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UX Researcher, Alexa Shopping

Company: Vitamin T
Location: Seattle
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

OverviewAlexa Shopping Design seeks a Sr. UX Researcher to define and drive the future of shopping at Amazon. In this role, you will work with voice and graphic interfaces in a fast-paced environment. From inception through launch, you will be a research owner, responsible for delivering customer insights, and communicating with partners to iterate and improve, translating customer needs and constraints into simple, intuitive, customer-focused solutions. You will define approach and execution, and drive that vision into solid research deliverables such as written reports, presentations, customer mental models, and other impactful artifacts. You will collaborate closely with design, engineering, product management, and marketing both inside our organization, and with partner teams.The ideal candidate will have experience with early-stage product development, and be passionate, focused, and relentless. If you have drive to innovate across modes of UI and existing and emerging devices, join us in developing the next generation of Alexa experiences.Note on Location: Our team works remotely right now and will adopt a hybrid of in-office and at-home once Amazon welcomes employees back in-office fully. We are open to this role being located in Seattle, WA; Santa Clara, CA; or Arlington, VA.KEY RESPONSIBILITIESWork closely with the design and product management teams throughout the development lifecycle to define, measure and communicate UX research findings and guidelines around the various customer experience solutions evaluated, maintaining a high bar for execution.End-to-end ownership with all aspects of the UX research lifecycle (study design, recruiting, moderation, analysis, reporting, communicating).Hands-on work with: user testing, remote testing, low-fidelity prototype testing, iterative prototype testing, concept evaluation, field research, and survey design.Creating research roadmaps for key initiatives including generative and evaluative research.Contribute to the group's best practices for UX research while continually advocating research thinking, process, and craft throughout our organization.Communicate complex concepts and findings clearly and persuasively across different audiences and varying levels of the organization including senior leadership.Champion customer advocacy and integrate UX research into the product development process.The ability to manage ambiguity, work autonomously and multi-task in an agile environment.A clear passion for making a positive impact on customers lives through your work.Use positive energy to maintain personal and team momentum.BASIC QUALIFICATIONS7+ years of success conducting user research in a growing software development setting, or equivalent.A portfolio demonstrating past work experience and deliverables (e.g.: study plans, reports, and data visualizations).Experience conducting research throughout the entire product development lifecycle.Experience in all aspects of research (study design, recruiting, moderation, analysis, reporting).Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction, Cognitive Science, Experimental Psychology, Anthropology, Information Science or a related field, or equivalent practical experience.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONSExcellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate design concepts clearly and persuasively across different audiences and varying levels of the organization.Demonstrated ability to successfully deliver projects of significant scope and high complexity.Exceptional behavioral data-collection and analysis skills, (e.g., designing, conducting, and analyzing all kinds of user data).Strong grasp of qualitative methods and data analysis.Demonstrated ability to impact organizations at scale through creative research deliverables, share-outs, documents, and other artifacts.Ability to manage ambiguity and meet ambitious deadlines by delivering high-quality work on schedule, including quickly turning around study plans and reports.Demonstrated thought-leadership with a passion for translating data into action.Experience defining and driving creative solutions in new/ambiguous product territory.Eagerness to continually learn, grow and improve the craft of research.

Keywords: Vitamin T, Seattle , UX Researcher, Alexa Shopping, Other , Seattle, Washington

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