Senior Human Factors Engineer

Company Name:
Applied Physics Laboratory
## Position Description
Introduction:
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a national leader in scientific research and development, located midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC is seeking a Human Factors Engineer.
Job Summary:
Provide Human Systems Integration (HSI) and Cognitive Engineering (CE) expertise and leadership to system analysis and development efforts in the Cyber Operations, Special Operations, and Homeland Protection business areas.
Duties (Listed in order of importance with the estimated amount of time spent at each task):
1. Support systems engineering efforts with cognitive engineering expertise. Collaborate with program/project managers to determine CE approach and timelines to ensure human performance requirements are integrated in a holistic manner. (50%)
2. Lead technical teams in the execution of HSI/CE engineering activities. Scope technical effort, mentor technical staff, manage and execute tasks including user interviews, requirements development, prototype design/development, and human-in-the-loop testing. (25%)
3. Support S&T; activities for improving collaboration, information flow, command and control decision making. (15%)
4. Support HSI/CE outreach and education. Develop and promulgate of processes and procedures that incorporate best HSI/CE practices. Develop and present publications on HSI/CE efforts. Support HSI/CE education and training. (10%)
_Note: This job summary and listing of duties is for the purpose of describing the position and its essential functions at time of hire and may change over time._
## Qualifications
Required Qualifications:
MS in Psychology or related field with 8+ years experience in performing HSI/CE on the job.
Proven ability to solve HSI/CE problems in complex systems that involve individuals and teams.
Demonstrated HSI in major acquisition program.
Proven experience in development and application of HSI/CE principles in complex system design and development efforts.
Demonstrated ability to effectively engage senior level decision makers.
Proven ability to lead junior HSI/CE technical staff.
Familiarity with MIL-STD 1472, basic anthropometric considerations, safety and health issues, work and rest issues, etc.
Team player with excellent oral and written communication skills.
Desired Qualifications:
PhD degree in Psychology or related field with 10+years of experience in performing HSI/CE on the job.
Experience in analyzing socio-technical issues in cyber operations.
Applications in situational awareness for cyber or military operations.
Project management experience for HSI programs (R&D; and/or system development).
Knowledge of software development process.
Knowledge of cyber operations systems.
Current TS/SCI w/ Poly clearance.
Special Working Conditions: None
Security: Applicant selected will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.
Benefits: APL offers a comprehensive benefits package including a liberal vacation plan, a matching retirement program, significant educational assistance, a scholarship tuition program for staff with dependents, and competitive salaries commensurate with skills and experience. For more information about our organization, please visit our web site at .
Equal Employment Opportunity: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer that complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments Acts of 1972, as well as other applicable laws, and values diversity in its workforce.
Primary Location: United States- Maryland- Laurel
Schedule: Full-time
Req ID: 07132

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