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Sr. Human Factors and Usability Engineer

Company: Fresenius Medical Care North America
Location: Lawrence
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

SR. HUMAN FACTORS AND USABILITY ENGINEERINGLOCATIONLawrence, MASALARY RANGE$128,800K- commensurate with experienceCOMPANYNxStage is the world's leading provider of products and services for people with chronic kidney failure.JOB SUMMARYAs a Sr. Human Factors and Usability Engineer at NxStage, you will play a key role in the design, development, use testing, documentation, and launch of NxStage Medical's flagship products. You will take part in Human Factors & Usability Engineering activities for new product development programs and contribute to usability improvements for current products (sustaining activities), collaborating with a diverse team of engineers and working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. NxStage products integrate mechanical, electrical, software, and fluidic elements, and include interactions with both wet and dry disposables components.RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serving as a patient / customer advocate in helping NxStage realize its vision for delivering game-changing products that are safe & effective, easy to use, not prone to use error, and provide user satisfaction; ultimately supporting NxStage's goal of extremely low burden of care.
  • Supporting Product Management and Product Engineering personnel in establishing ergonomic, human factors (HF), and usability-related requirements for new products and product line extensions.
  • Supporting ethnographic research, usability testing, individual interviews, and group interviews.
  • Analyzing quantitative and qualitative data to inform design decisions and risk analyses.
  • Contributing to user interface designs by providing heuristic design guidance, ideas, and feedback to project teams.
  • Supporting documentation review and development, including but not limited to risk analyses, user/environment profiles, task analyses, use specifications and Human Factors Engineering reports to support regulatory filings.
  • Drafting uFMEAs; collaborating with Systems Engineering in identifying intended users and use environments, as well as potential use-related hazards; determine product use cases and identify critical user tasks.
  • Analyzing complaints from on-market products for usability-related issues.
  • Flexibility with a range of product interfaces from software GUIs, hardware/fluid connectors to workstations.
  • Representing the Human Factors/Usability Engineering function on core teams for small to medium sized projects.
  • Collaborating with internal & external parties in planning, structuring, recruiting for, and executing formative and summative usability evaluations.
  • Working knowledge of the implementation of all relevant HF & usability-related standards and guidance documents (ANSI/AAMI/ISO 14971, AAMI/ANSI HE75, ANSI/AAMI/IEC 62366, IEC 60601, etc.)QUALIFICATIONS
    • 5+ years of human factors/usability engineering experience
    • Demonstrated experience with human factors/usability in new product development/design
    • Design Controls experience
    • Complex Medical Device experience a plus
    • Systems Engineering knowledge a plus
    • BS in a relevant Engineering discipline (or equivalent in a technical/scientific field); MS is a plus.

Keywords: Fresenius Medical Care North America, Lawrence , Sr. Human Factors and Usability Engineer, Engineering , Lawrence, Massachusetts

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