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Jobs at Brainlab

Founded in Munich, Germany in 1989, Brainlab develops, manufactures and markets software-driven medical technology, enabling access to improved, more efficient, less-invasive patient treatments. Our key to success is our creative, talented and hard-working team, which consists of 1500 dedicated and inspiring individuals in 20 offices worldwide. To succeed in reaching our targets, we are seeking committed colleagues who can stand behind our core values of inspiration, simplicity and integrity:

Usability Engineer

  • Munich, Germany
  • Full-time
  • Department: Usability & Design


The Usability & Design department is responsible for usability engineering, user experience design, industrial and user interface design as well as frontend engineering of all Brainlab products.

As Usability Engineer you will guide our software and hardware products throughout the complete product life cycle to ensure safety regarding use error and high quality user experience.

Acting as a consultant and flexible team member for our product teams you will support implementation of various usability evaluations from reviews to full blown, standard conform usability tests. You will help translate product requirements into concepts and designs for user interfaces. Additionally, as usability engineer you will be responsible for use related risk management within your projects. You will join a team of Usability Engineers and work together with User Experience- and Product Designers within our Usability & Design department.

As Usability Engineer your responsibilities include:

  • Usability evaluation and use related risk management
  • Conduct of the whole bandwidth of usability methodology
  • Guidance and support of product development teams regarding all usability activities
  • User research and user requirements engineering
  • Translation of product requirements into product concepts, in collaboration with our user experience designers
  • Support in establishing usability engineering within a product development process as required by related national and international norms and standards (e.g. IEC 62366)
  • Communication of usability topics and advocacy of user needs to various stakeholders
  • Synchronize with other Usability Engineers on multiple ongoing projects in parallel


  • University degree, ideally in Human Factors Engineering, Human Computer Interaction, Psychology or Interaction Design or with related specialization
  • At least 1-2 years experience in usability engineering or solid knowledge about usability engineering
  • Strongly developed communication and mediation skills
  • Quick grasp of various projects, products and contexts
  • High self-sufficiency and multi-project juggling ability
  • Willingness to integrate in changing multidisciplinary teams
  • Proficient in English and German

Additional preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with usability standards for medical devices (e.g. IEC 62366)
  • Experience with risk management
  • Experience with wireframing


  • A mutually-supportive, international team
  • Meaningful work with a lasting impact on medical technology
  • 30 vacation days, plus December 24th and January 1st 
  • Flexible working hours
  • Parking garage and safe underground bike storage
  • Award-winning subsidized company restaurant and in-house cafes
  • Variety-rich fitness program in our ultra-modern 360m2 company gym
  • Regular after work, team, and company events
  • Comprehensive training and continuing education opportunities

A position at Brainlab means that you’ll be part of a professional business environment working together with an excellent international team. You will be a valued member of a team of likeminded individuals. You’ll be assessed fairly and given great opportunities based on your performance.

Ready to apply? We look forward to receiving your online application including your first available start date and desired salary.  

Contact person: Géraldine Endres