Philosophy

PSE is a small business that fosters a collaborative work environment, close engagement with clients to solve their problems, excellence in science and technology, and application of innovative methods and design.

PSE is an equal employment opportunity employer. PSE’s policy is not to discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. PSE also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories.

Benefits

PSE provides a flexible work environment, competitive benefits, and compensation based on accomplishment and experience. We value, encourage, and support professional development. Some travel is necessary, and most positions require successful completion of a federal background investigation.

Culture

At PSE, employees work hard and maintain a collaborative approach, to help the company succeed. When you join PSE’s team, you can expect a culture that supports professional growth and development at all levels. PSE offers a comprehensive employee benefits program that helps our employees stay healthy, plan for the future, and maintain a work-life balance.

Here is a snapshot of what PSE has to offer:

Health Benefits

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

Plan for the Future

  • 401(k) Retirement
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan & Trust (ESOP)
  • Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
  • AFLAC Insurance
  • Paid Company Related Professional Organizational Fees

Work-Life Balance

  • Earned Time Off (ETO), Paid Holidays
  • 9/80 Flex Schedule

Wellness Programs

  • Monthly Exercises, Tips, and Advice to stay health minded.
  • Yoga

Additional Perks

  • Founder’s Day & St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
  • New Hire Virtual Game NightsNew Hire Virtual Game Nights
  • Quarterly BBQs/Potlucks
  • Halloween Potluck & Costume Contest
  • Annual Holiday Party

Please note: Management reserves the right to modify any of the benefits offered at the Company’s discretion.

Positions

At Pacific Science & Engineering, we’re designing human-centered solutions and user interfaces that allow humans to partner effectively and safely with leading edge, high-complexity and high-consequence military and commercial systems. Our work includes areas such as autonomous and unmanned systems, high consequence decision support, data visualization, and electric grid control. Our science-driven approach to human factors engineering and design is unique and industry leading. We’re a diverse, multi-disciplined team of talented, energetic, and innovative scientists, engineers, analysts, and designers working together in an inclusive and collaborative environment. We are an employee-owned corporation that provides a flexible work environment, competitive compensation, and incentives based on accomplishment and experience. If you’re excited to contribute to the future of successful human-technology partnership, Pacific Science & Engineering could be the perfect team for you.

Role

We are seeking an Applied Cognitive Scientist to analyze, create, and improve the design of software-based systems and user interfaces for high complexity, high consequence systems. The candidate will work in collaborative teams with human factors engineers, UI/UX designers, and systems engineering and software development teams. We encourage applications from any range of experience, from recent graduates to those with extensive resumes.

Responsibilities

  • Identify user task needs and design user interface solutions through the application of cognitive science and human factors methods and literature
  • Document research, analysis, findings, and recommendations in industry-standard formats
  • Present project plans and user-centered design methods, analyses, results and solutions to users, software development teams, customers, and acquisition communities
  • Lead and contribute to project proposals and business development

Required Qualifications, Skills, and Experience

  • Advanced degree in Cognitive Science, Cognitive or Perceptual Psychology, Engineering Psychology, Human Factors, or a closely related field
  • Ability to learn quickly, reason critically, and think analytically to understand the scope of a problem, identify user challenges, and propose and evaluate solutions
  • Ability to work collaboratively in, and when needed lead, multi-disciplinary teams
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Proficiency with MS Office suite or equivalent
  • US citizenship and ability to hold a US government security clearance

Preferred Qualifications, Skills, and Experience

  • PhD in Cognitive Science, Cognitive or Perceptual Psychology, Engineering Psychology, Human Factors, or a closely related field
  • 3 or more years of experience solving applied problems with complex systems in real-world work domains
  • Experience conducting user-centered design of software systems and user interfaces
  • Knowledge of the applied human factors and cognitive science literature, including areas such as human decision-making, human attention, human-automation interaction, spatial comprehension, and information display
  • Experience with experiment design and the measurement of human performance in applied or laboratory environments
  • Experience planning and leading workshops with the representative end-users of target systems
  • Experience creating innovative information visualizations and/or coding interactive software prototypes in languages such as JavaScript (DataTables, D3) or R (ggplot2, Shiny)
  • Experience with computational modeling and simulation, automation/algorithm development, and/or applications of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (e.g., for classification, anomaly detection, and clustering)
  • Familiarity with user interface and graphic design tools (e.g., Adobe XD or Adobe Illustrator)
  • Familiarity with Department of Defense (DoD) programs, domains, and technologies
  • Occasional travel to user, collaboration, and client sites (both domestic and international)

Pacific Science and Engineering is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other basis protected by applicable law.

