• Psychology Researcher

    Job Locations US-CA-Torrance
    Job ID
    2018-2316
    Category
    Other
  • Overview

    Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Goken America is an Engineering Services and Product Development company founded in 2004. At Goken America we strive to expand and deliver upon our company motto of “Creating Something Different”. We are continually striving to strengthen our organization, and are always seeking talented individuals who have a strong desire to work in an environment where they can make a difference.

     

    Our “Vision” is to empower our associates to affect change wherever change is needed. Our “Mission” is that in building trust we foster greatness is our people, excellence in our clients and impact in our communities.

     

    Goken America provides an excellent benefits package, one month of paid time off per year and a very competitive compensation plan. In addition, when applicable, we will also provide relocation assistance, temporary housing, visa support and other fringe benefits.

    Responsibilities

    Research new experiences and related market trends in area of Human Machine Interface (HMI) and User Experience (UX). Perform assigned activities relevant to departmental and organizational needs.

     

    Key Areas of Responsibility

    • Understand human psychology and use expertise in creating new experiences for our customers.
    • Coordinate with suppliers or with internal associates to create low and high-fidelity prototypes for user studies.
    • Performs analysis of behavioral and subjective user data. Create necessary reports and at times present to other team members, associates, and executives.
    • Recommends changes to improve the overall usability of the design or process; produces products and services that minimize complexity of use.
    • Coordinates with suppliers to ensure required documents such as confidentiality agreements and Statements of Work are created and maintained, and provide expertise as needed.
    • Apply expertise and knowledge to projects, finding innovative and new experiences for the customer.
    • Ability to work independently and with diverse research, design, and development teams.
    • Work assignments are performed within defined latitude for independent judgment, problem solving and decision making as well as defined parameters for accuracy, quality, efficiency and compliance with time schedules and applicable policies, procedures and regulations.

    Qualifications

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Human Factors, Cognitive Science or a related area of study
    • 1-4 years of related work experience in Auto, Mobile or application development
      • Area of Specialty: Psychology and understanding of Human Machine Interface

    Required Skills:

    • Competent investigative, analytical and prioritization skills
    • Ability to learn new skills and adapt quickly
    • Experience with planning and leading projects
    • Excellent at multitasking
    • Ability to think outside of the box
    • Ability to work individually or with a team depending on the project
    • Experience with Microsoft Office suite
    • Self-motivated

     

    Preferred Skills:

    • Knowledge of fundamental Human Factors concepts and terminology
    • Knowledge of fundamental engineering concepts and terminology, the units of measurement and their interrelationship common to all branches of engineering
    • Experience with prototyping
    • Experience with Photoshop or similar software
    • Experience with a driving simulator

     

    Goken America is an equal opportunity employer.  All applicants are considered without regard to race, color, ethnic or national origin, religion, age, sex, disability, citizenship or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

     

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