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Usability Researcher



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Salary (USD):

$57.28 to $63.64 an hour

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Our client is at the forefront of innovation, spearheading the development of highly interactive and collaborative software solutions. They boast a multidisciplinary Design Team comprised of designers, researchers, and UX engineers dedicated to shaping the future of team collaboration and communication applications. With a focus on desktop, tablet, and mobile platforms, they are committed to enhancing productivity and efficiency for their users through exceptional user experiences. The team’s culture is rooted in creativity and innovation, offering abundant opportunities for professional growth and influence. They are in search of an experienced, motivated, and creative UX Researcher to join a dynamic team. This role is pivotal in collaborating with an interdisciplinary team to define and deliver next-generation experiences for our flagship team collaboration and communication application. Employing a broad spectrum of research methodologies, the successful candidate will play a critical role in guiding the product’s development from concept to release, ensuring a user-centric design approach.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and conduct a diverse range of research methodologies, including field research, usability tests, prototype testing, surveys, and telemetry.
  • Develop and execute research strategies across all software development phases to inform and solve design challenges.
  • Collaborate closely with Designers, Engineers, Program Managers, and fellow Researchers to support research plans and action results.
  • Translate research findings into clear, actionable recommendations for the design and development team.
  • Manage UX research knowledge and ensure its effective use across teams.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • BA/BS (MS preferred) in Experimental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Human Factors, Human-Computer Interaction, or a related field, OR significant industry experience.
  • Minimum 5 years of industry experience in user research, demonstrating tangible impacts on product teams.
  • Proficiency in formative and iterative research methods, from conception to product release.
  • Experience with enterprise-level products is a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to articulate and translate research findings into actionable insights.
  • Proven ability to collaborate across disciplines and work effectively in both independent and team settings.
  • Strong project management skills and ability to work within tight deadlines.

The target hiring compensation range for this role is the equivalent of $57.28 to $63.64 an hour. Compensation is based on several factors including, but not limited to education, relevant work experience, relevant certifications, and location.
Additional benefits offered may include; medical health insurance and dental insurance, life insurance, and eligibility to participate in 401k plan with company match.

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 care

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.