KOHL Group Job Opening # KR091007_HFE Web Lab

Arrangement: Full-time and part-time positions; must work onsite in Boise ID

Job Title: Human Factors Engineer; User Experience Engineer; User Experience Designer

Experience Level:  Junior to mid level experience (1 – 5 years) plus advanced psych degree (or equivalent experience)

Location: Boise, ID

Estimated Start Date:   September 17, 2007


Primary Function:  The Human Factors Engineer position provides technical support services and direction for HFE usability awareness, testing, training and documenting usability test operations, as a member of KOHL Group’s User Experience Team.


Primary Responsibilities Include:

-Provide product designers and process engineers with technical information on HFE principles

-Integrate HFE principles into product, process design

-Perform task analysis and customer field studies to generate new:

Web Design concepts

User-interface requirements

-Generate and test for usability regarding:

Web Design prototypes

Support content

-Create a level of usability awareness resulting in design [continuous] process improvements

-Remain current with HFE, cognitive principles curriculum

-Perform training, documentation, development and testing activities

-Work with project-product managers to set usability goals

-Work with client to determine the scope of: tests and programs related to HFE principles

-Design usability studies, focus groups, contextual inquiries, and heuristic evaluations resulting in comparable standard, consistent measures

-Perform data analysis of test results to produce final report

-Report usability test data less than or equal to ten (10) working days after the completion of the usability test, in a “presentation style” format


Education Requirements:

-MS or PhD (or equivalent experience) in cognitive and/or experimental psych and 2 years of related experience


Experience Requirements:

-2 years of experience with web user interface design and usability testing

-Rapid prototyping experience

-Experience designing, developing, conducting, analyzing usability tests

-Experience with compiling technical reports based on test results and presenting findings


Skills Requirements:

-In-depth knowledge of HFE principles relevant to web application user interface design

-In-depth knowledge of website usability evaluation techniques

-Expertise in user-centric:

Website design process

Perception, cognition techniques



-Able to drive new ideas, concepts; work effectively in multi-functional, cultural environment

-Prototyping skills using rapid development methodology

-Ability to gather and analyze data, express ideas effectively

-Can be effective, organized, prepared in changing work environment


If you are qualified and interested, please email your resume in MSWord format to jpgleason@kohlgroup.com at The KOHL Group.  Please include a brief note mapping your skills and experience to the requirements of this job description.  THANK YOU!


Since 1984 The KOHL Group, Inc. has consulted in the technical and business aspects of Information Systems and Technologies.  Our staff includes distinguished industry, business, and technology leaders and IEEE Fellows.  KOHL clients include some of the most prestigious organizations in the world: US and International Service Providers, Equipment Manufacturers, Research Laboratories, New Technology Companies, and Venture Capital Firms.  Our areas of expertise include Human Factors – Usability & User Experience Design; strategic planning; regulatory; technologies and engineering development and assessment; operations and support systems; and network planning, design, and implementation.  KOHL products and services include business and technical consulting; technical and market research; technology creation, development, and assessment; architecture and engineering design; operations and support systems plans and requirements; and research reports, seminars, and training.   Visit our website www.kohlgroup.com.

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The KOHL Group, Inc.
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