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UX Researcher

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Conduct independent research on user, designer, and developer aspects of client's design framework.  Conduct interview, usability, experimental, and survey studies, and carry out qualitative and statistical analyses. Work with designers, product managers, engineers and research managers to prioritize research opportunities in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment. Understand and incorporate complex technical and business requirements into research. Evangelize research findings to diverse audiences through written reports and oral presentations. Requirements: Strong understanding of strengths and shortcomings of different research methods. Excellent working knowledge of qualitative and experimental research methods and of qualitative and quantitative analysis methods. Excellent leadership, communication and teamwork skills. A deep desire to apply design toward expanding what's possible and improving the world.

Top 3 Daily Responsibilities:
Conduct independent, primary research regarding multiple research questions relevant to Material Design to deliver actionable insights
Conduct secondary research to generate an understanding of the competitive landscape of design tools and systems
Work with Material Design designers, engineers and product managers to identify key questions, plan studies, and communicate results Advocate research findings to diverse audiences through written reports and oral presentations.

Required Skills:
Education: BA/BSc in Computer Science with a focus on Human Computer Interaction and/or Design OR
MS degree in Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction, Information Science, Experimental Psychology, or a related field
2 years of experience in integrating user research into product design and design practices.

Nice to Have Skills:
Experience designing and running surveys
Experience running experiments on crowd platforms (e.g., Amazon Mechanical Turk)
Experience in a programming language commonly used for data manipulation and computational statistics (such as Python, R), and in SQL.
Experience collaborating with designers, product managers and engineers
Strong understanding of strengths and shortcomings of different research methods, including when and how to apply them during each product phase.                                                                           

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