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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -

Systems Engineer and Human Factors practitioner with extensive background developing intuitively optimized interfaces for multiple applications. Recognized subject matter expert in human factors analysis. Persuasive advocate for implementing user-centered design and human interface best practices. Accomplished in injecting usability methodologies into design specifications and user requirements. Extensive experience in the development of functional system and software/ hardware requirements, test plans and the validation/ verification of requirements. Ensures customer and user goals are met throughout the product lifecycle.

Areas of Expertise
  • Systems Engineering Process
  • Human Factors Analysis
  • Risk Analysis/ Management
  • Agile Software Process
  • Project/ Team Management
  • Budget Management
  • Technical Design Specifications
  • Requirement Development & Traceability
  • Integration Test Planning & Execution
  • Technical Writing
  • Statistical Data Analysis
Professional Experience
04/2014 to Current
Systems Engineer Avantus Harlingen, TX,
  • Decompose technical specifications and requirements into product specifications (Airbus, DO-178b, DO-160, FAA, etc.)
  • Responsible for the development of new System Engineering Process that has resulted in better traceability to customer, industry and product requirements.
  • Manage, create and maintain technical documentation of requirements via IBM DOORS.
  • Spearheaded the redesign of the Crew Panel for the RAVE Centric and RAVE Wireless system by performing human factors analysis. This resulted in a lower production cost, 50% less software re-work and lower crew workload.
  • Manage system requirements backlog via Agile Principles utilizing Jira.
2008 to 04/2014
Systems Engineer/ Human Factors Engineer The Boeing Company City, STATE,
  • Technical lead for cross-functional team of engineers and third party contractors for the Harris FliteScene Version 2.7 Digital Moving Map Integration program. Managed utilizing a phase gate approach.
  • Utilized Human Factors Analysis techniques such as functional/ task analysis, survey, Engineering Design Simulation and cognitive walkthrough to define product requirements for the implementation of the new map software.
  • Technical lead for cross-functional team of engineers for the Navy Terrain Awareness Warning System (TAWS) program. Managed utilizing a phase gate approach.
  • Utilized Human Factors Analysis and Classification System (HFACS) to identify risks and issues with the integration of a terrain awareness system in the program Definition phase.
  • Navigation Design Technical Lead for Link-16 (military tactical datalink). Allowed Apache to be the first Army platform to exchange their tactical picture across the Armed Forces utilizing J-series messaging (MIL STD 6016D).
  • Network Centric Operations Technical Design Lead for the Improved Data Modem (IDM) insertion. Allowed the Apache to communicate utilizing K-Series messaging Variable Messaging Format (VMF).
  • Planned and maintained Project Schedules and Budget via Microsoft Project and Earned Value Management (EVM).
  • Managed team resources via Agile principles.
  • Conducted System Requirement Reviews (SRR), Preliminary Design Reviews (PDR) and Final Design Reviews (FDR).
  • Developed system interface designs via human factors methodologies.
  • Documented and maintained System Requirement Documents and Design Specifications.
  • Created software requirements based on approved technical approaches.
  • Developed test procedures and validated requirements via avionics integration lab testing.
  • Supported Hardware and Software teams in troubleshooting issues. Managed and tracked issues via an Eclipse database.
07/2004 to 2008
Program Manager/ Human Factors Engineer Air Force Research Laboratory City, STATE,
  • Managed third party contractors, Alion Science and Technology, to develop the maintenance algorithm and graphical user interface (GUI) for the Improved Performance Research Integration Tool (IMPRINT) for maintenance workers on Unmanned Aerial Systems (~$3.5 million program).
  • Performed Program Management duties on multiple small business research initiative projects relating to cyber security, training methodologies and Unmanned Aerial Systems (5 programs at $500,000 each).
  • Managed a Human Factors study on the impact of communication in manned/ unmanned network teaming.

•International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)

•Human Factors Ergonomics Society (HFES)

•American Helicopter Society (AHS)

Education and Training
Expected in 2009
Master of Science: Human Factors Engineering
Arizona State University - Tempe , Arizona

Thesis: A More Implicit "Implicit Association Test"

Expected in 2007
DAWIA Program Management Certification Level I:
Defense Acquisition University - Dayton, OH
Expected in 2003
Bachelor of Science: Psychology & Statistics
Northern Arizona University - Flagstaff, AZ

Graduated Summa Cum Laude

  • IBM Rational Suite Tools (Including DOORS, Rhapsody, RPE, DXL Scripting)
  • User Interaction Architecture with UML/ SysML
  • iPython
  • Axure
  • AutoCAD
  • Eclipse
  • Oracle
  • Atlassian (Jira and Confluece)
  • MS Project

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School Attended
  • Arizona State University
  • Defense Acquisition University
  • Northern Arizona University
Job Titles Held:
  • Systems Engineer
  • Systems Engineer/ Human Factors Engineer
  • Program Manager/ Human Factors Engineer
  • Master of Science
  • DAWIA Program Management Certification Level I
  • Bachelor of Science