Human Factors Engineer 3

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Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems has an opening for a Human Factors Engineer3 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Melbourne, FL.

The successful candidate will apply human performance principles, methodologies, and technologies to the design of human-machine systems and products. Develops and implements research methodologies and statistical analysis plans to test and evaluate developmental prototypes used in new products and processes, such as cockpit designs, user workstations, and computerized human models. Interfaces with design engineers to establish system design, operating, and training requirements and to ensure optimized human-machine interfaces. Identifies and analyzes technological problems or risks, performs theoretical human factors investigations, and develops and implements research and analysis plans.
The Human Systems Integration team is seeking a Human Factors Engineer (HFE). In this position, the HFE will be part of the team ensuring the evolving aircraft hardware and software systems are operable by US military flight and maintenance crews. This position requires a strong background in Systems Engineering. Job responsibilities include requirements development; design documentation including interface specifications; software interface design/development support; analyses and collaboration to facilitate equipment selection, design and arrangement; user group collaboration and working groups; compliance with specified sections of MIL-STD-1472G; collaboration across IPTs; and coordination with the customer and user community.
Typical Duties:

  • Author/support the development of requirements that are compliant with Human Factors best practices and specified sections of MIL-STD-1472G
  • Human Factors Analyses (including but not limited to: Task Analyses and Predictive Workload Analyses
  • Architecture, CONOPS, and use case development using model-based systems engineering methodologies
  • Perform functional analysis, timeline analysis, detailed trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications.
  • Prepare, coordinate and conduct both predictive and empirical workload analyses as well as usability assessments.
  • Conduct computer based (NX) and empirical accessibility assessments
  • Author/support the program documentation of the HFE processes and products in a format consistent with US Military Data Item Descriptions (e.g. Human Engineering Program Plan, Human Engineering Design Approach Document Operator, Human Engineering Design Approach Document Maintainer, Human Engineering Test Plan, Human Engineering Test Report, et. al).
  • Cross-IPT Collaboration

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Typical Duties:
  • Author/support the development of requirements that are compliant with Human Factors best practices and specified sections of MIL-STD-1472G
  • Human Factors Analyses (including but not limited to: Task Analyses and Predictive Workload Analyses
  • Architecture, CONOPS, and use case development using model-based systems engineering methodologies
  • Perform functional analysis, timeline analysis, detailed trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications.
  • Prepare, coordinate and conduct both predictive and empirical workload analyses as well as usability assessments.
  • Conduct computer based (NX) and empirical accessibility assessments
  • Author/support the program documentation of the HFE processes and products in a format consistent with US Military Data Item Descriptions (e.g. Human Engineering Program Plan, Human Engineering Design Approach Document Operator, Human Engineering Design Approach Document Maintainer, Human Engineering Test Plan, Human Engineering Test Report, et. al).
  • Cross-IPT Collaboration

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MELENG
Basic Qualifications:
* Bachelor's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and 5+ years of human factors engineering experience OR
* A Master's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and 3+ years of human factors engineering experience
  • 5+ years of experience evolving software-based user interface designs
  • 5+ years of experience authoring, evolving, decomposing and verifying requirements from system-level through software implementation-level
  • Experience with requirements database development, management, maintenance 5+ years of experience with (DOORS), Trade Studies analysis/development
  • 5+ years of experience with MS Windows applications and proficient in the use of MS Office software.
  • Active In-Scope Secret DoD security clearance within last 5 years
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Flight Crew Certifications
  • Aircraft Maintenance Certifications
  • Experience NX and NX Jack
  • Experience with the interpretation and application of systems safety, personnel survivability, and habitability requirements to system design
  • Significant experience with Systems Engineering processes
  • Experience with reading/writing software code
  • Experience with MATLAB or SIMULINK
  • Experience with system modeling tools (i.e. CORE, Rhapsody, PTC Integrity Modeler, Cameo)
  • Knowledge of SysML, UML, and UPDM
  • Experience conducting structured trade studies
  • Integration & test experience
  • Experience preparing Human Systems Interface Style Guides
  • Experience with the user interface software prototyping tools
  • Knowledge of systems and design thinking as well as HMI/HCI design principles and practices
  • Experience with attack aircraft, airborne surveillance, battle management and command and control
  • Experience with DOORS, MBSE and CANVAS modeling tools
  • TOP SECRET DoD security clearance
Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.${descr2}${descr3}


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