Senior Human Factors Engineer

    • Johnson & Johnson
  • Santa Clara, CA
  • Posted 55 days ago | Updated 5 hours ago


On Site
USD 119,500.00 - 191,800.00 per year
Full Time


Human factors and ergonomics
Research and Development
Experience design
Industrial engineering
Design controls
Product management
Medical devices
Health insurance
Health care
ISO 9000
Business analysis
Computer hardware

Job Details


Johnson & Johnson MedTech is recruiting for a Senior Human Factors Engineer, located in Santa Clara, CA.

At Johnson & Johnson MedTech, we're changing the trajectory of health for humanity, using robotics to enhance healthcare providers' abilities and improve patients' diagnoses, treatments, and recovery times. Johnson & Johnson Robotics was established in 2020 with the integration of Auris Health, Verb Surgical, C-SATS, and Ethicon. It comprises three key med-tech platforms: Flexible Robotics (MONARCH ), Surgical Robotics (OTTAVA ), and Digital Solutions. Join our collaborative, rapidly growing teams in the San Francisco Bay Area (Redwood City and Santa Clara), Cincinnati, and Seattle. You'll collaborate on breakthrough medical technologies that unite multiple subject areas to build a connected digital ecosystem that advances medical professionals' skills and improves patient outcomes.


You will join the Human Factors & Experience Design (HFXD) team and help shape OTTAVA , Johnson & Johnson's new surgical robotic system.

As a Senior Human Factors Engineer on the team, you will be responsible for running Human Factors workstreams as the primary individual contributor. You will work in close partnership with cross-functional colleagues to meet program objectives, using your disciplinary expertise and passion for safety and usability to influence key design decisions. You will be encouraged to act with autonomy as a trusted expert, while being able to rely on the support of your team and leadership to support you when needed.

Our collaborative culture heavily emphasizes growth and development and you'll help mentor and develop HF talent on the team, while also receiving mentorship to help you grow in your career.

Does the idea of working in medical robotics excite you? Are you a seasoned professional who is motivated by impacting patients globally with your work? If so, we'd love to hear from you!

  • Lead complex human factors work, using best-in-class methodologies to inform rigorous decision-making
  • Support product submissions and collaborate with regulatory bodies
  • Act as a knowledgable contributor on human factors methodologies
  • Apply knowledge of FDA, ISO, AAMI and other relevant regulations and standards
  • Provide some guidance to Human Factors engineers


  • BS/BA Degree in Human Factors Engineering (HFE), Cognitive Science, Psychology, Industrial Engineering, or equivalent is required.

  • Post-Graduate Degrees (MS, PhD) are a plus and will be considered as part of the applicant's professional experience.

Experience and Skills:

  • Minimum Human Factors engineering experience: Bachelor's plus 5 years, Master's plus 2 years, PhD with no additional years required.
  • Experience in the planning and execution of aspects of the HFE process under the constraints of Design Controls.
  • Hands-on experience partnering with Research & Development, Product Management and Implementation teams to commercialize a safe and effective product.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Human Factors principles
  • Hands-on experience contributing to the development of both software and hardware solutions.
  • Prior experience providing HF input for product submissions and interfacing with regulatory agencies

  • Familiarity with FDA, ISO, AAMI, and other relevant usability regulations and standards.
  • Medical Device, Pharmaceutical, or Aerospace industry experience a strong plus

  • This position is based in Santa Clara, CA and requires Ability up to 10%, international and domestic travel.

The anticipated base pay range for this position is [$119,500] to [$191,800]

The Company maintains highly competitive, performance-based compensation programs. Under current guidelines, this position is eligible for an annual performance bonus in accordance with the terms of the applicable plan. The annual performance bonus is a cash bonus intended to provide an incentive to achieve annual targeted results by rewarding for individual and the corporation's performance over a calendar/ performance year. Bonuses are awarded at the Company's discretion on an individual basis.

Employees may be eligible to participate in Company employee benefit programs such as health insurance, savings plan, pension plan, disability plan, vacation pay, sick time, holiday pay, and work, personal and family time off in accordance with the terms of the applicable plans. Additional information can be found through the link below.

Eligible for benefits to include medical, dental, vision and time off as well as any others as provided for in the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement.

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Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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