Sr. UX Researcher

 

About Immersion:

 

Here at Immersion our haptic technology brings the power of touch to billions of devices around the world, where it helps companies like Sony, Microsoft, Logitech, Rovio, Bandai Namco, content platforms, leading mobile entertainment and advertising platforms including Ad Colony/Opera MediaWorks and others create highly immersive brand experiences that both delight consumers and improve profitability.

 

We’ve only just begun to tap into the possibilities offered by touch feedback. Today, our team is working on solutions for new technologies like wearables and virtual reality systems. We’re helping content developers harness the power of touch in mobile video, gaming devices, expanding the experience for mobile advertising and video content creation.

 

Now, more than ever before, haptics is at the forefront of emerging technologies poised to transform the world. Come help us lead the haptics revolution.

 

What we’re looking for:

 

Immersion is seeking a creative and thoughtful Sr. UX Researcher to join our growing UX team.  Immersion is transforming the smooth glass touchscreen into a dynamic, physical, tactile surface, and our team is looking for a strong candidate who can derive insights from human experiences to drive the design and iterative improvement of our products and prototypes.

 

You will thrive in a company that puts users and customers on the highest pedestal.  And best of all, you get to spend your days in an inspiring environment full of amazing, inventive people.  Small enough to feel like a start-up, with the stability of a public company that is the established leader in haptic technology, Immersion is a great place to work and thrive.

 

What you’ll do:

 

  • Identify user needs and goals, study design, study execution, data analysis and communication of findings
  • Be responsible for conducting user-centered design research (ethnography, contextual inquiry, competitive reviews, diary studies), rapid (Agile) UX research, and usability testing for new products, demos and technologies at Immersion
  • Survey design and analysis.
  • Conduct rapid iterative usability testing of wireframes, mockups, and low-to-high fidelity prototypes
  • Translate research findings into design recommendations and quickly communicate findings to influence product designs early in the design cycle
  • Work closely with a tight-knit design team including researchers, designers, UX engineers, data scientists, to support a consistent product vision from inspiration to delivery
  • Proactively identify research activities in your project team: identify areas that can benefit from user research, define research goals and approach in collaboration with the UX Research team
  • Develop research protocols and discussion guides, generate screeners, and manage logistics for recruiting research participants
  • Moderate research sessions, conduct interviews in the field or the lab, or lead the team through human-centered innovation exercise
  • Synthesize and communicate research findings and recommendations to wide audiences

 

About you:

 

  • Master’s degree or Ph.D. in a related area such as psychology, human factors or HCI and 3+ years of related hands-on industry experience
  • Experience with early-stage technology evaluation, particularly on mobile platforms
  • Experience with a rich and varied toolkit of qualitative research methodologies (evaluative and generative), comfort with working along design teams and providing supportive research activities through the design cycle
  • Outstanding communication, organization, time management, and interpersonal skills
  • Curious and sensitive interviewer, excels at moderating research sessions, comfortable finding a common ground with people from diverse walks of life, and drawing out important insights
  • Ability to creatively apply or invent research methods to understand human behaviors, cultural processes, motivations, and human perception in relation to haptic technologies
  • Experience working with cross functional teams including engineering, product management and R&D in order to execute on research activities
  • Knowledge of product development lifecycle and business realities.
  • Prior experience with conducting cross-cultural or international research is a plus.
  • Ability to conduct common statistical analyses on quantitative data sets is a plus.

 

Immersion helps bring the digital universe to life. We offer competitive salary and benefits for jobs that allow you to change the way the world experiences digital devices. Hear what we have to say at blog.immersion.com  . Please send resume with cover letter detailing how your experience matches the requirements of this job.

 

For more information about Immersion see:    http://tinyurl.com/IMMR-MWC-2015 .  To download Immersion apps for your android phone go to: http://tinyurl.com/IMMR-GooglePlay . Free games you can feel are at: http://www.immersion.com/mobile-gaming/ .  Immersion is listed on NASDAQ with the symbol IMMR.

   

Immersion - An Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Immersion's policy is to comply with all applicable laws and to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees without regard to non-job-related factors such as race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, marital status or sexual orientation. This policy applies to all areas of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfer, and social and recreational programs.

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