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Human Factors Researcher, Hardware Design: 24-01552

Mountain View, CA 94039

Posted: 06/21/2024 Job Category: HR, Operations, Recruiting, Sales Job Number: 22350448

Job Description

Primary Skills: UX Research, Human Factor research, Hardware research, Usability studies, Product research,
Contract Type” W2/C2C
Duration: 06+ Months contract with possible extension
Location: #LI-Remote, CA
Pay Range:$49.57 - $54.79 per hour
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JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

As a HF Researcher, you'll have the opportunity to support our research activities in developing
innovative, user-friendly, best-of-breed products. You will play a pivotal role in the consumer electronics product development life cycle. You will partner with the PM leads to create and run an end to end user experience plan consisting of: surveys, 1:1 interviews, usability studies, and large focus groups / roundtables - owning the creation of materials, as well as the analysis and reporting (both quantitative and qualitative). You'll present your findings to the Product Leads to influence the design of the product / experience.
  • Conduct qualitative and quantitative research and task analysis to collect different data to research the interaction of humans and products
  • Apply principles of human capabilities and constraints (e.g., physiology, cognition, perception) and knowledge of the user and their environments to assist in the development and evaluation of effective hardware design for smart home devices
  • Utilize human engineering tools and methods (e.g., physical ergonomics, anthropometry, biomechanics, usability evaluation, statistical techniques and, task/workload analysis)
  • Applies an interdisciplinary, collaborative approach to plan, design, develop and validate human product interaction
  • Inspire change at all stages of product development by delivering exciting oral, written, and visual presentations about your findings
JOB REQUIREMENTS:
  • MS or PhD degree in Human Factors or a related field with an emphasis on Ergonomics and 2+ years of Consumer Hardware research experience as Human Factor Researcher or in a similar type role in industry or academic settings
  • Proficient in applied statistics and experience in one or more programming languages commonly used for data manipulation and computational statistics (e.g., R, Matlab)
  • Technical experience (e.g., ability to translate technical concepts into non-technical terms and vice versa, able to troubleshoot an issue with little guidance and direction)
  • Proven ability to multitask and manage multiple projects —can work independently, prioritizing time between multiple projects and be flexible by adapting to changing schedules and different projects
  • Technical experience (e.g., ability to translate technical concepts into non-technical terms and vice versa, able to troubleshoot an issue with little guidance and direction)
ABOUT AKRAYA
"Akraya is an award-winning IT staffing firm consistently recognized for our commitment to excellence and a positive work environment. Voted the #1 Best Place to Work in Silicon Valley (2023) and a Glassdoor Best Places to Work (2023 & 2022), Akraya prioritizes a culture of inclusivity and fosters a sense of belonging for all team members. We are staffing solutions providers for Fortune 100 companies, and our industry recognitions solidify our leadership position in the IT staffing space. Let us lead you to your dream career, join Akraya today!"

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