Junior Cognitive Systems Engineer

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | Contract

Post Date: 01/04/2017 Job ID: 13999 Industry: UI DESIGNER

Cognitive Systems Engineer - Junior Level
Pittsburgh, PA

Currently have an opening in Pittsburgh, PA for a junior level Cognitive Systems Engineer. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Engineering or Human Factors Engineering and have some knowledge and experience in the area of cognitive engineering and human-computer interaction.

Responsibilities of the Cognitive Systems Engineer

  • Support cognitive work analysis effort to provide critical analytical basis for subsequent design
  • Support design of innovative and useful GUI designs for these complex domains, including creation of storyboards and mockups to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas
  • Support iterative evaluations of system prototypes, and operational evaluations of fielded decision support systems
  • Works as part of a multidisciplinary team, under the supervision of senior and principal cognitive systems engineers

Requirements of the Cognitive Systems Engineer

  • Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering, Human Factors Engineering, related field or equivalent experience; Master's Degree a plus
  • Experience in analyzing, designing, and evaluating decision support systems, information visualizations, and graphical user interfaces
  • Knowledge/training in cognitive engineering and human-computer interaction, and knowledge of state-of-the-art research in these areas
  • Excellent communication skills
  • 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 human-machine interface approaches and to translate them into successful decision-support solutions

Brynne Buchner

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