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Senior User Experience Researcher
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours
Locations
Burlingame, CA, USA
Experience Level
Entry
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Desired Skills
Management
Research
Requirements
  • This opportunity would suit a self-motivated individual with a usability, user centered design, or human-computer interaction research background
  • Thoughtful research and communication strategist, able to establish strong relationships with development teams, deeply understand developer needs and timelines, and formulate tailored programs of rigorous, highly impactful research
  • Expert research methodologist, skilled with a broad variety of user research methods, including but not limited to expert review, usability testing, playtesting, survey design, text & verbal analysis, observational fieldwork, telemetry, and statistical analysis
  • Adept communicator, able to communicate clearly with partners regardless of organizational level or technical ability
  • Strong negotiator, able to use both data and relationships to influence the design of player experiences
  • Deep understanding of the game development process and the contributions of cross-functional teams
  • Passionate interest in video games across a wide variety of genres with a curiosity for understanding player motivations and behaviors
  • Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Human-Computer Interaction, Human Factors Engineering, or related field
  • 5 years of practical experience developing study designs, testing, analyzing, reporting, and communicating findings in video games or an equivalent field
  • Postgraduate degree in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Human-Computer Interaction, Human Factors Engineering, or related field
  • 7 years of practical experience developing study designs, testing, analyzing, reporting, and communicating findings in video games or an equivalent field
Responsibilities
  • Highly effective, experienced individual contributor responsible for developing long-term strategic research plans, coordinating junior research staff, conducting high-quality research, and reporting research insights for the end-to-end lifecycle of one or more games
  • Responsible for the relationship with a Studio team and define the working model between research and the Studio for a product
  • Deeply understand the needs of Studio team collaborators and the creative goals of complex and high-profile products in order to create effective research roadmaps to support Studio team's needs across the product lifecycle
  • Navigate competing priorities for a product's research plan to deliver quality results on time
  • Drive product improvement at the systems level
  • Supervise and mentor junior researchers in service of both driving research results and developing their skills
PlayStation Global

5,001-10,000 employees

Online multiplayer gaming and digital media delivery service
Company Overview
Playstation's mission is to deliver new joy, excitement and awe to everyone. The company builds software and hardware for gaming consoles and content.
Benefits
  • Health and wellness: Medical (PPO, HDHP, and HMO), dental, vision, disability, employee assistance program, flexible spending accounts, health savings account, student loan repayment assistance, education reimbursement program, wellness reimbursement, identity theft protection, basic and voluntary life and AD&D insurance, business travel accident insurance, 4.5% 401(k) match, commuter program, additional voluntary programs (group legal, pet insurance, auto and home insruance), onsite flu shots and biometric screenings
  • Family and time off: 12 paid holidays, generous PTO, paid parental leave, adoption assistance program, 529 college savings plan match, back-up child care, parental and elder care coaching
  • Perks: Sony product discounts, passport perks program, monthly $10 Playstation Network voucher, employee referral bonus, game launch events
Company Core Values
  • Dreams & Curiosity: Pioneer the future with dreams and curiosity
  • Diversity: Pursue the creation of the very best by harnessing diversity and varying viewpoints
  • Integrity & Sincerity: Earn the trust for the Sony brand through ethical and responsible conduct
  • Sustainability: Fulfill our stakeholder responsibilities through disciplined business practices