HCI Researcher
GE Corporate - San Ramon, CA

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GE is an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation.

GE Global Research offers the unique opportunity to work with multi-disciplinary research teams that deliver state-of-the-art solutions in the Energy, Healthcare, Aviation, Transportation & Financial industries. As a Human-computer Interaction (HCI) Researcher you will conduct research in intelligent decision support, team behavior & collaboration, & natural user experiences; & will work with engineering & design teams to turn the research into Industrial Internet platform & service innovations.

Essential Responsibilities
In this role, you will:
  • Define and implement research in the connected experience area, and drive impact into the business
  • Publish, and create and protect GE intellectual property
  • Provide intelligence to GE about new trends in UX methods, tools and technology as well as disruptive design concepts and ideas
  • Stay abreast / ahead of new trends in UX methods and technology
  • Help build a world class Industrial Internet research lab
  • Actively participate in professional and academic organizations to bring in top talent, new ideas and to grow GE’s reputation as a design leader and innovator

  • PHD in Computer Science, Human-computer Interaction (HCI), Cognitive Science or related discipline
  • Ability and willingness to work out of an office located in San Ramon, CA
  • Ability and willingness to travel, as required
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals at the Masters level for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

    Additional Eligibility Qualifications
    GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

    Desired Characteristics
  • A research and publication history in knowledge engineering and decision support, CSCW or social networking, natural user interface technologies or related area(s)
  • A broad understanding of the theories and principles in HCI
  • The ability to effectively communicate research results and to work with engineering and design teams to translate into impact
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience working on cross-functional teams in research settings (industrial or academic)
  • Programming and prototyping skills (esp. in native C / C++ code, .NET, JAVA, HTML5 and other web2.0 and open source development frameworks)
  • Proven innovation skills
  • Strong analytics skills
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