Human Health and Performance Cross Program Human Systems Integrator

KBR, Inc.

Houston, TX


Human Health and Performance Cross Program Human Systems Integrator

The Extravehicular Activity and Human Surface Mobility Program (EHP) Human Health and Performance (HHP) Cross Program Human Systems Integrator will support the Human Health and Performance Health and Medical Technical Authority (HMTA) at NASA/JSC. The position will be part of a team of integrators and subject matter experts (SMEs) who work together to ensure NASA human spaceflight programs adequately incorporate and implement NASA HMTA standards from NASA-STD-3001 into vehicle design. The EHP HHP Cross Program Human Systems Integrator will obtain and maintain technical knowledge across human health and performance requirements and engage SMEs for the details. The incumbent will be expected to perform these functions specifically for design of an exploration extravehicular suit and its integration into other Artemis mission vehicles. The EHP HHP Cross Program Human Systems Integrator will monitor how well HMTA requirements are met, ensure that issues of unmet or under met requirements are documented, communicate the status of these issues to the EHP Chief Health and Performance Officer (CHPO), and prepare materials for communicating awareness or escalating issues as needed. Furthermore, this position will focus on the integration of the exploration extravehicular suit into exploration vehicles and assist with identification and resolution of HHP issues and impacts. This will include defining the problem, proposing a solution, and incorporating input from HHP SMEs and stakeholders. This position will interface with HMTA and JSC HHP Division personnel, and Program and Project personnel. Human Systems Integration strategies are implemented to inform the HMTA and efficiently support Human Spaceflight Programs. Lessons learned while providing support to Human Spaceflight Programs are leveraged to improve HMTA standards and strategic processes.


• Establish and maintain general knowledge of HMTA Standards and their implementation in exploration extravehicular suit design.
• Provide insight to Program and Project compliance with HMTA mandatory standards as well as inform HMTA decisions. Evaluate cross-vehicle interfaces from an HHP perspective.
• Provide technical expertise for design implementation of human health and performance requirements.
• Develop requirements mapping from HMTA standards to Program and Project documents and corresponding gap analysis.
• Identify, communicate, and resolve technical issues related to HHP that impact the exploration extravehicular suits or its interfaces.
• Provide Human Systems Integration (HSI) support to NASA customers.
• Coordinate with the EHP CHPO and Artemis Program CHPOs, HHP EHP team, HHP technical SMEs, stakeholders external to HHP and Program and Project personnel.
• Coordinate and participate in Program document and design reviews, develop corresponding summary assessments, and follow up on resulting actions.
• Review and assess integrated test and analysis activities, formulate, summarize, and represent an HMTA position based on subject matter expertise for Program reviews.
• Develop position papers, presentations, and/or requirements interpretations for HMTA issues.
• Participate in HMTA meetings, NASA Program meetings, HHP meetings, and internal team meetings; develop and deliver presentations as necessary.
• Responsible for compliance with Safety, Health and Environmental plan; must be committed to a high standard of safety and be willing and able to comply with all safety laws and all of the Company’s safety policies and rules and must be willing to report safety violations and potential safety violations to appropriate supervisory or management personnel
• Responsible for compliance with the Quality Assurance Plan, policies and procedures
• Responsible for completing all assigned training


• REQUIRED: The candidate must have a Bachelor's degree in engineering or closely related field and 5 years’ experience (or MS and 3 years’ experience). The candidate must have demonstrated experience collaborating with multi-disciplined teams.
• DESIRED: Demonstrated experience with human systems requirements and verification in human spaceflight vehicle design and/or with NASA Technical Authority, as well as experience in NASA spaceflight operations is desired. A knowledge of disciplines within human health and performance is desired.


• REQUIRED: The candidate shall have demonstrated the ability to work independently and shall possess strong verbal and written communication skills including delivering presentations and writing reports. Verbal skills also include the capability to speak up in Program meetings. The candidate shall also have the capability to listen to SMEs and to understand enough to represent their expertise, but not to serve as the expert to the exclusion of the SME. Ability to work in Microsoft Office's suite of tools, especially Excel, is required.
• DESIRED: Familiarity with industry standards (e.g., NASA-STD-3001) and human space flight is desired. Demonstrated experience writing, decomposing, and tailoring human systems design and verification statements. Demonstrated experience with human factors activities such as human-in-the-loop tests and task analyses is desired. Candidate should have the ability to effectively interact with customers at all levels.

Some relocation monies are available.

KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.