User Data Researcher

Employer
Location
Cupertino
Posted
Aug 14, 2013
Closes
Sep 13, 2013
Contact
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Duration
Full Time
This position will conduct research activities that produce evaluation standards and data sets, and result in metrics that ultimately improve the user experience of our products. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of user research methods and best practices, along with a nimble, creative and pragmatic approach, and top-notch communication skills. Additional responsibilities: Work closely with cross-functional teams to identify and prioritize research questions based on analysis of current knowledge, project goals and risks- Distill project goals and research questions into well thought-out plans and effectively communicate those plans- Design and manage data collection processes including securing testing materials, scheduling participants, training participants, and both packaging and documenting the results. - Perform quick but thorough data analysis in order to create insightful and actionable findings in both verbal and written forms. In this role you will get to make quick decisions under pressure in ambiguous circumstances and show your exceptional attention to detail and follow-through. You will also capitalize on your experiences, which should include:- At least 3 years proven success independently leading user research or data collection projects with demonstrated impact - Bachelor degree required in a relevant field. A strong portfolio demonstrating past work experience and deliverables (eg: study plans, reports) - End-to-end experience with all aspects of research (study design, recruiting, moderation, analysis, reporting)- Hands-on experience with several of the following test or collection environments: lab-based, remote, concept, and in-the-field. - Skills in one or more of the following: shell scripting, perl, python, Java, or Microsoft Excel - Bachelor or Masters Degree in Linguistics, Human Factors, User-Centered Design, or Technical Communication

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