POSITION: Junior Cognitive Systems Engineer
POSITION AVAILABLE: Immediate openings
NUMBER OF POSITIONS: 2-4
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 or College Station, TX 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.
Resilient Cognitive Solutions is growing to support the development of a unique new laboratory for research and development in human-machine ecosystems and experiential learning environments. The creation of this laboratory has generated new career opportunities and immediate openings for Learning Engineers and Learning Experience Designers. If you are excited about the prospect of creating compelling instructional capabilities and curricula that help people simplify decision making in mission-critical and business-critical situations, this is your opportunity to become a member of an elite team of passionate people who can see beyond the obvious to create and build revolutionary solutions for clients.
At RCS, our Cognitive Systems Engineer (CSE) Team builds revolutionary information systems that directly support decision making for the military and private sector. Our projects are executed by creating both the concept and detailed designs for these systems. Our CSE team first analyzes the work domain through cognitive work analysis to reveal functional insights, which then serves as the cornerstone for the project. By focusing on the design of human-machine systems, our CSEs ensure that the systems work for decision makers. Our CSEs also work close with our talented group of software developers, providing specifications of information, visualization, and functionality requirements as guidance for their system development efforts.
KEY WORDS: Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Computing, Cognitive Modeling/Analysis, Graphical User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction/Interfaces, Usability Testing, User Center Design, UI/UX, Experiential Learning, Learning Design
BS, MS, or PhD in Industrial Engineering, Human Computer Interaction, Human Factors Engineering, Psychology, related field, or equivalent experience.
1-3+ 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.
Excellent communication skills (oral, written).
Can work and achieve goals in a group.
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.
Have knowledge of contemporary learning theory and best practices in learning design and engineering for experiential learning.
SUBMIT RESUME TO: firstname.lastname@example.org
WHO IS RCS:
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.
The project we are hiring for may take you to College Station, TX. College Station is an energetic city located in Brazos County Texas, situated in East-Central part of the state. It is home to the main campus of Texas A&M University. Education is king here, followed by information technology, healthcare, and manufacturing. College Station offers their residents an affordable quality of life complete with excellent schools, top-notch healthcare, art in abundance, 55 public parks, and warm weather.
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.
AAP/EEO: 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.
A career with RCS means you will make a difference in the world by helping enterprises escape from decision-making complexity.