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Human Factors Engineer - Airspace Systems

COMPANY

 

Uber

LOCATION

 

San Francisco, CA, US

Description

At Uber, we ignite opportunity by setting the world in motion. We take on big problems to help drivers, riders, delivery partners, and eaters get moving in more than 600 cities around the world.

 

We welcome people from all backgrounds who seek the opportunity to help build a future where everyone and everything can move independently. If you have the curiosity, passion, and collaborative spirit, work with us, and let’s move the world forward, together.

About the Role

 

The Human Factors Engineer - Airspace Systems will focus on our Uber Aviation initiatives to fast forward to urban aviation.  Specifically, this person will focus on our initiative to create Elevate Cloud Services (ECS) at Uber including airspace systems with local and global Operations Center interfaces.

What You'll Do

 

The candidate will be the go-to-person for all airspace-related human factors considerations in system design and evaluation within the Airspace Systems group. They will work under the direction of the Airspace Systems Director and in close coordination with the Elevate Head of Operations. The following areas will be included in their duties

 

  • Human factors engineering in systems design. The candidate will work with the Aviation systems design team, the ECS PM and engineering to implement best practices in  human/systems integration for interacting with highly automated air traffic management and control systems.
  • Human factors evaluation of operational interfaces and procedures. The candidate will develop test plans and evaluation criteria for evaluating the ECS interfaces and procedures during simulations and field trials.
  • Develop strategy and concrete measures for gaining trust by our stakeholders. The candidate will work with external stakeholders to develop a strategy for providing the appropriate level of situation awareness required to foster predictability and trust in our systems and operations.

 

  • Data analysis and reporting on significant findings. The candidate will be responsible for providing all to be collected human performance metrics to the engineering and test  team so that they are collected during simulation and field trials.

 

  • Coordination on external tests and simulations. The candidate will be coordinating human factors aspects of these simulations and apply the learnings  to improve our ECS and airspace products.

 

What You'll Need

 

  • Technical depth in human factors engineering and air traffic management
    • degree in industrial engineering, human factors engineering, experimental psychology or a related degree.
    • good understanding of current airspace technologies, procedures and operations
    • good understanding of current UAS operations and UAS Traffic Management (UTM) concepts and how they will interoperate with the current and future air traffic management
    • solid foundation in cognitive systems engineering, and design and evaluation of complex human/automation systems
    • experience in conducting simulation and field trials in relevant environments and drawing impactful conclusions
  • Strong vision and strategic thinking
    • Understand the full space of human-centered approaches, human-autonomy teaming, and autonomous operations
    • Must be anchored in understanding today’s world, but be willing to embrace a future with entirely redefined roles and procedures for humans and automation.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
    • Communicate well with other stakeholders within and outside Uber, including government organizations and communities,
    • collaborate with engineering teams, and effectively communicate with software engineers about engineering design-

Bonus Points

  • basic software engineering skills
  • skills in preparing and running air traffic simulations

 

About the Team

 

The candidate will initially report to the Director of Engineering, Airspace Systems (Tom Prevot). They will also work closely with the Elevate Head of Operations , the Head of Design) and the Uber policy team.

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