User Researcher, Path Forward Returnship

User Researcher, Path Forward Returnship

  • Location SUNNYVALE, CA
  • Career Area UX Design
  • Job Function User Experience and Design (UX/UI)
  • Employment Type -
  • Position Type -
  • Requisition 1080126BR

What you'll do at

At Walmart Labs we’re reinventing the world’s leading retail platform, leveraging our unique strengths to deliver the best customer experience wherever our customers shop. Imagine an environment where one line of code, one experiment, or one idea has the power to catapult an entire industry towards a smarter future. Better yet, imagine if that power could be yours, every day. That’s what we do at Walmart Labs.

Walmart Labs is partnering with Path Forward, a nonprofit organization on a mission to empower people who’ve been focused on caregiving transition back to the paid workforce. The Path Forward Return to Work program is a 16-week paid internship for experienced professionals, returning to the workforce after taking time off for caregiving. After completing the four-month program, qualified candidates will be considered for conversion to available full-time opportunities at Walmart.

If you are passionate about technology, have at least 5 years of professional experience and have been out of the paid workforce for at least 2 years to focus on caring for a child or other dependent, we welcome you to apply and join our team. We are excited to be part of the Path Forward program, because we appreciate the skills you can offer, the perspective you provide, and the contributions you will make. This program offers you a chance to revamp your skills, update your resume with new experience, and make connections with other women and men transitioning back to the workforce.

Responsibilities include:
• Work on user research projects for Walmart Labs and lead small independent user research studies
• Assist with planning and running user research studies (e.g. recruit participants for onsite studies, take notes during user interviews, launch surveys)
• Analyze data from research projects (e.g. surveys, usability studies, competitor analysis)
• Conduct online research on various topics or technologies and report high-level findings
• Generate insights that fuel effective UX via design, launch and measurement of product performance
• Create reports for user research findings (e.g. slide decks)
• Present findings to stakeholders, executives in the UX, product, analytics, and marketing teams

Minimum Qualifications

• To be eligible for consideration for this returnship, you must have been out of the paid workforce for at least 2 years to focus on caring for a child or other dependent
• Bachelor’s degree in psychology, computer science, user experience, data analytics or a closely related field
• 2+ years professional experience in user research or a closely related field
• Strong presentation, oral, and written communication skills
• Organized, proactive and able to switch rapidly between different projects in a fast-paced and exciting environment.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience with data analysis in Excel or other statistical software
• Knowledge of basic statistical concepts
• Experience with TryMyUI,, or other online remote user research platforms

About Walmart Labs

Imagine working in an environment where one experiment can catapult an entire industry toward a smarter future. That’s what we do at Walmart Labs. We’re a team of 5,000+ software engineers, data scientists, designers and product managers within Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, delivering innovations that improve how our customers shop and our enterprise operates.

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  • 100% coverage for in network preventative care
  • Retirement Plan
  • Vision Plans
  • Dental Plans
  • Exclusive Discounts

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