Applied Memetics LLC

Human Factors Engineer

US-VA-Fairfax
Job ID
2015-1386
Category
Engineering

Overview

Applied Memetics LLC (AM LLC) is seeking a Human Factors Engineer to provide on-site technical support to the Veterans Affairs (VA) administration. The successful candidate will support the Office of Information Technology (OI&T) to identify and remediate existing and future vulnerabilities.

 

The Human Factors Engineer must have experience in assessing new products and their compliance to human factors standards and their affects on users. Must be able to take user requirements and define and design products and solutions that meet end user needs. Must have experience in documenting strategies and plans. Conduct human factors analysis and document findings. The work can involve both hardware and software. Must have an understanding of all standards.

 

 

Responsibilities

Background: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is the Federal Government's second largest cabinet agency with 320,000 employees. When viewed from an information technology (IT) perspective, OI&T is one of the nation's largest consolidated IT organizations with: 


-$3.1 billion budget (FY12) 
-Nearly 7,500 employees 
-More than 300,000 desktop computers 
-Approximately 30,000 laptop computers 
-Nearly 450,000 email accounts 

The Continuous Readiness in Information Security Protection (CRISP) program began as a VA-wide initiative launched in March 2012 to address MWs by concentrating on: 

-Managing appropriate access control for users and reducing out-dated personnel clearances 
-Testing contingency plans for data breaches 
-Providing information security training for users, contractors, volunteers 
-Developing initial baseline configurations 
-Improving data-center web application security

 

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in computer science, electronics engineering or other engineering or technical discipline is required and 5 years experience
  • 8 years of additional relevant experience may be substituted for education
  • Ability to facilitate and coordinate efforts with key government and non-government stakeholders
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance
  • Demonstrates strong quantitative, analytical and conceptual thinking skills
  • Must work well within a time sensitive environment

 **Experience working in Federal Government environments is preferred.**

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