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Lead Human Factors Engineer

Johnson and Johnson
Santa Clara, California
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Apr 21, 2024

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Johnson & Johnson MedTech is recruiting for a Lead Human Factors Engineer, located in Santa Clara, CA.

At Johnson & Johnson MedTech, we're changing the trajectory of health for humanity, using robotics to enhance healthcare providers' abilities and improve patients' diagnoses, treatments, and recovery times. Johnson & Johnson Robotics was established in 2020 with the integration of Auris Health, Verb Surgical, C-SATS, and Ethicon. It comprises three key med-tech platforms: Flexible Robotics (MONARCH™), Surgical Robotics (OTTAVA™), and Digital Solutions. Join our collaborative, rapidly growing teams in the San Francisco Bay Area (Redwood City and Santa Clara), Cincinnati, and Seattle. You'll collaborate on breakthrough medical technologies that unite multiple subject areas to build a connected digital ecosystem that advances medical professionals' skills and improves patient outcomes.


You will join the Human Factors & Experience Design (HFXD) team and help shape OTTAVA™, Johnson & Johnson's new surgical robotic system.

As a Lead Human Factors Engineer, you will be responsible for running complex HF workstreams as the primary individual contributor along with providing review and leadership across a broad range of HF workstreams. You'll bring experience and creativity that will help our team navigate interesting questions and challenges in the world of medical robotics.

Our collaborative culture heavily emphasizes growth and development, and you'll mentor and develop HF talent on the team to help make everyone better.

Does the idea of working in medical robotics excite you? Are you a seasoned human factors leader who is motivated by impacting patients globally with your work? If so, we'd love to hear from you!

  • Lead complex Human Factors work, using best-in-class methodologies to inform rigorous decision-making
  • Lead product submissions and collaborate with regulatory bodies
  • Act as internal expert and advisor on Human Factors methodologies
  • Ensure alignment with FDA, ISO, AAMI and other relevant regulations and standards
  • Continuously improve our Human Factors process to align it with standard methodologies while also customizing it for the specific realities of our business
  • Mentor and coach Human Factors Engineers
  • BS/BA Degree in Human Factors Engineering (HFE), Usability Engineering, Cognitive Science, Psychology, Anthropology, Industrial Engineering or equivalent is required
  • Post-Graduate Degrees (MS) are a plus and will be considered as part of the applicant's professional experience.
Required Experience & Skills:
  • Minimum Human Factors engineering experience: Bachelor's plus 10 years, Master's plus 8 years, PhD plus 6 years.
  • Use case and requirements validation testing or equivalent experience.
  • Experience in the planning and execution of all aspects of the HFE process under the constraints of Design Controls.
  • Hands-on experience partnering with Research & Development, Product Management, and Implementation teams to commercialize a safe and effective product.
  • Proven experience working with and shaping highly complex systems.
  • Hands-on experience contributing to the development of both software and hardware solutions.
  • Familiarity with ISO and other relevant human factors / usability regulations and standards.
  • Experience / knowledge of HFE input for end-to-end product development.
  • Experience working within an integrated program/product team.
Preferred Experience & Skills:
  • Familiarity with FDA, AAMI, MIL STDs and other relevant human factors / usability regulations and standards.
  • Medical Device product development experience a strong plus.
  • Experience working in a regulated environment.
  • Prior experience leading HF input for product submissions and interfacing with regulatory agencies.
  • This position is based in Santa Clara, CA and requires up to 10% (Domestic/International) travel.

The anticipated base pay range for this position is ($139,500) to ($224,825)

The Company maintains highly competitive, performance-based compensation programs. Under current guidelines, this position is eligible for an annual performance bonus in accordance with the terms of the applicable plan. The annual performance bonus is a cash bonus intended to provide an incentive to achieve annual targeted results by rewarding for individual and the corporation's performance over a calendar/ performance year. Bonuses are awarded at the Company's discretion on an individual basis.

Employees may be eligible to participate in Company employee benefit programs such as health insurance, savings plan, pension plan, disability plan, vacation pay, sick time, holiday pay, and work, personal and family time off in accordance with the terms of the applicable plans. Additional information can be found through the link below.

Eligible for benefits to include medical, dental, vision and time off as well as any others as provided for in the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement.

For additional general information on company benefits, please go to: -

At Johnson & Johnson, we're on a mission to change the trajectory of health for humanity. That starts by creating the world's healthiest workforce. Through cutting-edge programs and policies, we empower the physical, mental, emotional and financial health of our employees and the ones they love. As such, candidates offered employment must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or secure an approved accommodation prior to the commencement of employment to support the well-being of our employees, their families and the communities in which we live and work.

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.

For more information on how we support the whole health of our employees throughout their wellness, career and life journey, please visit .


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