Position User Experience Researcher - Mt. View via Company Shuttle!
Location Peninsula Area
Starts Within a Couple Weeks
Duration 6+ Months
Status Freelance (40 hours a week)
Rate $50/hr. - $65/hr.
One of the Bay Area's best-known search engine giants is seeking a User Experience Researcher to assist their team.

Top Responsibilities:
-Work with a team of Designers, Product Managers and Engineers to help define user experience goals
-Design studies and conduct research for the products: either focusing on subcomponents of the ecosystem, or, entailing the end-to-end usage of the product
-Conduct qualitative studies to aid discovery and prioritization of product features; qualitative & quantitative studies to validate the usability of the features that the team implemented
-Recruit participants and special user types, run user testing sessions and communicate findings
-Collect and analyze user behavior through prototypes, server & device logs, experiments, benchmark studies, lab studies and surveys
-Summarize / visualize findings and help drive change by effectively communicating findings to product stakeholders

Ideal Qualifications:
-M.A. / M.S. / PhD in Human Factors, Communication, Cognitive Psychology, HCI/Computer Science, Experimental Psychology, Anthropology or other field emphasizing human behavior - or equivalent practical experience
-4+ years of work experience
-Strong understanding of the strengths and shortcomings of different research methods, including when and how to apply them during each product phase
-Effective interpersonal, communication, negotiation and collaboration skills
-Strong working knowledge of statistics and the principles of experiment design
-Experience conducting semi-structured interviews, contextual field visits, usability studies either live or remote (e.g. Userzoom or usertesting.com)

Preferable:
-Breadth of experience in qualitative research methodology, and product strategy
-Enterprise experience and international research both pluses
-Programming language commonly used for data manipulation and computational statistics (such as Python, R, Matlab, C++, Java, or Go), and in SQL
-Experience in visualizing data HCI experience

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

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