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Senior Human Factors Engineer

Belmont, California
Closing date
Oct 17, 2021

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The Human Factors Engineer will join the Safety and Policy Group. You will be responsible for applying human factors engineering methods throughout the design, development, and evaluation process to impact Zoox safety systems.


Apply Human Factors and Ergonomics (HF/E) techniques and principles at all phases of technology and process development, from concept definition through detailed design and testing
Lead aspects of research projects including: meeting with stakeholders, scoping projects, choosing the appropriate methodology(s), apply quantitative and qualitative methods to generate hf/e requirements, create research plans, conduct evaluations, synthesize findings, and write actionable reports
Present results of field observations, research, and usability testing to stakeholders to impact technology development and operations to senior leadership
Collaborate cross-functionally with Product, Operations, Engineering, as well as Design and Software groups, and others as requested
Educate peers on human factors principles, methods, and outcomes and how they apply to Zoox projects


Bachelor's and Master's Degree in human factors, human-computer interaction (HCI), psychology, computer science, statistics, social sciences, anthropology, industrial design, or equivalent
At least 7 years of Human Factors or relevant work experience in an operational domain (e.g. automotive, aviation, healthcare, energy, etc.)
Strong interpersonal and communication skills in written and verbal form
Strong qualitative and quantitative research skills

Bonus Qualifications

PhD in relevant field
Experience appropriately scoping projects for high growth startups
Experience introducing new products to market and/or affecting field operations
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