For one of our clients in the pharma industry we’re looking for a freelance Human Factor Engineer: Project description:
Airology is a digital behavior change intervention (DBCI) software product intended for patients diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Airology is intended to support sustained adoption of clinically recommended symptom self-management behaviors leading to a reduction in breathlessness.
Background to the assignment: Airology will be the first medical software product developed by BI X as the legal manufacturer and therefore needs experts in the field of medical device development. One key function within the team will be a Usability/Human Factors Engineer. As it does not have suitable resources and expertise for this internally, the contractor holds a unique position and provides significantly different services than the internal staff.
Description of services: The project team works in agile, blending scrum and kanban, in sprints of 2 weeks, with the following ceremonies in addition to ad-hoc meetings:
Daily standup, 15 mins from Tuesday to Thursday, at 10:30am (CET)
During the daily standup, all team members provide an update on the tasks they have worked on the previous day. After that, the contractor works iteratively on their tasks.
Biweekly Sprint Review, Friday afternoon, 60 mins, with all stakeholders. During the sprint review, the team presents to the stakeholders an overview of the work done during the sprint, and answers their questions. After that, the contractor works iteratively on his tasks.
Sprint Retrospective, Thursday afternoon, 1 hour, All team members discuss how the previous sprint went, what challenges occurred and actions for the next sprint are defined. The contractor will also provide their input in the discussion. After that, the contractor works iteratively on their tasks.
Biweekly Sprint Planning, Monday morning 1 hours. The Project Manager and the Development Team define what will be the tasks for the next sprint, based on the availability, priorities and users feedback. After that, the contractor works iteratively on their tasks.
The contractor is asked to:
Oversee and revise the usability engineering plan and usability engineering file, incl. use specifications, critical task analysis,
Activities related to Formative and Summative evaluations
study planning based on research question, defined requirements and therapeutic area (details will be accessible for the freelancer)
Defines target participants for studies
Writes characteristics and demographics for recruitment of patients
Define critical task to be tested in Human Factors Engineering studies (HFE)
Individually prepares prototype for testing
Analyze the synthesized study data to be compared to success metrics (provided by BI)
Synthesis to be documented and presented to BI
Presents work for review to create final draft for handover
Translates findings and necessary changes according to the Risk Evaluation to Product Requirements
Writes Instructions for Use / User guidance based on experience and external requirements to be approved by BI
Consults the UX design and frontend development team regarding usability
Write HFE/UE Summary Report
Create a draft of the summary report based on the collected data
Present and handover the draft for review to BI
Create a final draft, based on feedback, and hand it over to BI
Project start: ASAP Project location: Ingelheim am Rhein (for meetings and workshops) Project duration: 5+ Months Project language: English