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Human Factors Engineer at Tephra Inc

Posted in Architecture 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Milpitas, California

Job Description:


Job Title Human Factors EngineerRelevant Experience (in Yrs) 6+ years 

Technical/Functional Skills 


  • Ability to lead usability engineering activities (i.e. establishing usability requirements; creating usability risk analyses, study protocols, and study reports) for a complex, software-controlled electro-mechanical medical device.

  • Ability to collaborate with and across various groups and levels of management within the organization, including other engineering groups, marketing, clinical applications, and regulatory.

  • Good understanding of FDA Quality System Regulation, ISO 13485 (Quality System) requirements, ISO 14971 (Risk Management) requirements, and Medical Device Directives (MDD) requirements, IEC 62304 Medical Device Software – Software Lifecycle Processes, General Principles of Software Validation – FDA Guidance, and IEC 62366 Medical Devices – Application of Usability


Experience Required

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in design or evaluation of user interfaces, Usability engineering, or equivalents.

  • Experienced with all phases of the product development life cycle including feasibility, planning, requirements, design and development, V&V, and design transfer.


Roles & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for: usability specifications, task analyses, usability risk analyses, and UI evaluation plans for products in collaboration with SW/HW engineers, clinicians, and product managers.

  • Strategize, design and execute usability studies at various stages of product development from early prototypes through formative and summative evaluations.

  • Author usability study protocols and reports, moderate studies, and analyze study data.

  • Advise regulatory, Quality, and R&D teams regarding compliance with IEC 62366, FDA Human Factors Engineering Guidance, and HE75 guidance

  • Manage and drive company SOP’s /policies/ procedure for alignment with human factors engineering standards and guidance documents


Generic Managerial Skills

  • Must have strong organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Must have keen time management skills

  • Ability to work in  a team proactively, flexibly in an environment



  • B.S. degree in Human Factors Engineering, or Industrial Design