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Human Factors Design Engineer II at Medtronic

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: North Haven, Connecticut





Job Description:

HUMAN FACTORS DESIGN ENGINEER II

Careers that Change Lives

Help streamline and speed our time to market and build quality in at every step. You will be a member of the new product development team that supports the design and development of innovative, new products within Surgical Innovations business. You can apply advanced technical concepts to complex problems from concept generation through early phase development.

Impact patient outcomes. Come for a job, stay for a career.

A Day in the Life


The Human Factors Design Engineer II is primarily responsible for user-centered research activities related to product design. This position will work under direction of senior personnel to support product development teams by providing research and design inputs related to human capabilities and product interactions, creating and structuring product evaluations as well as conducting usability assessments to inform design, and contributing to the verification and the validation of medical devices. Additional responsibilities may include development of product requirements, participation in risk analysis related to product use and evaluation of potential use errors.

Responsibilities Include:


  • Support product development with research, use studies and evaluations to support identification of user needs, potential use errors, requirements, and design optimization

  • Work with cross-functional teams to develop physical and software user interfaces and assure risks related to product use are appropriately mitigated

  • Design usability evaluations, analyze data and report results, make recommendations for improvements based on Human Factors guidelines and best practices

  • Some travel may be required

  • Strong written and verbal communication

  • Ability to work with multi-functional development teams

  • Attention to detail, thoroughness

  • Ability to complete work with oversight from more senior personnel

Must Have: Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Factors, Biomedical Engineering, Systems Engineering, or related research-based discipline, and 2-5 years of experience

Nice to Have

  • Master's degree with 1-3 years of experience

  • Knowledge of general user-centered design methods and product development life cycle

  • Experience with workflow or task analysis, scenario development and documentation

  • Demonstrated experience conducting user facing research with facilitation and/or observational techniques using a variety of methods (e.g., usability testing, cognitive walkthrough, contextual inquiry) and mediums (e.g. physical models, computer simulations, high-fidelity prototypes, etc.)

  • Experience in the operating room and surgical environment

  • Familiarity with existing IEC Usability standards, AAMI Human Factors standards and/or FDA Human Factors Guidance preferred

  • Experience with early design prototyping methods (e.g., wireframing, paper mockups, PowerPoint mockups)

About Medtronic

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let's work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients' lives. Help us shape the future.

Physical Job Requirements

The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)