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Senior Software Engineer - User Experience (UX/UI)

Company: Charles River Analytics
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

Charles River Analytics creates solutions and technology to tackle the world's most challenging problems. Our team of technological entrepreneurs works together to push at the forefront of enhanced AI, robotics, smart sensing, and human-centered computing. The resulting research and development help to continuously advance government programs and discover new possibilities in the commercial marketplace. We are a 100% employee-owned company, encouraging participation, innovation, and responsibility from our entire staff. At Charles River, we take great pride in our success at attracting and retaining the most talented and creative problem-solvers in our field. Are you interested in being an Employee Owner at one of Boston's Best Places to Work? If this sounds like you, then we'd love to hear from you!
Charles River Analytics has an exciting opportunity for a passionate researcher with experience in Human-Systems Integration, Human Factors, or Human-Computer Interaction to develop new tools and interfaces that help users partner with technology in challenging work environments.In this role, you will lead and grow teams of researchers, designers, and engineers to research and understand work domains and user-support requirements, develop new interface concepts, and demonstrate and evaluate interactive prototypes. You will define and direct technical work, building and maintaining strong relationships with customers, sponsors, and partners. You will also provide Human Systems subject matter expertise and will collaborate with staff across disciplines to conceive and pursue research opportunities in new and exciting technical areas and domains.
How you will make a difference:

  • Help develop and execute a research agenda in areas of Human-Systems Integration and Human-Autonomy Teaming
  • Study, model, and understand diverse customer needs in complex systems
  • Develop work-support solutions that build on principles of human perception, cognition, and decision making
  • Coordinate and oversee the work of other researchers, designers, and software engineers to implement and evaluate solution concepts as part of a user-centered design process
  • Lead technical discussions with customers and collaborators
  • Lead and contribute to proposals, technical reports, and research publications
  • Present work at briefings and conferences Areas to be Explored:
    • Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Multimodal Interfaces
    • Human-Autonomy Teaming
    • Human-Robot Interaction
    • Adaptive and Intelligent Training
    • Decision-Support Systems
      What do you need?
      • PhD or Masters degree in Human Factors, Cognitive Systems Engineering, Interaction Design, or Cognitive Science (or a related field)
      • Proven record of capturing and leading research and development contracts or grants as a Principal Investigator, Technical Lead, or Chief Engineer, or Program Manager
      • Strong written and verbal skills and prior experience in proposal writing, customer interaction, and presentation at technical conferences
      • U.S. Citizenship
        What does our Ideal Candidate have?
        • 10+ years of hands-on experience analyzing work environments and conceiving, demonstrating, and evaluating user interfaces
        • Domain experience in areas related to autonomous systems, intelligence analysis, or tactical aviation
        • Experience working with DARPA, AFRL, ONR, ARL and/or IARPA or any other related government organizations
        • Military Service or DoD work experience
        • Technical or peer-reviewed publications in any of the above fields
        • Strong design aesthetic and functional reasoning skills with superior attention to detail
        • Knowledge and experience with state-of-the art machine learning algorithms and autonomy systems
          Why CRA? Charles River Analytics is a 100% employee-owned company that thrives on collaboration and values each employee-owner. We offer employee ownership, competitive compensation plus bonus and profit-sharing, with an attractive benefits package including 100% employer-paid medical and dental insurance, as well as vision, life, and disability insurance, paid maternity/paternity leave, tuition reimbursement, monthly gym allowance, free parking, generous paid time off, and a casual environment. We offer tremendous flexibility and value work-life balance. We are also accessible by public transportation.

Keywords: Charles River Analytics, Cambridge , Senior Software Engineer - User Experience (UX/UI), IT / Software / Systems , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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