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Human Factors Specialist
DST Systems, Inc.
Kansas City, MO, USA

At DST we seek individuals pursuing challenging careers in a variety of professional occupational areas, including information systems and technology, customer service/call center operations, finance, accounting, administration, client management, and business analysis/consulting. We encourage our associates to develop original, creative solutions to meet the challenges of our internal operations and our large client base.

DST Systems is looking for a Human Factors Specialist for our Kansas City location. The individual will serve as the lead HF contact for a product area (GUI or Web) and will provide user interface design and usability support to a product team. This position will require mentoring and active participation during product development.


  • Advanced degree in Human Factors, Experimental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, or another HCI related field
  • Coursework or professional development should be demonstrated in the area of user-centered design and human-computer interaction
  • At least 2 years experience leading user interface design efforts for GUI or Web applications is required.
  • Ability to demonstrate highly effective teamwork and collaborative skills


  • Provide user interface design and usability support to product development teams
  • Mentor project teams on user-centered design methods, such as contextual inquiry and usability testing
  • Ensure application of current user interface design standards and product consistency
  • Lead training classes on usability and interface design
  • Travel to client sites or remote development sites (Jefferson City or Boston) as required (not exceeding 25% of time)

DST offers a complete benefits package, which includes paid medical and dental insurance, educational assistance, and more.

Please apply online at www.dstsystems.com/jobs, using job code GAC-HF on line 7 of the application.


Received: 26-Aug-03