Senior Design Researcher at Microsoft

Senior Design Researcher Details

May 20, 2019, 6:06 p.m.
Individual Contributor
Redmond, WA
Holographic Processing Unit
In Cognition, people—not devices—are at the center of everything we do. Our tech moves beyond screens and pixels, creating a new reality aimed at bringing us closer together—whether that's scientists "meeting" on the surface of a virtual Mars or some yet undreamt-of possibility. To get there, we're incorporating diverse groundbreaking technologies, from the revolutionary Holographic Processing Unit to computer vision, machine learning, human-computer interaction, and more. We're a growing team of talented engineers and artists putting technology on a human path across all Windows devices, including Microsoft HoloLens, the Internet of Things, phones, tablets, desktops, and Xbox. We believe there has to be a better way. If you do too, we need you! We are looking for an experienced User Researcher who's also highly capable in Human Computer Interaction, User Experience Design, and understanding human performance. In this role, you'll help guide our experience engineering and design teams through

What you'll do Synthesize internal and external research for efficient and effective research and insight delivery and communication into our experience designs, software, hardware, and human factors capabilities. Plan and execute multi-method user research with the US Military, discovering needs, activating those needs into actionable, measurable outcomes that solve human problems, leveraging Mixed Reality and AI experiences. Engage directly with US Military, DoD Civilian personnel, and Microsoft engineers, to plan, execute, measure and report findings and insights as part joint user studies,
5+ years in user research, HCI / Human Factors, and/or Social Sciences research, and customer engagement methods, activities, practices, and planning. Experience working through complete, complex product cycles with an understanding and application of human-centered design and prototyping approaches. Strong understanding and experience in the scientific method as it applies to commercial and government experience development, design of experiments, and creative research approaches. Qualitative and quantitative data gathering, analysis, and insight discovery capability. A high tolerance for ambiguity
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