Senior Design Researcher at Microsoft

Senior Design Researcher Details

Dec. 5, 2018, 7:03 p.m.
Individual Contributor
Bellevue, WA
that empower team Brief: We're looking
The Brief: We're looking for a talented Design Researcher to join us to help define and inform compelling experiences that empower teams to achieve more together. You'll have the opportunity to shape the direction of Microsoft Teams, a new chat-based collaboration app that is changing how people work together. We value creativity, sharing ideas openly, and having fun while we work. Most of all, we're motivated by the desire to create product experiences people and teams love. As a Design Researcher, you will partner closely with designers, product management, and engineers to define and create new experiences for Microsoft Teams. You will have the opportunity to drive research strategy and employ a wide range of methods, including but not limited to usability testing, contextual inquiry and ethnography, surveys, and online prototype testing.

Key Responsibilities: You'll share the responsibility for ensuring a successful user experience for the product and will be expected to: * Deeply collaborate with designers, product managers, and engineers to deliver research insights and influence product design * Identify and prioritize research questions and define the research strategy for your product area * Execute research studies and play a key role in making design decisions for the product * Contribute your research and perspective through the entire product design cycle * Perform quick yet thorough data analysis to create insightful
Key Qualifications: * A minimum of MA/MS in Experimental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Human Factors, Human-Computer Interaction or a related field, OR significant industry experience * 5+ years of industry experience conducting a range of research methods applicable to all product stages from conception to release, and driving tangible outcomes with product teams and a proven track record of success * Proven ability to articulate the implications of research finding in clear and compelling ways; translate research findings into actionable recommendations; ability to translate data into insights
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