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Principal Human Factors Engineer / Senior Principal Human Factors Engineer

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Melbourne
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work - and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Principal Human Factors Engineer / Senior Principal Human Factors Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. Position is located in Melbourne, Florida. The Human Systems Integration team is seeking a Human Factors Engineer (HFE) to be part of the team ensuring the development of aircraft hardware and software systems are operable by US military flight and maintenance crews. This position requires a strong background in Human Factors / Systems Engineering. Job responsibilities include model-based capabilities and requirements development; design documentation including interface specifications; software interface design/development support; analyses and collaboration to facilitate equipment selection, design and arrangement; user and working group collaboration; compliance with specified sections of MIL-STD-1472 & MIL-STD-1787; collaboration across IPTs; and coordination with the customer and user community. Typical Duties Can Include:

  • Support model-based capabilities and requirement development and verification planning to ensure Human Factors best practices are applied, by utilizing specified sections of MIL-STD-1472, MIL-STD-1787, MIL-STD-411, MIL-STD-3009, etc.
  • Contributions to Human Factors Analyses, including but not limited to: Task Analyses and Predictive Workload Analyses, Usability studies, Workload, and Situational Awareness surveys using both desktop tools and pilot-in-the-loop virtual simulations.
  • Contribute to ingress/egress studies, lighting evaluations, display readability assessments, requirements mapping, and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software solutions.
  • Support the development and execution of anthropometric accommodation using lab mockups and on aircraft testing.
  • Support the preparation, coordination and conduct of both predictive and empirical workload analyses, as well as, usability assessments.
  • Conduct computer based (NX) and empirical accessibility assessments from both an operator and maintainer perspective.
  • Support virtual environment lab assessments to ensure operator and maintainer accessibility compliance.
  • 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 with designers, airworthiness, safety, systems engineering and system test. Basic Qualifications:
    • Principal Human Factors Engineer candidates should have at least 5 years experience in a related field with a Bachelor's Degree, or 3 years with a Master's degree; or a PhD.
    • Senior Principal Human Factors Engineer candidates should have at least 7 years experience in a related field with a Bachelor's Degree, or 5 years with a Master's Degree; or 3 years with a PhD.
    • Familiarization with MIL-STD-1472, MIL-STD-1787, MIL-STD-411, and/or MIL-STD-3009.
    • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance
    • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) clearance. Preferred Qualifications:
      • An active DoD Secret (or higher) clearance (with a background investigation within the past 6 years or enrolled into Continuous Evaluation).
      • Experience with model based system engineering (MBSE) processes and tools.
      • Experience developing, administering and analyzing Human Factors questionnaires such as Usability, Workload, and Situational Awareness.
      • Experience conducting structured anthropometric evaluations and design including lighting, and acoustics.
      • The ability to clearly and accurately express engineering findings orally and in written technical reports and presentations.
      • Familiar with the interpretation and application of systems safety, personnel survivability, and habitability requirements to system design.
      • Proficiency delivering technical solutions/contributions to the completion of project milestones under general supervision
      • Experience with CAD Tools (NX and NX Jack Expertise preferred)
      • Experience with MATLAB or SIMULINK
      • Experience with HFE program documents (HEPP, HEDAD-O, HEDAD-M)
      • Experience preparing Human Systems Interface Style Guides
      • Experience developing Human Factors Airworthiness compliance artifacts as it relates to Pilot in the Loop (PITL) integrated testing.
      • Understand systems and design thinking as well as HMI/HCI design principles and practices. Salary Range: $87,600 USD - $131,400 USD Salary Range 2: $108,600 USD - $163,000 USD Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business. The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 .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 . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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