The MITRE Corporation Principal Human Factors Engineer in McLean, Virginia

Principal Human Factors Engineer

Description

Why choose between doing meaningful work and having a fulfilling life? At MITRE, you can have both. That's because MITRE people are committed to tackling our nation's toughest challenges—and we're committed to the long-term well-being of our employees. MITRE is different from most technology companies. We are a not-for-profit corporation chartered to work for the public interest, with no commercial conflicts to influence what we do. The R&D centers we operate for the government create lasting impact in fields as diverse as cybersecurity, healthcare, aviation, defense, and enterprise transformation. We're making a difference every day—working for a safer, healthier, and more secure nation and world. Our workplace reflects our values. We offer competitive benefits, exceptional professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth. If this sounds like the choice you want to make, then choose MITRE—and make a difference with us.

As a Human Factors Engineer at The MITRE Corporation Center for Programs and Technology, you will be responsible for designing and executing human-in-the-loop experiments, data analysis and documentation, and conducting safety data analyses. You will be leading and supporting teams working in aviation and transportation, developing future aviation and transportation concepts, working across FAA, DOT, and commercial communities.

The position requires strong problem-solving skills as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must be self motivated, willing to learn new

things, detail-oriented, and able to work collaboratively with customers and

stakeholders.

US. Citizenship or permanent residency is required.

Key Functions:

Experimental design for Human-In-The Loop studies, statistical data analyses, development of high level concepts, operational impact studies, metrics development and safety analyses. Candidates need to show leadership in these

areas and communicate across levels that include external user communities, internal senior management, and technical staff.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Human Factors, Experimental or Engineering Psychology, or Industrial Engineering, and three years of experience in designing and conducting Human-In-The-Loop experiments, and performing statistical experiments, and performing statistical analyses of Human Factors data. In addition, the candidate should have an understanding of the latest Human Factors issues and cutting-edge solutions.

Must be able to get a security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master's Degree in Human Factors, Experimental or Engineering Psychology, or Industrial Engineering and five years of experience in designing and conducting

Human-In-The-Loop experiments, performing statistical analyses of Human Factors data, and experience with research and development of aviation systems.

OR

Ph.D. in Human Factors, Experimental or Engineering Psychology, or Industrial Engineering and two years of experience in designing and conducting Human-In-The-Loop experiments, performing statistical analyses of Human Factors data,

and experience with research and development of aviation systems

Peer-reviewed publications, experience with tradeoff studies, and knowledge of flight deck or air traffic control operations.

Active Secret or Top Secret clearance

Job Systems Engineering

Primary Location United States-Virginia-McLean

This requisition requires a clearance of Suitability - FAA

Job Posting Apr 2, 2018, 9:57:14 AM

Req ID: 00049879