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Senior Human Factors Engineer

Johnson and Johnson
Cincinnati, Ohio
Closing date
May 28, 2023

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Johnson and Johnson's MedTech Industrial Design and Human Factors (IDHF) team is recruiting for a Senior Human Factors Engineer, located in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Our global Design and Human Factors team focuses specifically on advancing the needs of the MedTech Industry by placing users at the center of our design process. We design solutions that span the full episode of care and balance the needs of various users, surgeons, hospital staff, patients and caregivers. Our team is comprised of Human Factors Engineers, Industrial Designers, UX/Interaction Designers, Information Designers and Design Strategists in over seven locations around the world. Our IDHF team leads contextual research to discover unmet user needs, create usability specifications, requirements, and iteratively test with stakeholders throughout a robust usability engineering process.

We are seeking a multi-faceted, exceptionally talented, user-centered human factors engineer who is passionate about improving the quality of people's lives through compelling design experiences.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Lead the generation of the usability engineering file documentation, task analyses, usability risk analyses, usability testing protocols/reports throughout the product development process from formative testing of early prototypes through usability validation of final designs.
  • Interact closely with multiple product development groups in a variety of platforms & business units across J&J MedTech, including but not limited to Ethicon Handheld, Digital Solutions & Johnson & Johnson's new surgical robotic system, Ottava.
  • Support user research and insights discovery through design thinking, planning, coordination, observation, data collection, analysis, documentation, and collaboration with cross-functional teams.
  • Manage internal & external associates, workplans, and partner with business leaders/stakeholders to ensure success.
  • Bachelor's degree in Human Factors Engineering (HFE), Usability Engineering, Cognitive Science, Anthropology, or equivalent is required.
Experience and Skills:

  • Minimum of 4 years human factors/usability engineering experience/use case validation testing or equivalent experience in product development and customer interactions is required. Post-Graduate Degrees (MS, PhD) are a plus and will be considered as part of the applicant's professional experience.
  • Experience in the planning and execution of all aspects of the human factors engineering process including ethnographic research, formative and summative studies, documentation for design control and risk management.
  • Familiarity with FDA, ISO, AAMI, and other relevant usability regulations and standards is required.
  • Strong knowledge of human factors principles; working knowledge of task and use-related risk analysis methods. Knowledge of user interface and user experience principles for hardware and software; workload, human perception and cognition. Basic knowledge of anthropometrics, biomechanics, and physiology.
  • Experience consolidating user feedback into concise, meaningful design insights and actionable recommendations.
  • Experience performing root cause analysis for use-related problems.
  • Experience partnering with R&D, Marketing and Development teams to define and act as a guardian in upholding the best usability practices.
  • Medical Device product development or experience.
  • Clinical experience and/or professional experience/degrees in software development and/or GUI development.
  • Must be able to commute into the Cincinnati, Ohio office at least three days per week.
  • Ability to travel up to 20%, domestic and international is required.

Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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