Sr Principal UX Researcher

Oath / Verizon Media

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Oath, a subsidiary of Verizon, is a values-led company committed to building brands people love. We reach over one billion people around the world with a dynamic house of media and technology brands. A global leader in digital and mobile, Oath is shaping the future of media.

Responsibilities:

  • Utilize your strong research skills and long track record of delivering research to influence product and design strategy and execution

  • Translate research insights into actionable recommendations that directly address key product and design goals.

  • Execute qualitative research and analysis using a broad variety of methodologies and data sets

  • Drive research efforts on major projects that cross business orgs., with significant impact on the business: planning, conducting, analyzing, or presenting user research studies.

  • Utilize a broad range of generative and evaluative methods including interviews, ethnography, surveys, diary studies and usability studies – plus, create some new ones along the way!

  • Influence a wide range of roles and levels within the organization through your exceptional communication skills

  • Inspire and influence experiences that become a meaningful part of a billion users’ daily lives

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in Design, Human Factors, HCI, Cognitive Science, Psychology, Anthropology, or related field

  • 10+ Years of experience planning, conducting, analyzing, and presenting the results of user research with various methodologies

  • Solid knowledge of social science and design research methods, and the ability to apply them to real-world practical problems by utilizing mixed methods

  • Proven track record of driving impact on large-scale products, and across business organizations.

  • A strong team spirit, effective collaboration, and experience mentoring cross-functional teams

  • Ability to work independently and flexibility to adapt to rapid change while keeping a positive attitude and open mind

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Insatiable curiosity for the why behind the what, a keen eye for spotting “aha!” moments in the field and in the data, passion for all digital experiences, and a commitment to growing and developing as a researcher

  • Ability to work independently with flexibility to adapt to rapid change while keeping a positive attitude and open mind

  • Bonus points: knowledge of innovation/early stage design research methods, statistical analysis, and ability to work with “big data,” knowledge and experience with interaction design tools, and front-end Web development, and familiarity with usability lab and video recording equipment

  • Knowledge of accessibility preferred

Oath is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on, age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category. Oath is dedicated to providing an accessible environment for all candidates during the application process and for employees during their employment. Please let us know if you need a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or participate in the application process.

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