User Experience Researcher

Mountain View, CA
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Corey King

Job Description:

Top 3 Daily Responsibilities: 
Work with designers, product managers, engineers, and research managers to act upon research opportunities in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment. 
Scoping and conducting driver distraction testing using formal methodologies and tools 
Observing and running usability testing sessions and interviews. 
Administering questionnaires, surveys, and interviews (both in the lab and field). 
Analyzing qualitative & quantitative data collected from a variety of research approaches. 
Evangelizing research findings to diverse audiences through written reports and presentations. 
Analyzing, interpreting, and summarizing existing research reports. 

Required Skills: 
B.A./B.S. (minimum) or M.A/M.S./Ph.D. (preferred) in Human Factors, Industrial Engineering, Cognitive Science, Psychology, HCI/Computer Science, or other related field emphasizing human behavior; or in lieu or degree, related work experience. 
Minimum 2+ years experience in UX Research or prior experience conducting research in evaluating operator workload in safety critical environments such as auto or aviation (preferred). 
Strong understanding of strengths and shortcomings of different research methods, including when and how to apply & execute them in each product phase. 
Detail-oriented and ability to work fairly independently on a variety of tasks. 
Interest in general research and user research methods. 
Strong interpersonal, communication and collaboration skills. 
Can prioritize time between multiple projects, and be flexible by adapting to changing schedules and different projects. 

Nice to Have Skills/Not Required: 
List of extra skills that would be nice to have but are not required to be successful in the position 
Technical aptitude, familiarity with basic graphic and video editing tools preferred. 
Prefer working knowledge and experience with statistical analysis methods and demonstrated competency in related software (SPSS, R, etc.) and large datasets.

Client Description:

One thing we know is that this client, as big as it is, is still setting the standard for not only the product they’re turning out, but for the way they conduct business.

Our client is the global leader in technology, with offices in many major cities. As different as those cities are, you can expect that the personality of each office is the same. Commonalities include bringing people together in the physical work space, outlets for creativity (outside work-related exercises), and a setup for brainstorming on the fly, whenever the opportunity strikes.

What they see in your resume, if you’re selected, is your ability to be an autonomous thinker, and a team player; someone focused, and driven to push the envelope who can also let down their guard and have fun with the team while doing it; someone who has the intellectual capacity to challenge even the most innovative thinkers without the hubris that tends to accompany it. No egos here!

Here, everyone is considered a project owner, and expected to give 100%, even when the path forward isn’t necessarily clear.

Work here, and know you’re working with a Forbes #1 rated company.

Work here, and know you’re setting the pace for digital products globally.

Work here, and find the challenge of your career!

And in case you’re afraid you won’t have time for other things, you’ll be able to take advantage of:

  • Fitness center access

  • Discounts on things like dry cleaning and oil changes

  • Free lunches

  • Convenient commuter shuttles