Human Factors Engineer
Come join Intel's premier research group!
From conducting research to envision future computing experiences, to designing and evaluating new forms of HCI and building fundamental technologies to enable these new experiences with computing, the Interaction & Experience Research group's mission is to reinvent how people will all experience computing; within this group is the Experience Technology Lab (XTL).
As a Human Factors Engineer within the XTL team, you would work as part of the design team leading user interactive evaluation efforts. You would be responsible for applying Human Factors Engineering (HFE) techniques and principles at all phases of product/technology development including:
The ideal candidate should exhibit behavioral traits that indicate:
- End-user profiling & application of market research requirements
- Gathering & definition product concept formation and qualification
- Interactive user interface design, simulation and evaluation
- Usability planning, delivery, tracking and closure for hardware, software and web projects
- Formal evaluation and experimental methods for field and lab (design, collection, analysis, delivery)
- Partnering effectively with other HFE groups and labs
- Interacting closely with the Ease of Use community at Intel
- High self-motivation
- Ability to prioritize and focus on critical tasks
- Independent but can also take direction & input very well
- Creative problem solver
- Sense of humor and a passion for the work
- Excellent verbal and written communications abilities augmented with strong presentation skills
- A consensus builder who can flexibly articulate the value of user-centered design in a fast-moving, highly competitive environment
You must possess the below minimum qualifications to be initially considered for this position. Preferred qualifications are in addition to the minimum requirements and are considered a plus factor in identifying top candidates. Experience listed below would be obtained through relevant previous job and/or research experiences.
- Must have a Master's degree in Human Factors, Psychology, HCI or related discipline
- Minimum 1 year of experience conducting subjective assessments with human participants
- Minimum 2 year of experience in at least 2 of the following:
- Research Methods
- Experimental Design
- Psychophysics and related research methods
- Parametric Statistical analysis
- 3+ years of experience in the above skill sets
Feb 7, 2013
Apr 9, 2013
Intel Labs is the company's world-class, industry leading research organization, responsible for driving Intel's technology pipeline and creating new opportunities. The mission of Intel Labs is to deliver breakthrough technologies to fuel Intel's growth. This includes identifying and exploring compelling new technologies and high risk opportunities ahead of business unit investment and demonstrating first-to-market technologies and innovative new usages for computing technology. Intel Labs engages the leading thinkers in academia and industry in addition to partnering closely with Intel business units.
Get in on the ground floor in metrics development and perceptual research. Measuring and mapping aspects of a user experience to measurable parameters of a technology, platform or product is critical to defining success. The ability for us to translate the user experience into mathematical models that then lead to measurement methods, metrics, standards and benchmarks is critical to ensuring a great user experience and deployment of Intel technology, platforms and products to our consumers.
The Interactions and Experience Research (IXR) group in Intel Labs is seeking a motivated employee to work in the Experience Metrics and Quality Evaluations (XMQE) a sub group of the Experience Technology Lab (XTL) to drive forward user experience research and metric development.
Activities will include:
1. Develop research methods and execute subjective assessment studies to gain data around user expectations and ratings of experiences.
2. Think outside the box on applications of this data and statistical analysis to determine models that can be deployed to impact measurement and benchmarking.
3. Drive and understand usage models for Intel Products. .
6. Able to make decisions on experimental design based on technical limitations as well as answers the research question (i.e. threshold versus competitive).
Come experience working with a team of talented researchers investigating and solving today's user experience issues and learn how to impact technology, product and platform measurement and design.
We will accept applications/resumes until 60 days after posting date or earlier at Intel's discretion
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