HUMAN SYSTEMS INTEGRATION, SENIOR ENGINEER

Revision Military, Portsmouth, NH

The Human Systems Integration (HSI) Senior Engineer is key member of the Warfighter Systems Integration Lab (WSIL) and contributes heavily to decisions made in Industrial Design and the Integrated Systems Group (ISG). The HSI Sr. Engineer helps develop new methodologies, evaluates new technology, and participates in the new product testing, analysis, development and improvement efforts of the company. Specifically, around the areas of optimizing Warfighter Capability under various physical and cognitive loads that emerge from advanced technology use in realistic combat environments. The HSI Sr. Engineer provides expertise on product and understanding of end user physical/cognitive performance in context specific scenarios, and contributes to improving product usability, fit and comfort. The HSI Sr. Engineer uses best practices in Human Factors Engineering and/or Psychology to understand and improve the operational capability of Warfighters by optimizing the interaction with advanced technology solutions in complex environments. Specifically, a background and focus on integrating the following advanced technologies is highly desired; Heads Up Displays (HUDs), Visual Augmentation Systems (VAS), Aural and Haptic Communications Systems and the associated challenges of Cognitive Load, Visual/Aural Attention and Localization, impact and trades of Physical Loading on the Warfighter, and a System of Systems approach to ensuring optimized performance in complex environments.

The HSI Engineer integrates human factors engineering into pre-product exploration, the product development cycle and incorporates subject matter expert and user feedback into the design process in order to optimize human well-being and overall performance. She/he must have proven ability to analyze data and able to prepare clear and concise written and verbal reports. She/he needs to be a customer oriented self-starter who can work in a dynamic and evolving team environment. He/she must be willing to learn new methodologies/laboratory collection techniques, and approaches to quantify the trade-offs in advanced technology systems, such as Heads-Up displays, Aural (headset) perceptual performance, and tactical/operational priorities.

SPECIFIC ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Investigate and analyze characteristics of human behavior and performance as it relates to the use of technology.


  • Develop and evaluate products by applying a user and team-centered approach
  • Perform user testing and product assessment with both qualitative and quantitative methods at all stages of design and development
  • Conduct laboratory experiments using methods from Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Human Factors, Ecological Psychology, and Experimental Psychology
  • Incorporate subject matter expert and user feedback into the design process in order to understand the interaction among humans and other system elements.
  • Report results, and recommendations to enable interpretation and application for improved product design
  • Liaise with industry and military experts.
  • Assist with supervision, training, and mentoring of interns and students from partnering institutions.
  • Other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher, preferably in Human Factors/Ergonomics, Engineering, Psychology, Kinesiology, or related fields. Master’s Degree preferred.
  • A strong foundation in collecting, analyzing, and applying kinematic, kinetic, and physiological data for engineering applications, and robust scientific computing skills are required.
  • 8-10+ years of human factors engineering experience, military experience is a plus.
  • Experience leading projects involving product testing and development.
  • Experience with personal protective equipment and advanced technology (HUDs, VAS, etc.). Integrated Systems experience and impacts of military technology on physical and cognitive load is a plus.
  • Experience with electronic products and applications, UI and UX is a plus. Demonstrated intellectual flexibility, good judgment, analytical problem solving and calculated risk taking.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Demonstrated success in planning, conducting, analyzing and reporting the results from human factors assessments. Demonstrated success in managing multiple programs with different deadlines at the same time.
  • Proficiency in fabrication of specialized research instrumentation and computer interfacing preferred.
  • Proficiency in programming languages such as LabVIEW, MATLAB, Python, and Unity preferred.

Work environment (include physical requirements)

  • Office based and laboratory environment.
  • Some travel may be required between Revision facilities.
  • Travel to other locations is estimated at 25%.


A CV and cover letter addressing specific qualifications can be submitted here: http://jobs.jobvite.com/revision-military/job/oVwLafw6

Position will be open until filled. Review of applicants will begin on or around October 1st.


Questions can be sent to:
Brian K. Higginson, PhD
Director, Warfighter Systems Integration Lab
Revision Military
bhigginson@revisionmilitary.com