Sr. UX Researcher

Irvine, CA | Contract

Post Date: 08/05/2016 Job ID: 40989 Industry: UX Design

Sr. UX Researcher
Contract role in Irvine, CA

We are looking for a Senior User Experience (UX) Researcher with a passion for delivering intuitive and transformative experiences for consumers and our clients to join our talented UX Community. If you are a creative thinker, love to collaborate and have the ability to tell a convincing story from the results to meet user needs and business goals, this is for you! 
Position responsibilities: 
Provide insights to help inform and execute on product strategy and tactics by conducting both formative (e.g., ethnographic research, contextual interviews) and evaluative (e.g., lab/remote sessions, surveys) research
Responsible for working cross functionally with teams to shape and execute learning plans based on business needs and growth initiatives for both existing and new products
Uncover actionable insights and evangelize findings at various levels of the organization to help the business grow
Thought leader that mentors research team and pro-actively provides consumer centric trends and information regarding consumer behavior, needs, and innovative experiences

Work closely with Analytics team and collaborate with Market Research to drive superior decision making
Lead and facilitate brainstorming sessions, needs analysis, features, and functionality workshops

Essential skills, knowledge and competencies:
Strong research foundation and flexible approach
Proven ability to be a contributing member of a cross-functional team and inspire team confidence in and respect for the contributions of research to enhance user experience
A demonstrated ability to effectively partner with and communicate to stakeholders, designers, product managers and engineering development team members
Portfolio that includes examples of leading strategic research with significant business outcomes as well as and putting together long term research plans
Strong understanding of online advertising and revenue models and experience with mobile research
Six+ year’ s related work experience. UX research experience must include an established, heavily trafficked, consumer facing web site or equivalent combination of education and experience

Bachelor’ s degree in Human Factors Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Human-Computer Interaction, Experimental Design, Master’ s degree preferred
 
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