Google

User Experience Researcher, Early Career

Company:
Google
Location:
🇺🇸
New York
Posted on:
July 2, 2021

This application is intended for candidates with 1-3 years of experience. If you have less than 1 year of experience, please check the student careers site for internships and university graduate opportunities. If you have more than 3 years of experience, please check our industry openings.
Note: By applying to this position you will have an opportunity to share your preferred working location for this position from the following: San Francisco, CA, USA; Atlanta, GA, USA; Austin, TX, USA; Boulder, CO, USA; Chicago, IL, USA; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Madison, WI, USA; Mountain View, CA, USA; New York, NY, USA; Seattle, WA, USA; Sunnyvale, CA, USA

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Factors, Psychology, Human Computer Interaction, Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Information Science, related field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 1 year of experience with research design utilizing various methods including but not limited to usability studies, contextual inquiry, and surveys.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Human Factors, Psychology, Human Computer Interaction, Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Information Science, related field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • Experience integrating user research into product designs and design practices.
  • Working knowledge of statistics and experimental design.
  • Effective communication, facilitation, and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to start in 2021.

About The Job

At Google, we follow a simple but vital premise: "Focus on the user and all else will follow." User Experience Researchers (UXRs) make this possible.

User Experience (UX) is made up of multi-disciplinary teams of Designers, Researchers, Writers, Content Strategists, Program Managers, and Engineers who care deeply about the people who use our products. We play an integral part in gathering insights about product user needs, attitudes, emotions, and behaviors to inspire and inform design. We collaborate closely with each other, engineering, and product management to create industry-leading products that deliver value for our users and Google’s businesses.

As a User Experience Researcher (UXR), you’ll help your team of UXers, product managers, and engineers understand user needs. You’ll play a critical role in creating useful, usable, and delightful products. Working with stakeholders across functions and levels, you'll have impact at all stages of product development. You’ll explore user behaviors and motivations by conducting primary research such as field studies, interviews, diary studies, participatory workshops, ethnography, surveys, usability testing, and logs analysis.

The UXR community at Google is unique and will help you do your best work. You’ll have the opportunity to work with and learn from UXRs across Google through regular meetups, mentor programs, and access to internal research tools.

User experience is at the forefront of how we create intuitive, innovative, and beautiful products that people love. We strive to learn and understand our users’ needs, behaviors, and emotions to gather insights that inform product strategy and design. Our UX teams include designers, researchers, content strategists, and engineers who are passionate about quality, usability, and simplicity. We work on collaborative teams to solve complex challenges and craft experiences that highlight our products’ unique capabilities and personalities. Our work touches billions while exemplifying a key principle that is core to Google’s philosophy: “Focus on the user and all else will follow.”

Additional Information

(Colorado only*) Minimum salary of $106,000 + bonus + equity + benefits.

  • Note: Disclosure as required by sb19-085 (8-5-20) of the minimum salary compensation for this role when being hired into our offices in Colorado.

  • Responsibilities

    • Design and conduct independent research using a variety of qualitative research methods, utilizing quantitative methods when necessary.
    • Work cross-functionally with design, engineering, and product management to ensure teams makes user-centric, data-driven decisions.
    • Ensure effective communication of research findings and advocate findings outside of the project team.
    • Collect and analyze user behavior through lab studies, field visits, ethnography, surveys, benchmark studies, server logs, and online experiments (A/B testing).

    Google is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. See also Google's EEO Policy and EEO is the Law. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing this form

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