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Usability Researcher



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Salary (USD):

$68.51 to $76.12 an hour

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Join our clients dynamic team to redefine the future of work. As a Senior UX Researcher, you will play a pivotal role in building a new experience that caters to the evolving needs of hybrid workplaces. This role demands a blend of creativity, analytical skills, and a forward-thinking mindset to provoke new ideas and drive significant product strategies. Collaborating with a cross-disciplinary team, you will leverage your expertise in mixed methods research to address complex challenges, aiming to enhance user experience and guide strategic investments.


  • Develop and refine UX research methodologies, setting benchmarks for evaluating user experiences and innovating new approaches for research planning.
  • Conduct comprehensive research plans, offering broad market insights and deep customer understandings to inform product development.
  • Analyze both quantitative and qualitative data to derive actionable insights, identifying user needs, pain points, and opportunities for delight.
  • Influence product development and engineering roadmaps with data-driven insights, collaborating closely with engineering, design, and marketing teams to ensure user-centric product decisions.
  • Champion the voice of the customer across the organization, facilitating impactful decisions that enhance user satisfaction and engagement.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Expert knowledge of UX research methods and a proven ability to apply them in a technology context.
  • Exceptional communication skills, with a talent for storytelling to effectively present research findings and influence decision-making.
  • Strong interpersonal, collaborative, and organizational skills, capable of working effectively across various teams.
  • A growth mindset, with a passion for learning, innovation, and a commitment to excellence.

Education and Experience:

  • Advanced degree in HCI, market research, human factors, psychology, or a related field, with a strong emphasis on research techniques and human-technology interaction. Alternatively, a BA/BS in these fields with significant industry experience will be considered.
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in research and/or product planning within the technology industry, demonstrating a capacity for gathering and analyzing human behavioral data to inform UX improvements and product strategies.

The target hiring compensation range for this role is the equivalent of $68.51 to $76.12 an hour. Compensation is based on several factors including, but not limited to education, relevant work experience, relevant certifications, and location.

About Aquent Talent:

Aquent Talent connects the best talent in marketing, creative, and design with the world’s biggest brands. 

Our eligible talent get access to amazing benefits like subsidized health, vision, and dental plans, paid sick leave, and retirement plans with a match. We also offer free online training through Aquent GymnasiumMore information on our awesome 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. We’re about creating an inclusive environment—one where different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives are valued, and everyone can contribute, grow their careers, and thrive.

Client Description

Our client is a large technology company based in Redmond, Washington with a mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. They develop computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services. This company enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge.

Working here, you will be part of a company that values:

  • Innovation
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • AI
  • Trustworthy computing

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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.