle (CLC)). c)Experience working within agile project management frameworks.

Essential Criteria

1. Panel Member’s proposed approach to the delivery of the Services
2. Panel Member’s knowledge of the critical requirements of the Services to be provided
3. Panel Member’s previous or similar experience
4. The experience and qualifications of the Key Persons to be used by the Panel Member for the provision of the Services

Desired Criteria

Not Applicable for this opportunity

Security Clearance

Ability to Obtain nv1 clearance

Contract Extensions

Two x twelve (12) month extension options

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