Sr Principal Engineer - Human Factors
Round Lake , Illinois
February 03, 2017

Newly combined with Baxalta, Shire is now the leadingglobal biotechnology company focused on serving people affected by rarediseases and highly specialized conditions. These diseases are oftenmisunderstood, undiagnosed and life-threatening. Our 22,000 employees come towork every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthroughtherapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rarediseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies tolive their lives to the fullest.

At Shire, we are dedicated to expanding, building andsustaining leadership across our key therapeutic areas through our extensiveportfolio of products, innovative pipeline and collaborative approach toworking with diverse partners around the globe. We strive to earn and keep thetrust of our patients, their families and physicians, and all others whosupport and advance their care. Working together, the possibilities for ourpatients, healthcare partners and employees are unprecedented, with significantgrowth potential for our shareholders.

Senior Principal Engineer, Human Factors

Efficiently apply human factors engineering principles tothe design, development, and evaluation of medical products while working oncross-functional teams. Actively plan,schedule, and lead human factors engineering strategy for innovating newmedical products and systems with product stakeholders (e.g., end users,marketing, and engineering).

•With minimal direction, responsible for directing allactivities necessary to complete a major human factors engineering project orseveral small projects.
•Provide human factors support across the productlifecycle, including user needs identification, development of user profiles,usage scenarios & task analyses, analysis of use-related risk, and planningand execution of competitive benchmarking studies.
•Design and execute tests to simulate product use for thepurposes of concept selection/refinement, requirements development, use-relatedrisk identification and formal usability validation with intended users.
•Actively participate on device program teams to ensuresound human factors principles are incorporated in development and that userinterface solutions appropriately address user needs and use-relatedrequirements.
•Create and communicate project plans, tasks anddeliverables and manage time to meet project deadlines. This includes reporting pertinent informationat key milestones through clear, concise oral and written communications.
•In partnership with other R&D team members, developproduct prototypes for evaluation by intended users.
•Provide technical supervision to less experienced humanfactors engineers, and may be responsible for the management of a small workgroup.
•Presents and advises on human factors topics across theorganization and outside the organization.
•Leads efforts to develop processes and procedures thatalign to company initiatives and relevant HFE standards.


B.S. in Human Factors Engineering, or equivalent. Aminimum 15 years of human factors engineering experience. OR
M.S. in Human Factors Engineering, or equivalent. Aminimum 10 years of human factors engineering experience. OR
Ph.D. in Human Factors Engineering, or equivalent. Aminimum 8 years of human factors engineering experience.

•Ability to provide technical leadership for humanfactors engineering projects with substantial complexity and scope.
•Experience in the effective implementation of HFErequirements/standards.
•Ability to draw conclusions and make recommendationsbased on technical inputs from multiple and varied sources.
•Ability to be collaborative and flexible in approach tosolving human factors challenges.
•Understanding of user-centered design, heuristicevaluations, design of experiments, usability testing, and statisticalanalysis.
•Proven communication skills and ability to performwithin a cross-functional team environment.

•Understanding of Quality System Regulations (QSR).
•Understanding of design requirements for development,validation, and verification of medical products.
•Experience with operating in a regulated environment(e.g., FDA) with comprehension of implications for medical device andhealthcare applications.

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A little about us:
At Shire, we help people with rare diseases and specialized conditions live their lives to the fullest.

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