UX Researcher

Menlo Park, CA
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Suzy Thompson

Job Description:

This TOP social media company, head-quartered in Menlo Park, CA, is seeking a UX Researcher

• Broad skills in qualitative and design research methods and an understanding of quantitative concepts. 
• Conduct ongoing evaluative research 
• Translate research requests into clear and appropriate research goals 
• Educate others on value and benefits of research and various methods 
• Design an appropriate research plan to achieve goals 
• Collaborate with designers to ensure designs (prototypes, concepts) are appropriate for evaluative research 
• Conduct research using a wide variety of qualitative methods and a subset of quantitative methods, such as surveys 
• Analyze and interpret data 
• Communicate findings in a way project teams take action 
• Collaborate with other researchers (inc data science), other functions and teams to gain shared vision across all steps of research 

• 3+ years conducting user research, both generative and evaluative research at a company
• 3+ years experience in applied product research at a company
• Prior experience educating others on user research 
• Excels at working cross-functionally 
• Excellent observation and note-taking skills 
• Detailed oriented and ability to work independently on a variety of tasks 
• Excels at communicating research in a way that ensures action 
• Can work independently and prioritize time between multiple projects, and be flexible by adapting to changing schedules and different projects 

• BA/BS degree in human behavior related field (HCI, Psychology, Social Science, Information Science, etc.) 
• MA / PhD preferred but not required

Client Description:

This TOP social media company in Menlo Park, CA was built to help people connect and share, and over the last decade our tools have played a critical part in changing how people around the world communicate with one another. With over a billion people using the service and more than fifty offices around the globe, a career at this company offers countless ways to make an impact in a fast growing organization. 

WORKING WITH AQUENT Freelancing long-term with Aquent gets you access to some pretty cool things:

• You're paid weekly • Subsidized health (including term life and LTD) and dental benefits after your first four weeks of work (averaging at least 20 hrs/wk) • Access to Fidelity 401(k)

• Access to FSA Program (pre-tax payment toward Bart passes, etc.)

• Direct deposit for your paycheck • Access to our Talent Rewards Program (we reward for referrals!)

• Access to free online courses via Aquent's Gymnasium, to help you develop your skills: http://gymnasium.aquent.com/

• Access to free online courses via Lynda.com

• Aquent support: your Aquent Agent checks in with you during the course of your contract to make sure you're happy and progressing according to your expectations (we're also there to be looking for new opportunities for you when you're close to wrapping up)


If you are accepted for this assignment, a background check is required.


Keywords/Additional: HCI, Marketing, Prototype, quantitative, translate, Unix, user research