Careers


Thank you for your interest in a career at Insight! If you're as serious about creating great outcomes for our clients as we are, and doing it in a dynamic, energetic and highly collaborative work environment, fill out the form below.

Current Openings:

Development Engineer

Development Engineer – Chicago

Insight’s teams work on a variety of exciting medical, industrial and consumer products, and our engineers leverage technology to revolutionize them. If you have an inquisitive, technical mind that never stops thinking about how science could be applied to make things simpler, more robust and more functional, then we have just what you’ve been looking for.

Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively as a part of multi-disciplinary teams including engineers, industrial designers, researchers, interaction designers and prototyping experts
  • Participate in multi-disciplinary innovation sessions targeted at identifying possible development directions
  • Work with senior and principal engineers to investigate concept feasibility using a combination of analytical methods and iterative physical prototyping
  • Build and test prototypes to characterize performance
  • Translate the output of concept and prototyping efforts into fully realized, detailed designs that are ready for production
  • Present technical output and recommendations to both technical and non-technical audiences in a clear and concise manner

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in mechanical engineering
  • 0-5 years of professional experience in product development engineering design (consulting or contract experience a plus)
  • Familiarity with 3D CAD (Pro/E and SolidWorks preferred)
  • Desire to design, build, test, and troubleshoot physical prototypes, including electronics and electromechanics
    Attention to detail and ability to collaborate with other disciplines

Please apply only if you meet the requirements!

Send your résumé and work samples to: hr333@insightpd.com
Please include “Development Engineer – Chicago” in the subject of your email.
No phone calls please.

Staff Industrial Designer

Insight is a design innovation consultancy. We help our clients compete and win across many product categories on a global scale. We primarily play in the medical arena from surgical tools and capital equipment to pharma delivery devices and lifestyle products. Whatever the product category our mission is to uncover relevant opportunities for our clients, create innovative solutions driven by user needs, and ensure the user experience is never compromised through commercialization. At Insight we work with some of the most exciting companies in the world, from healthcare start-ups to global corporations. Teamwork and collaboration are at the center of everything we do.

We are currently looking for a talented staff designer to join our team of professionals in making compelling experiences and meaningful products. This person should be a problem solver who can identify design challenges and create compelling solutions. They should be infinitely curious about how things work and how they could be improved, whether it’s a product, service, or workflow. They must place end-users at the forefront, but can handle the challenge of balancing their needs against business objectives and technical limitations. Additionally, they must be able to create compelling concept solutions and communicate them to others efficiently.

Our ideal candidate will be a bit of a generalist who is comfortable with all parts of the user experience design process. This may include identifying and assessing user needs and opportunities, developing concepts, structuring interactions, designing user interfaces (digital and physical), and testing designs directly with users. Or, at a minimum, has the aptitude and desire to develop these skills. Oh yeah…and you should check your ego at the door!

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications and skills:

  • Has a passion for all aspects of the design process from upfront discovery to detailing CMF and discrete interface elements
  • Analyze and model user needs, tasks, and environments of use based on research analysis
  • Develop and communicate innovative ideas through concept sketches, digital renderings, and engaging storyboard narratives
  • Create mock-ups and interactive prototypes in varying levels of fidelity for concept validation and testing
  • Produce comprehensive documentation that map design solutions to a defined rationale

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor in Industrial Design or other relevant degree
  • Experience with design and prototyping tools such as Adobe Suite, SolidWorks, Rhino, Sketchbook, etc.
  • Strong portfolio that reflects superb problem solving skills and an understanding of design principles and methodologies
  • Proven ability to convey concepts effectively through compelling stories, visually and verbally
  • Bonus: competencies in graphic design, GUI development and/or front end coding

Please apply only if you meet the requirements!

Send your résumé and work samples to: hr356@insightpd.com

Please include “Staff Designer” in the subject of your email.

No phone calls please.

NOTE: you must be legally qualified to work in the US. You must be a US citizen or have permanent resident status to qualify. We are unable to sponsor work visas at this time.

