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Human Factors Engineer 29848BR

MITRE


Location:
McLean, VA
Date:
02/05/2018
2018-02-052018-03-24
Categories:
  • Engineering
  • Communications
  • Environment, Health, and Safety
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Job Details

Why choose between doing meaningful work and having a fulfilling life?    At MITRE, you can have both. That's because MITRE people are committed to tackling our nation's toughest challengesand we're committed to the long-term well-being of our employees. MITRE is different from most technology companies. We are a not-for-profit corporation chartered to work for the public interest, with no commercial conflicts to influence what we do. The R&D centers we operate for the government create lasting impact in fields as diverse as cybersecurity, healthcare, aviation, defense, and enterprise transformation. We're making a difference every dayworking for a safer, healthier, and more secure nation and world. Our workplace reflects our values. We offer competitive benefits, exceptional professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth. If this sounds like the choice you want to make, then choose MITREand make a difference with us.



MITRE is seeking a Human Factors Engineer. In this role you will conduct user research through interviews and observations, design user interfaces that fulfill user needs and goals for a variety of system types and platforms in our sponsor environments, and evaluate the usability of a wide range of systems.



Key Functions:



Apply user-centered design methods to translate user needs, business objectives, and technology capabilities into exceptional user experiences
Conduct user interviews and observations and elicit requirements
Design, prototype, recommend, and evaluate user interfaces and interactions for a variety of system types on a variety of platforms
Analyze existing systems and propose user experience enhancements
Advise MITRE and the government on emerging technologies to improve collaboration and knowledge sharing in the workplace













Required Qualifications:


 


BS Degree in relevant discipline
Experience with UCD methods including heuristic evaluation and usability testing
Ability to analyze existing systems and propose user experience enhancements
Ability to conduct user interviews and observations and elicit requirements
Knowledge of industry best practices
Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
A team player who knows how to work with diverse stakeholders



Preferred Qualifications:



Ability to influence and promote HFE to stakeholders
Talent for creating intuitive designs ranging from mobile applications to large visualizations for data walls
Knowledge of workflow analysis and/or business process modeling methods
Experience with advanced collaboration tools and technologies