Serco Inc.

Lead Test and Evaluation Engineer

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Position Type
Security Clearance

Position Description

If you love high profile and challenging programing projects supporting the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)- Serco has a great opportunity for you!  This Lead Test Engineer Position will be on a dynamic team, programing ship systems at our Portsmouth, VA location.  Bring your expertise and collaborative skills to make an impact towards our national security homeland defense.


This position is contingent upon your ability to obtain/maintain/transfer your Secret clearance and on Contract and subsequent Task Order award.


Serco supports DHS in the acquisition of new technology used to defend our nation. Our team reviews acquisition documentation, develops test plans, executes test events, collects, and analyzes data and writes test reports.  This includes programs supporting the USCG, Transportation Security Agency (TSA), and Customs and Boarder Protection (CBP).


You will be part of a 5-7 -member team that works closely with the customer and other Serco teams to deliver quality systems.  Dennis Ourlian leads this team with over 40 years’ experience and is a military veteran.  The team has been supporting Test and Evaluation for over 15 years and has been recognized by both the Navy and DHS for their outstanding contributions.


In this role, you will:

  • Perform as the Test and Evaluation expert that supports the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in the review of acquisition documents, development of complex test plans, execution of operational tests, the reduction and analysis of data, and the writing of test reports.
  • Lead all Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) events to provide the DHS Component with an evaluation of the mission capability of the system or service when employed in a realistic, operational environment.
  • Assist the DHS Component Program Manager in providing a T&E Strategy brief to the Director of T&E (DOT&E) for all major acquisition programs under DOT&E engagement.
  • Coordinate development of the OT&E strategy associated with operational testing and drafting of applicable sections of the TEMP per policy with the T&E Manager and T&E WIPT.
  • Provide DOT&E a T&E Concept Briefing on the planned OT&E activity.
  • Submit Test Plan for DOT&E approval, executes test events, collects, and analyzes data, and provides a report on the results.
  • Work directly with senior technical personnel, stakeholders, and project managers in the planning and execution of test events.
  • Employ existing guidelines and instructions, guidance from higher-level engineers, experience, and independent judgment to plan and accomplish test objectives. v




To be successful in this role, you will have:  

  • A Master`s degree and 5-7 years of experience or a Bachelor’s degree and 12 years of experience.
  • DHS Operational Test Director’s course (FTE 205) or DAU Level II Certification in T&E.
  • S. citizenship.
  • SECRET security clearance.
  • Familiarity with MS-Office software to include MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, and MS Power Point.
  • Proficiency in technical writing is required.

Additional desired experience and skills:

  • DHS or DoD operational test or acquisition experience

If you are interested in supporting and working with our military and sailors and a passionate Serco team- then submit your application now for immediate consideration.  It only takes a few minutes and could change your career!


**Serco Inc. is using this posting for the purpose of responding to a proposal. We are seeking qualified candidates in the event of a contract award. This position is not currently funded/active.  Should Serco be awarded the contract, and you meet the qualifications of the position, you will be considered in the selection process.**


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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COVID-19 Regulations: Serco complies with all applicable requirements regarding COVID-19 regulations, including COVID-19 vaccinations and testing requirements.


Positions supporting US Federal contracts located within the continental United States (including corporate support positions): Pursuant to Executive Order 14042 (Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors), Serco requires covered employees and new hires, whether working at a customer site, working remotely, or working in a Serco facility, to be fully vaccinated (two weeks from last/only inoculation) by January 4, 2022 and provide valid documentation of their vaccination status (except in limited circumstances where an employee is legally entitled to an accommodation).


Canada, state/provincial or OCONUS based contracts and positions: 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).


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