Menlo Park, CA
Contract
37292
01/09/17
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Job Description

Onward Search is hiring an experienced UX Researcher for a long term assignment with one of our awesome clients to work 100% onsite in the Bay area.

Duties: Our client was built to help people connect and share, and over the last decade their tools have played a critical part in changing how people around the world communicate with one another. With over a billion people using their service and more than fifty offices around the globe, our client offers countless ways to make an impact in a fast growing organization. Come join a diverse and collaborative team of researchers who work directly with product design to make the best social platform for our client's billion+ users. Their work ranges from formative to evaluative, ethnography to usability.

For this position, we are looking for a range from qualitative specialists to methodological generalists, with broad skills in qualitative and design research methods and an understanding of quantitative concepts. The right candidates will be excellent communicators, knowledgeable about UI design, passionate about social computing, comfortable in a flat, fast moving organization, excited to collaborate, and focused squarely on impacting the design.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with product teams to identify research topics
  • 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 and a subset of quantitative methods, such as surveys
  • Work cross-functionally with design, product management, and engineering
  • Communicate results and illustrate suggestions in compelling and creative ways

Skills:

  • BA/BS degree a human behavior related field (HCI, Psychology, Social Science, Information Science, etc.) MA / PhD preferred
  • 5+ years experience in applied product research
  • Command of a broad set of qualitative and user-centered design methods
  • Understanding of quantitative, behavioral analysis and statistical concepts
  • Ability to ask, as well as answer, meaningful and impactful questions
  • Compelling communication

Education: BA/BS degree in a human behavior related field (HCI, Psychology, Social Science, Information Science, etc.) MA / PhD preferred.

5+ years experience in applied product research wanted 

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Disclaimer:

  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

About Onward Search

Onward Search helps connect digital, creative and marketing talent with choice jobs at the nation's most recognized companies and digital agencies. We offer a full range of recruitment and staffing solutions to include contract, temp-to-perm, and permanent / executive search placement.

Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances, nationally and internationally. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. AA/EOE/M/F/D/V