Position Title : Senior User Experience Researcher

Location : San Jose
Position Type : Contract to hire
Contact Marcus Ronaldi [mronaldi@brantagroup.com]
No relocation or per diem.
No coverage of expenses related to interview
Telecommuting :All work must be done on site in San Jose, CA
3rd Parties : No
Directions to apply :If you are interested in this position e-mail me an updated copy of your resume and with your availability and hourly rate requirement. I will contact you for more information.

Primary Skills that must be on your resume:
At least 5 to 7 years experience in conducting user experience research using a wide variety of research methods
Position Type and Duration: Contractor, 3-12 months
Primary Job Responsibilities
(Essential responsibilities of the position for which the individual is held accountable)
 Responsible for planning and conducting user research, including usability studies, ethnographic field studies, competitive evaluations, participatory design sessions, surveys, card sorting, usability inspections, and similar methods.
 Provide insight and vision to the team based on researching user needs. Convert research findings into actionable results.
 Work closely with interaction designers, creative designers, product managers, marketing, engineers, and other user experience researchers to define and improve the user experience of our clients products and websites.
 Synthesize research findings from other data sources (including market research and data mining) into meaningful recommendations and actionable items.
 Understand the business needs, while researching the needs of the user, in order to create solutions and opportunities for the business unit.
 Effectively interface with executives (including VPs, Directors, and Product/Marketing Managers).
Job Requirements
(Knowledge, skills, abilities, experience required to perform job)
 Master's degree or Ph.D. in Human Factors, Human-Computer Interaction, Cognitive Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Social Psychology, Cognitive Science, Anthropology, or related field (or equivalent experience).
 At least 5 to 7 years experience in conducting user experience research using a wide variety of research methods. Experience working with high-traffic consumer websites and e-commerce sites is preferred.
 Experience researching user needs throughout the entire product development cycle. Must be skilled at conducting upfront research early in the product development process, with a proven record of informing the product direction and strategy.
 Experience working within cross-functional teams and various levels of management.
 Able to develop creative approaches to researching complex user experience problems and can convey ideas in tangible form.
 Must be innovative, demonstrate an ability to “think out of the box”, and think beyond what is asked for.
 Must be organized, able to act independently, and able to switch rapidly between different projects in a fast-paced and exciting environment.
 Excellent written and oral communication skills

Company : Branta Group