UX Research Assistant

Seattle, WA
Job Terms:
up to $46.85/hour
posted by:
Lisa Vaughn-Olstad

Job Description:

Aquent's client, an American multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products, is seeking a UX Research Assistant for a 12–month assignment.

Project Overview:
We are looking for a UX Research Assistant to join a Cloud UX team in Seattle. This team is responsible for building and designing various products and tools to support cloud-based developers.

Overall Responsibilities:
The core responsibility of the UX Research Assistant will be to support a team of 3 Researchers and 2 designers (working within a larger team of 80), in the area of cloud developer experience. As part of the role, you will be involved with user research planning and execution, utilizing a variety of UX methodologies across a number of products. Your primary user group will be software developers, so a passion for cutting edge technology is important to this role. You will be working within a team of experienced UX, Engineering, and Product professionals.

Top 3 Daily Responsibilities:
1. Work closely with research, design and product management to understand needs for research and develop detailed research plans
2. Execute on research plans, including usability studies, surveys, and interviews.
3. Analyze data and create research reports

Required Skills:
- M.A./M.S. in Human Factors, Cognitive Psychology, HCI/Computer Science, or other field emphasizing human behavior, research or related program.
- 1-2 years of relevant work/academic experience, including experience integrating user research into design and product development lifecycle
- Must understand user experience design principles and best practices
- Strong understanding of strengths and shortcomings of different research methods, with a specific understanding of iterative design and usability testing skills
- Excellent interpersonal, communication, and collaboration skills
- Can work independently and prioritize time between multiple projects, and be flexible by adapting to changing schedules and different projects.
- Ability to meet deadlines and deliver high-quality work on schedule.
- Eager to develop professionally.

Nice to Have Skills/Not Required:
- Proficiency with several user research methodologies (quantitative and qualitative) and strong analytic skills
- Technical aptitude, familiarity with basic graphic and video editing tools preferred
- Technical aptitude, familiarity with the API and developer space
- Technical aptitude, familiarity with cloud computing
- Leadership, communication and organizational skills                                                                           


***Background check is required for this position.***

***Please ensure FULL LEGAL NAME is noted on resume along with a PORTFOLIO LINK if applicable.***

***Assignment could start earlier if right candidate is identified.***