JOB: St. Jude Medical

11 Jul 2005 - 9:08am
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Elizabeth Bacon

Hi folks,

Despite a job title that's unique to the medical industry, this position is
ideally suited for an Interaction Designer. Please get in touch with me at
work (see address below) if you're interested!


P.S. Although I'm personally moving to Oregon, I'm remaining a full-time
employee with St. Jude. It's a great place to work!


POSITION: Human Factors Design Engineer
COMPANY: St. Jude Medical, CRMD
LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA, USA (Sylmar)

About the Company:
The Human Factors Design team at St. Jude Medical is recognized as having a
central role in defining interactive products that satisfy and delight our
customers. St. Jude Medical is a leader in developing, manufacturing and
distributing medical devices for the global cardiovascular market, and its
Cardiac Rhythm Management Division in Los Angeles develops implantable
device technologies. We are a Fortune 500 company, and for two years running
have been featured in the BusinessWeek50 list of top-performing companies.
We were also recently recognized by Fortune magazine as one of America's
most respected medical companies.

Note: depending on candidate education & experience, the responsibilities &
salary for this position will scale accordingly.

- Create interaction design solutions for lifesaving medical products
- Document, communicate and advocate for design solutions through dialogue
with internal staff, written and verbal presentations, and GUI
- Plan and conduct field research with customers
- Document and communicate research results
- Develop materials and interactive prototypes for usability testing
- Conduct usability tests and apply customer feedback toward improved
- Participate in multiple projects simultaneously across long product

- Excellent conceptual design and detailed design skills
- A minimum of 2 years of work experience designing complex software
- Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Human Factors, Interaction Design,
Human-Computer Interaction, Usability Engineering, Cognitive Psychology, or
equivalent program
- Experience with graphic design software
- Effective methods of collaborating with cross-disciplinary teams to
improve product desirability and usability
- In-depth knowledge of Interaction Design best practices
- Great attention to detail, ability to multi-task, and strong desire to

Desired Skills:
- In-depth knowledge of Human Factors and Cognitive Psychology theory and
- Familiarity with application of Personas and goal-directed design
- Experience working with software development teams in an FDA regulated
- Experience with the cardiac pacing and defibrillation device market
- Experience with web-based prototyping tools

To Apply: Please submit resume and cover letter to Elizabeth Bacon:

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