Company Name:



Mountain View, California

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Experimental Psychology

Work Setting:


Position Type:

Full Time

Date Posted:

June 18, 2018

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Quantitative User Experience Researcher In our User Experience (UX) teams UX Researchers partner with Designers Product Managers Engineers and Googlers across the company to improve the user experience and drive product excellence. Quantitative UX Researchers conduct empirical research using methods from computer science quantitative social science statistics econometrics and other fields to understand user behavior and extract meaningful patterns from large data sets. In this role you'll combine skills in experimental design statistical analysis programming and human-computer interaction to improve user experience. As a key member of a product team you work with stakeholders across functions and levels. You solve challenging problems and empower the team to move forward by developing metrics measuring results and integrating new methodologies into existing systems. You'll do more than just crunch numbers though: through reports and team engagement you'll provide a UX perspective on quantitative data to help stakeholders understand their users. Coming up with solutions is only one part of your job. Equally important is to identify and quantify problems and to embark on new research areas worth exploring through innovative methods. As such you'll apply principles of rigorous and ethical research to build and improve products in order to satisfy users' needs and exceeding their expectations. User experience (UX) is at the forefront of how we create intuitive innovative and beautiful products that people love. We strive to learn and understand our users' needs behaviors and emotions to yield insights that inform product strategy and guide the design of the experiences we create. Our multidisciplinary UX teams include designers researchers content strategists and engineers who are passionate about quality usability and performance. We collaborate closely with product managers software engineers and many others to solve complex challenges and craft powerful experiences that highlight our products' unique capabilities and personalities. Our work touches billions while exemplifying a key principle that is core to Google's philosophy: “Focus on the user and all else will follow.” Responsibilities Define and measure quantitative UX goals and metrics in collaboration with Designers Qualitative Researchers Engineers and Program Managers Examine existing data and product designs to generate hypotheses and plans for high-impact research Prioritize and drive research to improve user experience Develop code and statistical models to understand user experience Drive change by communicating findings to stakeholders in the company Make research findings convincing and actionable for both research experts and non-experts Qualifications Minimum qualifications: BA/BS degree in Computer Science Human-Computer Interaction Statistics Psychology or a related field or equivalent practical experience 2 years of experience in an applied research setting Experience in a programming language commonly used for data manipulation and computational statistics (such as Python R Matlab C++ Java or Go) and with SQL Preferred qualifications: MS or PhD degree in Computer Science Human-Computer Interaction Psychology Statistics or a related field 5 years of relevant work experience with User Experience or Human-Computer Interaction teams Demonstrated expertise in multivariate statistics and the design of experiments Proficiency in programming computational and statistical algorithms for large data sets Excellent command of research questions within a given domain and of technical tools for the analysis of data within that field

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