Lead User Experience Researcher

Lead User Experience Researcher

  • Location CARLSBAD, CA
  • Career Area UX Design
  • Job Function User Experience and Design (UX/UI)
  • Employment Type -
  • Position Type -
  • Requisition 1312168BR

What you'll do at

At WalmartLabs, our customers are at the center of all our design efforts, and user experience research is one way we observe and listen to our customers to make sure we are designing the best experience for their needs. We look to the User Experience Researcher to represent the perspective of the user and help support our user insight strategy. We are looking for a strong principal researcher to join our Global UX Team.

Skills You’ll Have:
• Research with agility: You have expert working knowledge of formative & summative usability research methods, and how they are applied in a fast-moving organization, as well as experience with field studies, participatory design, heuristic evaluations, and competitive testing.
• Actionable Findings: You translate insight into action. You actively deliver customer needs, attitudes, and behaviors to teams through thoughtful & actionable research. Your work informs both strategic and tactical efforts.
• Creative: When you’re presented with a design or business problem, you are able to develop research program to that answers the critical questions to ensure we make experiences easier and more delightful for our customer – and you’re excited to share the program with leaders & team members.
• Collaborative: You use your expert knowledge of the UX process in collaboration with other researchers, designers, content strategists, architects, product managers and engineers to transform complex problems into easy-to-use products. You figure out how to best address our research goals & questions so your partners don’t have to.
• Self-motivated: You work without supervision but you seek out and welcome feedback from senior UX leaders and managers.

Additional Skills & Abilities:
• You are an expert at moderating live studies and structuring un-moderated studies.
• You actively seek to enhance your work by incorporating research & metrics from other sources to deliver comprehensive recommendations that inform design and business strategy.
• You work with our research partners (site analytics, consumer insights) to synthesize and leverage existing data and coordinate research efforts
• You work quickly and efficiently without sacrificing quality and know how to adapt to the ever-changing priorities of the eCommerce business.
• You stay up-to-date with the latest industry news and developments.
• You develop team processes and standards, and help establish best practices for research.
• You have excellent presentation, communication, and negotiation skills.

Minimum Qualifications

We’re looking for people with a Bachelor's degree in HCI, Psychology or other related field and 6 years of User Research experience, or Master’s degree + 4 years of experience, or PhD + 2 years of experience

Preferred Qualifications

Experience researching front-end user experience solutions for mobile applications on major smartphone platforms (for example, Android, iOS).

About Walmart.com

The Walmart US eCommerce team is rapidly innovating to evolve and define the future state of shopping. As the world’s largest retailer, we are on a mission to help people save money and live better. With the help of some of the brightest minds in merchandising, marketing, supply chain, talent and more, we are reimaging the intersection of digital and physical shopping to help achieve that mission.

All the benefits you need for you and your family

  • Multiple health plan options
  • Vision & dental plans for you & dependents
  • Associate discounts in-store and online
  • Financial benefits including 401(k), stock purchase plans and more
  • Education assistance for Associate and dependents

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