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At Pacific Science & Engineering, we’re designing human-centered solutions and user interfaces that allow humans to partner effectively and safely with leading edge, high-complexity and high-consequence military and commercial systems. Our work includes areas such as autonomous and unmanned systems, high consequence decision support, data visualization, and electric grid control. Our science-driven approach to human factors engineering and design is unique and industry leading. We’re a diverse, multi-disciplined team of talented, energetic and innovative scientists, engineers, analysts, and designers working together in an inclusive and collaborative environment. We are an employee-owned corporation that provides a flexible work environment, competitive compensation, and incentives based on accomplishment and experience. If you’re excited to contribute to the future of successful human-technology partnership, Pacific Science & Engineering could be the perfect team for you.

Role

We are seeking a Front-End Developer to analyze, create, and improve the design of software-based systems and user interfaces for high complexity, high consequence systems. The candidate will work in collaborative teams with human factors engineers, UI/UX designers, and systems engineering and software development teams. We encourage applications from any range of experience, from recent graduates to those with extensive resumes.

Responsibilities

  • Collaboratively design and develop interactive graphical user interface software prototypes
  • Develop, deploy and maintain multiple web-based applications that are accessed simultaneously by local-area network clients
  • Collaborate on multi-disciplinary teams to develop creative, science-based solutions to challenging applied problems
  • Articulate development approaches and recommendations in reports and standards documents

Required Qualifications, Skills, and Experience

  • Advanced degree or equivalent work experience in computer science, software engineering, human factors engineering, or a closely related field
  • Experience in graphical user interface design, software prototype development and testing
  • Experience with client-server and service-oriented architectures
  • US citizenship and ability to hold a US government security clearance

Preferred Qualifications, Skills, and Experience

  • 3 or more years of applied industry experience
  • Experience in software design, development, and testing to include full-stack web development, databases, server-side application programming and middleware
  • Experience in human cognition or perception in applied or laboratory environments
  • Experience in user-centered interface design, prototyping and information visualization
  • Experience working with data visualization methods and technologies, and geospatial visualization coding and software (e.g., leaflet, ArcGIS, QGIS) R(Shiny), Python, MATLAB, or JS (D3) for interactive data visualization and scientific programing
  • Experience working with technologies and methodologies to support machine learning, artificial intelligence, computational modeling, discrete event simulation, and related automation (e.g. classification, anomaly detection, clustering, mathematical optimization approaches)
  • Ability to work collaboratively in, and when needed lead, small multi-disciplinary teams
  • Proficiency with MS Office suite and analysis software
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Strong mathematical ability
  • Experience leading and managing small teams
  • Experience planning and conducting user events in operational environments
  • Occasional travel to user, collaboration, and client sites (both domestic and international)

Pacific Science and Engineering is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other basis protected by applicable law.

Send Resume

At Pacific Science & Engineering, we’re designing human-centered solutions and user interfaces that allow humans to partner effectively and safely with leading edge, high-complexity and high-consequence military and commercial systems. Our work includes areas such as autonomous and unmanned systems, high consequence decision support, data visualization, and electric grid control. Our science-driven approach to human factors engineering and design is unique and industry leading. We’re a diverse, multi-disciplined team of talented, energetic and innovative scientists, engineers, analysts, and designers working together in an inclusive and collaborative environment. We are an employee-owned corporation that provides a flexible work environment, competitive compensation, and incentives based on accomplishment and experience. If you’re excited to contribute to the future of successful human-technology partnership, Pacific Science & Engineering could be the perfect team for you.

Role

We are seeking a Human Factors Engineer to perform collaboratively with cognitive scientists, UI/UX designers, systems engineering and software development teams to develop and improve the design of complex, computer-based and automated systems for use in high-consequence environments. Candidates should be capable of working flexibly in small multi-disciplinary teams on several concurrent projects, with minimal supervision. Excellent verbal, written, and technical communication skills are necessary.

