job summary:Requirements: strong understanding of the strengths and shortcomings of different research methods, including when and how to apply them during each product phase. Excellent leadership, communication and collaborative skills. Self starter, good time management skills, and has the ability to operate in a very fast-paced environment. A deep desire to apply human-centered design toward emerging technologies. Skill/Experience/Education MandatoryBA/BS degree in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Human Factors, Psychology, Sociology, or a related field or equivalent practical experience3-5 years of experience with product research, designing and executing research projects from end-to-endDemonstrated track record of conducting semi-structured interviews, concept testing, usability studiesIn-person and remote research experience (e.g. Userzoom or usertesting.com)Excellent interpersonal, communication, and collaboration skillsCan prioritize time between multiple projects, and be flexible by adapting to changing schedules and different projects DesiredMS degree in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) or a related fieldStatistical analysis and/or survey design experienceProficient in doing secondary research such as literature review, competitive analysisExperience working in AR, VR fieldExperience working on spatial navigation topicsDemonstrated track record of influencing stakeholders or driving product development location: Seattle, Washingtonjob type: Contractsalary: $35 - 59 per hourwork hours: 8am to 5pmeducation: Bachelors responsibilities:Conduct independent research on multiple aspects of how users engage with novel map products and experience, using UX research methods including but not limited to: semi-structured interviews, concept testing, usability studies, cognitive walkthroughs, benchmarks, literature review, survey. Work with designers, product managers, engineers and research managers to prioritize research opportunities in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment.Understand and incorporate complex technical and business requirements into research. Evangelize research findings to diverse audiences through written reports and oral presentations. qualifications:Experience level: Education: Bachelors skills: Research & DevelopmentEqual Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.