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UX Researcher

San Francisco, CA

Post Date: 07/11/2017 Job ID: 8052 Industry: Creative Pay Rate: Not Specified
We are looking for a passionate and collaborative User Experience Researcher to work with our New Product Development team in San Francisco.
You care about making great products for users and have the ability to negotiate and evolve design with stakeholders in the project team to ensure the integrity of the design is upheld. You should be knowledgeable about our competitors, understand established design patterns and best practices, but always feel the need to do better. You can research for different technologies, devices and mindsets. You love a challenge and are ready to help reinvigorate one of the internet?s biggest and best brands. ● 5+ years of experience ● Excellent written and verbal language skills in both Chinese (Mandarin) and English in order to be able to conduct research and communicate customer insights effectively ● Mastery of both formal, informal, qual and quant research techniques and when to use and combine them, including remote, lab, and field studies, benchmarking, heuristics, surveys, etc ● Ability to develop creative approaches to researching complex user experience problems and convey ideas in a tangible form ● Knowledge of design methods and tools for delivering research across devices and markets ● Knowledge of user-centered design principles, UX standards and fundamental user behaviors, especially as they relate to Chinese e-commerce. ● Able to help a distributed, cross-functional team immerse in and understand the needs and experiences of Chinese consumers ● Knowledge of the Chinese e-commerce landscape and experience working in mainland China ● Advanced Degree or training in Human Factors, Human-Computer Interaction, Psychology, Product Design, or related field ● Ability to travel to China to conduct in-field research RESPONSIBILITIES ● Propose research approaches that address broad user and business goals ● Help the team align against a common set of business and user needs. Iterate to ensure initiatives are delivering against set goals ● Design, plan and conduct multi-screen user research from generative research to design, launch and measurement of product performance to inform the definition and development of products ● Employ methods such as: field studies, competitive evaluations, usability studies, RITE studies, surveys, diary studies, and other relevant approaches, with particular emphasis on remote and iterative studies ● Build strong relationships with Designers, Product Managers, Marketing, Analytics and Engineers to deliver impact and actionable on our global products ● Synthesize research findings from other data sources (including market research, site analytics and secondary research) into meaningful recommendations and actionable results ● Drive design/research schedules with partners and balance the need to complete projects on time with delivering high quality user-experience design. Effectively and efficiently modify plans based on priorities, changes and constraints to quickly align against goals ● Identify issues and drive improvements across the user experience to achieve high quality of user experiences ● Communicate clear, detailed and thorough user experience plans to the business and the product team. Share knowledge with other teams to enable a consistent and seamless user experience. Drive communication in which everyone involved understands rationales for decisions

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