Senior UX Researcher

Seattle, WA
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Christena Peterson

Job Description:

Are you intrigued by the thought of working in a fast paced and collaborative environment? Are you seeking a challenging opportunity where you have the ability to play a vital role within a large organization? Are you self-driven and motivated by your own creative touch and appreciate creating a customer centric environment? If so, we have a perfect role for you! Aquent is currently sourcing for an organized and ambitious Senior UX Researcher courtesy of one of our prestigious clients, local to the Seattle, WA market area. The ideal candidate for this role will have extensive experience working closely with an interdisciplinary research, design and engineering team whose main focus is on building on their current eCommerce and Mobile UX research. You will also be responsible for coming up with innovative actionable recommendations based solely on your research findings and expert analysis. You will be responsible for analyzing interfaces that redefine how retailers interact with their customers. You can work in a start-up like, agile environment collaborating with a small team of interaction designers, developers, project managers and business analysts. 


• Lead user research for prototype testing and live production testing. 
• Create and facilitate user research 
• Define research objectives on a per test basis 
• Develop recruiting screeners and partner with recruiting agencies to fulfill test participants 
• Define user tasks and scenarios for testing materials to achieve test objectives 
• Work with our interaction design team to create the required testing materials, such as clickable prototypes 
• Develop discussion guides for test 
• Moderate one-on-one usability testing sessions 
• Report and analyze test findings into a clear format and deliver to larger multi-disciplinary team 
• Hire and partner third party agencies to perform user research 
• Participate in brainstorming and driving new features for mobile native app enhancements 

Client Description:

Preferred Skills/Nice to have: 

• Detailed-oriented individual that can manage multiple projects simultaneously. 
• A strong communicator that can evangelize UX Research and get buy-in by explaining research concepts at a high-level for stakeholders and at a detailed-level for contributors. 
• A relationship builder that is highly collaborative. 
• Self-organized and proactive, with impeccable time management skills. 
• Creative and flexible. 


• 10+ years of experience in UX Research 
• Budgeting research efforts and estimating resource time. 
• Analyzing data to arrive at meaningful findings, and the difference between data vs. insight. 
• Defining the research process within cross-functional product teams. 
• Qualitative user experience research methods including heuristic evaluation, usability testing, concept testing, field research, ethnography, discovery research, paper prototyping and guerilla methods. 
• Testing mobile apps/ websites and understands the intricacies, challenges and best practices of conducting research on these platforms. 
• Defining long-term research strategy and the thoroughness to carry it out. 
• Both moderated and unmoderated research approaches 
• Working in sprint cycles and releases. 
• Planning, defining, developing, recruiting, moderating, analyzing, and presenting (written and oral) research