Provide technical and strategic leadership for the development and performance of eXtended Reality (XR) solutions and associated intellectual properties.
Secure funding for XR work and ensure funded efforts have a strong business case.
Responsible for leading the development of XR solutions by researching human performance optimization constructs, eliciting user needs, establishing user-centered requirements and conceptual designs, and working with DI's XR ISD, XR UI/UX designers, and XR system developers to fully develop the solutions.
Responsible for the implementation of assessment tools to be integrated as competency measures in XR solutions.
Provide direction, guidance, and delegation of tasks to teams on various XR projects; develop project schedules, resource requirements, and timelines, delineate constraints/prerequisites, and maintain team productivity on project goals and objectives.
Manage project risk by identifying, quantifying and monitoring potential threats to XR projects.
Design and execute studies to ensure the usability of XR solutions, analyze data, and provide actionable recommendations to the project team.
Conduct independent research to validate the efficacy (e.g., training effectiveness) of XR solutions, assimilate results, prepare written technical reports, follow-on proposals, and publications.
Communicate project status to key customers in relevant functional and technical areas; ensure customer needs are met through resource allocation, project planning, and execution.
Communicate project status to DI management and other project teams verbally and through various documentation and presentations, including project schedules, proposals, risk mitigation plans, transition plans, and related concerns and issues.
Maintain knowledge pertaining to DI's strategic direction, goals, and objectives and align XR projects appropriately.
Promote DI products and services at various customer locations and functions.
Interview, recommend and train staff as required. May evaluate performance or assist in the evaluation process.
Recommend staffing requirements as necessary.
Physical requirements involve performing general office activities.
Position requires local, overnight, and a minimal amount of extended travel.
Perform or assist with any additional assignments as required.
What You Need:
BS, Masters or Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering, Human Factors Engineering, HCI, or related field.
Minimum 6 years experience in project engineering with a user-centered design focus OR human factors/systems engineering in research and development. It does not require XR experience.
Requires strong project management and networking skills.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
Equal Opportunity Employer
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About Design Interactive Inc.
Who We Are:
Design Interactive Inc. (DI) is a woman-owned small business specializing in human systems integration and committed to developing innovative solutions that accelerate human performance. Beyond human performance research and experimentation, DI's capabilities extend to user experience design, full software development capabilities including immersive, mobile, and web application development, systems engineering and integration, and testing and evaluation. DI solves the most pressing human performance challenges for customers across the DoD, Federal, and commercial markets and is on the cutting edge in areas of: eXtended Reality (XR- including virtual, augmented, and mixed reality) training and operational support, adaptive training solutions, biosignature analytics, and user experience design.
Why Work for Us?
Enjoy the opportunity to be part of an innovative and dynamic team on the cutting edge of emerging technologies and help expand our portfolio of human performance-enhancing solutions.