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UX Researcher

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Overview

The Data Infrastructure team at this company has the mission to empower employees to make meaningful decisions in their day-to-day work.

Come join a diverse and collaborative team of researchers who work to deliver human-centered insights that shape the future of the company. As a User Experience Researcher (UXR), you will collaborate closely with Product Managers, Engineers, Data Scientist, and Designers in a highly technical space to understand complex workflows by conducting foundational research about our users (e.g., jobs to be done or workflows) or evaluative research about specific products (e.g., usability or concept validation). You will partner closely with cross-functional stakeholders to leverage your research insights to drive strategic and product decisions.

Responsibilities:
- Work closely with product teams to identify research topics
- Ruthlessly prioritize research requests
- Identify research opportunities
- Design studies that address both user behavior and attitudes
- Generate insights that both fuel ideation and evaluate designs
- Conduct research using a wide variety of qualitative methods (e.g., IDIs, diary studies, focus groups, usability, concept validation, etc.) and a subset of quantitative methods (e.g., surveys)
- Work cross-functionally with design, product management, content strategy, engineering, and data scientists
- Communicate results and illustrate suggestions in compelling and creative ways

● Top 3 Must-Have HARD Skills:

  1.  Qual methods expertise – IDIs, diary studies, contextual inquiry, usability studies, concept validations, general descriptive stats surveys
  2. Experience connecting research to product and informing product decisions
  3. Partnerships with a cross functional team

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
- Minimum 5 years industry ux research
- Experience in enterprise software, internal tools, financial, medical or defense fields.
- BA/BS in a human behavior related field, such as human-computer interaction, psychology, sociology, communication, information science, media studies, computer science, or economics
- Knowledge of a set of qualitative and user-centered design methods
- Experience with data and utilizing numbers to define and support hypotheses
- Experience with storytelling to get traction with various audiences
- Experience with autonomy and decision making to balance demands

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
- MA/MS/MBA or PhD

SKILLS
- Research planning & development
- Scoping research problems and questions
- Qualitative research methods
- Research analysis
- Analytical skills
- Design thinking
- Communication
- Collaboration/teamwork with other UXRs and cross-functional teams
- Ability to multitask
- Learn quickly
- Self starter
- Problem solver

Client Description:

Based in Menlo Park, California, this top social media company builds technologies that help people connect. Their mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together.

With a culture of constantly iterating, solving problems and working together to connect people all over the world, it’s important that their workforce reflects the diversity of the people they serve. Hiring people with different backgrounds and points of view helps make better decisions, build better products and create better experiences for everyone.

Working here, you’ll:

  • Be part of their mission of community building

  • Work on the most visible apps and services in the social media industry

  • Work in an Agile environment, in constant iteration and problem-solving mode

  • Have a hand in developing products that empower more than 3 billion people around the world to share ideas, offer support and make a difference

Why work with AQUENT? Check out our awesome benefits: https://aquent.com/find-work/talent-benefits

Aquent is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.