POSITION: Associate Cognitive Systems Engineer
POSITION AVAILABLE: Immediate openings
NUMBER OF POSITIONS: 1-3
LEADER: William Elm
SALARY RANGE: Competitive and commensurate with experience
LOCATION: Work will be performed remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Relocation to Pittsburgh, PA possible in the future, contingent on evolving customer requirements and company policies a plus.
CITIZENSHIP: Due to nature of the work performed within our facility, U.S. Citizenship is Required.
At RCS, we simplify complex decision environments.
We operate at the cutting edge of the human – machine interface. Big data can mean data overload and complexity. Our team simplifies decision making in complex, high stakes environments. Overloaded analysts require powerful, robust decision support environments to solve critical, time-pressured situations. We are masters at enabling advanced decisions.
We seek talented people with engineering and / or psychology degree programs with an interest in the rapidly growing field of cognitive systems engineering. Our team includes engineers, data scientists, cognitive psychologists, software developers, human-factors specialists, and visual designers.
We work in a team-based organization that brings these disciplines together. In addition, we use our codified 35 years of decision support science to cut through complexity in the most challenging environments. We thrive in complex environments!
KEY WORDS: Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Computing, Cognitive Design, Cognitive Modeling/Analysis, Cognitive Psychology, Graphical User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction/Interfaces, Human Factors Design, Task Analysis, Usability Testing, User Center Design, UI Design, UX Design.
BS, MS, or PhD in Industrial Engineering, Human Computer Interaction, Human Factors Engineering, related field, or equivalent experience.
0-3 years of experience analyzing, designing, and evaluating Decision Support Systems.
Substantial knowledge /training in Cognitive Engineering and human-machine interfaces (HMI):
- Knowledge of state-of-the-art research in these areas.
- Publications in these areas highly desirable.
Strong technical, problem solving and writing skills.
Excellent analytic, problem definition, and problem-solving skills, including:
- analyzing a problem domain and to distilling core decision-making processes and challenges; often from rich, semi-articulated problem domains.
- identifying and adapting applicable technologies found in academic and industrial research.
- creating/inventing innovative human-machine interface approaches and to translate them into successful decision-support solutions.
Perform cognitive task analysis efforts to provide critical analytical basis for subsequent design.
Create and prototyping innovative and useful GUI designs for these complex domains.
Perform iterative evaluations of system prototypes and operational evaluations of fielded decision support systems.
Analyze advanced visualizations for the underlying decision support being provided.
Work as part of a multidisciplinary team, under the supervision of Senior and Principal Cognitive Systems Engineers.
Communicate directly with customers and subject matter experts.
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ABOUT: RCS is focused on helping executives and analysts make smarter, faster decisions within high-stakes, fast-paced environments. We do this by combining two forms of intelligence that do not easily mesh: Human Intelligence and Computer Intelligence. We work with best-in-class organizations from around the world and across multiple industries including defense, finance, healthcare, and energy.
LOCATION: RCS is in Pittsburgh, PA, near major universities (Carnegie Mellon and The University of Pittsburgh) and minutes away from a thriving city center. We have easy access to some of the best entertainment and sports venues in the country and Pittsburgh is ranked as one of the most livable and affordable cities. Once a thriving steel town, Pittsburgh is now known as an incubator of technology and medical innovation.
PEOPLE: Our people are passionate about changing the world! They know that their innovative solutions can save a person’s life, increase security, protect property, and better our communities. They help our clients improve their work-life by enabling them to make better, faster decisions.
CULTURE: We offer a culture that produces experts in an atmosphere where fun and hard work go together! We provide the fertile ground and freedom for personal and professional growth. We also believe in harnessing the power of group innovation and perspective. We encourage collaboration to help expand ideas and learning.
LEADERSHIP: RCS is a veteran-owned consultancy under the senior leadership of William Elm, a CSE Fellow and pioneer in the field. Our leadership team encourages excellence through clear expectations while providing the freedom for innovation. We challenge the status quo and develop our people and trade with passion. This is why we all are leaders that can and do IMPROVE THE WORLD!
OTHER DUTIES: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: RCS is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.