Sr. Systems Engineer at Serco (Washington DC)

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Position Description

Serco Inc. is looking for a highly motivated Sr. Autonomous Systems Engineer to Support the Naval Undersea Warfare Command (NUWC) Keyport. you will work on a broad portfolio of Autonomous Maritime System (AMS) programs in the Keyport, Wa. geographic region.

This position is contingent upon your ability to maintain your active Secret level Clearance.

You will be part of a team that provides Underwater Mine Counter Measure (UMCM), Unmanned Maritime System (UMS), and Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (UROV) Subject Matter Expertise and Engineering Support associated with underwater MCM (Mine Countermeasure), EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), Security and in-service engineering. You will work with a senior technician, and engineering support, including so�ware
development, for system development, man and machine interface development, test and evaluation, requirements capture, production, maintenance,and system support under Unmanned and Small Combatants Office PEO USC in conjunction with NUWC, NIWC Pacific, NSWC PCD, and other DoD Programs.

In this role, you will:
  • Developing System Engineering plans for integration and R&D. Provide UMCM, UMS, UROV, autonomous systems, and Maritime Subject Matter
  • Expertise for R&D and OT&E.
  • Analyze unmanned vehicle (UxV) system designs, specifications, and technical data to determine whether various systems are ready for developmental/operational testing.
  • Analyze results from UxV systems and capabilities under test/evaluation to ensure performance successfully meets engineering specifications and operational requirements.
  • Investigate system failures, evaluate corrective alternatives and implement actions to ensure UxV systems maintain safe, effective operations and minimize/eliminate potential future system failures.
  • Develop technical/logistics documentation in support of UxV operations, training and sustainment, including user manuals, training guides and system maintenance manuals.
  • Develop concept of operations (CONOPS) and standard operating procedures (SOP) documentation for UxV operations, tactics, doctrine and vehicle deployment


To be successful in this role, you will have:
  • Bachelor's Degree in System Engineering or similar field or equivalent experienceand 5-7 years of related experience in System Engineering.
  • An active Secret clearance.
  • Minimum three (3) years' experience with at-sea testing and evaluation of UxVs
    Knowledge of, and experience working with military unmanned systems and safety standards, including mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic
  • Knowledge and experience following Systems Engineering standards, procedures, and best practices
  • Ability to work effectively in both independent and team environments
  • Ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, and at all levels of sponsor/customer/corporate organizations
  • Knowledge and experience using Microso� Office products, such as MSWord, Excel and PowerPoint.

Additional desired experience and skills:

  • Experience working with U. S. Navy Ocean Systems engineering and safety procedures
  • Experience and working knowledge of U. S. Navy Weapon Systems, including compliance standards and applicable regulations
  • Unmanned Systems operational knowledge and experience with
  • Material Handling Equipment (MHE) Operator's License, U.S. Navy
  • Active TS/SCI clearance or eligibility

Company Overview

Serco Inc. (Serco) is the Americas division of Serco Group, plc. Serco serves every branch of the U.S. military, numerous U.S. Federal civilian agencies, the Intelligence Community, the Canadian government, state and local governments, and commercial clients. We help our clients deliver vital services more efficiently while increasing the satisfaction of their end customers. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, Serco Americas has over 9,000 employees and is part of a $4 billion global business that helps transform government and public services around the world. At Serco, our employees are our most valuable asset - we listen, respect and support them throughout their career at Serco. We invite you to become part of our dynamic team. Serco is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying our workforce (Race/ Color/ Sex/ Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/ Religion/ National Origin/ Disability/ Vets).

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If you require an accommodation with the application process please email: [email protected] or call the HR Service Desk at 800-628-6458, option 1. Please note, due to EEOC/OFCCP compliance, Serco is unable to accept resumes by email.

Serco does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies without being a contracted approved vendor. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Serco and will not be obligated to pay a placement or contract fee. If you are interested in becoming an approved vendor at Serco, please email [email protected]

COVID-19 Regulations: Serco complies with all applicable COVID-19 requirements. This may require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, provide attestations regarding vaccination status and/or COVID-19 testing, or satisfy other conditions of employment that Serco deems appropriate, and employees may be required to show proof of vaccination and/or negative COVID-19 test results as a condition of employment (except in limited circumstances where an employee is legally entitled to an accommodation).
More Information on Serco
Serco operates in the Healthtech industry. The company is located in Reston, VA. Serco was founded in 1988. It has 28774 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Dental Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits, Paid Holidays, Paid Sick Days, Job Training & Conferences. To see all 114 open jobs at Serco, click here.
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