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R&D Engineer_Human Factors in Maplewood, MN at Volt

Date Posted: 1/14/2019

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Job Description

Human Factors Engineer (12-month contract) St. Paul, MN



  • Responsible for directing and coordinating all activities necessary to complete human factors engineering projects. Activities include, but are not limited to:
    • Conducting ethnographic user research to identify user needs
    • Translating user needs to requirements and product design concepts
    • Developing prototypes to explore and validate product design concepts
    • Performing workflow, task and use error analyses
    • Conducting Formative Usability testing
    • Conducting Summative Validation testing 
  • Actively participate on development program teams to ensure sound human factors principles are considered and implemented.
  • Create and communicate project plans, tasks and deliverables and manage time to meet project deadlines.


  • Proven ability to apply knowledge of human factors principles (human performance and limitations – perceptual, cognitive, motor skills, anthropomorphic) and techniques (user research, user-interface design, usability testing) to the design, development, and evaluation of hardware and/or software products.
  • Experience leading Human Factors activities across the product lifecycle, including ethnographic research, user needs identification, workflow and task analysis, requirements development, user interface design, user error analysis, usability and validation testing.
  • A proven ability to work with cross-functional teams and provide technical leadership.   
  • Experience with software and/or hardware user-interface design.  
  • Ability and desire to travel, including internationally.

Education Requirements

  • M.S. degree in Human Factors Engineering, Cognitive Psychology, Anthropology, Human-Computer Interaction or a related discipline.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant Human Factors/Usability engineering experience in hardware-software systems product development.

 Preferred Qualifications and Education:

  • Ph.D. degree in one of the above disciplines.
  • Experience in medical device development.
  • Working knowledge of cardiac electrophysiology.
  • Working knowledge of Human Factors/Usability Engineering regulatory standards.

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer