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Sr. Human Factors Engineer

Company: Supernal
Location: Lake Forest
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Job Description:

Supernal is at the forefront of creating emerging mobility solutions that will foster the development of human-centered cities. We are designing a completely new electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft tailored to the mobility needs of future cities. This allows passengers a seamless intermodal journey that safely transports them to their final destination. We fuse research in autonomy, robotics, aviation and services to define a new category of mobility for the world's communities. We believe in creative thinking and collaboration to help build a better mobility experience for everyone, improving people's ability to move - whether for work or play.What we do: The Senior Human Factors Engineer is responsible for applying human factors principles and methods for user research, design, and evaluation during all phases of product development. In particular, the role will apply different quantitative evaluation methods for human-machine systems; perform dynamic simulations for human reliability analysis; and generate and validate models of human perception, cognition, learning, communication, and decision making. The role also partners closely with other engineering teams, as well as the Strategy Team to ensure outstanding user experiences derived from quantitatively founded design of physical systems and user interfaces.What you can do:

  • Provide technical expertise and guidance to the Engineering team and/or cross-disciplinary research & development team working on the development & certification of autonomous, passenger carrying, eVTOL aircraft
  • Supports different engineering teams in all Human Factors topics through technical direction, expertise, and problem-solving methods
  • Definition and documentation of requirements, concept and product designs and development activities including user interface guidelines, user interface reviews, and training on common pilot interfaces
  • Support Simplified Vehicle Operations focused cockpit design from initial concept through simulation, integration, verification and certification phases
  • Mentor engineers in all aspects of the industry's standard methodologies, as well as Company core values, to promote development of outstanding talent
  • Support new business initiatives through trade studies, concept development, proposal responses, and customer presentations.
  • Facilitate the advancement of the product development process by providing technical support, developing tools and methods, and facilitating learning and continuity across teamsWhat you can contribute:
    • B.S in the areas of Engineering or Human Factors
    • A minimum of 5-8 years of experience in human factors engineering (an equivalent combination of experience and education may be considered)
    • Experience in systems aerospace safety and reliability domains and certification
    • Experience with integrated cockpits engineering and simulations for commercial vertical lift and general aviation fixed wing aircraft
    • Experience with FAA or EASA certification projects
    • Experience working with government regulatory agencies
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Must have the ability to independently prioritize and accomplish work within time constraints
    • Self-motivated and driven personality
    • Firm understanding of one or more human factors standards used in regulated industries (SAE ARP 4033, MIL-STD-1472, MIL-HDBK-759, NASA STD-3000, IEC 62366-1, IEAE SSG-51)
    • Experience and advance knowledge in the aviation industry and avionics
    • Critical thinker, adept at relationship building and leading through influenceYou may also be able to contribute:
      • Master's degree
      • Additional academic training in behavioral sciences, psychology, anthropology, sociology, sociology, or anthropology
      • Private, Instrument or Commercial Pilot's license (fixed- or rotary wing aircraft)
      • Experience with electric propulsion air or ground vehicles
      • FAA Designated Engineering Representative (DER)Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background check. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Individuals with disabilities may request to be provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation at: ta-support@supernal.aeroThis position may include access to certain technology and/or software source code, that will be subject to U.S. export control laws. If an export license or other export control authorization is required in connection with your employment, your employment is contingent upon Supernal's receipt of such license or authorization and approvals and your continued compliance with all conditions and limitations contained in such license or authorization.

Keywords: Supernal, Lake Forest , Sr. Human Factors Engineer, Engineering , Lake Forest, California

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