Principal Human Factors Engineer / Sr. Principal Human Factors Engineer (Melbourne FL)Melbourne, FL

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 join Northrop Grumman. 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:

• Support the evaluation of requirements adhering to Human Factors best practices and specified sections of MIL-STD-1472.

• Contributions to Human Factors Analyses (including but not limited to: Task Analyses and Predictive Workload Analyses, Usability studies, Workload, and Situational Awareness surveys).

• Conduct computer based (NX) and empirical accessibility assessments from both an operator and maintainer perspective.

• 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).

• Collaboration with Design Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) to ensure evolving design addresses program needs and adheres to Human Interface design requirements

• Support Airworthiness analysis, artifact development and compliance summaries.

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below. This position is contingent upon verification of active DoD Secret clearance and ability to obtain Special Access Program clearance.

Basic Qualifications:

Principal Human Factors Engineer : Bachelor's degree and 5 years of experience in a Human Factors related field, or a Master's degree and 3 years of experience in a related field; or a PhD in a related field.

Senior Principal Human Factors Engineer : Bachelor's degree and 9 years of experience in a Human Factors related field, or a Master's degree and 7 years of experience in a related field; or 4 years with a PhD in a related field.

• Must have an active DoD Secret (or higher) clearance (with a background investigation within the past 6 years or enrolled into Continuous Evaluation)

• Experience developing, administering and/or analyzing Human Factors questionnaires such as Usability, Workload, and Situational Awareness.

• Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

• Active, In-Scope TOP SECRET DoD security clearance with the ability to obtain Program Access

• Experience developing, administering and/or analyzing Human Factors questionnaires such as Usability, Workload, and Situational Awareness.

• Proficiency in writing and executing demonstration & test procedures

• 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

• Experience with CAD Tools (NX and NX Jack Expertise preferred)

• Experience with system engineering processes and tools (DOORS preferred)

• Experience in system modeling tools (i.e., CORE, Rhapsody, PTC Integrity Modeler, Cameo)

• Understand systems and design thinking as well as HMI/HCI design principles and practices

• Experience authoring Human Interface Design CDRLs in accordance with DoD Data Item Descriptions (e.g. HEDAD-M/O, HEPP, HSIPP, HETP/R, etc)

• Experience interpreting, applying, and/or tailoring MIL-STD-1472, MIL-STD-411, MIL-STD-1787, MIL-STD-3009, and/or MIL-STD-46855 in support of aircraft design activity

Salary Range: $92,600 - $139,000

Salary Range 2: $114,900 - $172,300

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.