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Experienced Human Factors Engineers/Project Directors
USA + India

Experienced Human Factors Engineers/Project Directors, needed for Offices in San Francisco, Iowa, Baltimore, Boston, and Mumbai India, Some permanent openings, Some Contractor.

Human Factors International is the world's largest independent human factors consultancy company.

Our consultants are dedicated to increasing human productivity and enhancing user experience by improving the usefulness and usability of all types of software and technology. We work on a wide range of systems including desktop software, intranets, web-based commerce and information sites, interactive voice response systems, hand-held devices, mobile and wireless systems. For over twenty years we have provided a range of blue chip, small to medium companies, and governmental clients with a full spectrum of human factors support including interface and interaction design, graphics, expert reviews, usability testing, standards, templates and training.With offices in North America, Europe and Asia, we also lead the way in designs that cross geographical and cultural boundaries.

A skilled human factors professional in both analysis and design, you will also have a good grasp of business and technology drivers. As part of a small HFI team working closely with clients you will:

  • Work with HFI's sales team to secure projects
  • Diagnose clients' and users' needs
  • Identify insightful solutions to interaction issues
  • Conduct usability tests and expert reviews
  • Manage small multidisciplinary teams to successfully complete projects
  • Possibly deliver HFI's corporate training courses

While doing so, you will create:

  • Written proposals for clients
  • Flow charts of task flows or information architectures
  • Wire-frames of designs (in various degrees of completeness)
  • Documentation of designs
  • Usability test protocols and instruments

Because you will interact with multiple people at the client site, and HFI's human factors specialists, graphic artists, and sales staff, effective written and verbal communication with all parties is a required job skill.

The ideal candidate has extensive experience with ergonomic design of interfaces, typically business applications,is familiar with all phases of the software development life cycle, and can insert human factors activities without increasing the timeline. A successful candidate will understand the behavioral science behind good design and hold an advanced degree in ergonomics or psychology (e.g., cognitive, engineering, or human factors).

In your work habits you:

  • Take initiative while staying in sync with your team,
  • Create all work products iteratively,
  • Constantly evaluate progress and change your approach if necessary,
  • Are self-motivated to move forward,
  • Generate multiple alternative solutions to problems,
  • Tailor your communications to those around you,
  • Maintain a sense of humor and a positive outlook.

Please respond with your resume, cover letter, and samples of your work (use your judgment and skill to find something you can show us) to:
Don Langstaff, don@humanfactors.com,(800)242-4480

Requirements: Masters or PhD ...........AND, A Minimum 4 years fulltime hands-on experience designing HCI after the master's degree. This experience should be in a commercial setting.

Received: 04-Oct-04



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