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Usability Specialist
Pitney Bowes
Shelton, CT, USA

See your product designs being used in the marketplace. Work with a diverse and talented group of product designers. Meet challenges of designing user experiences for complex products. If these align with your vision of a career and you are passionate about creating the best design solutions for users and customers, consider a future in the Product Design and Usability Center at Pitney Bowes where you can grow your skills and help other grow theirs. The Center's Human Factors Group is seeking a mid to senior level usability specialist who meets the following requirements.

  • Advanced degree or equivalent training in human factors related curriculum in industrial engineering, computer science, psychology, or a similar field.
  • Minimum five years' full-time experience working with product development teams to apply user-centered product design and testing techniques to user needs definition, problem analysis, usability evaluations, design of embedded/web/windows user interfaces, and design of hardware touch points.
  • Have made strategic and tactical design recommendations based on usability findings and standard design practices.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Able to establish and maintain good working relationships with partner organizations.
  • Project-management skills. Can effectively utilize internal and external resources and multitask between projects while adhering to project deadlines.

Experience with embedded software systems and familiarity with anthropometric/ergonomic design issues are a plus.

The Product Design and Usability Center consists of Human Factors, Graphic Design, and Industrial Design. Its mission is to use the science of usability and the art of design to deliver compelling product solutions and user experiences. The Center has high visibility in the company reporting directly to the company's Chief Technology Officer. Human Factors supports the entire line of Global Mailing Solutions which include embedded software systems, PC based systems, and E-commerce products. Equipment spans a range from home/small office machines to high volume machines for preparing and processing many types of mail. You can learn more at www.pb.com.

In this position you will have a hands-on role on projects with direct responsibility for design and research contributions. You will also have the opportunity to be a team leader for selected projects. You will collaborate with Industrial and Graphic Designers and will work closely with Software Developers, Engineers, and Marketing to develop state-of-the-art solutions toward "making a difference" that successfully differentiates Pitney Bowes products from their competitors.

U.S. citizenship is required. Location is Shelton, CT, 2 hours from New York City and 3 hours from Boston. Send resume to Stan Caplan, recruiting@netacc.net.

Received: 31-Jan-06