Human Factors Engineer -Principal - 25901 in San Diego, CA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 4/16/2018

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Job Description



The candidate will perform heuristic evaluations of, and develop user interfaces for a variety of systems. The candidate, with help from the Human Systems Integration (HSI) team, will conduct usability evaluations of the systems. This will involve developing a usability test plans, scheduling participants, running participants through the tests, evaluating the results, and documenting the results in a report. The candidate will conduct user engagement activities with end users to gather feedback on the systems. The candidate will also support the development of user interface requirements for the systems.

The candidate will support senior technical level personnel and program managers in the planning, oversight, and execution of complex and advanced projects related to system and technical product development. Typically supports multiple project activities and may support multiple programs within the organization.

Identifies opportunities for new program initiatives. Develops relevant briefings and specific project proposals, and works through appropriate channels to schedule presentation of these briefings and proposals to prospective customers.

Complies with applicable quality and security procedures in the performance of duties. Establishes and monitors standards for internal quality programs. Provides recommendations for improvements to existing quality systems or applicable company procedures and guidelines.

Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Master's degree in engineering or a related scientific discipline plus 12 years relevant work experience. In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 15 years of applicable work experience.  Work experience may be adjusted based on education, or highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving new technology.

Experience conducting knowledge elicitation, workflow analyses, design mockups, and non-working higher fidelity prototypes. Additionally, directing the development, or personally developing higher fidelity partially-functional prototypes (using trade standard prototyping software).

Experience in leading functional human factors activities such as front end analysis, target audience development, user experience exercises, user stories development, use case development, user

Experience with customer interactions to define and manage project requirements, tasks and schedules. Project budget management also desirable.

Proficiency with user interface rapid prototyping tools and methods preferred. 

Experience with Human Subject IRB protocols and all applicable supporting documentation preferred.

US Citizenship and the ability to obtain or have a current Secret clearance upon hire.

Diversity Statement

Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.  Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply.  Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information

U.S. Citizenship Required.


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