Position UX Researcher - Sunnyvale via Company Shuttle!
Location South Bay
Starts Within a Couple Weeks
Duration 6+ Months
Status Freelance (40 hours a week)
Rate Up to $53/hr
One of the Bay Area's best-known search engine giants is seeking a UX Researcher to assist their team.

Top Responsibilities:
-Design and conduct user research studies, including, among others, lab-based and remote usability studies, field studies, surveys, and usability inspections (heuristic evaluations or cognitive walkthroughs).
-Collaborate with product teams to define and prioritize user experience research questions.
-Ensure effective communication of research findings, including synthesizing them into workable design principles.

Ideal Qualifications:
-BA/BS in human computer interaction, cognitive science, experimental psychology, anthropology, information science or related field. In lieu of degree, 4+ years of relevant work experience
-Experience conducting evaluative lab studies and field studies in professional settings.
-Working knowledge of statistics and the principles of experimental design.
-Understanding of user experience design principles and best practices
-Strong understanding of strengths and shortcomings of different research methods, with a specific understanding of iterative design and usability testing skills
-Excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills.
-Excellent written and oral communication skills; can present findings concisely and effectively.
-Can work independently and prioritize time between multiple projects, and be flexible by adapting to changing schedules and different projects
-Ability to meet deadlines and deliver high-quality work on schedule.

Nice to Have
-At least 3 years relevant work experience, preferably in the Tech field, including knowledge of a wide range of UX research methods and techniques, such as lab-based usability studies, field research, usability inspections, creation of user profiles or personas, participatory design, survey research, experiment design and statistical analysis.
-Experience with enterprise applications and the Cloud computing space is a plus.
-Excellent analytical skills, especially with regard to observation of user behavior.
-Technical aptitude, familiarity with basic graphic and video editing tools preferred
-Detail-oriented and ability to work independently on a variety of tasks
-Leadership and organizational skills

This is an onsite freelance opportunity in Sunnyvale. Public Transportation accessible via company shuttle.

Submit resume (and samples if applicable) to: cc223@jobalert.creativecircle.com