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Serco Acquisition Systems Engineer - GWS in Arlington, Virginia

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MK 34 Gun Weapon System (GWS) Acquisition Systems Engineer

If you are an experienced defense acquisition professional with technical knowledge of the Mk 34 Gun Weapon System (GWS), Mk 45 127mm Naval Gun, and Mk 20 Electro-Optic Sensor System (EOSS) Serco has a great opportunity for you! Support the production, upgrade, ship integration, and lifecycle sustainment of the Navy’s premier main battery naval gun system in support of the Navy program management office customer in Arlington, VA. You will be part of an integrated government and industry technical and acquisition team and make a vital contribution to our national defense by supporting the acquisition of critical capability for our surface Navy and international partners.

In this role you will:

  • Apply knowledge and experience in acquisition program management to the Mk 34 GWS program and its component systems throughout its life cycle. Use your mastery of the acquisition process in areas including acquisition policy, acquisition streamlining, and rapid acquisition.

  • Use advanced technical concepts and techniques to support the Mk 34 project team in the development of technical products. Perform systems engineering work in design, evaluation, planning, testing, and operation in support of system production, upgrade, ship integration, and lifecycle support.

  • Review technical products such as Engineering Change Proposals (ECP) and Ordnance Alterations (ORDALTS) for accuracy and completeness and assess them for risk.

  • Support critical processes and functions such as Weapon Systems Safety, modeling and simulation, cybersecurity/Risk Management Framework (RMF), and the Systems Engineering “V”.

  • Learn and apply advanced concepts such as Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), digital and virtual twins, data analytics, etc. in lowering cost, reducing acquisition timelines, and rapidly increasing capability delivered to the Sailor.

  • Use your expertise in the Mk 34 GWS or other related gun systems to provide technical support to the program office. Support program office tasks related to gun system production, upgrade, test and evaluation, and sustainment working with Naval field activities, the manufacturer, labs, and Fleet support organizations.


To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Bachelor's degree in a technical field plus 8 plus years of related experience. Additional experience or detailed expertise may be used in lieu of degree, a higher degree may be used in lieu of experience dependant on related field.

  • Active Secret Security Clearance is Required pre hire .

  • Knowledge of defense acquisition principles and practices.

  • Ability to review technical products such as Engineering Change Proposals (ECP) and Ordnance Alterations (ORDALTS) for accuracy, completeness, and risk.

  • Advanced internal team communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite programs, MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.

  • 10% Travel required.

Additional desired experience and skills:

  • Although experience with operation or management of the Mk 34 Gun Weapon System or related Naval or joint service gun systems highly desired, specific experience with the gun weapon system isn’t required at time of hire for a candidate with the right technical skills.

  • Previous government program office experience, Experience in DoD system production, Test & Evaluation, systems engineering, safety, or similar desired.

  • Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Take this opportunity to join a high-performing team, support a critical shipboard weapon system and make a real difference supporting America’s Navy. Join the Serco team today!

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).

To review Serco benefits please visit: https://www.serco.com/na/careers/benefits-of-choosing-serco .

If you require an accommodation with the application process please email: careers@serco-na.com 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 Agencies@serco-na.com .

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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ID 56294

Recruiting Location : Location US-VA-Arlington

Category Project/Program Management

Position Type Full-Time

Security Clearance Secret

Telework No - Teleworking not available for this position