UX Researcher

  • location: Grand Rapids, MI
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $49 - $71 per hour

job description

UX Researcher

job summary:
We're looking for an experienced, passionate UX Researcher to handle multi-faceted application design in a fast paced-environment, high-criticality consumer-facing environment. The ideal candidate loves solving complex interface design and interaction problems, collaborating cross-functionally, and coming up with elegant, powerful solutions.

Requirements

  • Deep knowledge of an array of user research methodologies
  • Ability to frame key questions, create research plans to address those, conduct research, and synthesize the findings into meaningful, actionable insights
  • Passion for defining and solving problems
  • Ability to determine user research needs and review and evaluate user feedback
  • Ability to design and conduct usability studies-i.e., identify potential solution options for a stated user need and design experiments that help elicit the most viable solution for users
  • Experience managing communications with users and stakeholders
  • Experience integrating user research into product designs and design practices
  • Experience in survey design
  • Ability to generate and communicate compelling and actionable insights, both verbally and visually
  • Excellent communication skills, including written, verbal, and presentation
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and self-motivation
  • Ability to work effectively both individually and as part of cross-functional teams
  • Expert understanding of UX methodologies, and ability to select the right tool at the right time from a well-stocked "UX toolbox"
  • Adobe CC Suite, Adobe XD/Xfig, Sketch/Zepplin/Invision
  • Understanding of both Mobile and Responsive Design.
Skills and Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience with UX / UX Research
  • Bachelors or advanced degree in Human-Computer Interaction, Interaction Design, Cognitive Psychology, Computer Science, Visual Design, or similar field
  • Solid understanding of wireframes, storyboards, user flows, process flows and site maps
  • Proficient in Sketch, Invision, DSM, Zeppelin, Adobe XD and creative suite or other visual tools
  • A solid grasp of user-centered design (UCD), user research, user testing, rapid prototyping, heuristic analysis, usability, and accessibility concerns.
  • Expert written and verbal communication skills and attention to detail
  • Portfolio demonstrating your expertise and ability to articulate your process
  • Positive attitude, collaborative spirit and openness to giving and receiving feedback
  • Experience with both mobile and response design
 
location: GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan
job type: Contract
salary: $49 - 71 per hour
work hours: 8am to 5pm
education: Associates
 
responsibilities:
In this role you will do initial research and analysis and will partner with business stakeholders to define requirements and concepts leveraging user-centered design, you will contribute to new processes and identify product and use requirements that lead to intuitive user experiences.

 
qualifications:
  • Experience level: Experienced
  • Minimum 5 years of experience
  • Education: Associates
 
skills:
  • UI/UX
  • wireframes, storyboards
  • user flows, process flows
  • Sketch, Invision
  • mobile and response design

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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