Human Factors Engineer

Location: San Diego, CA
Date Posted: 01-10-2014

Position Overview:

The Human Factors Engineer position works on the companies Flex Power System (FPS) which will involve 90% software and 10% hardware and entire enterprises in the form of SCADA and related systems. The position is expected to have expertise and/or experience in psychology, graphic design, user interface design, and some software development.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions):

The human factors engineer will be responsible for a broad swath of duties and responsibilities including

  • Graphic and UX/UI development
  • Designing, Developing, Integrating, and Testing the front-end of our Flex Power System SCADA and automation software and related hardware
  • Documenting the above processes
  • Other duties as needed or required:
    • Systems Engineering and Architecture such as
      • Modeling and Prototyping
      • Requirements elicitation and management
    • Research & Development
    • Reviews proposal technical volumes
    • Authors and publishes technical papers
    • Attends technical conferences
    • Assists Marketing & Sales

Supervision Received:

The systems developer reports to the CTO.

Supervision Exercised:

None at this point.

Qualifications & Skills:


The position requires a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics, science, engineering, human factors, or psychology and five years of relevant experience.
The position requires minimal travel, typically not exceeding 5% of the time, though this will depend on projects at hand. (Trips within San Diego and surrounding cities/counties are not considered travel.)
Qualifications and Skills include experience with the following

  • Industry Standard UI Development Tools
  • Industry Standard Web Development Tools
  • HTML 5
  • Operating Systems
    • Windows
    • Linux
  • Quick learner
  • Has innovative ideas
  • A passion to make a difference in the world!


In addition to the required qualifications and skills above, preferred qualifications include:

  • An additional five years of relevant experience
  • Professional certifications and accreditations
  • Experience in clean energy, microgrid, and smart grid arena
  • Systems Engineering
    • Requirements management
    • Integration
    • Testing
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