Research Assistant IV

Job Title: Research Assistant IV

Location: Mountain View, CA

Estimated Length: 1 year

Pay Rate: DOE

Project Overview: We focus on both consumer and developer and our ecosystem spans mobile, web, iOS. The area: User Experience We follow a simple but vital premise in the User Experience group: 'Focus on the user and all else will follow.' We're passionately interested in our users and strive to learn everything we can about their goals and needs, attitudes and emotions to help define the products and experiences we create. The User Experience team is a critical driving force behind gathering these insights and then using them to inspire and inform design. We are a multi-disciplinary team of UX designers, writers, producers and researchers who collaborate closely with each other and with Engineering and Product Management to create innovative, usable, great-looking products that have real impact in people's lives. The role:

User Experience Research Assistant As a Research Assistant, you'll have the opportunity to support our research activities in developing innovative, user-friendly, best-of-breed products that are targeted to digital content (books, games, movies and TV shows). We are looking for individuals who have excellent communication skills, are diligent, detail-oriented, and can work fairly independently. Overall Responsibilities: - Support ongoing UX research work - survey design and analysis, running or moderating qualitative studies, analyzing data, organizing research session logistics, writing detailed reports. - Work with other researchers, designers, product managers, engineers in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment. - Create rich written and visual reports (including creating graphs, highlight videos, slide decks etc.)

Top 3 Daily Responsibilities: - Support ongoing UX research work - survey design and analysis, running or moderating qualitative studies, analyzing data, organizing research session logistics, writing detailed reports. - Work with other researchers, designers, product managers, engineers in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment. - Understand and incorporate complex technical and business requirements into research.

Required Skills: - B.A./B.S. in Human Factors, Social Sciences, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Computer Science, Product Design, or other field emphasizing human behavior; or in lieu of degree, some related work experience. - At least 1-year experience conducting research on consumer-facing experiences. - Detail-oriented and ability to work fairly independently on a variety of tasks. - Strong knowledge of experimental design and statistical analysis - Strong oral and written communication skills. - Can prioritize time between multiple projects and be flexible by adapting to changing schedules and different projects. - Technical aptitude, familiarity with basic graphic and video editing tools preferred. - Experience with one or more of the following methods: usability studies, concept tests, benchmarks, diary studies, interviewing consumers, field research.

Nice to have: - M.A/M.S./Ph.D. in Human Factors, Social Sciences, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Computer Science, Product Design, or other field - OK with flexible working hours.

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