Human Factors Engineer

Cupertino, CA
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Posted: Jul 30, 2019

Weekly Hours: 40

Role Number: 200085373

Apple is looking for a hardware human factors engineer to apply and conduct user-centered design studies to inform product research, design, and development of hardware products

Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Every single day, people do amazing things at Apple. Do you want to impact billions of users by developing an extraordinary product with a prime focus on accuracy, understandability and performance of the product? You will become part of a hands-on development team that furthers engineering perfection, creativity and innovation. Dynamic, inspiring people and innovative technologies are the norm here. We want you to join our team if you are a resourceful engineer with the desire to research and develop solutions that do not yet exist. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish

Key Qualifications

  • Candidates must be able to work independently and excel in a dynamic, hands-on, cross-functional and creative corporate environment
  • Ideal candidates will possess an energetic personality with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, attention to detail, patience, and aesthetic sensibility
  • Strengths in creating and executing thorough design of experiments
  • Ability to work with user study participants and conduct un-biased user studies, while utilizing the scientific method, performing statistical analyses, and visualizing information


You will apply Human Factors Engineering (HFE) techniques and principles to support all phases of product/technology development. Work closely with other Human Factors Specialists and HF Engineers in developing study methodology, executing data collection efforts, and interpreting data to drive actionable outcomes

Develop user study criteria and detailed methodology for hardware user interface testing for several concurrent projects

Conduct user-centered research and evaluation for design concept models on a diverse user population utilizing experimental data, anthropometric databases, and scientific publications

Conduct statistical and qualitative analysis of data. Work with HF Engineers to provide clear and concise feedback to teams in a timely manner. Collaborate cross-functionally with design, engineering, and product development groups

Maintain an active working knowledge of worldwide human factors publications, standards, and both cognitive & physical heuristics

Education & Experience

Bachelor's degree required with a concentration or extensive work in human factors, industrial engineering, cognitive engineering, experimental psychology, and/or human-computer interaction

Additional Requirements

  • Relevant experience conducting user-centered design studies with a focus on hardware human factors and/or consumer product usability evaluation preferred

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