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Last Updated:  October 19, 2017

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Human Factors Lead (posted 10/19/2017)
Full Time
Job Number:  643734

Abingdon, MD
Must Be Able to Obtain a Secret Clearance

Leidos has a career opportunity for a talented Human Factors Lead at Abingdon, MD to support a critical modernization effort of the Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS) in order to satisfy the vision of Program Executive Office (PEO) Command Control Communications - Tactical (C3T) and Project Manager Mission Command.
The AFATDS is a multi-service, automated command, coordination, communication, and computing system that provides automated fire support and coordination to all echelons, from firing unit through theater level, at Army, Marine Corps, Naval Firing Platforms, Navy Command and Amphibious Assault Ships, Air Force Operations Centers, and Joint Command and Control Centers. AFATDS enables the automatic application of the Force Commander’s guidance in   the Fires Warfighting Function to plan, execute, and deliver effects at all levels of command within the current and future force. AFATDS can automatically tailor the selection of fire support assets (field artillery, mortars, close air support, naval gunfire, attack helicopters, and offensive electronic warfare assets) based on the Commander’s guidance, thereby enabling maximum effective use of all available fire support assets across the full spectrum of conflict.
This effort is to meet the government’s objective to modernize the underlying AFATDS architecture, redesign the AFATDS front-end to a fully web- and role-based user interface, integrate common services made available through the Army’s Common Operating Environment (COE), and incorporate advanced embedded training technologies to aid in operator-initiated system instruction and refresher training.

• Apply human performance principles, methodologies, and technologies to the design of human-machine systems and products.
• Apply human factors techniques and methods to evaluate the system driven user interface/user experience and provide quantifiable findings.
• Interface with design engineers to establish system design, operating, and training requirements and to ensure optimized human-machine interfaces.
• Identify and analyze technological problems or risks, performs theoretical human factors investigations, and develops and implements research and analysis plans.
• Review and prepare engineering and technical analyses, reports, change proposals, and other technical documentation.
• Perform systems engineering activities within an agile program environment.
• Apply engineering experience to perform functions such as systems requirements analysis, functional analysis, timeline analysis, trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition, technical management, system integration, configuration management, quality assurance testing, or acquisition and resource management.
• Analyze design, develop, implement, test, or evaluate software, components, or systems related to engineering or functional requirements of military weapons systems, associated support systems, or management information systems.
• Evaluate alternatives including cost and risk, supportability and analyses for total systems.
• Other duties as required.


• Requires BS degree and 8 – 12 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6 – 10 years of prior relevant experience
• Experience developing requirements, user stories (Agile), test cases and / or architecture to satisfy mission objectives and integrate into a system of systems environment
• Experience working with users to understand operational conditions to synthesize system and software requirements and user interfaces
• Experience with Defense Intelligence Information Enterprise (DI2E) development tools, such as Jira, Confluence, Nexus, and Stash-Git/Subversion
• Experience using DOORS to support mission critical requirements definition and analysis
• Experience in authoring documents (CONOPS, reports, briefings, etc,) to support customer missions
• Demonstrated ability to apply the engineering design process to discover innovative methods to solve technical problems and meet client requirements
• System analysis and consolidation of redundant functionality
• Test product development representing end item capabilities (manual, automated)
• Excellent presentation preparation, briefing skills and project management experience
• Demonstrated strong performance as a Systems Engineer, developing or implementing information systems with a broad experience base across the entire project lifecycle including testing and support to DT&E/OT&E
• Demonstrated ability to independently determine and develop approach to solutions
• Excellent analysis and critical thinking skills
• Able to multi-task, self-assign work, and function in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
• Good verbal and written communication skills
• Proficiency with MS Office Products (Word, Excel, Visio, & PowerPoint)
• Ability to obtain a DoD SECRET security clearance
• US Citizenship is required
• Experience with automated unit test and test driven development concepts, tools, and languages
• Demonstrated strong performance as a technical leader working in a multi-contractor, on-site and virtual environment
• Ability to convey technical designs, ideas and results to non-technical audiences and provide briefings to high-level government personnel
• Hazard and Causal factor analysis
• Experience on a computer system for weapons control
• Experience with Command and Control applications
• Experience with AFATDS, Army Common Operating Environment (COE) or other PM MC systems
• Currently possess an active DoD SECRET security clearance

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