Amarx Search, Inc.    

Type: 9+ Month W-2 Contract
Location: San Francisco, CA
Pay: $92 per hour
Position ID: 1714

An excellent position with one of America's best banks

* Senior UX Design Researcher *

Please apply ONLY if you have 7+ years of experience as a design researcher for web/software experiences

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

We can ONLY consider your application if you have:

1: 7+ years of experience as a design researcher for web and software experiences.
2: 1+ years managing and/or mentoring other researchers
3: Proficiency in some design tools such as Photoshop, prototyping tools or whatever you use to fuel the process of making smart research happen.
4: Experience and/or familiarity with current web technology capabilities and cross-device considerations.
5: Experience with both consumer and business facing applications.
6: Must have case studies to share that demonstrate experience with research (usability, surveys, other methodologies) for complex application experiences across mobile, desktop, and web. Familiarity with a variety of research methodologies and ability to apply the most appropriate one for the project's needs
7: Ability to independently plan, document, and justify decisions in all phases of the research process
8: Ability to manage multiple projects in various stages of the research process at once
9: Ability to support researchers' performance and adherence to project requirements and timelines
10: Stellar presentation and communication skills to lead client sessions as well as share out research and analysis clearly and effectively across the organization
11: Extreme attention to detail, willingness to do "detective work" as needed
12: Solid understanding of interaction design patterns related to web and mobile design
13: Strong sense for user-centered design principles, careful attention to detail, and ability to see the bigger picture
14: Experience collaborating with teams to understand business objectives, needs, and constraints and define research goals to help us all gain a better understanding of clients and their needs
15: Experience using both quantitative and qualitative data to inform design decisions
16: Interest in working directly with designers to develop prototypes for testing and implement resulting recommendations

We are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic design researcher -- someone who can both inspire and influence innovative, practical, and relevant experiences for clients.
The purpose is a complete overhaul of a digital banking web/mobile platform geared toward start-ups and emerging tech companies and need to help us maintain a continuous feedback loop with clients via the most effective research tool/methodology.
The Senior UX Design Researcher will be a core part of the design team partnering closely with product management to run design feedback sessions and usability studies, gather feedback from our client community and the broader community, with a focus on the end-to-end customer journey.

DESIRED (not required) SKILLS:
:: Background in finance
:: Degree in a design or research-related field, such as Human-Computer Interaction, Psychology, Web Design or other concentration

Duties and Responsibilities
== Collaborating with cross-functional teams to design user studies, both formal and guerrilla
== Document trends in the research for design, product, dev, and other stakeholders.
== Create regular research readouts or presentations to communicate our research trends to internal stakeholders and collaborators
== Contribute to prototype creation or concept exploration
== Write discussion guides, moderator scripts, surveys and any other research artifacts as needed
== Perform heuristic evaluations and competitive research
== Facilitate co-design sessions and other style brainstorms
== Be able to manage and mentor other researchers

No interview, relocation or living expenses provided

Please send resume as a Microsoft Word attachment to

Amarx Search, Inc.