Dahlgren, VA

Human Factors Engineer

Sonalysts, Inc. is seeking a full-time individual with demonstrated experience in human factors engineering as applied to Human Systems Integration (HSI), human performance assessment, human computer interface design, usability testing, and the design of advanced military systems and technologies.

The position will support a range of military and/or other US Government programs over time, and depending on program requirements, responsibilities could include the following:

  • HSI requirements analysis

  • Development of HSI Program Plans and other program documentation

  • Human-computer design

  • Robotics/autonomy research

  • Development of research protocols for Institutional Review Board (IRB) review/approval

  • Usability testing and/or heuristic assessment of emerging systems

  • Human performance studies

  • Collaborative interaction with software and systems engineers

  • Cognitive task analyses in support of system design and technology insertion

  • Serve as Principal Investigator for research efforts and proposals submitted under U.S. Government SBIR/STTR programs

  • 25% travel, including frequent local travel within a 60-mile radius, and overnight travel to remote sites



  • Master’s Degree or PhD in Human Factors, Industrial Engineering, Bio-Medical Engineering, Cognitive Psychology, or related field

  • Experience in Department of Defense or other US Government program support

  • U.S. citizen, holding a current government security clearance (Secret or higher)


Please verify U.S. citizenship in your resume or cover letter.  Submissions without a statement verifying U.S. citizenship will not be considered. The position will support our office in Dahlgren, VA, but candidates with a preference for working in our Stafford, VA or Arlington, VA offices will be considered, provided the candidate is willing to commute regularly (up to 3-4 times/week) to our Dahlgren location.

Send resumes to Recruiting, Sonalysts, Inc., 215 Parkway North, Waterford, CT  06385 or recruiting@sonalysts.com.  Reply to Ad 818.

Sonalysts, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, disability or other basis protected by law.

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Waterford, CT 06385

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