Human Factors Engineer

Job Description

Organization: Siemens Healthineers
Business Unit: Ultrasound
Requisition Number: 245910
Primary Location: United States-Washington-Issaquah
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Mid level
Education Required Level: Bachelor's Degree
Travel Required: 10%

Job Description:

 

Siemens Ultrasound is seeking a Human Factors Engineer to work in a collaborative team to facilitate the design, development, and testing of the digital and physical usability of our ultrasound product portfolio (systems, transducers, accessories, etc.).

 

The HF Engineer will contribute to a wide range of human factors initiatives within the organization. Moreover, this person will work cross functionally and with external vendors to create superior user experiences that result from careful attention to the design of physical systems and user interfaces based on human factors engineering and/or human factors psychology principles and user-centered design processes.

 

We are looking for a Human Factors/ Usability professional that is passionate about delivering safe and effective product to our users. You will apply HF principles and methods for user research, design, and evaluation during all phases of the product development process. Your responsibility includes ensuring designs, methods, and processes comply with guidelines and standards issued by regulatory and standards organizations (e.g., FDA, IEC 62366-1, 60601, ISO 14971). This is an individual contributor role in which you will work on cross-functional teams and be responsible for the human factors activities of several concurrent projects. Interpersonal relationships are important as you collaborate closely with other disciplines across the organization.

 

Join a team of creative, user-focused enthusiasts from a variety of disciplines and help us expand the use of life-saving visualization tools around the world.

 

Requirements

·         Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred in Human Factors Psychology/Engineering, Usability Engineering, Cognitive/Experimental Psychology, or an adjacent field of study with a concentration in human factors/man-machine interface.

·         A minimum of 2 years of experience. Advanced degree may be substituted for experience.

·         Must have awareness of applying human factors standards and guidance to new product development within a regulated industry, preferably the medical device industry for at least Class II devices.

·         Excellent organizational, communication and collaboration skills

 

Ideal Skills

·         Experience with all aspects of human factors practice including: performing heuristic evaluations, developing research plans and test protocols, conducting formative and summative usability testing research, and documentation

·         Support the examination and analysis of use errors in terms of both usability and risk factors for both existing and new products and services

·         Work independently to take design from engineering requirements to detailed user interface (UI) specifications

·         Familiar with FDA’s guidance on Applying Human Factors and Usability Engineering to Medical Devices: https://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/DeviceRegulationandGuidance/HumanFactors/ucm119190.htm

 


 

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