Samsung Electronics America Senior UX Researcher in Mountain View, California
Senior User Experience Researcher
Technical professionals are defined by what they create. Samsung has the risk-taking corporate culture, strategic R&D investments, and global know-how to imagine, develop, and market products that lead the industry. Samsung’s Customer Experience Lab, located in Mountain View, California, is currently recruiting world-class researchers who share our “Innovation through passion” philosophy and thrive in a fast-paced, results-driven environment. The candidate will be a part of an innovative, user-centered approach to user experience design that will drive improvements in the architecture, usability, and visual design of Samsung software and products. Ready to re-imagine yourself? Imagine who you can become at Samsung.
We are looking for a Senior User Experience Researcher who is passionate about delivering leading-edge interactive entertainment experiences on TV and mobile devices to join our product design team. Senior UX researchers independently plan, design, and execute end-to-end research agendas from concept generation through product release. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record generating user insights, translating insights into feature requirements, conducting rigorous evaluations, and communicating findings to stakeholders. Senior UX researchers must work effectively with designers, program managers, and hardware and software engineers in a highly collaborative environment. This position demands an individual that is organized, detail-oriented, and results-driven. Strategic thinking and creativity are critical attributes. Highly polished visual and verbal presentation skills are a must.
Role and Responsibilities
Masters Degree in Experimental or Cognitive Psychology, Human Factors, Human-Computer Interaction, or a related field, with 6+ years of industry experience conducting user experience research. (Or a Ph.D. in one of those fields with 3+ years of industry experience conducting UX research.)
Extensive experience in TV/Video, mobile entertainment, social applications, and/or other consumer electronics
Experience planning end-to-end research strategy aligned with product planning, design, and development cycles
Expertise in rigorous quantitative and qualitative user research methodologies (e.g., usability testing and experimental design, heuristic and competitive analysis, surveys, analytics, A/B testing, eye tracking, diary and ethnographic studies)
Strong statistical analysis skills and familiarity with statistical packages used for analysis (SPSS, etc.)
Facility for uncovering root causes of research outcomes
Demonstrated ability to visualize and present rich research data simply and clearly
Demonstrated clear and compelling communication to external audiences
Has had major impacts on the UX of well-known products
Experience synthesizing secondary research
Skills and Qualifications
Experience with advanced methods for exploring consumer behaviors and characteristics (Multidimensional Scaling, Factor Analysis, Regression Analysis, etc.)
Experience directing the work of researchers or multi-disciplinary team
Experience building and managing a sustainable base of design research knowledge
Experience with budget and headcount proposal and rationale
Experience building a research team
Deep understanding of TV consumers, tasks, goals and environments
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