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User Experience Researcher

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Our global banking and financial client seeks a seasoned Experience Professional to help lead research initiatives across a digital customer experience group. This role is  focused on Qualitative Research for Mobile experiences.  The opportunity is long-term with potential temp to convert to permanent and sits on-site in NYC. 

A seasoned leader, you will also have impactful influencing skills, business intelligence and the ability to pull it altogether into engaging, visual outputs that support our strategy.

About the Team:

Team members come from diverse backgrounds, from design agencies, handset manufacturers, financial institutions, mobile carriers, to startups and content providers.

About the Role:

This role will help set the direction, vision, and methodology for our growing team. You will need a strong point of view on design and research, a hands-on approach, and the ability to develop strategies for implementation.

You will advocate for the user in all you do; applying a deep and insightful approach to user understanding. You are creative in your thinking and application of design methodologies, recruitment strategies and tool development. You enjoy working in a fast paced environment, being proactive and getting face time with our customers.

Qualifications Required:

  • 10+ years of experience in user experience research & design (qualitative research in particular)
  • Undergraduate degree in Human Computer Interaction (HCI) or related field required, Masters an advantage
  • Experience in a variety of industries and platforms; digital, mobile and product design for example
  • Ability to synthesize complex, interdependent, and sometimes competing needs
  • Effective communication of research results and recommendations across roles & levels, internal and external to the team
  • Awareness and practical understanding of traditional and new research methodologies and recruitment strategies
  • Understanding of current technologies and their application and relevance to digital experience design
  • Proven understanding of design principles, design planning and the role of insights and research in informing and leading strategy
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • A focus on timely, relevant, visual and engaging outputs
  • Experience with multiple user research methodologies such as Usability Testing, Contextual inquiries, Group Sessions, Participatory Design            

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