Serco Inc.

Autonomous Systems Engineer

Recruiting Location : Location
US-CA-San Diego
Position Type
Security Clearance
Yes - May Consider Occasional/Part Time Teleworking for this position

Position Description

Serco Inc. is looking for a highly motivated Field Service Engineer to support the Naval information Warfare Center (NIWC), you will work on a broad portfolio of Autonomous Maritime Systems (AMS) programs in San Diego, CA geographic region. 


This position is contingent upon your ability to maintain an active clearance. This position is also contingent upon award of contract. 


The Autonomous Systems Engineer will support various unmanned technology developments for underwater mine countermeasures requiring research, analysis, engineering development, and test and evaluation support and subject matter expertise to construct an approach to readily assimilate existing and emerging technology that will interface with or become part of a common operator interface. Expertise and work efforts are focused on the analysis of customer's business goals, objectives, needs and the general business environment to solve technical problems. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Reports to a Program Manager or head of a unit/department under limited supervision. This position will support onsite NIWC customer facilities in San Diego, CA along with remote support. 


In this role, you will:


Be familiar with a variety of systems engineering concepts, practices, and procedures. Develop, maintain, and upgrade architectures for UxV products. Evaluate, recommend, and implement automated test tools and general test strategies. Develop, publish, and implement test plans, analyze test results, and generate test reports for systems under test. Rely on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.  

  • Provide autonomous systems and maritime subject matter expertise in the systems engineering of unmanned vehicle (UxV) platforms
  • Analyze UxV system designs, specifications, and technical data to determine the developmental/operational readiness of UxV systems  
  • Analyze results from UxV systems and capabilities under test/evaluation to ensure performance successfully meets engineering specifications and operational requirements 
  • Investigate systems failures, evaluate/recommend corrective alternatives, and implement actions to ensure UxV systems maintain safe, effective operations and minimize/eliminate potential future system deficiencies 
  • Formulate methods and processes which will increase safety, efficiency, and readiness


To be successful in the role, you will need:


  • Bachelor's degree and a minimum 5 years of experience engineering maritime systems, including a minimum of 2 years of experience in operational test planning, executing, and reporting 
  • Current valid U.S. passport
  • Current active SECRET clearance 
  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience in the development of engineering systems and processes including operational requirements analysis, concept exploration and analysis, hardware development, test and evaluation planning and documentation, production, operational and logistics support analysis
  • At least one (1) year of demonstrated experience in managing engineering and design projects to include scope/requirements development, documentation, planning, scheduling, budgeting, monitoring, controlling, status reporting, drafting, editing, and presenting project related presentations
  • Proficiency in MS Office products to include Word, Power Point and Excel 

 Preferred Job Requirements:


  • Demonstrated experience working on acquisition programs ACAT IV or higher (I -III)

Travel Requirements:


  • Travel and at-sea watch standing will be required
  • Minimum 25% to 50% travel CONUS/OCONUS


**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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If you require an accommodation with the application process please email: 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


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