UX Researcher

Multiple locations
Posted on:
July 3, 2020

Redmond, WA | Menlo Park, CA | Seattle, WA

At Facebook AR/VR, we are inventing the future. We are looking for a UX Researcher with excellent communication and partnership skills.Strong candidates will demonstrate a rigorous, mixed-methods approach to cognitive human factors methods as well as have experience shipping consumer software and hardware. We value UX researchers with experience in standard generative and evaluative research methods, but who also have a history of taking a creative approach to answering new questions about humansโ€™ interaction and experience with technology. You will work with multi-disciplinary hardware and software teams to push the boundaries of what is possible in the AR/VR product space. Ultimately, your expertise and ingenuity in research must do more than just contribute to knowledge โ€“ you must also be skilled at driving measurable positive impact on product and the user experience.

UX Researcher Responsibilities

  • Design & conduct research across key HMD (head-mounted display) and glasses factors such as inputs & interaction model, ergonomics, comfort & fit, privacy & security, accessibility, health & safety, social acceptability, usability, & even fashion
  • Develop & maintain human factors design criteria to aid in the design of AR/VR & consumer devices and accessories
  • Operationalize research insights into actionable, measurable UX goals and ensure accountability across the development lifecycle
  • Drive impact through a range of qualitative/quantitative research approaches and tools
  • Work closely with partner teams (perceptual science, industrial design, hardware engineering, software UX design and research) to create a full picture of end usersโ€™ experience, including tradeoffs & dependencies across workstreams
  • Create close partnerships with a variety of research and product stakeholders to ensure a full understanding of the product team needs and priorities
  • Effectively communicate findings & recommendations to engineering & leadership stakeholders

Minimum Qualifications

  • MS in Human Factors, Cognitive Psychology, HCI, Perceptual Psychology, or a related field
  • 3+ years experience in UX and/or industrial design in the devices or space
  • Experience working across the full product lifecycle
  • Experience working as the primary investigator on a project

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in Human Factors, Cognitive Psychology, HCI, Perceptual Psychology, or a related field
  • Experience shipping consumer devices, including wearable technologies
  • Experience with AR/VR technologies

Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities โ€” we're just getting started.

Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations-ext@fb.com.


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