Serco Inc.

UUV Software Engineer

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

Position Description

If you love high profile and challenging programing projects supporting the US Navy- Serco has a great opportunity for you!  This UUV Software Engineer will be on a dynamic team, providing undersea systems engineering and software development and integration at our Newport, RI location.  Bring your expertise and collaborative skills to make an impact toward our military defense and safety of our sailors.


This position is contingent upon your ability to maintain/transfer your Secret clearance. This position is also contingent upon customer approval.


Serco supports the US Navy as a prime for the Autonomous Maritime Systems Test Center (AMSTC) Engineering and Technical Services contract which supports defense work on Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs).  Our team upgrades, maintains and manages the hardware and software systems of multiple UUV platforms to ensure the safety of the sailors and to allow them to perform their missions successfully.


You will be part of a 20-22 member team that works closely with the customer and other Serco teams to deliver quality systems. Robert Connerney ( leads this team with over 39 years’ experience.  The team has been recognized by the Navy and the industry for their outstanding contributions to the contract and program.


In this role, you will:

  • Support the development, operation, and maintenance of a variety of complex technology systems applicable to UUV’s.
  • Participate in at sea and bench testing of UUV systems
  • Designs, modifies, develops, writes and implements software programming applications.
  • Supports and/or installs software applications/operating systems
  • Participates in the testing process through test review and analysis, test witnessing and certification of software
  • Support senior technical level personnel and program managers in the planning, oversight, and execution of complex and advanced projects related to UUV technical systems development.
  • Prepares and reviews input to major technical reports, status reports, letters, technical memoranda, contract reports and formal briefings.
  • Complies with applicable quality and security procedures in the performance of duties.


To be successful in this role, you will have: 


A SECRET Security Clearance is required.

  • Requires a Bachelor`s degree in engineering, computer science, or computer engineering and 2-4 years experience
  • C++, Linux, and Java programming skills
  • Advanced knowledge of relevant tools, equipment, hardware, and software.
  • Effective customer and organizational level communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.

Additional desired experience and skills:

  • Experience in undersea systems is desired.
  • Experience or interest in Acoustic System.

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


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).


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