Researcher in Mountain View, CA at Signature Consultants

Date Posted: 2/17/2021

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Job Summary:

Signature Consultants is seeking a Researcher for an opportunity with a client located in Mountain View, CA.

In this role, you will lead end-to-end research that informs APE product/process strategy and design. You will navigate ambiguity and bring expertise in research practices across all phases of a product/process life-cycle. You understand how to reflect and incorporate business and technical constraints and are effective at cross-functional collaboration. We are looking for a passionate and experienced researcher who is a pro at observing user behavior and distilling insights. You are adept at presenting findings concisely, effectively, and keeping a wide variety of stakeholders engaged.

Overall Responsibilities:

  • Lead the Android Partner Research effort and manage research on multiple aspects of our partners' engineering user experiences as they work with Google to launch Android powered devices
  • Work with technical solutions consultants, software engineers and product managers to prioritize research opportunities in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment
  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to conduct research and/or validate concepts
  • Conduct quantitative and qualitative user research and collect and analyze behavior
  • Consult on survey design and quantitative research approaches
  • Communicate effectively in a cross-functional team; ability to communicate conceptual ideas effectively

Top 4 Daily Responsibilities:

  • Manage and improve the Android Partner Research biannual survey program and administer questionnaires and surveys
  • Understand and incorporate complex technical and business requirements into research; take inputs/requirements from multiple stakeholders across different organizations
  • Analyze and interpret both qualitative and quantitative data
  • Draft findings, recommendations, and reports based on user research and communicate research findings to diverse audiences

Required:

  • BA/BS degree in Anthropology, Human Factors, Human-Computer Interaction or a related field or equivalent practical experience
  • 5+ years of experience in an applied research setting
  • Experience with survey based research efforts
  • Interest in general research and/or user research methods
  • Detail oriented and ability to work independently on a variety of tasks
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and collaboration skills
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize time across multiple projects and flexibility adapting to changing schedules and different projects

Desired Skills:

  • MA/MS or PhD in Anthropology, Human Factors, Human-Computer Interaction or a related field or equivalent practical experience
  • Extensive experience leading large survey based research efforts
  • Experience conducting semi-structured interviews, contextual field visits and/or usability studies either live or remote (e.g. Userzoom or usertesting.com)
  • Demonstrated understanding of the strengths and shortcomings of different research methods, including when and how to apply them during the product development process
  • Familiarity with Android smartphones & tablets
  • Understanding of experimental design and descriptive statistics
  • Some familiarity with scripting or query languages (SQL, R, Perl, etc)

About Signature Consultants, LLC

Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Signature Consultants was established in 1997 with a singular focus: to provide clients and consultants with superior staffing solutions. For the ninth consecutive year, Signature was voted as one of the "Best Staffing Firms to Work For" and is now the 14th largest IT staffing firm in the United States (source: Staffing Industry Analysts). With 28 locations throughout North America, Signature annually deploys thousands of consultants to support, run, and manage their clients' technology needs. Signature offers IT staffing, consulting, managed solutions, and direct placement services. For more information on the company, please visit www.sigconsult.com. Signature Consultants is the parent company to Hunter Hollis and Madison Gunn.

EEO Employer

Signature Consultants is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Signature will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at or 888.838.1020.