Design Researcher

Insight offers a dynamic, energetic and highly collaborative environment. Our work is predominantly in healthcare, including medical device development, pharmaceutical delivery, and consumer health. Our researchers push to provide our clients with understanding and direction that lead to meaningful and actionable opportunities. We are part of a multi-disciplinary team involved in the design process, from helping define the strategic direction to prototyping and development.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in research programs to understand user/ stakeholder needs, goals, expectations, motivations, and experiences
  • Apply effective ways of collecting, analyzing, and synthesizing data to uncover and characterize new opportunities and product offerings
  • Participate in iterative research touchpoints to evaluate concept value, utility, and usability
  • Work closely and collaboratively with designers and engineers
  • Participate in client presentations and workshops

Requirements:

  • 0-3 years of experience in design research, or related field
  • Background in design, social sciences, bioengineering, marketing, or human factors
  • Experience with qualitative research methods (in-context observation, interviewing, co-creation, etc.)
  • Ability to plan and coordinate research efforts in an organized and detailed manner, while being able to adapt to changes in program schedule and scope
  • Demonstrated ability to develop actionable recommendations from research findings
  • Excellent communication (verbal, written, and visual), analytical, and presentation abilities
  • Proficiency in MS Office, Adobe Illustrator and InDesign; familiarity with image and video processing and editing software (i.e. Photoshop, Premiere) is a plus
  • Strong, collaborative interpersonal work style

Send your résumé and work samples to: hr347@insightpd.com

Please include “Design Researcher – Chicago” in the subject of your email.

No phone calls please.

NOTE: you must be legally qualified to work in the US. You must be a US citizen or have permanent resident status to qualify. We are unable to sponsor work visas at this time.

Please apply only if your background, skills, and experience are a strong match for this role.

Human Factors Engineer/Specialist

Human Factors Engineer/Specialist

Insight works on an exciting variety of medical devices and health care products. If you’re inclined to think about how things aren’t designed quite right for users and have solutions to make it better, our opportunity might just be what you’re looking for.

Our Human Factors team takes an integrated approach to guide the development of intuitive and easy to use designs. The knowledge gained from our usability studies and our analyses is funneled to our design teams to ensure the design works well for the users they are intended for.

As the Senior HF Engineer, you will be responsible for applying human factors engineering methods throughout the design and development process for medical products. You will be responsible for planning and conducting usability evaluations, executing risk management strategies, and applying HF principles to improve the design of devices and interfaces. You have at least 3-5 years of industry experience in the medical device/healthcare industry, working in an human factors capacity. You have experience with regulatory requirements for human factors (FDA, IEC 62366-1, etc.) for medical devices. You have a good understanding of the entire product development and commercialization process.

To succeed in this position, you must excel in the following:

  • You possess strong empathy and exceptional interpersonal skills and communicate well with anyone.
  • You have a strong sense of good design and are able to recognize it when it has been achieved. Your attention to detail means that the little things that make a difference in a design do not escape your attention.
  • You are able to develop, support, and defend design recommendations because you have a solid grasp of human factors science and design principles. You can design and run controlled usability studies. You are an excellent writer.
  • You possess strong analytical tendencies that allow you to hypothesize ways users can do things incorrectly and foresee the consequences of doing so.
  • You are a lifelong learner, take initiative to improve the process, and can think for yourself.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Work with clients to plan, manage, and execute HF activities
  • Work within multi-disciplinary teams to develop solutions using human factors principles and methods to contribute human factors expertise to the development process
  • Analyze use workflows, goals, tasks, and experiences to identify user needs
  • Create and execute all components of usability studies
  • Conduct user-focused risk identification and assessment activities (e.g. use FMEA)
  • Work with consumers and designers to evaluate concepts and existing products for improvement opportunities

Qualifications and Skills

  • Have passion, creativity, and ability necessary to solve challenging user and technical problems
  • Minimum BS or BSE in Human Factors, Ergonomics, Industrial Engineering, Cognitive Psychology or extensive formal education in human factors related areas*
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience working in a human factors capacity within the medical device / healthcare sector
  • Experience conducting usability studies and hazard analysis of use-related hazards
  • Experience creating experience maps, site/app maps, wireframes, and interactive prototypes
  • Experience in research design as it relates to product development
  • Knowledge of, or direct experience with the use and application of anthropometric data
  • Awareness of/coursework in psychology, cognition, marketing, design, or product development
  • Ability to balance theoretical tools and practical experimentation to develop concepts and ideas
  • Be familiar with industry standards regarding human factors and usability (FDA, HE 75, ISO 62366) in the medical device development process
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, wireframing tools, and image/video editing

Please apply only if your background, skills, and experience are a strong match for this role!

Send résumé and work samples to: hr347@insightpd.com

Please include “Human Factors Engineer/Specialist ” in the subject line of your email.

No phone calls please.

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