Sr. Design Researcher

Remote - Canada
Posted on:
October 28, 2021

We are the CX Digital Experiences (DX) team and we're on a mission to address the evolving expectations of today's connected consumers. Using real-time connected data, machine learning, and automation – coupled with robust customer listening – the team enables Cisco and its partners to deliver a powerful, personalized experience — throughout the entire customer lifecycle.

We're looking for a curious and collaborative Senior Design Researcher who is passionate about solving customer and business problems. As a Sr. Design Researcher, this person will lead research initiatives that aim to understand the post-purchase experiences of existing customers & partners to reveal needs, motivations and pains. This role involves engaging with business & design leaders to provide insights and translating long-term strategy into operational objectives. This role will be involved in advancing research and a customer-centric approach within a growing organization and help craft the future of Cisco’s customer experience.

What you’ll do:

  • Design, plan and conduct strategic and tactical research initiatives -- using both qualitative and quantitative methodologies -- aligned with team and company priorities
  • Analyze and synthesize research data, translate into prioritized insights and opportunities that can be actioned on; identify areas for further exploration
  • Communicate comprehensive results and opportunities in an engaging, concise and compelling manner in an effort to drive action against research insights
  • Collaborate on CX improvement efforts, using human-centered design methods and co-creation
  • Stay up-to-date with emerging trends, experiment with new & innovative approaches and methodologies to evolve our research practices
  • Evangelize the importance of research and design thinking principles across the company and throughout business processes
  • Partner with Research Operations to define best practices and establish processes and infrastructure to scale and adapt
  • Develop as a leader within the Cisco research community and the research industry
  • Mentor and coach junior researchers

What you'll bring:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
  • 7+ years of design research or user research
  • Experience in a B2B organization, SaaS experience a plus
  • A track record of crafting and facilitating a range of qualitative research methods, both remote & in person. Some familiarity with quantitative research methodologies preferred
  • Proficiency in research storytelling and communication
  • A relationship builder, proficient in collaborating strategically to drive and influence decisions and integrate insights into experiences
  • Comfortable facilitating workshops across a wide range of teams to achieve a goal
  • Proficient in research software such as Qualtrics, Verint, User Testing and Miro (or similar)
  • Can manage project prioritization
  • A learner’s approach, sees feedback as a chance to grow
  • Business mentality, with an eye on metrics and company strategy

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

Why Cisco

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference powering an inclusive future for all.

We embrace digital and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think we’re “old” (36 years strong) and only about hardware, but we’re also a software company. And a security company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns, and protects. No other company can do what we do – you can’t put us in a box!
But “Digital Transformation” is an empty buzz phrase without a culture that allows for innovation, creativity, and yes, even failure (if you learn from it.)

Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, give our egos a break, and give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, bold steps, and take the difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a dedication to equality for all, there is no moving forward.
So, you have colorful hair? Don’t care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? That’s cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world-changing? Be you, with us!

We Are Cisco

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