Link 16 Modern Crypt Key Operator (TA)

Closing date for applications: 01/11/2021
Specialist role
Technical Architect
Summary of the work
CSD L16M EKEY OPERATOR is responsible for; provision of L16 electronic keying material to CSD's cryptographic custodian accounts; Operation of equipment and completion of processes required to enable provision of L16 keymat; Support to CSD and L16 project team to plan and prepare for continued development of CSD L16 support.
Latest start date
Expected contract length
Oct - Dec ‘21 with option to extend Jan - Mar ‘22 pending financial approval
South West England
Organisation the work is for
Ministry of Defence
Maximum day rate
Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The successful candidate will work within a multi-disciplined team. This team consists of Authority Crown Servants, technical resource, and military staff.
What the specialist will work on
1.Conduct processes to enable the provision of L16 keymat.2.Act as system manager for the LKMS installation3.Manage incidents and problems with L16 keymat, providing guidance to end users.4.Ensuring cryptographic material is authorised for issue in liaison with CSD teams.5.Document processes associated with End-to-End provision of L16 electronic keymat, stored at an appropriate protective marking and updated as required 6.Liaison with sSCs, Controlling Authorities, Key Producers & Users on issues that impact delivery. 7.Input into development of CSD support to L16.8.Support the CSD Ekey team to operate and maintain systems and equipment for the provision of ekey.
Address where the work will take place
MOD Corsham, SN13 9NR
Working arrangements
Due to the requirement to access bespoke IT systems and the nature of the work above OS this role will be office based 5 days a week There may be occasion to work outside of normal working hours if operationally urgent. Any leave must be agreed with your line manager.
Security clearance
Evidence of DV security clearance and validity dates for the duration of the contract will be required by the contract start date.
Additional terms and conditions
Any Personal Services Company (PSC) candidates will be required to come through an umbrella company.
How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
-Be able to work comfortably in a joint environment with a mix of Civil Servant and Military staff (1%) -take responsibility for their work (2%) -work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers (2%)
Assessment methods
Evaluation weighting
Technical competence 75% Cultural fit 5% Price 20%
Essential skills and experience
  • Have experience of electronic crypt key
  • Have a high degree of IT literacy and competency
  • Have experience using MOD IT
  • Have broad and practical experience of all aspects of CIS support to operations
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Cryptographic Custodian Trained

Closing date for applications: 01/11/2021

Link 16 Modern Crypt Key Operator (TA)

Closing date for applications: 01/11/2021

Specialist role:

Technical Architect


South West England


Ministry of Defence

Maximum day rate:


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