Principal Engineer Human Factors

Northrop Grumman Melbourne , FL 32901

Posted 1 week ago

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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 Aerospace Systems has an opening for a Principal Engineer Human Factors to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Melbourne, Florida.

The Human Systems Integration team is seeking a Human Factors Engineer (HFE) to join the E-2 team. In this position, the new team member 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

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline and 5 years of software engineering experience OR Master's Degree in STEM and 3 years of experience OR PhD in STEM and 0 years of experience

  • Proficiency delivering technical solution/contributions to the completion of project milestones under general supervision

  • An active, In-Scope SECRET or higher DoD security clearance that has been granted/ renewed within the past 5 years

  • The ability to obtain and maintain specific program access

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Flight Crew Certifications

  • Aircraft Maintenance Certifications

  • NX and NX Jack Expertise

  • Experience with the interpretation and application of systems safety, personnel survivability, and habitability requirements to system design

  • Significant experience with Systems Engineering processes

  • Proficiency in reading/writing software code

  • Proficiency with MATLAB or SIMULINK

  • Proficiency in 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

  • Business development/proposal background

  • Experience preparing Human Systems Interface Style Guides

  • Proficiency with the user interface software prototyping tools

  • Understand 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

  • Higher than 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.


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