Sentek Global, Inc.

Sr. Shipboard Systems Engineer

Job Locations US-CA-San Diego
Job ID 2020-1232

The Team:

As a member of the PMW 740 team, you’ll help provide systems engineering, analytics, and program support services to the Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR) Program Executive Office for International Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (C4I) Integration (PMW 740). Our objective is to support the USG with creating and maintaining strategic partnerships with over 56 countries to enable international interoperability in support of US national security and foreign policy objectives through the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) process.


Supporting the engineering team, you’ll visit host nations to conduct site surveys and develop survey reports and studies, collect and manage system requirements, review system documentation, identify applicable standards and specifications, high-level system design, create high-level designs, and develop cost estimates. You’ll also support design reviews, system installations, and system tests. The team develops briefs and white papers supporting program reviews and other status meetings. The supported systems include, but are not limited to, microwave communication systems, satellite communication systems, fiber optics systems, lease data lines use, coastal defense radar systems, High Frequency (HF) communications systems, data link systems, and computer networking systems. All of these involve cross-domain solutions, risk management, and network cybersecurity.


The Sentek team enjoys team happy hours and client office celebrations. However, the greatest satisfaction is making a tangible contribution to supporting the interests of the United States as well as the foreign nations that we partner with. PMW 740 is a great place to work if you enjoy the opportunity to support US national security and foreign policy objectives, enjoy international travel, meeting new people, seeing new places, and experiencing different cultures.

The Role:

Reporting to the Engineering Sub Task Manager, the Sr. Shipboard Systems Engineer will specifically provide engineering, systems integration, and ship installation support to the Taiwan desk at PMW 740 located in San Diego, CA.

What You'll Do:

  • Assist the USG in evaluating C4I ship installation designs, ship installation concepts and integration analysis.
  • Assist USG in capturing and analyzing FMS customers’ C4I requirements to include conducting primarily ship site inspections and surveys.
  • Recommend strategic approaches and end-to-end C4I capabilities to meet FMS customer needs; develop accurate and justifiable cost estimates for recommended solutions.
  • Participate in Systems Engineering Technical Reviews (SETR) events including but not limited to: Preliminary Design Reviews (PDRs), Critical Design Reviews (CDRs), Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT), Installation Readiness Reviews (IRR), Systems Operational Verification Tests (SOVT), and other events as required.
  • Provide engineering and technical SME support for SETRs and other events such as system training and technical assistance visits.
  • Maintain expertise in current and emerging Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) and Government Off-the-Shelf (GOTS) equipment/technologies in the C4I domain.
  • Maintain an understanding and familiarization with COMSEC procedures and management.
  • Remain informed of developments and trends in the cyber and information security domains.
  • Provide analysis and recommendations for FMS follow-on requirements for specific partners/programs systems and capabilities.
  • Provide technical expertise in the form of engineering inputs and risks to Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) for all activities at the individual program office level and the Saudi program.
  • Prepare engineering and technical artifacts and/or Technical Reports for work performed.
  • Travel CONUS and OCONUS in support of Taiwan program activities (internationally 2 – 4 times per year in order to support site surveys, site installations, programmatic reviews, and associated engineering activities. These international trips will be to Taiwan).
  • Bid and Proposal support if requested.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What We're Looking For:

Required Qualifications:

  • An active secret clearance is required to be considered for this position.
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or a relevant technical field.
  • Eight to ten (8-10) years of direct experience as a systems engineer supporting GOTS/COTS C4I systems, supporting requirements development and cost estimation for engineering capabilities, and participating in engineering events, including SETRs, PDRs, CDRs, SOVTs, FATs, and other relevant events. Four (4) of those years supporting ship C4I system design, development, installation and test.
  • Exhibit effective listening skills and communication skills.
  • Foster cooperation among individuals.
  • Establish and model high standards of performance.
  • Exceptional organization skills with high attention to detail.
  • Advanced time management and analytical skills.
  • Exceptional customer service experience.
  • Excellent written and oral communication.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills, with an ability to become familiar with firm-specific programs and software.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience calculating shipboard HVAC requirements preferred.
  • Experience managing IMS preferred.
  • Completion of DISCS SC/A courses (SCM-C, SCM-CM, SCM-CF) preferred.
  • Experience interacting with foreign senior military/government officials preferred.

Sentek Global is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


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