Human Factors Engineering Position at UserWise, Inc.
As a full time Usability Engineering Consultant at UserWise, you will be helping innovative companies design safe and usable medical devices, ensuring that user experience is incorporated early and often in the design process. You will also consult with established medical device companies to encourage the adoption of human factors best practices. At UserWise, we pride ourselves on being experts and having experience in a variety of products including wearable sensors, surgical devices, diagnostic equipment, drug administration devices, and home-use devices. UserWise is a small company that emphasizes work-life balance and working from home is often an option (client-permitting). We are located at 919 The Alameda, San Jose, California.
Roles and Responsibilities
Meet with clients to learn about new technologies and interpret client needs to consult on usability engineering
Perform task analyses and user research studies for new medical device concepts
Author and update usability risk analyses in collaboration with coworkers and clients
Author formative and summative usability study protocols
Plan and coordinate usability studies, including gathering equipment, designing and preparing study models, and recruiting participants
Moderate formative and summative usability studies and/or take notes.
Data analysis and analysis of usability study video footage to identify root cause of observed use errors
Prepare and/or assist with formal usability study reports
Create usability engineering files and author Human Factors Engineering Submission Reports
Assist with quality system work such as development of usability engineering processes for clients and UserWise.
Oversee the maintenance of a quality system for UserWise
Contribute to user interface designs by providing guidance, ideas, and feedback to clients
Author user-interface requirements documents
Prepare and/or provide human factors engineering trainings and webinars
Author human factors engineering blog posts and articles on behalf of UserWise, Inc.
Offer Quality Engineering consulting and authorship of quality engineering documentation (as an add-on to human factors services)
BS in Mechanical Engineering, Human Factors Engineering, or Biomedical Engineering. MS strongly preferred
At least 2 years of experience in medical device, or similarly regulated industry
Experience working within a quality system, preferably at a fortune 500 medical device or pharmaceutical company
Familiarity with the 2016 FDA Guidance for Human Factors and human factors standards such as IEC 62366
Superior ability to write accurate, clear, and concise protocols, reports, operating procedures, etc. in a timely manner
Ability to analyze and synthesize large quantities of information into usable communications
Ability to interface with customers in a highly professional manner
Excellent verbal communication and presentation skills
Ability to travel domestically (up to 30%)
Job Types: Full-time, Contract
Job Type: Full-time
engineering: 2 years (Required)
United States (Required)
Paid time off
Professional development assistance
This Company Describes Its Culture as:
Detail-oriented -- quality and precision-focused
Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative
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Email your Cover Letter and Resume to HR@UserWiseConsulting.com