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UX Researcher

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Looking for a UX research specialist for this top tech company. This opportunity stresses: "Focus on the user and all else will follow.". This UX focused segment is ardently interested in users and strives to learn everything they can about their behaviors, attitudes and emotions to help define the products and experiences they create. The User Experience team is a critical driving force behind gathering these insights and then using them to inspire and inform design.
This multi-disciplinary team of interaction designers, visual designers, user researchers, copywriters and Web developers collaborate closely with each other and the engineering and product management teams to create innovative, usable, great-looking products that people love to use.

Responsibilities:
- Conduct independent research on multiple aspects of user experience.
- Collect and analyze user behavior through lab studies, field studies, benchmark studies and surveys. Experience working with quantitative data and experimental design a plus.
- 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.

Qualifications:
- An advanced degree in computer science, human computer interaction, cognitive science, experimental psychology, information science or related field.
- Proven track record in conducting user research that has truly impacted product design
- Complete confidence conducting full lifecycle research projects, including lab studies
- Excellent interpersonal, communication, negotiation and collaborative skills.
- Strong understanding of strengths and shortcomings of different research methods, including when and how to apply them during each product phase.

*Experience with the following is a plus: web technology, mobile devices, video creation, advertisement.

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