Product Design UX Researcher for Automotive Think Tank in Long Beach, CA
We are an entrepreneurial, hands-on think tank using a human-centered approach to drive radical innovation. Our mission is to create a future world inspired by mobility. Focusing on the human experience, we explore latent needs and translate them into demonstrable market value. Our flexible, collaborative work environment provides opportunities to learn and grow every day. We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced researcher to join our diverse team. You will be challenged to exceed conventional thinking using experimental approaches coupled with critical thinking and self-driven goal-setting. Responsibilities: â€¢ Employ a human-centered perspective to explore a diverse range of behaviors, attitudes and mindsets to develop a deep understanding of emerging needs that will instigate the creation of novel mobility solutions (products, services and business models). â€¢ Execute research. Design, plan and conduct face-to-face engagements using human-centered principles to uncover latent needs. â€¢ Analyze findings. Lead the processing of research materials, synthesis of insights, preparation and communication of research reports. â€¢ Explore new processes and frameworks. Seek and create new methods that enable the discovery of latent needs, including development of best practices. â€¢ Craft compelling stories. Collaborate with colleagues and outside partners to translate insights into provoking stories and potent strategies for innovative products and services. â€¢ Employ a flexible mindset. Work on multiple parallel projects, in various roles, in a non-hierarchical fast-paced environment. Be willing to try, fail and adapt in a quick cycle. Must Have Skillsets: â€¢ An experienced professional possessing an inquisitive nature and the self-confidence to experiment in approach and method to explore and uncover peopleâ€™s latent needs. â€¢ Seasoned research expert with 5 years of practical work experience in the field of design research or human-centered research. â€¢ Project Management experience including directing external agencies and translating project objectives into requirements and tasks for those agencies. â€¢ Ability to see the big picture and balance that vision with a detail-oriented, organized delivery-oriented approach. â€¢ Experience working in a variety of industries preferred. *Please submit a cover letter, resume and portfolio (sample work) to demonstrate your qualifications. Type: Contract or Contract to Hire Duration: 6 months (possibilty to convert to fulltime) Location: Long Beach, CA Submit resumes to: jobs (at) ~~~ Mario Ruiz ~~~ x105 ~~~
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OSI Engineering is the Silicon Valley’s leading-edge technology staffing solutions partner offering consulting and direct-hire placement services in the area of Embedded Systems, Board Support Packages, Device drivers, Protocol Stacks, Middleware applications and User Interface / GUI Development.