HMI Usability Engineer Job
GM - Warren, MI

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HMI Usability Engineer-ENG0014695

As a member of the Vehicle Systems Research Lab, you will be working as a member of the Human Systems Experience team. You will participate in the development of requirements, innovative HMI subsystem and HMI system level designs, as well as demonstration hardware. You will participate in the team development of future-vehicle HMI systems by via implementation of a rigorous, iterative, human-centered development process of comprised of repeated observation, innovation and test cycles. As an HMI Usability Engineer, your work will be integral to the iterative design process. You will exercise you deep knowledge of Human Factors, Statistics, Cognitive Psychology and Usability Testing/Engineering to evaluate human performance in GM’s future HMI using a variety of test environments. These environments include heuristics/ cognitive walkthroughs, desk-top prototyping and prototyping in a reconfigurable cockpit housed in a driving simulator. You will develop interaction paradigms and methods that allow users to intuitively and pleasurably achieve their goals while using the HMI in a driving context. Since future HMI will be highly multimodal, you will exercise your expertise in development of integrated systems comprised of manual-tactile, touch, speech, visual and gesture interfaces.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the capability to excel at several of the following job elements:

- Mastery in Human Factors Engineering and Cognitive Science/Psychology.
- Acumen in the usability testing and usability engineering, with an emphasis on the automotive domain.
- Mastery of statistical tools and methods.
- Lead human factors testing of mocked-up versions HMI system level prototypes in simulated and real driving conditions.
- Interact with internal customers, vendors and external research organizations to refine understanding of requirements and identify innovation opportunities.
- Contribute to the GM HMI community through internal and external publication.
- Ability to work with and bridge across multiple disciplines, including Engineering, Advanced Technology and Design to make the appropriate system level design trades.
- Facilitate technology transfer via active participation in inter-organizational

Required Qualifications
• Master’s degree in Psychology, Engineering or a Physical Science or equivalent experience
• Proven ability to develop project goals and plans.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Desire and ability to work as a member of a project team to achieve high impact goals, coupled with the initiative necessary to independently execute innovative research projects.
• Demonstrated ability to bust through barriers to execute project plans.
• Multidisciplinary engineering skill set.
• Up to 4 years of work experience deep HMI subsystem and system level domain knowledge
PhD or multiple advanced degrees in Psychology, Engineering or a Physical Science.
• Automotive human factors domain knowledge.
• Experience with use of performance testing in a Driving Simulation Facility.
• Deep HMI subsystem and system level domain knowledge.
• Experience with highly engineered product and technology development, ideally with design and engineering experience.
• Demonstrated performance in a position requiring both high creativity and engineering technical excellence.
• History of success in applying advanced technology to enhance usability of complex systems and to reduce cost.
• Strong evidence of career performance excellence in position of ever increasing levels of responsibility and challenge.
Warren, Michigan
Primary Location: US-MI-Warren
Posting Date : Feb 27, 2013, 4:34:49 PM - Ongoing
Job: Engineering

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