General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Human Factors Lead Engineer in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 19171BR

Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Title: Human Factors Lead Engineer

Job Category: Engineering, Safety

City: San Diego

State: California

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Salary

Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%

Clearance Required?: No

Job Summary:

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Human Factors Lead Engineer in our Human Factors group in Poway, CA.


  • Creates, evaluates and modifies prototypes to support evolving hardware and software application development.

  • May develop user profiles, with emphasis on human error control, display issues, visual interaction, physical manipulation and task and objective analyses.

  • Develops and applies software design/usability processes in the investigation of technical problems.

  • Provides product usability, evaluation and support to product development teams, including the analysis and investigation of applications/systems including tactile methods, visual graphics, web, multimedia, voice response and conversational user interaction.

  • May assist in developing design concept and implementation, providing input on user design considerations.

  • May produce specifications describing user requirements and internal structures for product in development.

Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree or PhD in STEM or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and progressive engineering experience as follows: four or more years of experience with a Bachelor’s degree or two or more years of experience with a Master’s degree. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance.

  • Willingness to travel to various site locations.

General Atomics and affiliated companies is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.