#155473

Product focused UX Researcher

Location:
Bellevue, WA
Salary:
DOE
Start date:
01/13/2020
Posted By:
Corey King
Date:
01/06/2020

Job Description:

This UX research team is looking for a proactive and passionate UX researcher to join our team as we focus on connecting people at the right time, everywhere.

This position is based in Bellevue, WA, with additional team members in Sunnyvale, CA & Munich, Germany. As a researcher on a dynamic UX team, you will have the opportunity to drive impact through research working alongside User Experience Designers, Product Managers, and Engineers. We focus on mixed-methods tactical research as well as accessibility and foundational research. You will be creative in managing ambiguity, providing actionable insights and communication to stakeholders. Your leadership will advocate for user needs to ensure that you will inspire change at all stages of product development by driving the team to deliver exciting oral, written, and visual presentations about your findings.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the team of researchers focusing on People & Sharing research efforts
  • Contribute to, or help lead, key research activities including
  • international usability studies, surveys, and other methods of research.
  • Partner closely with team members in all locations (Bellevue, Sunnyvale, Munich)
  • Partner closely with researchers to ensure research plans are executed in a timely fashion
  • Collaborate with product team researchers to define and prioritize user experience research questions
  • Ensure effective communication of research findings.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MA/MS Degree in: in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Psychology, Information Science or related field
  • 4-5 years experience leading product focused ux research
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, negotiation, and collaboration skills -- including ability to distill findings into concise insights and engage and excite stakeholders about research
  • Interest in product development and connecting research findings with new product ideas.
  • Strong understanding of strengths and shortcomings of multiple different research methods, including when and how to apply them during each product phase.
  • A desire to move quickly and innovate on the way we do research.

Start Date: TBD (ASAP)
Duration of the work: 12 months

Skill/Experience/Education:
Mandatory:

  • MA/MS Degree in: in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Psychology, Information Science or related field 
  • 4-5 years experience leading product focused UX research 
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, negotiation, and collaboration skills -- including ability to distill findings into concise insights and engage and excite stakeholders about research
  • Interest in product development and connecting research findings with new product ideas. 
  • Strong understanding of strengths and shortcomings of multiple different research methods, including when and how to apply them during each product phase. 
  • A desire to move quickly and innovate on the way we do research.

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

Why work with AQUENT? Check out our awesome benefits: https://aquent.com/find-work/talent-benefits

Aquent is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.