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Human Factors Design Engineer II

21000CFT Requisition #

Careers that Change Lives
We value what makes you unique. Be a part of a company that thinks differently to solve problems, make progress, and deliver meaningful innovations.

The Cardiac and Vascular Group brings all of our cardiac and vascular businesses together into one cross-functional, collaborative operating unit to employ the full breadth of our talent, technologies, products, services, and solutions to address the needs of customers and patients across the globe.
Cardiac Rhythm and Heart Failure offers devices and therapies to treat abnormal heart rhythms, as well as cardiac diagnostic and monitoring solutions.

We are looking for a Human Factors Engineer that is passionate about user-centered design and able to design and develop next-generation products by integrating the Voice of the Customer into our future pipeline of cardiac products and therapies.  You’ll work in our multi-disciplinary team to understand product requirements, identify user needs through research, communicate a persuasive vision, create with cross-functional team members, and deliver a world class design solution. 

A Day in the Life
•    Applies human performance principles, methodologies, and technologies to the design of human-machine systems and products.
•    Lead activities for the product lifecycle support including customer needs identification, user profiles, task analysis, user interface design, usability testing, hazard analysis, design verification, design validation, and post-launch outcomes analysis
•    Develops and implements research methodologies to test and evaluate prototypes used in all phases of products development.
•    Designs and executes user research to simulate product use for the purposes of concept selection/refinement, requirements development, use-related risk identification and formal usability validation with intended users.
•    Interfaces with cross-functional engineers and internal partners to create and build system design and ensure optimized human-machine interfaces with its accessories and environment.
•    Identifies and analyzes technological problems or risks, performs theoretical human factors investigations, and develops and implements research and analysis plans.

Must Have: Minimum Requirements 
To be considered for this role, please ensure the minimum requirements are evident on your resume.
•    Bachelor’s degree required with 2+ years of experience or Advanced Degree with 0+ years of experience. 

Nice to Have 
•    Degree in an engineering, scientific, or design discipline 
•    Knowledge of the application various human factors/usability engineering principles and tools in the design, development, and evaluation of hardware and software products brought to market. 
•    Ability to integrate creative skills with innovative problem-solving techniques to develop design concepts. 
•    Experience creating Interactive Graphical prototypes (wireframe) using Visio, Axure and/or Sketch.
•    Experience designing and validating Software Human Computer Interfaces.
•    Experience conducting user research or observational research and usability studies.
•    Strong oral and written technical communication skills. 
•    Embraces change.
•    Ability to work independently with limited guidance and develop comprehensive plans and solutions to complex issues. 
•    Strong negotiation, conflict management, and influence management skills.
•    Have a working knowledge of anatomy and physiology.
•    Knowledge of product development processes based on IEC 62366.
•    Experience integrating human factors engineering into a product development process. 
•    Up to 20% travel.

About Medtronic
Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life.  We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let’s work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients’ lives. Help us shape the future.

Physical Job Requirements

The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)

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