Aviation Human Factors Specialist

South Burlington, VT


At Beta Technologies, together we apply our intellectual curiosity, passion for aviation, and commitment to sustainability toward a shared mission of revolutionizing electric aviation. Regardless of the position one holds, each team member brings their talent and desire to positively impact the environment and lives of others in a refreshing, vibrant, and inclusive culture. 

Seeking a highly skilled and experienced Aviation Human Factors Specialist to join our dynamic team. As an Aviation Human Factors Specialist, you will play a critical role in ensuring the safe and efficient operation of our cutting-edge aircraft systems. This position offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the future of aviation and shape the initial generation of eCTOL and eVTOL aircraft.

How you will contribute to revolutionizing electric aviation:

  • Authoring comprehensive and coherent documentation related to human factors, including certification plans, test plans, data capture delineation, and cataloging. Strong technical writing skills are essential.
  • Conducting thorough data analysis, including error triage and evaluation, as well as pilot workload assessment. The ability to identify potential hazards, risks, and performance limitations is crucial.
  • Applying practical knowledge and operational perspectives to evaluate aircraft pilot participants, considering factors such as cognitive workload, situational awareness, and human performance under various conditions.
  • Demonstrating expertise in running human factors testing, which may involve simulator-based evaluations, flight tests, or controlled experiments to gather essential insights.
  • Engaging in field observation and research activities to identify human factors challenges and opportunities, subsequently providing actionable recommendations to improve aviation safety and operational effectiveness.
  • Possessing a foundational understanding of human psychology and its application to aviation human factors, enabling a comprehensive approach to the design and evaluation of pilot-machine interactions.
  • Highly desirable: An aircraft piloting background, which enhances the ability to comprehend operational complexities, empathize with user perspectives, and contribute hands-on expertise to the human factors design process.

  • Minimum Qualifications we are seeking:

  • Previous experience in human factors aircraft certification, ideally with direct involvement in the certification processes of regulatory bodies such as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Transport Canada, Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB), or Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC).
  • Demonstrated experience working for an aircraft original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and/or avionics manufacturer as a human factors expert, actively contributing to the design and development of aviation systems.
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Human Factors in Aeronautical Science or a closely related field, showcasing a strong foundation in human factors principles and methodologies applied to aviation.
  • Proficiency in various human factors disciplines, including but not limited to:
  • Human Factors (HF) design, encompasses the application of ergonomic principles, anthropometric considerations, and human-machine interface design to enhance safety and user experience.
  • User Interface (UI) design, with a focus on developing intuitive and user-friendly interfaces for cockpit displays and control systems.
  • User Experience (UX) design, ensuring optimal interaction and engagement between pilots and aircraft systems through effective information presentation and system feedback.
  • Above and Beyond Qualifications that will distinguish you:

  • Highly desirable: An aircraft piloting background, which enhances the ability to comprehend operational complexities, empathize with user perspectives, and contribute hands-on expertise to the human factors design process.
  • Video Interview:

    Please be aware that you may be invited to complete a Video Screening interview. This invite will be sent by email ( We highly recommend completing this step of the application process within the following 48 hours should you be invited.

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    BETA Technologies provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, place of birth, citizenship, disability, veteran or military status, health coverage status, HIV status, genetic information, crime victim status, pregnancy or a pregnancy-related condition or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. The company does not discriminate, and will not discriminate, and will not tolerate discrimination, based on any of these characteristics during the application process or in employment.

    All offers of employment at BETA Technologies are contingent upon favorable results of a thorough background check.

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