Sr UX Researcher, Amazon Game Studios

Employer
Location
Seattle
Posted
Sep 25, 2012
Closes
Oct 25, 2012
Contact
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Duration
Full Time
Amazon Game Studios, makers of Living Classics (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ml-jlpds90o), offers a highly creative, fast paced, pioneering work environment where you will be working on both existing and new game titles for the casual, social, and mobile game space.

Do you have a demonstrated track record of executing innovative, influential user research? As a User Experience Researcher working on games, you'll use a variety of lab and field research techniques to help create and validate new features. You will also help drive innovation. You will be responsible for starting and leading a usability program that will have studio-wide impact.

This is a leadership role that requires the ability to influence others and to work with minimal direction. We're looking for a strong and vocal user advocate with excellent communication skills. This position will work on overlapping projects, so strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task are critical. The ideal candidate will have a deep knowledge of different user research methodologies, with the ability to innovate new approaches when appropriate

  • 5+ years leading user research projects
    • BS in HCDE, Human Factors, Cognitive Psychology, or similar

  • Experience in user research for games
  • Advanced degrees in Cognitive or Experimental Psychology, Technical Communication, Human Computer Interaction, or equivalent experience
  • A strong portfolio demonstrating past work experience and deliverables (eg: study plans, reports)
  • Experience with running a usability program
  • International user research and remote user studies
  • Using research to help uncover new features. Techniques used will include: contextual inquiry, personas, competitive analysis, field research
  • Analysis of user data from business intelligence systems



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