Senior Human Factors Engineer

Farm is looking for a Senior Human Factors Engineer to join our talented and dynamic product development team and play a critical role in creating the next generation of advanced medical technologies. The Senior Human Factors Engineer will work closely with other HF Engineers, Industrial Design, User Interface Design and Engineering teams to develop a wide range of world class medical products for our clients.

The Senior Human Factors Engineer is responsible for research and usability activities at Farm. He or she is directly involved with the design, development, and execution of research protocols. The Sr. Human Factors Engineer receives general direction from the Director of Research & Usability but works with minimal supervision and is expected to exert independent action and initiative. He or she provides direction, supervision, and support to team members assigned to projects.

Here is a glimpse of what you’ll do…
  • Acts as Senior Researcher and Tech Lead on small and medium-sized client programs. Is responsible for deliverables, budgets, schedules, and activities.
  • Undertakes user research, such as ethnography in healthcare 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 HF/UE 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, conduct HF evaluations, and generate concepts, product specifications, and usability goals.
  • Utilizes and further develops state-of-the-art protocols, standards, systems, and research techniques.
  • Manages outside suppliers for participant recruiting and research facilities, language translation, etc.
  • Authors documentation compliant to relevant standards for client medical device development programs.
  • Provides accurate, well-defined, and articulate verbal and written presentations to clients.
  • Participate in the interview process for new hires and endorses selections.
  • Provide input, as requested, for the 360-feedback performance review process.
  • Has knowledge of, and works in compliance with the Farm Quality Management System. Implements Farm’s procedures and associated templates for Human Factors and Usability Engineering.
  • Have frequent and direct contact with clients regarding deliverables and general project communications to maintain and improve client goodwill and to ensure client satisfaction.
  • Support business development efforts by leading prospect meetings and sales presentations and authoring proposals.
Here is some of what you’ll need (required)...
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in human factors, usability, engineering psychology, and/or research from an accredited school.
  • 5+ years of 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.
Here are a few of our preferred experiences…
  • Medical device experience.

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