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Usability Researcher

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Our client is looking for an experienced UX Researcher to join their team for at least three months. This is a Seattle-based user experience consulting firm dedicated to helping clients achieve their business goals through a flexible user-centered design approach.

Start: Open until filled
Duration: 3 months (possibility of being extended or converted)


Job Responsibilities

Moderating and planning usability lab studies and field user research sessions.
Analyzing research findings and preparing high-impact reports and presentations for clients.
Editing video highlights from research sessions.
Meeting with clients to help define work and propose specific tools and methods.
Delivering findings that ensure the usability and usefulness of interfaces for our client's end-users.
Advocating for users while understanding the business goals of clients.


Job Qualifications

Formal education in a relevant field such as usability engineering, human centered design, cognitive psychology or equivalent hands-on experience to demonstrate an understanding of usability theory, methods, and practice.
5 years of experience designing and conducting usability studies.
Superlative presentation and written communication skills.
Experience working directly with clients in a consulting role, including leading client meetings.
Proven ability to communicate recommended design solutions for observed user interface problems.
A high comfort level with computer hardware and software.
Experience with lab and testing equipment set up.
Working knowledge of video editing techniques.
A working knowledge of technology constraints/capabilities.
Ability to drive to client meetings on a regular basis.
Ability to travel 10-20% each year, depending on client locations and projects.

Attributes

Enjoy working independently and taking ownership of work.
Ability to focus in time-sensitive environment.
Expert in and excited about applied User Experience research.
Enjoy small office culture.

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