A leading social tech company is seeking a Senior UX Researcher to join their team on-site in Burlingame, CA or Seattle, WA
Position: UX Researcher
Location: Burlingame OR Seattle (Onsite)
Pay Rate: $80-90 / hour
Contract: 6-month W2
Join our innovative team in Reality Labs as we shape the future. We're seeking a motivated UX researcher with strong communication and interpersonal skills. Ideal candidates exhibit a rigorous approach to UX research, exceptional written communication abilities, and a track record of contributing to consumer software and hardware projects. In this role, you will collaborate with fellow UX researchers and interdisciplinary teams to explore new frontiers in user experience.
- Proficiency in a range of research methodologies and tools, such as literature reviews, qualitative methods (observation, contextual inquiry, interviews), usability testing, dogfooding programs, telemetry, and quantitative research.
- Capable of designing research programs and effectively conveying insights to stakeholders to drive impact.
- Ability to independently execute research projects, including scoping, method selection, data collection, analysis, reporting, and stakeholder engagement.
- Collaboration skills, working closely with other Product UX researchers and partner teams (human factors, perceptual science, industrial design) to ensure holistic user experience research.
- MA/MS in a relevant field.
- Minimum of 2 years of experience in product UX research.
- Experience spanning various stages of the product lifecycle, from generative research to in-market UX research. Mixed methods proficiency preferred, but strong qualitative research skills with survey design experience are acceptable.
- Passion for consumer technology.
- PhD in Cognitive/Experimental Psychology, Human-Computer Interaction, Anthropology, Human Factors, or a related field.
- Experience in launching consumer hardware and wearable technologies.
- Work experience related to voice control or LLM technology.
- Strong skills in qualitative research, survey design, and written communication.
- This role is primarily onsite, with potential for a hybrid setup.
- Opportunities for assignment extensions.
- Standard phone screens; a writing sample would be appreciated.
Performance will be evaluated based on the ability to communicate effectively, an advanced degree in a relevant field, proactive communication, proficiency in mixed methods, survey design, experience with hardware and product launches, and the ability to execute end-to-end research independently.