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User Researcher - Operations

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This TOP Fortune 500 Social Media company, located in Menlo Park, Ca, is looking for a User Researcher to join their Operations team (for a 6 month contract).

6 month contract
Pay: $35.50/hr DOE
Location: Menlo Park, Ca

Duties:
Plan and conduct qualitative and quantitative research and analysis on a wide variety of studies
• Responsible for running small (1 – 2) and large (6+) person studies
• Work with product managers, designers and engineers to assess and understand their project needs and develop appropriate research plans to support their objectives. You will be responsible for the end-to- studies from proposing a methodology to delivering results to the various teams and leadership in a timely manner
• Develop personas to identify users and aid in development of early concepts
• Assess the need for alternative research methods when needed (e.g., participatory design, card-sorting), and plan accordingly
• Think strategically about incorporating user research best practices into product development
• Develop user-centric quality benchmarks
• Develop high-fidelity wireframes to detail flows and UI elements as and when required

Skills:
• Demonstrated ability to effectively and professionally communicate, both orally and in writing, as well as interact successfully within and outside of the team and on multiple levels.
• Demonstrated ability to develop a user-centered design strategy and advocate successfully for implementation
• Ideally some knowledge for running play testing studies on video games
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
• Strong motivation to learn, willingness to be a strong team player, yet operate independently as required
• Competent in use of MS Office products and prototyping tools

Education:
Masters degree preferred, in relevant fields include branches of psychology, human computer interaction and human factors)

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