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User Experience Researcher, Survey Specialist, Workplace Design

New York, Iowa
Closing date
Mar 3, 2022

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UX / Design Researcher
Full Time
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Minimum qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree in Anthropology, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Human Factors, Psychology, Sociology, or a related field or equivalent practical experience.
- Experience with research design utilizing various methods including but not limited to usability studies, contextual inquiry, and surveys.
- Product research experience in an end-to-end, usability, or generative setting.
Preferred qualifications:
- Master's degree or PhD in a related field.
- 4 years of relevant work experience with a project portfolio that speaks to your data expertise.
- Experience collaborating across disciplines.
- Solid understanding of design, particularly of the built environment.
- Outstanding command of survey research methods, including the translation of concepts into research instruments, survey validation and iterative survey design.
- Familiarity with human interaction with the built environment, from digital wayfinding to transportation to controls for temperature and light.
We follow a simple but vital premise in the User Experience group: "Focus on the user and all else will follow." We're interested in our users and strive to learn everything we can about their behaviors, attitudes and emotions to help define the products and experiences we create. The User Experience team is a critical driving force behind gathering these insights and then using them to inspire and inform design. We are a multi-disciplinary team who collaborate closely with each other to create innovative and high performing work environments and services.
User experience is at the forefront of how we create intuitive, innovative, and beautiful products that people love. We strive to learn and understand our users' needs, behaviors, and emotions to gather insights that inform product strategy and design. Our UX teams include designers, researchers, content strategists, and engineers who are passionate about quality, usability, and simplicity. We work on collaborative teams to solve complex challenges and craft experiences that highlight our products' unique capabilities and personalities. Our work touches billions while exemplifying a key principle that is core to Google's philosophy: "Focus on the user and all else will follow."
- Collaborate with other team researchers, plan, conduct, and own statistical analysis projects, including fundamentals (e.g., ANOVAs and/or regressions) and more advanced approaches (e.g., weighting, factor analysis, network analysis, HLM, SEM).
- Develop and maintain a robust data architecture system for large, ongoing survey data. Manage and analyze a variety of other types of data, e.g., administrative data, logs data.
- Communicate to internal and external stakeholders with a wide variety of understanding of research methods, including using data visualization to help explain complex data.
- Navigate both built and digital environments and experience turning research about these domains to insights about human needs.
- Be an effective team player, willing to explore all options and take paths that may not be obvious at first, and work collaboratively with team members on a variety of research projects.
Google is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. See also Google's EEO Policy ( and EEO is the Law. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing our Accommodations for Applicants form ( .
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