Responsibilities

  • Develop creative and evidence-based solutions to complex, applied human factors challenges to develop new systems or improve existing ones
  • Lead or contribute within multi-disciplinary teams, accomplishing human factors engineering activities involving representative end-users of systems, cognitive scientists, designers, software developers, and program stakeholders
  • Plan and execute human factors research efforts including development of user personas, articulation of complex workflows, and analysis of use-case environmental conditions
  • Document research, analysis, findings, and recommendations in human factors engineering artifacts and products

Required Qualifications, Skills, and Experience

  • Advanced degree in Human Factors Engineering or a closely related field
  • Mastery of and ability to apply Human Factors standards and measures
  • Experience with/knowledge in applied Human Factors research, to include working with users in operational environments, useability testing and analysis, creation of user personas, articulation and analysis of complex tasks and workflows, system and user requirements definition
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
  • US citizenship and ability to hold a US government security clearance

Preferred Qualifications, Skills, and Experience

  • 3 or more years of applied industry experience
  • Experience conducting user-centered design of software systems and user interfaces
  • Ability to work collaboratively in, and when needed lead, small multi-disciplinary teams
  • Background in UI/UX design
  • Experience with experiment design and the measurement of human performance in applied or laboratory environments
  • Experience planning and leading workshops with the representative end-users of target systems
  • Experience creating innovative information visualizations with tools like ggplot2 and D3, and/or coding interactive software prototypes in languages such as JavaScript or R Shiny
  • Experience with computational modeling and simulation, automation/algorithm development, and/or applications of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (e.g., for classification, anomaly detection, and clustering)
  • Familiarity with user interface and graphic design tools (e.g., Adobe XD or Adobe Illustrator)
  • Familiarity with Department of Defense (DoD) programs, domains, and technologies
  • Occasional travel to user, collaboration, and client sites (both domestic and international)

Pacific Science and Engineering is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other basis protected by applicable law.

Send Resume

At Pacific Science & Engineering, we’re designing human-centered solutions and user interfaces that allow humans to partner effectively and safely with leading edge, high-complexity and high-consequence military and commercial systems. Our work includes areas such as autonomous and unmanned systems, high consequence decision support, data visualization, and electric grid control. Our science-driven approach to human factors engineering and design is unique and industry leading. We’re a diverse, multi-disciplined team of talented, energetic, and innovative scientists, engineers, analysts, and designers working together in an inclusive and collaborative environment. We are an employee-owned corporation that provides a flexible work environment, competitive compensation, and incentives based on accomplishment and experience. If you’re excited to contribute to the future of successful human-technology partnership, Pacific Science & Engineering could be the perfect team for you.

Role

We are seeking a Human- Centered Automation Designer to analyze, create, and improve the design of software-based systems and user interfaces for high complexity, high consequence systems. The candidate will work in collaborative teams with cognitive scientists, human factors engineers, UI/UX designers, and software developersment teams. We encourage applications from any range of experience, from recent graduates to those with extensive resumes.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate on multi-disciplinary teams performing research, design, and development for complex and high consequence systems
  • Design decision-support algorithms, including multiple data inputs, processing behaviors, and data outputs
  • Derive system/software functionality from graphical user interface mock-ups and accompanying descriptions provided by human factors engineers
  • Specify system/software functionality using formal, semi-formal and natural languages as needed for software development and testing by external engineering teams
  • Evaluate technical feasibility of completed graphical user interface (GUI) designs
  • Design front-end architectures to support completed GUI designs
  • Lead or contribute into multi-disciplinary teams, accomplishing human-centered engineering activities involving representative end-users of systems, cognitive scientists, designers, software developers, and program stakeholders

Required Qualifications, Skills, and Experience

  • Degree in Computer Science or Human-Computer Interaction
  • Expertise in general algorithms (e.g., minimum spanning trees), data structures (e.g., hash tables), and complexity representations (e.g., big-O)
  • Experience representing software structure and behavior in Unified Modeling Language (UML) and/or Service-oriented Architecture Modeling Language (SoaML)
  • US citizenship and ability to hold a US government security clearance

Preferred Qualifications, Skills, and Experience

  • 3 or more years of applied industry experience
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in, and, when needed, lead, small, multi-disciplinary teams
  • Proficiency with MS Office suite and analysis software
  • Occasional travel to user, collaboration, and client sites (both domestic and international)

Pacific Science and Engineering is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other basis protected by applicable law.

Send Resume

At Pacific Science & Engineering, we’re designing human-centered solutions and user interfaces that allow humans to partner effectively and safely with leading edge, high-complexity and high-consequence military and commercial systems. Our work includes areas such as autonomous and unmanned systems, high consequence decision support, data visualization, and electric grid control. Our science-driven approach to human factors engineering and design is unique and industry leading. We’re a diverse, multi-disciplined team of talented, energetic and innovative scientists, engineers, analysts, and designers working together in an inclusive and collaborative environment. We are an employee-owned corporation that provides a flexible work environment, competitive compensation, and incentives based on accomplishment and experience. If you’re excited to contribute to the future of successful human-technology partnership, Pacific Science & Engineering could be the perfect team for you.

