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UX Researcher (Agency, FT)

Job title: UX Researcher (Agency, FT)
Contract type: Full-time
Location: Chicago
Discipline: Creative
Remote: No
Reference: 432680
Contact name: Kimberley Pare
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Our client, a well-known global agency, is looking to add a fulltime UX Researcher to their growing team. Candidate can be remote, but local to Chicago, IL or surrounding areas, in order to drive in regularly to conduct focus groups.

OVERVIEW: 

This role will deliver UX recommendations for solutions being designed for various digital platforms – mobile web, app, and miscellaneous interfaces/displays.

You conduct best-in-class user research in your sleep. You’re driven to deliver next level data, direct from core users. You work seamlessly with ux, strategy, designers, and technology.

The UX Researcher Will:

  • Work with internal and external teams to gather information about their requirements, and determine what will be researched or usability tested
  • Develop interactive prototypes for testing, with components delivered from UX / UI creatives
  • Perform quantitate research on a project when appropriate and generate test plan, build focus group, moderate test and generate findings
  • Optimize existing interface templates pulled from insights generated from analytics and consumer testing teams
  • Bridge internal stakeholders: ux, strategy, creative, and technology
  • Present research and UX recommendations to external stakeholders: marketing, technology, product, etc.
  • Work with creative design team to bring UX recommendations to life
  • Deliver accessibility knowhow whenever applicable, ensuring internal & external teams create accessible experiences
  • Create and execute research plans, moderate studies and analyze findings into report(s) to provide design recommendations to UX Design team

The UX Researcher Qualifications Should Have:

  • 2-3+ years in an agency or software UX/UI researcher role
  • 2+ years mobile app UI experience
  • Robust experience with mobile app best practices across Android and iOS
  • Experience with Photoshop, Illustrator, or Sketch
  • Experience with the proper development of UX & UI for mobile applications
  • Experience using Sketch, Invision, ProtoPie and other UX/prototyping software
  • Experience with fully responsive mobile-first interfaces
  • Ability to break down complex ideas to internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong comfort level with coaching clients without UX experience
  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative research as well as agile methodology to choose the best methods for planning and executing research projects
  • Experience creating common user research outputs such as personas, user journeys or competitive/feature analysis using tools such as Sketch, Figma, etc.
  • Strategic and critical thinking capabilities across various project disciplines (i.e. solutions, strategy, etc.)
  • Additional preferred experience:
    • Relevant training and/or certifications as a UX Researcher
    • Knowledge of persona best practices
    • Experience with Jira
    • Experience with sweepstakes and promotions

If you are qualified for and interested in this opportunity, please forward your resume today!

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