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Defining and Informing the Complex Field of User Experience (UX)

UX Researcher II

Are you interested in developing world class solutions that increase people’s productivity? Do you have a desire to work with top notch researchers and designers, in an agile environment? If so, we want to speak with you! The Office Client Services Design group is looking for a seasoned UX Researcher to join our design team. As a UX Researcher, you will push the boundaries of productivity, be creative in your research methods, work on concepts, prototypes and shipped product. Methods and activities will range from rapid and short term to deep and longer term exploration and will influence the current and future waves of Microsoft Office products. This position will allow you to be at the forefront of technology, research and user experience - while working in a collaborative and supportive environment.


Responsibilities:
- Drive cross-team collaboration with the world’s best user experience researchers and designers, program managers, product planners and developers
- Provide research strategies throughout the product lifecycle - from conception to completion
- Communicate and deliver your research results to multiple teams
- Lead research efforts for new consumer productivity scenarios
- Reimagine today’s consumption and creation experiences

Minimum requirements:
- BS/BA, MA or PhD in HCI, Human Factors, Psychology or similar field
- 5 years of experience utilizing research to iteratively guide products or services throughout a development cycle
- 2 years of experience conducting integrated hardware and software research
- 2 years of experience with a variety of qualitative, quantitative and experimental research methodologies
- Ability to communicate business and product opportunities across disciplines and across multiple levels of management
- Strong problem solving abilities
- Passionate about design and technology
- Excellent project management, communication, and presentation skills
- Self-confidence, flexibility and the ability to find clarity in ambiguous situations