Serco Inc.

Lead Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer San Diego TS FSET

Recruiting Location : Location
US-CA-San Diego
Position Type
Security Clearance
Top Secret
No - Teleworking not available for this position

Position Description

Lead Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer



Join Serco in support of the Fleet Systems Engineering Team – known as the FSET.   This is a San Diego, CA based position supporting Navy Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR) Fleet Readiness Directorate (FRD).


The FSET program facilitates the effective operation of all NAVWAR afloat and ashore C4I systems throughout the entire Operational Fleet Readiness Plan (OFRP) cycle.  The FSET program is responsible to supply senior technical advisors and system engineers that provide end-to-end C4I systems engineering support to all Numbered Fleet Command ships, Carrier and Expeditionary Strike Groups (CSGs, ESGs), Amphibious Ready Groups and at global locations that support forward deployed Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) ships throughout each OFRP phase.


The FSET program provides systems engineering and technical support for the rapid introduction of new capabilities into the Fleet through fleet experimentation and operational fleet exercises in-port and underway. FSET program support is focused on OFRP phases that start at initial workup through deployment, and during maintenance and upkeep periods. FSET engineers also provide technical C4I and systems engineering support services to Shore facilities.


Fleet Systems Engineers (FSE) conduct on-site troubleshooting and maintenance assistance for problems that cross multiple Navy Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems, provide over-the-shoulder training, and assist Fleet customers with executing various system-of-systems technical processes. FSEs also observe C4I system performance and provide critical feedback regarding computer network defense status and to ensure Navy C4I systems are expeditiously restored in the event of system malfunction, attack, cyber-attack, or other system impacting incident. FSEs coordinate and provide repair of installed C4I systems and other systems engineering services as required.


In this role, you will: 

  • Be the Lead Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer for the FSET providing support to NAVWAR C4I Program of Record (POR) RF and networking systems.
  • Interface with senior military and government leadership through regular communications and active engagement.
  • Provide systems level engineering expertise to support NAVWAR POR RF systems and networking auxiliary systems (NMT, WSC-6, CBSP, EHF, DMR, URT-23, etc.)
  • Apply frequency management and technical control experience of RF mediums between Navy platforms and terrestrial communication stations.
  • Be deployable to support Navy operational requirements, Navy exercises and other SPAWAR FRD specific projects.
  • This is a non-supervisory position.
  • Other duties may be assigned.


To be successful in this role, you will have:


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology or bachelor’s degree in Wireless Communications or bachelor’s degree in Microwave/RF Engineering - or - Six (6) years of working experience with maintenance of Navy afloat and ashore radio systems.

    Additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of Degree.

  • Five (5) years of direct maintenance of Navy satellite systems (e.g. NMT, WSC-6, CBSP).
  • Five (5) years of direct maintenance of Navy line of sight systems (e.g. DMR, URT-23, URC-131).
  • Direct experience with frequency management and technical control of RF mediums between Navy platforms and terrestrial communication stations.
  • An active Top Secret clearance with eligibility to upgrade to TS/SCI.
  • Must hold valid US passport
  • Must be able to travel


Preferred Education (Not Required):


M.S. in Information Technology, Wireless Communications or Microwave/RF Engineering or related engineering degree.


Other Considerations: 


Travel will be required up to 50% primarily underway on Navy ships or to CONUS and OCONUS locations.

              CONUS and OCONUS locations:

  • San Diego, CA, Norfolk, VA, Pearl Harbor, HI
  • Mayport, FL, Bremerton, WA,  Washington, Naples, Italy
  • Yokosuka, Japan, Sasebo, Japan, Rota, Spain, Finegayan, Guam
  • Redzikowo, Poland, Deveselu, Romania, Manama, Bahrain



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.


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


In compliance with state and local laws regarding pay transparency, the salary range for this role is $87,140.84 to $145,234.73 however, Serco considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate's work experience, education/training, and key skills. 


Military Veterans and Spouses encouraged to apply!

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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