UX Researcher - Oculus

Oculus is looking for world-class researcher with excellent communication and people skills. As a UX Researcher at Oculus, you must be an expert researcher with a proven track record of influencing complex and diverse products. We are looking for candidates with experience in both evaluative and generative projects - and experience in both hardware and software product development. You must be familiar with every aspect of the product development lifecycle including up-front research and discovery, definition, iteration and evaluation.
You must become a trusted, strategic partner to product stakeholders by delivering insights that lead to demonstrable business value. To this end, you will be required to articulate the findings from your research to design, engineering, and product leadership and be a strong advocate for the role of research in product development. You must be a data expert, but also be able to be creative and develop new methodologies for emerging technologies such as VR. It's not enough to answer interesting questions about user behavior; our team focuses on impact.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work closely with product teams to identify and prioritize research topics
  • Conduct research using a wide variety of qualitative and some quantitative methods (e.g., surveys) to create actionable insights across the product development lifecycle, including up-front generative research to identify new opportunities, iterative concept evaluation, and post-launch testing
  • Work cross-functionally with Industrial and UX Design, Product Management, Analytics, Engineering, and Marketing
  • Proactively involve team in the research process
  • Synthesize insights in a compelling, creative, and actionable way that cuts to the chase of the underlying user issues
  • Present to a variety of audiences from product teams to executive leadership
  • Develop UX metrics as appropriate for repeated use and comparison over time
  • Share best practices & new techniques with the broader team
  • Collaborate with other researchers on research methods and priorities
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • M.A/M.S or PH.D in Human Factors, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Cognitive or Experimental Psychology, Sociology, or a related field
  • 5+ years of UX work research experience in both hardware and software
  • Experience on consumer devices with experience researching both hardware and software
  • Experience building cross-functional relationships
  • Communication experience with experience tailoring messages to a variety of audiences experience
  • Experience helping develop baseline user metrics for VR
  • Experience with generative, iterative, and evaluative research methods
  • Demonstrated experience applying research adapting to changes during the product development process
  • Demonstrated experience creating new test methods/setups to address the needs of unusual/challenging tests
  • Demonstrated experience in partnering with cross-functional teams
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Experience in experimental design and statistics
  • Experience combining qualitative/quantitative user insights
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