Applied Memetics LLC

Human Factors Engineer, Senior

US-VA-Fairfax
Job ID
2015-1388
Category
Engineering

Overview

Applied Memetics LLC (AM LLC) is seeking an Human Factors Engineer, senior 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.

 

A Senior Human Factors Engineer must have a deep understanding of industry trends and findings and apply this state-of-the-art knowledge in devising strategies, evaluations, and redesigns to avoid or modify products that have negative impacts. They must have experience in minimizing impacts where products are essential. These engineers must be able to visualize how design changes made to products will affect the user. They must have problem-solving skills in order to devise ways to redesign products so that they won't harm or frustrate the user. They must also have communication skills so that they can communicate human factor issues to the engineering team and to end users. Must have a thorough understanding of all applicable 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

  • Master's Degree in computer science, electronics engineering or other engineering or technical discipline is required along with 10 years of experience
  • 10 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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