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Usability Researcher

Location:
Redmond, WA
Job Terms:
Temporary
Salary:
DOE
Start date:
TBD
Posted By:
Amy Toler
Date:
04/16/2020

Job Description:

UX RESEARCH ASSISTANT

We are looking for a UX Research Assistant with the ability to conduct a range of qualitative and quantitative research methods impacting both product direction and detailed experience design. You will work with a supervising UX Researcher and UX Research Manager. You will be joining a team of 20 talented UX researchers whose charter is to design end-to-end experiences for all developers that are useful, usable, and desirable. In this role, you will work in a highly collaborative environment with engineering and business teams across the division to help make data driven decisions. Your work will happen in the context of a lean or agile development environment supporting the release cadence of teams as well as helping define the strategic direction of products. You will have access to a brand new, state of the art, modern research lab facility equipped for a variety of research types located in a central hub area on campus. This is a unique opportunity to grow in your career during this period of transformation. Join us and help re-invent the future of the developer experience in this exciting era.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and conduct a range of qualitative and quantitative research methods applicable to all product stages from conception to release, including lab-based usability tests, focus groups, interviews, surveys, and field research
  • Collaborate closely with design, engineering, and business partners during all steps of research 
  • Translate research findings into actionable recommendations and deliver them in compelling ways
  • Triangulate multiple data sources into integrated insights
  • Communicate and evangelize research results to engineering and business teams

Requirements:

  • A degree in human-computer interaction, cognitive psychology, behavioral science, or related field or equivalent experience
  • Thorough knowledge and experience of a range of UX research approaches and methodologies
  • Strong analytical and synthesis skills with a proven ability to turn research results into product insights
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to influence a range of audiences
  • Excellent project management skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects concurrently
  • The ability to work independently and be flexible to rapidly changing schedules and demands
  • The ability to get up to speed with a new area quickly
  • Strong aptitude for learning new technologies and familiarity with modern developer platforms and ecosystems a plus

Client Description:

Our client is a large technology company based in Redmond, Washington with a mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. They develop computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services. This company enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge.

Working here, you will be part of a company that values:

  • Innovation
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • AI
  • Trustworthy computing

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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.