Saturday , May 25 2024

Vanguard Jobs in New York – Senior UX Researcher

Website Vanguard

Job Description:

Come join our diverse team of researchers who work directly with product design teams to build a world-class experience for our clients. Our work ranges from generative to evaluative, ethnography to usability. We are looking for expert user experience researchers with a range of broad skills in qualitative and design research methods as well as usability testing. You will have a real passion for human-centered design; uncovering user needs, effectively communicating research insights, and collaborating with software engineers, designers, data scientists, content strategists and others to craft superior experiences for Vanguard customers.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist with prioritizing research projects by collaborating with Market Research and other Analytics and Insights teams.
  • Facilitate research debriefs, brainstorming exercises, and/or other workshops that utilize design thinking approaches to fuel ideation and evaluate product design.
  • Work cross-functionally with software development, design, content strategy, data science, and marketing.
  • Work closely with product teams to identify and prioritize research topics and questions.
  • Conduct research using a wide variety of qualitative and quantitative methods as well as human-centered design principles leveraging support from other research disciplines (i.e. data science) as appropriate.
  • Move quickly and efficiently in an agile product development cycle, delivering continuous insights through lean research practices.
  • Provide counsel to product teams on the appropriate research strategy needed to answer critical questions.
  • Mentor and train others in the development and practice of user experience research techniques, processes and methods.
  • Communicate research insights and recommendations in compelling and creative ways with team members and senior management.

Job Requirements:

  • Experience working across mobile and desktop web and apps preferred
  • Command a broad set of qualitative and user-centered design research methods (e.g., usability testing, client interviews, diary study, surveys)
  • Experience using design thinking approaches in product design and research
  • Conversant quantitative research methods
  • Ability to ask, as well as answer, meaningful and impactful questions
  • Compelling communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to facilitate group meetings and workshops
  • Comfortable working through ambiguity in a fast-paced agile environment
  • Experience in the financial industry or other highly regulated industries a plus

Qualification & Experience:

  • BA/BS degree in a related field or the equivalent combination of training and experience, with degree in HCI, Psychology, Sociology, Human Factors, Usability, or Information Science
  • MA/MS/PhD plus (or equivalent industry experience)
  • 5+ years relevant research experience
  • Experience using a wide range of user experience research software and tools (e.g., Usertesting.com, Medallia, Verint, Qualtrics)

Job Details:

Company: Vanguard

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location:New York, NY, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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