Role

We are seeking a Systems Engineer to analyze, create, and improve the design of software-based systems and user interfaces for high complexity, high consequence systems. The candidate will work in collaborative teams with cognitive scientists, human factors engineers, UI/UX designers, and software development teams. We encourage applications from any range of experience, from recent graduates to those with extensive resumes.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate on multi-disciplinary teams performing research, design, and development for complex and high consequence systems
  • Develop and analyze operational concepts
  • Evaluate technical feasibility of completed graphical user interface (GUI) designs
  • Design front-end architectures to support completed GUI designs
  • Lead or contribute into multi-disciplinary teams, accomplishing human-centered engineering activities involving representative end-users of systems, cognitive scientists, designers, software developers, and program stakeholders

Required Qualifications, Skills, and Experience

  • Advanced degree in Systems Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Human-Computer Interaction, Software Engineering or a closely related field
  • Experience in operational concept development, requirements analysis, and architectural design of software-based, human-integrated systems
  • Experience in creating model-based systems engineering (MBSE) products
  • Expertise in Systems Modeling Language (SysML), Unified Modeling Language (UML), and/or Service-Oriented Architecture Modeling Language (SOAML)
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in, and when needed lead, small multi-disciplinary teams
  • Proficiency with MS Office suite and analysis software
  • US citizenship and ability to hold a US government security clearance

Preferred Qualifications, Skills, and Experience

  • 3 or more years of applied industry experience
  • Knowledge of state-of-the-art web development technologies (e.g., NodeJS, Angular 2+)
  • Knowledge of Department of the Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF)
  • Knowledge of ISO 9241-11:2018 and ISO 9241-210:2019
  • Experience leading and managing small teams
  • Experience planning and conducting user events in operational environments
  • Background in UI/UX design
  • Occasional travel to user, collaboration, and client sites (both domestic and international)

Pacific Science and Engineering is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other basis protected by applicable law.

Send Resume

At Pacific Science & Engineering, we’re designing human-centered solutions and user interfaces that allow humans to partner effectively and safely with leading edge, high-complexity and high-consequence military and commercial systems. Our work includes areas such as autonomous and unmanned systems, high consequence decision support, data visualization, and electric grid control. Our science-driven approach to human factors engineering and design is unique and industry leading. We’re a diverse, multi-disciplined team of talented, energetic and innovative scientists, engineers, analysts, and designers working together in an inclusive and collaborative environment. We are an employee-owned corporation that provides a flexible work environment, competitive compensation, and incentives based on accomplishment and experience. If you’re excited to contribute to the future of successful human-technology partnership, Pacific Science & Engineering could be the perfect team for you.

Role

We are seeking a UI/UX Designer to analyze, create, and improve the design of software-based systems and user interfaces for high complexity, high consequence systems. The candidate will work in collaborative teams with human factors engineers, UI/UX designers, and systems engineering and software development teams. We encourage applications from any range of experience, from recent graduates to those with extensive resumes.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate on multidisciplinary teams performing human factors research, design, and development
  • Design and develop a wide range of products including design requirements, wireframes, mockups, low-to-high fidelity prototypes, or high-fidelity prototypes of user interfaces for a variety of domains.
  • Develop creative and evidence-based solutions to complex, applied problems
  • Assume responsibilities and contribute at all levels in project teams

Required Qualifications, Skills, and Experience

  • Degree or certificate in user-system design, development & integration
  • Proficiency and experience in graphic design with Adobe XD, Balsamiq, Adobe Illustrator, or other similar software
  • Experience with/knowledge in Design Systems, UI Component Libraries, Front End Frameworks and how they impact design
  • US citizenship and ability to hold a US government security clearance

Preferred Qualifications, Skills, and Experience

  • 3 or more years of applied industry experience
  • Experience in design and prototyping of software interfaces
  • Experience in human-computer interface development or equivalent technical background
  • Experience leading and managing small teams
  • Experience planning and conducting user events and design workshops
  • Strong portfolio of representative work
  • Proficiency with MS Office suite and analysis software
  • Familiarity with Department of Defense (DoD) programs, domains, and technologies
  • Occasional travel to user, collaboration, and client sites (both domestic and international)

Pacific Science and Engineering is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other basis protected by applicable law.

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  • A few temporary positions in our San Diego office are occasionally open for students desiring applied experience in these fields for 2-3 months during summer or extended breaks in their academic programs. Interested students may submit a vita or resumé at any time. Travel reimbursement is not available for these positions.

Positions available in these disciplines:

  • Applied Research Psychology
  • System Engineering
  • Engineering Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Human Factors Engineering

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Send your resume to info@pacific-science.us.