UX Researcher

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Location: Menlo Park, California

For this position, we are looking for a range from qualitative specialists to methodological generalists, with broad skills in qualitative and design research methods. This position is based in our Menlo Park, CA office. The right candidates will be excellent communicators, knowledgeable about UI design, passionate about social computing, comfortable in a flat, fast-moving organization, excited to collaborate, and focused squarely on impacting the design of 0-to-1 porjects.

Responsibilities:
  • Work closely with product teams to identify research topics
  • Design studies that address both user behavior and attitudes
  • Generate insights that both fuel ideation and evaluate designs.
  • Work cross-functionally with design, product management, content strategy, engineering, and marketing
  • Communicate results and illustrate suggestions in compelling and creative ways

Skills:
  • Passionate about working with a small team in a start-up like environment on 0-to-1 projects
  • Experienced design researcher (experience with participatory design, design thinking)
  • Qualitative research expertise
  • Experience working with teens a plus
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively and work under strict time constraints

Education:
  • BA/BS degree human behavior related field (HCI, Psychology, Social Science, Information Science, etc.) MA / PhD preferred.
  • Experience in applied product research.


Client Description

This TOP social media company, headquartered in Menlo Park, CA, was built to help people connect and share. Over the last decade their tools have played a critical part in changing how people around the world communicate. With over two billion people using the service and more than fifty offices around the globe, a career at this company offers countless ways to make an impact in a fast growing organization.

Working here, you'll:
  • Be part of their mission of community building
  • Work on the most visible apps and services in the social media industry
  • Work in an Agile environment, in constant iteration and problem solving mode
  • Take part in global internal conversations that are happening with stakeholders, wherever they may be located, who are the best at what they do

Additionally, check out all you'd have at your fingertips:

Paid Time Off:
  • Freelancers are eligible to accrue up to 15 days of PTO per 12-month period. Accrual begins on your first day of assignment thereafter. Non-exempt workers (hourly) accrue 1 hour of PTO for every 16.67 hours. Accrued PTO can be used after your 91st day on assignment. PTO can be used for holidays, personal time off, vacation, and sick time.

Transportation:
  • Transportation to and from San Francisco/Oakland to their campus in Menlo Park CA.
  • Communal beach cruisers are parked everywhere, making it easy to get across the 57 acre, 11 building campus.
  • Bike Repair Shop.

Eats:
  • Meals are provided (and we're not talking about a small cafeteria)! It is like Disneyland with all of the amazing options you have available. You will never get bored with all of the restaurants you have to choose from.

Roof Deck:
  • The football field-sized grass roof deck is available for you to use at your leisure! With beautiful views and tons of space, it is great place to relax and enjoy your lunch every day.