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Ethnographer

Employer
Cognizant Technology
Location
Malvern, Pennsylvania
Closing date
Oct 17, 2021

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Position Type
Other
Hours
Full Time
Specialty
Science and Technology Studies
Organization Type
Business
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Ethnographer

Who we are:

Idea Couture, a Cognizant company, is a carefully assembled studio of human-centered design practitioners from a wide range of educational backgrounds, international settings, and professional experiences within Cognizant Digital Experience. We help organizations navigate and innovate in complex and uncertain environments. Using design thinking methodologies, we solve problems and identify business opportunities-generating new growth, meaningful differentiation, and economic value, while improving everyday lives. The transformative solutions we provide our clients are born of transdisciplinary thinking, balanced research, and inventive methods, based in business rationale and good design.

Who you are:

You are a curious professional who deeply cares about the end user, thinks strategically, collaborates cross-functionally, produces high quality deliverables, and continuously builds and elevates your practice. As a colleague and team member, you have the entrepreneurial spirit to drive forward through moments of ambiguity and change with a problem-solver's attitude. As a practitioner, you are adept at navigating the nuances of conducting ethnographic research, have a passion for designing and conducting fieldwork, and are able to give context to the research, translating findings into meaningful insights that drive forward a human-centered design.

What we share:

  • A knack for looking at familiar problems through a unique lens
  • Desire to change minds, hearts, and behaviours with new experiences
  • Passion for driving market growth through innovation, technology, and design,
  • A belief that understanding people can better guide business priorities and strategies


What your day-to-day will look like:

  • Lead research design and project engagements for Fortune 500 clients across a range of industries and project types independently and as part of a team
  • Contribute to and lead cross-functional teams (strategy, insights, design, technology), providing research expertise and guidance
  • Act as a trusted client partner and human-centered research design expert, relied on for strategic POVs
  • Understand and incorporate complex business, strategic, and technical requirements into research
  • Collect, analyze, and synthesize user behavior through field studies into actionable insights and recommendations to inform future products, services, and experiences
  • Work with teams to design and facilitate successful presentations and workshops that advocate research findings and implications to diverse audiences, including senior executive level clients
  • Support project design across a range of project types and contribute to the end-to-end creation of winning proposals
  • Contribute to organizational business development activities from opportunity identification to sold work
  • Support the evolution of ethnographic theory and practice across the organization, including tools and methods
  • Work with other behavioural scientists, design researchers, and other professionals to prioritize research opportunities in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Actively manage a broad network of stakeholders within Idea Couture and Cognizant


What you'll need:

  • Graduate degree (Masters or PhD) in anthropology, sociology, other relevant social science/behavioral science disciplines, or equivalent practical experience
  • Proven experience conducting ethnographic research
  • Proven ability to critique, analyze, and elevate strategies and ideas
  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills with the ability to command a room
  • Strong background in study/survey design and quantitative research methods
  • Proficiency in data analysis with SPSS, R, Excel
  • Proficient in translating data and research findings into actionable insights and directional principles
  • A deep understanding of the strengths and shortcomings of different research methods, including when and how to apply them during the product development process
  • Conversant in the principles and practices of human-centered design and design thinking
  • Note: Currently travel is not a requirement; would expect up to 25% as business requirements change


We are especially interested in those with backgrounds and/or experience in the following:

  • Fluency in French, Spanish, German, Mandarin, Japanese, and/or other language(s) is a major asset, as we work in many different countries and cultures
  • Scholarly or other publishing records


What's in it for you?

  • Multidisciplinary learning across backgrounds, approaches, methods, and industry expertise
  • Be a part of and play a critical role in shaping a niche and nimble culture within a global firm
  • Access to global scale, from the types of projects you work on to resources you collaborate with and lean on
  • Experience with a broad range of challenges in experience design, from whitespace opportunity definition to downstream realization
  • A competitive salary and benefits package
  • A workplace that prioritizes wellness and working flexibly to ensure you get the balance you need to meet the demands of your personal and professional life

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Employee Status : Full Time Employee

Shift : Day Job

Travel : No

Job Posting : Aug 05 2021

About Cognizant
Cognizant (Nasdaq-100: CTSH) is one of the world's leading professional services companies, transforming clients' business, operating and technology models for the digital era. Our unique industry-based, consultative approach helps clients envision, build and run more innovative and efficient businesses. Headquartered in the U.S., Cognizant is ranked 185 on the Fortune 500 and is consistently listed among the most admired companies in the world. Learn how Cognizant helps clients lead with digital at www.cognizant.com or follow us @USJobsCognizant.

Applicants may be required to attend interviews in person or by video conference. In addition, candidates may be required to present their current state or government issued ID during each interview.

Cognizant is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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