Principal Design Researcher at Microsoft

Principal Design Researcher Details

Feb. 7, 2019, 4:02 p.m.
Individual Contributor
Redmond, WA
Group UX Team Microsoft's Developer Group
Across the industry, developers are increasingly shifting focus to mobile-first and cloud-first development. Microsoft's Developer Group is responsible for delivering the tools and services to make all developers successful and productive in mobile and cloud development. The Developer Group UX Team is responsible for bringing world-class UX research to Visual Studio and its ecosystem including the Visual Studio IDE, Visual Studio Code, Visual Studio for Mac, Azure, .NET, Xamarin, Azure DevOps, GitHub, and Visual Studio App Center . These tools and services are used by millions of developers worldwide every day to create applications and services. Mobile-first, cloud-first development is changing the way that developers think about the applications they deliver. Microsoft is undergoing a complete transformation as we move to a world of devices and services. Extending the incredible productivity of Visual Studio to multi-device development provides a great opportunity for developers to build

RESPONSIBILITIES Design and conduct a range of qualitative and quantitative research methods applicable to all product stages from conception to release Develop comprehensive research strategies to drive data into decisions across the product lifecycle Collaborate closely with design, engineering, and business partners during all steps of research Translate research findings into actionable recommendations and deliver them in compelling ways Triangulate multiple data sources into integrated insights Communicate and evangelize research results to engineering and business teams and upper management
REQUIREMENTS An advanced degree in human-computer interaction, cognitive psychology, behavioral science, or related field or equivalent experience A minimum of 8 years of industry experience in UX research with a proven track record Thorough knowledge and experience of a range of UX research approaches and methodologies Strong analytical and synthesis skills with a proven ability to turn research results into product insights Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to influence a range of audiences from targeted impact with teams to broad impact with executives Excellent
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