Human Factors Engineer (NASA HHPC)

February 18, 2021
Houston, TX
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Job Description:

Leidos is a Fortune 500™ company aimed at embracing and solving some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Through science and technology, Leidos makes the world safer, healthier and more efficient.

Our Civil Group offers an array of exciting career opportunities for the best IT, energy, logistics and engineering professionals. 

Driven by our talented workforce, the Exploration and Mission Support Operation builds trust through the delivery of enduring solutions for our customers’ information technology and mission support needs. We enable the delivery of citizen services and the exploration of space and scientific advancement to benefit humankind.

    Key Capabilities:

    Leidos has an opening for a Human Factors Engineer.  The Human Factors Engineer will support the Human Factors and System Management team, which supports the Habitability and Human Factors Branch at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.  Our team provides research, analysis, evaluation and usability testing of crew interfaces for work areas and equipment.  This includes computer displays and controls, workstation systems, and other types of crew interfaces. The group has a unique capability with a staff experienced in the rigors of both cognitive human factors and ergonomic research and evaluations. 

    Primary Responsibilities:

    Primary duties consist of providing support to two NASA Programs - Orion and Gateway.  Activities for both programs consist of providing support to the design and development of the Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) and Habitation and Logistics Output (HALO) human-to-system interfaces, including requirements development/verification, task analysis and iterative crew evaluations.

     General Duties:

    • Applying human performance principles, methodologies, and technologies to the design and development of vehicle human-to-system interfaces.
    • Assisting the Human-in-the-Loop (HITL) test lead by developing test plans, coordinating with facilities and mockup personnel, collaborating with subject matter experts, conducting the data collection and analysis, and delivering presentations to program management.
    • Providing verification planning and execution for usability, workload, anthropometry, range of motion, strength, etc.
    • Supporting technical reviews such Preliminary Design Reviews (PDR) and Critical Design Review (CDR).
    • Providing human engineering technical support to the program meetings, such as the Cockpit Working Group, and responding to actions.

     Basic Qualifications: Candidate must have a minimum of a Bachelors’ degree with 5 years’ related experience, or a Masters’ degree with 3 years’ related experience, in a human-system related field (human factors, industrial engineering, biomedical engineering, or closely-related technical discipline). The candidate must have demonstrated experience with conducting Human-in-the-Loop (HITL) testing.

    Desired Qualifications:  Experience with requirements development and verification is highly desired, as is prior experience with NASA, ISS, Orion, or related work.


    This position requires successful completion of a government background check to access government facilities and/or systems. If you are not a United States Citizen or Green Card holder, this check could take 12-18 months to complete.

    External Referral Bonus:


    Potential for Telework:


    Clearance Level Required:

    Public Trust


    Yes, 10% of the time

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    Job Family:

    Human Factors Design Engineering

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    Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit

    Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

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    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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