Revolutionary Work

Are you seeking cutting edge work that blends the art of Cognitive Psychology, Human Factors, Computer Science, and Data Science?

Our People & Culture

Our team is passionate about innovation that impacts the world. Our culture offers collaboration, personal development, fun and hard work.

Work That Matters

Mission critical decision makers are trapped in a web of complexity. We are looking for smart problem solvers with a passion for creating simple, elegant, and resilient solutions.

There's work and there's work at RCS. People don't come here to play it safe. They come here to swim in the deep end. Immerse themselves within client environments to work on important, difficult problems. Work that really matters.

Freedom & Mastery

Tackle challenging problems and innovate novel solutions in a setting that encourages personal autonomy and advancement.

Become One of the Best

At RCS, cognitive problem solvers become world-class Cognitive Systems Engineers (CSEs). Develop critical skills and expertise within our high-energy small team environment. Design information systems that enable advanced human decision-making in complex mission environments.

  • Train to identify decision brittleness within complex information systems
  • Prototype, test, and deploy decision support systems that are cognitively resilient and comfortable for users
  • Work on projects for world-class customers

We Value Work/Life/School Balance

Balancing your professional, academic and personal life can be challenging, but we think it’s imperative. We value a symmetry where a person can prioritize the demands of their career equally with demands of their personal life. We are committed to providing environments that support work-life balance for our employees and include offerings like parental leave, remote work, flexible work schedules and flexible paid time off.

In-Office, Hybrid and Remote Work

We continue to adapt to a constantly changing world. By utilizing all the latest software and technology, RCS’s communication and collaboration allows us to effectively operate anywhere. We offer in-office workstations with all the gear you need, as well as remote or hybrid options for those that don’t require in-person interaction.

Internship Program

Do you have what it takes?

Are you passionate about innovation that impacts the world? Looking for an internship that can catapult your career? Learn hands-on as you collaborate alongside the world’s best cognitive systems design team.

Internships Available

Our Approach

Applied Cognitive Systems Engineering

ACSE℠ is a fourth generation methodology with heritage all the way back to the seminal work by Woods, Hollnagel, Rasmussen, Lind and other researchers as they defined the field of practice now known as Cognitive Systems Engineering. Each successive refinement of the methodology has improved two essential dimensions:

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Case Study : TRAC2ES

RCS led a redesign of TRAC2ES, a Command and Control application for managing medical evacuation. Evacuation management decision-making required matching a list of patients spread worldwide - each requiring different types of care and urgency - with evacuation flights to hospital locations. The operators were in charge of finding the best possible patient evacuation plan across the set of hundreds of patients. This required high levels of situational awareness, and nuanced decision-making.

CSE In Action

See how RCS achieved high levels of situational awareness, and nuanced decision-making to a command and control application.

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V&V; Detection of Insidious Faults. Read
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Bridging the Gap Between Cognitive Work Analysis and Decision Support System Design (Panel Member). Read
2012 ANS Winter Meeting and Nuclear Technology Expo
Decision-Centered Guidelines for the Electric Power Industry's Human System Interfaces. Read
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Pragmatic Use of Cognitive Work Analysis in System Design: Extending Current Thinking by Adapting the Mapping Principle. Read
Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making 2008
Integrating Cognitive Systems Engineering Throughout the Systems Engineering Process. Read
IEEE 2008
IEEE - The Procurement Woes Revisited. Read
Pragmatic Use of CWA in System Design: Extending Current Thinking by Adapting the Mapping Principle. Read
Expanding Functional Analysis to Develop Requirements for the Design of the Human-Computer Interface. Read
12th ICCRTS (2007)
Impact of Network Performance on the C2 Mission: Visualization for Network Awareness. Read
Operational Design Review of an Envisioned World: Empirical Lessons Learned on Reviewing a Future CSE-based Design for a Large Scale DSS Environment. Read
Decision Support for the Intelligence Community: Design Solutions to Real World Problems. Read
NDM 8 (2006)
Evaluating the Resilience of a Human-Computer Decision-Making Team: A Methodology for Decision-Centered Testing. Read
Improved Performance and Reduced Performance Variability of a Joint Cognitive System - A Method of Technology Design. Read
Reconciling Differences Among Multiple Experts: A Framework for Developing a Common Ground. Read
Designing Large Scale Decision Support Environments to Enable Effective Team Decision-Making. Read
HFES 50th Annual Meeting (2006)
Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Joint Cognitive System: Metrics, Techniques, and Frameworks. Read
Shadows on a Cave Wall: Designing Large Scale Visual Displays to Enable Effective Team Decision-Making. Read
CCRTS 2006
Making Sense of Sensemaking: Requirements of a Cognitive Analysis to Support C2 Decision Support System Design. Read
Decision-Centered Command and Control: Designing Large Scale Decision Support Environments to Enable Effective Team Decision-Making. Read
2006 CEDM Annual Meeting
Cognitive Systems Engineering as the Basis for a Revolution in Planning Support. Read
HFES 49th Annual Meeting (2005)
Finding Decision Support Requirements for Effective Intelligence Analysis Tools. Read
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Case Studies: Applied Cognitive Work Analysis in the Design of Innovative Decision Support. Read
Applied Cognitive Work Analysis: A Pragmatic Methodology for Designing Revolutionary Cognitive Affordances. Read
HFES 46th Annual Meeting (2002)
Scenario Development for Decision Support System Evaluation. Read
Power Tool for Countering Cyberwar: Visualizations for Information Assurance and Computer Network Defense. Read
Infochess: A Powerful Test Bed for Studying Information Operations (IO) Decision-Making. Read
HFES 2002 Summary of Behind the Curtain: The Cognitive Tasks Behind the Visualizations - Panel Discussion. Read
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Analysis with a Purpose: Narrowing the Gap with a Pragmatic Approach. Read
Bridging the Gap Between Cognitive Analysis and Effective Decision Aiding. Read

Our Clients

We are fortunate to work with some of the best and brightest organizations in the world. From defense to finance, healthcare to energy, we bring greater simplicity and effectiveness to command and control for executives and analysts working within critical, challenging decision-making environments.