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UX Researcher

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UX Researcher
Location - Palo Alto, CA (onsite required)
Duration - 3 months, with option to extend.
Type - Contract
Hourly Pay rate - DOE
Start - 2 weeks after offer extended

Our client, a leading consumer electronics company, is looking for a Senior User Experience Researcher for a 3 month contract with the possibility of extension.

Job Description:
• Support research efforts (including user research, live metrics, and market research) to support iterative design and development for consumer music applications in a range of contexts from waterfall processes to agile software development methods.
• Coordinate with interaction designers, visual designers, project managers and multi-disciplinary teams.
• Have an understanding of the interplay between business requirements, product strategy, and user experience.
• Must have an advanced capability to use data to argue for improvements to the customer experience
• Formulate reports and make recommendation based upon research findings.
• Be adaptable, a fast learner, and be willing to work on a variety projects.

Desired Skills & Experience:
• BS in Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE), Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Human Factors, Cognitive Psychology, or similar
• Solid understanding of user-centered design principles and methodologies
• At least 2 years’ experience in applying user research methodologies
• At least 2 years’ experience in using a variety of platforms such Mobile (Android), Web and Mac technologies
• At least 2 years’ experience gathering, analyzing, and formulating reports based on live app data, user research, and market research findings.
• A portfolio demonstrating past work experience and deliverables (e.g. study plans, reports, etc.)
• End-to-end experience with all aspects of research (study design, recruiting, moderation, analysis, reporting)

Pluses:
• Experience in software tools for creating design deliverables: Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Visio, Axure, OmniGraffle, Balsamiq, Sketch

Preferred Background:
• Master's Degree or PhD in Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE), Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Human Factors, Cognitive Psychology, or similar
• At least 4 years’ experience gathering, analyzing, and formulating reports based on live app data, user research, and market research findings.

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