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UX Reseacher in El Segundo, CA at NextGen

Date Posted: 1/30/2018

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UX Researcher





01/22/2018 to 01/21/2019



El Segundo, CA 90245



We are looking for someone who has experience using their research skills to evaluate how well designs and products meet the needs of target customers and to identify innovative solutions. The role requires the ability to champion a human-centered design process throughout the product development cycle working closely with designers, product managers, and engineers to help shape the next-generation of TV experiences. The candidate must be a strategic, independent, self-motivated, creative and professional researcher capable of executing a broad array of design research methods with an emphasis on downstream usability evaluations. The candidate should be able to effectively advocate for the needs of users and influence business decisions by synthesizing research results with market trends and competitive insights relevant to the business context.



UX Design Research contractor Responsibilities include:



  • Lead a human-centered design process to create high quality user experiences

  • Develops user experience research plans, collects data, moderates design testing sessions, facilitates workshops with internal and external stakeholders, and delivers research reports based on an understanding of how to interpret design principles and standards to evaluate effective designs.

  • Advocate for the needs of our users at all levels of the organization

  • Communicate research results in an effective and compelling manner that influences decisions



Minimum Job Qualifications:



  • 1-3 years' experience leading design research efforts across the complete product development lifecycle of at least 1 successfully launched product or service

  • BA or BS in social science or related area

  • Advanced degree in Human Factors, HCI, cognitive psychology, or related area is a plus

  • Advanced statistical analysis skills are a plus

  • Candidate must have examples of how they applied research experience to influence decisions at various points in the product development lifecycle

  • Must demonstrate strong research skills, including research design, study moderation, and qualitative/quantitative analysis

  • Must be able to collaborate actively as part of a cross-functional project team

  • Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Must have strong analytical and personal leadership skills

  • Must be organized, able to act independently, and able to switch rapidly between different projects in a fast-paced environment

  • Works well under pressure and able to meet aggressive deadlines


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