Human Factors Engineer/Specialist
Insight’s teams work on an exciting variety of medical 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 observational and simulated use research studies and our analyses is funneled to our design teams to ensure our products work well for the range of users, uses, and use environments that they are intended for.
To succeed in this position, you must excel in the following:
- You possess strong empathy and exceptional interpersonal skills that allow you to unlock what users are thinking and feeling about a product. You can communicate with anyone. You have a sense of what good design is and are able to recognize it when it has been achieved.
- 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 look at all the ways people can do things incorrectly and foresee the consequences of doing so. Your attention to detail means that the little things that make a difference in a design do not escape your attention. You are a lifelong learner, take initiative to improve the process, and can think for yourself.
- 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 critical to medical device development efforts (e.g. use FMEA)
- Apply human factors knowledge to product definition and strategy
- Work with consumers and designers to evaluate concepts and existing products on the market for improvement opportunities
Desired Skills & Experience:
- he 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*
- Experience conducting usability studies and use-risk analysis
- Experience creating experience maps, site/app maps, wireframes, and interactive prototypes
- Some experience in research, product development, or related fields
- 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, Axure, and image/video editing
Please apply only if your background, skills, and experience are a strong match for this role!
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