Principal Human Factors Engineer

Farm is looking for a Principal Human Factors Engineer to join our team. In this position, you will be responsible for research and usability activities for product solutions of complex scope. Project involvement ranges from early generative research to human factors activities throughout the product development process. The Principal Human Factors Engineer is also directly involved with the design, development, and execution of research protocols.

Here is a glimpse of what you’ll do…
  • Undertakes user research, such as ethnography in healthcare or consumer settings, focus groups, preference tests, and usability tests (both formative and summative).
  • Develops research materials, such as protocols, scripts, and data collection instruments. Analyzes research data and produces deliverables suitable for Human Factors/Usability Engineering files.
  • Implements a variety of user-centered design methods, such as workflow analysis and personas.
  • Optimizes user interface design by integrating usability and ergonomics.
  • Works on interdisciplinary teams with designers and engineers to analyze and evaluate data, conducts HF evaluations, and generates concepts, product specifications, and usability goals.
  • Manages outside suppliers for participant recruiting and research facilities, language translation, etc.
  • Authors documentation compliant to relevant standards for client device development programs.
  • Provides accurate, well-defined, and articulate verbal and written presentations to clients.
  • Interacts with the user interface, engineering, operations, business development, and quality disciplines to develop good processes, close working relationships, and successful products.
  • Has contact with clients regarding deliverables and general project communications.
  • Supports business development efforts by attending prospect meetings and contributing to proposals.
  • Has knowledge of and is compliant with the site’s Quality Management System requirements. Implements site’s procedures and associated templates for Human Factors and Usability Engineering.
Here is some of what you’ll need (required)...
  • Typically requires a bachelor’s degree in human factors, usability, engineering psychology, and/or research from an accredited school or equivalent experience and training.
  • 10+ years of full-time work experience or a combination of education and relevant work experience.
  • Sufficient maturity to interact with Project Managers in a cooperative and productive manner with little supervision from the VP of Research & Usability.
  • Expertise in a range of user-centered design methods.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Project management experience would be a great bonus.

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