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Human Factors Engineer

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As a member of the User Experience Design team, the Human Factors Engineer (HFE) conducts user needs analysis, task flow analysis, usability testing, and use error analysis in an FDA-regulated industry for current and next-generation hardware products and software. The individual in this position will work in a highly collaborative, cross-functional team to deliver products with best-in class user experience.

Responsibilities
• Apply FDA Human Factors Engineering processes to determine customer needs and requirements for medical devices and software
• Deliver task analysis, wireframe, user error analysis, develop success criteria, analyze results, and provide recommendations in accordance with FDA and other regulatory guidance
• Collaborate closely with interface designers, engineers, and the marketing team to define detailed designs that meet customer needs
• Plan and execute usability testing, analyze data, document results, and present recommendations to product teams following client processes and the guidelines of the FDA (IEC 62366, AAMI HE75)
• Facilitate and complete use error analyses, user interface specifications, and various FDA-specified documents that are part of the Usability Engineering File
• Use proven HFE methodologies and tools to improve the overall usability of our products and to ensure safe and reliable user experiences
• Work collaborately with key internal product stakeholders and customers to understand and support product design goals for existing and new products
Desired Skills
• Proven ability to focus on the user’s needs and to translate those needs into
• Expert knowledge of interaction design/user-centered design principles
• Familiarity with UI industry standards for interface design and user testing methodologies
• Ability to work independently and efficiently on complex projects
• Ability to deliver high quality work on tight schedules






Qualifications
• BS in Engineering, Human Factors Engineering / Ergonomics, Usability Engineering, Cognitive/Experimental Psychology, Industrial Design, Engineering Psychology or equivalent technical degree
• Minimum of 5 years of professional UX/HFE experience in developing software and/or hardware
• Demonstrated track record of success analzying user needs via contextual research, usability testing, and other validation methods
• Experience in healthcare highly desired; FDA experience in software design and development a plus
• Excellent collaboration and communication skills
• Able to interact effectively with product and development teams

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