Cognitive Systems Engineer

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | Direct Hire

Post Date: 01/04/2017 Job ID: 14000 Industry: UI DESIGNER

Cognitive Systems Engineer
Pittsburgh, PA

We have an opening in Pittsburgh, PA for a Cognitive Systems Engineer. Interested candidate should have a BS, MS or PhD in Human Factors Engineering related area and 3-7 years of experience analyzing, designing, and evaluating decision support systems.

Essential Job Functions of the Cognitive Systems Engineer

  • Perform cognitive task analysis (CTA) effort to provide critical analytical basis for subsequent design
  • Create and prototype innovative and useful GUI designs for these complex domains
  • Perform iterative evaluations of system prototypes, and operational evaluations of fielded decision support systems
  • Analyze advanced visualizations for the underlying decision support being provided
  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team, under the supervision of senior and principal cognitive systems engineers
  • Communicate directly with customers and subject matter experts

Requirements and Skills of the Cognitive Systems Engineer

  • BS, MS, or PhD in Industrial Engineering (Human Factors), Human Factors Engineering, related field or equivalent experience
  • 3-7 years experience analyzing, designing, and evaluating Decision Support Systems
  • Knowledge/training in Cognitive Engineering and human-machine interfaces (HMI)
  • Knowledge of state-of-the-art research in these areas
  • Publications in these areas highly desirable
  • Excellent analytic, problem definition and problem solving skills including:
    • Ability to analyze a problem domain and to distill core decision-making processes and challenges; often from rich, semi-articulated problem domains
    • Ability to identify and adapt applicable technologies found in academic and industrial research
    • Ability to create/invent innovative HMI approaches and to design them into successful decision-support solutions
  • Excellent communication skills

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