Remote Product Researcher - Fully Remote/Off-site

Starts Targeting Late February (Interviewing Now)
Duration 3-month contract, likely extension
Status Freelance
Rate DOE
Our client is the UX Studio of a major electronics company seeking a Product Researcher for a remote, 3 month assignment that will likely extend for the right long-term fit.

The Product Researcher must have:
- At least 5 years of experience working in research involving a mix of methodologies and outcomes, preferably in new/innovation projects
- Experience going through design thinking process as part of development process (from manufacturer/developer/client side, not strictly agency side)
- Experience conducting research feeding design thinking process (ie. research that feeds front end product development)
- Experience with heavy front-end strategy/category/product development research
- Experience with hands-on, custom research, DIY approach (setting goals of research, creating discussion guides, screeners, survey's plugging things into tools like Qualtrics and D-Scout, analyzing interviews, analyzing both qualitative and quantitative results)
- Experience working with product makers, from designers to product managers to engineers

The ideal candidate will also have:
- Consumer facing focus (vs. B2B or enterprise)
- Manufacturer/developer side product/software/services experience where you were able to see how research translated into strategy and/or product development decisions and end result product/experiences. (Team is less focused on UX/UI Research, and more on product research experience and CPG experience; with experience working on innovation projects or emerging projects)
- Experience working-in emerging product categories (or on projects that were ‘blue sky’ focused where research was informing new idea’s, products, use cases, unmet needs or capabilities versus optimizing existing concepts)
- Passion for tech and emerging categories and undefined/unrealized spaces – from robotics in consumers lives to mixed reality (areas that are still very much on the front end of the adoption curve)
- Experience doing deep dives into UX elements of an experience (such as interaction models)

The Product Researcher will:
- Use research as a catalyst to evaluate people, their tools (in the form of product and tech), how well their tools are working for them, their goals in using these tools, people's broader goals and aspirations, their UX interactions, trends in the world and in user groups, mapping the landscape of existing technology, and researching emerging technology all in order to pinpoint future needs and possibilities
- Work with a small research team and leverage a variety of approaches and resources to conduct research that feeds new innovation design group
- Take insight and translate into output in the form of decks and/or workshop material that will be used in development of new experiences, interactions, use cases, and products
- Workshop/brainstorm with design groups and throughout representing the voice and needs of the user

*If selected for interview, please ask for full job description.*

Submit resume (and samples if applicable) to: cc187@jobalert.creativecircle.com