UX Researcher

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posted by:
Crystal Pettibone

Job Description:

Our client, a Fortune 100 Energy Company, is looking for a user researcher to help understand the world’s toughest energy challenges. They are truly a company that values user experience, and this person will join a corporate community of a few dozen UX professionals who will challenge you and grow your skill set. If you want to work on challenging scientific and engineering software with highly technical problems, and you have strong skills in user research and communication, have a look at this: 

Activities and Skills: 

  • Wide breadth of research techniques in your repertoire. You’ll help select the right research method for the information needed 
  • Heavy experience with generative research. You’ll lead user interviews and contextual inquiries. While you will sometimes work alone, more often you’ll partner with subject matter experts, designers, and developers who will “ride along” with you to learn about the business and users 
  • Experience with evaluative research. You’ll plan and moderate usability tests for paper prototypes, electronic mock-ups, and implemented applications. These will mostly be conducted in the on-site usability lab, but also in the field
  • Ability to lead the analysis and synthesis of the research findings and to present clear, visual depictions of the people, the work, and the problems, so that you can work as a team to build solutions that improve those things
  • Excellent writing and visual communications skills to bring the research discoveries alive. From team members to executives, the team will rely on you to make the research real 


Client Description:

Aquent is the world's largest and most prestigious staffing firm specializing in the creative and marketing field. We place our Talent in contract engagements ranging from 2 days to 2+ years. We offer the industry's best benefits - medical, dental and vision benefits are available to you after just 30 days and after 90 days you are free to participate in our 401k plan. We also offer an outstanding referral bonus program where you can earn cash just for knowing and referring talented friends!


Soft Skills: 
· Collaborative 
· Analytical 
· Self-starter 

Technical Skills: 
· Mixed methods research approach 
· Generative research (contextual inquiry, naturalistic observation, etc.) 
· Evaluative research (usability testing, prototype testing, etc.) 
· Analysis and synthesis of research data 
· Survey Development & Analysis 

Desired Skills or Experience: 
· 4+ years of experience 
· 2+ years of experience in Oil and Gas or other science/engineering domain preferred but not required