Human Factors Engineer / User Experience Researcher

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Posted: Nov 13, 2018
Role Number: 200011751
Apple is looking for a hardware human factors engineer and/or researcher to apply user-centered design principles to product research, design, and development of hardware products. Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Every single day, people do amazing things at Apple. Do you want to impact billions of users by developing an extraordinary product with a prime focus on accuracy, understandability and performance of the product? You will become part of a hands-on development team that furthers engineering perfection, creativity and innovation. Dynamic, inspiring people and innovative technologies are the norm here. We want you to join our team if you are a resourceful engineer with the desire to research and develop solutions that do not yet exist. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish.

Key Qualifications

  • You are able to work independently and excel in a dynamic, hands-on, cross-functional and creative corporate environment.
  • Ideal candidates will possess an energetic personality with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, attention to detail, patience, and aesthetic sensibility.
  • This position requires strengths in creating thorough design of experiments, utilizing the scientific method, performing statistical analyses, and visualizing information.


Apply Human Factors Engineering (HFE) techniques and principles at all phases of product/technology development. Exercise independent judgement in development of study methodology, data collection efforts, data analysis, conclusions, and design recommendations. Develop user study criteria and detailed methodology for hardware user interface testing for several concurrent projects. Conduct user-centered research and evaluation for design concept models on a diverse user population utilizing experimental data, anthropometric databases, and scientific publications. Conduct statistical and qualitative analysis of data and provide clear and concise feedback to teams in a timely manner. Collaborate cross-functionally with design, engineering, and product development groups. Maintain an active working knowledge of worldwide human factors publications, standards, and both cognitive & physical heuristics.

Education & Experience

Bachelor's degree required, (master's/doctorate preferred) with a concentration or extensive work in human factors, industrial engineering, cognitive engineering, experimental psychology, and/or human-computer interaction.

Additional Requirements

  • Relevant experience in hardware human factors and/or consumer product usability evaluation preferred.