Human Factors Engineering Lead

Clearance Level
Human Factors Engineering
Remote, Working from New Jersey
Hybrid Workplace
Key Skills For Success


Human Factors

System Designs

Systems Engineering

REQ#: RQ162583
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to work alongside federal civilian agencies. Make an impact by providing services that help the government ensure the well being of U.S. citizens.

Job Description

Human Factors Engineering Lead:

Own your career as a Human Factors Engineer at GDIT. GDIT builds and maintains the systems that keep our domestic airspace safe. For over 50 years, GDIT has provided solutions to some of the FAA’s biggest challenges. This is an opportunity to join the GDIT Team FAA VoICE Air to Ground Protocol Converter (APC) Program in providing highly available and secure communications required to support National Airspace System (NAS) operations. Your direct contribution will help to ensure more than a billion annual U.S. passengers are connected at every step of their journeys.

GDIT is your place. You make it your own by bringing your passion for Information Technology, Systems Engineering, and Human Factors Engineering. By owning your opportunity, you are helping to deliver critical communications for one of the Governments largest critical infrastructure assets. Our work depends on you joining our team to support FAA activities from our Egg Harbor, NJ office and the opportunity for virtual work from home.

Job Description Summary:

The Human Factors (HF) Engineering Lead is responsible for ensuring the usability and operability of the APC and associated support systems. The HF lead will lead a team of HF Engineers who are engaged in the development and life cycle support of the system to ensure ease of use, system performance and reliability, and user satisfaction while reducing operational errors, operator stress, training requirements, and user fatigue. This individual must apply FAA HF design requirements and the results of HF studies, analyses, and test and evaluation results to the iterative design.  Applies human performance principles, methodologies, and technologies to the design of human-machine systems and products.  Coordinates with the customer to plan and implement end user requests into the system. Supports user testing, training development, and addressed end user support requests. Must have the ability to manage time and resources in order to meet assigned deadlines. Follow and implement the Human factors approach according to FAA HF-STD-001B, Human Factors Design Standard for Acquisition of Commercial Off-the-Shelf Subsystems, Non-Development Items, and Development Systems as well as FAA HF-STD-004A, Standard Practice: Requirements for a Human Factors Program.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Developing and maintaining the HF Program Plan
  • Assessing manpower, skill, and training requirements
  • Plan and conduct Early User Involvement Events (EUIEs) to demonstrate APC system capabilities and allow FAA field representatives and Human Factors Working Group (HFWG) members to exercise early and iterative designs
  • Developing data collection plans and user survey instruments
  • Preparation for and participation in design reviews
  • Performing HF evaluations
  • Assessing the usability of specific touch screen technologies as system design requires
  • Coordinating HF engineering activities with Government-designated HF points-of-contact
  • Ensuring the system design considers ergonomics, auditory aspects of the equipment, safety, and user-friendliness
  • Capturing and documenting user feedback from system demonstrations and tests
  • Reporting on the status of the HF program at Program Management Reviews
  • Integrating HF engineering activities with system engineering and other specialty engineering disciplines including software, integrated logistics, performance/ reliability/maintainability/availability, security, and safety.

What you’ll need to succeed:

  • MS/ME/MBA with 10-14 years of experience or BA/BS with 15-19 years of experience
  • Certified in Human Factors is preferred, but not required
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • Security Clearance Level: Ability to obtain & maintain Public Trust/FAA Suitability
  • This work can be remote within a 30-mile radius to the Egg Harbor Township, NJ area with the ability to attend customer and team meetings and travel up to 10% as needed

Location: Egg Harbor Township, NJ

    GDIT Is Your Place:

    • Full-flex work week to own your priorities at work and at home
    • 401K with company match
    • Comprehensive health and wellness packages
    • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career
    • Professional growth opportunities including paid education and certifications
    • Cutting-edge technology you can learn from
    • Rest and recharge with paid vacation and holidays

    When it comes to safe skies and the 1 billion-plus U.S. passengers who fly every year, GDIT is committed, from the ground to 60,000 feet. Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, Advancing All Phases of Flight. Opportunity Owned.



    Work Requirements
    Years of Experience

    10 + years of related experience

    * may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree


    Certified Usability Analyst (CUA) - Human Factors International

    Travel Required

    Less than 10%

    About Our Work

    We are GDIT. A global technology and professional services company that delivers consulting, technology and mission services to every major agency across the U.S. government, defense and intelligence community. Our 30,000 experts extract the power of technology to create immediate value and deliver solutions at the edge of innovation. We operate across 30 countries worldwide, offering leading capabilities in digital modernization, AI/ML, Cloud, Cyber and application development. Together with our clients, we strive to create a safer, smarter world by harnessing the power of deep expertise and advanced technology.

    GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.