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Staff Human Factors Engineer

Requisition ID: R10056106

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Melbourne, Florida, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

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 Staff 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 the E-2D Hawkeye 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; collaboration and working groups; compliance with specified sections of MIL-STD-1472H; collaboration across IPTs; and coordination with the customer and user community.

Typical Duties:

  • Author/support the program documentation of the HFE processes and products in a format consistent with Department of Defense (DoD) Data Item Descriptions  (DIDs) for example, 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.
  • Author/support the development of requirements that are compliant with Human Factors best practices and specified sections of MIL-STD-1472H
  • 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
  • Collaboration with Design Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) to ensure evolving design addresses program needs and adheres to Human Interface design requirements
  • Support / Lead Highly Immersive Virtual Environment (HIVE) motion-capture human modeling analyses

Basic Qualifications:

  • Candidates should have at least 14 years experience in related field with a Bachelor's Degree, or 12 Years with Masters Degree; 9 Years with PhD.
  • Experience authoring Human Interface Design CDRLs  in accordance with DoD Data Item Descriptions (e.g. HEDAD-M/O, HEPP, HSIPP, HETP/R, etc)
  • Experience constructing, conducting, analyzing and/or reporting Usability, Workload and Situation Awareness Evaluations specific to military aircraft systems and associated operational environments
  • 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
  • Must have an active DoD Secret (or higher) clearance (with a background investigation within the past 6 years or enrolled into Continuous Evaluation).
  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active TOP SECRET DoD security clearance
  • Aircraft Maintenance Certifications
  • Flight Crew Certifications
  • Experience authoring, evolving, decomposing, and verifying requirements from system-level through software implementation-level
  • Experience conducting structured trade studies
  • Experience with attack aircraft, airborne surveillance, battle management and command and control
  • Experience with DOORS, MBSE and CANVAS modeling tools 
  • Experience with requirements database development, management, maintenance experience (DOORS), Trade Studies analysis/development
  • Experience with the interpretation and application of systems safety, personnel survivability, and habitability requirements to system design
  • Integration & test experience
  • NX Human Modeling and NX Jack Expertise
  • Proficiency in system modeling tools (i.e., CORE, Rhapsody, PTC Integrity Modeler, Cameo)
  • Proficiency with user interface software prototyping tools
  • Significant experience with Systems Engineering processes
  • Understand systems and design thinking as well as HMI/HCI design principles and practices

Salary Range: $134,700 USD - $202,100 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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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 most positions.



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Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


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Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.