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|Job Requisition #:||12779|
|Location:||Sunnyvale - CA - USA
Sylmar - CA - USA
|Our teams produce game-changing ideas and life-changing results. A career at St. Jude Medical puts you on the leading edge of medical technology, working for a company driven by its entrepreneurial culture and its passion for quality. Isn't this the kind of change you would like in your life? We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We currently have this position open at our Cardiac Rhythm Management business unit, located in Sunnyvale, CA:|
| Principal Human Factors Engineer
Join a dynamic Human Factors Engineering (HFE) team involved in the development of innovative cardiac rhythm management systems that save and improve lives. Work on a diverse array of products used by medical professionals and patients in hospitals and clinics, at home, on the Web, and on mobile devices.
As the department’s HFE subject matter expert, the Principal HFE will:
• Act as HFE lead on one or more cross-functional teams. Apply independent judgment and advanced usability improvement principles and evaluation methods to identify, prioritize and develop new products and features, and to find solutions to complex product design problems. Applying theoretical principles and analytic and heuristic techniques, will define appropriately scaled usability plans and protocols, lead usability testing, develop interaction and graphical user interface designs, and generate associated reports and usability requirements. Oversee internal and external resources engaged in HFE activities. Ensure compliance with all applicable U.S. and international usability standards and regulations.
• Act as HFE consultant and mentor for varied stakeholders within the company. Remain abreast of developments in human factors knowledge and techniques, and apply them to department practices.
• Develop HFE processes and identify process initiatives that support continuous improvement to ensure that HFE activities remain effective and cost efficient, and conform to best business practices.
Education: A Bachelor’s degree in human factors, psychology, human-computer interaction (HCI) engineering, or a related field is required. An advanced credential in one of these fields is preferred.
Experience: Typically, a minimum of ten years of progressively more responsible work experience with the design of software for complex and critical applications.
In-depth knowledge of human factors, as well as cognitive psychology theory and application. Documented record of delivering user-centered design solutions for complex systems and diverse users. Familiarity with the software development process and software technology.
Expertise in identifying and mitigating risks associated with usability and use errors.
Proven track record of delivering superior work and, without appreciable management oversight, handling multiple assignments and setting priorities appropriately. Must function well in a team environment, adapting to time and resource constraints in a highly regulated environment.
Previous experience working with U.S. and international medical regulations and standards strongly preferred
Experience/familiarity with cardiac pacing and defibrillation or closely related field a plus.
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