Human Factors Design Engineer
Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States
Apple is looking for a Human Factors engineer/UX researcher to apply user-centered design principles to the design and development of Apple products. This role requires working at the intersection of many disciplines, on a variety of projects and with multiple partners. Curiosity to delve into new domains, the ability to learn from cross- functional, often highly technical partners and quick thinking are key. Ideal candidates are passionate user advocates, with the ability to anticipate, study and observe user interactions. They are technical, able to utilize and customize quantitative log collection, while also intuitively relating to the user and applying their intuition.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, attention to detail, patience, and aesthetic sensibility
- Expertise in creating thorough experimental designs, utilizing scientific methods
- Mixed methods expertise to combine quantitative and qualitative research approaches
- Ability to customize data collection tools, as well as manipulate, analyze and visualize outputs
- Relevant proven experience in human factors and/or consumer product usability evaluation is required.
- Experience with scripting/programming for data manipulation and research applications (e.g., R, Matlab, Python)
- Experience in cognitive engineering (work/task analysis, information processing)
- Expertise with biometric data systems (eye tracking, EEG, GSR) is added advantage
- Expertise with motion capture systems is nice to have.
- Expertise in interview techniques related to product use will help tremendously on job.
- Expertise of survey development and deployment is a bonus skillset.
- Apply Human Factors Engineering (HFE) techniques and principles at all phases of product/technology development - Exercise independent judgment in development of study methodology, data collection efforts, data analysis, conclusions, and design recommendations - Develop user study criteria and detailed methodology for widely varied projects, spanning from formative to evaluative and qualitative to quantitative - Conduct user-centered research and evaluation on a diverse user population utilizing experimental data and scientific publications - Conduct statistical and qualitative analyses 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 and standards
Education & Experience
- Bachelor’s degree required (Master’s or doctorate preferred) with a concentration or extensive work in human factors, industrial engineering, cognitive engineering, human-computer interaction, or experimental psychology.