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User Experience Researcher Nest

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User Experience Researcher, Nest


Palo Alto


Nest Design is an interdisciplinary group. We value visual design, interaction design, writing, audio, prototyping and research as equal pillars of the product. As a User Experience (UX) Researcher, you'll work on new initiatives at Nest. You will play a key role in influencing product definition, using end-to-end research strategically, and working closely with Design, Product Management, Engineering, business partners, and Nest executives.

As a UX Researcher at Nest, you will be part of the team that drives the design for systematic and innovative products and features. Researchers on the team bring deep knowledge of research practices, understand trade-offs for using methods, are grounded in an understanding of UX at different parts of the product cycle, and can collaborate effectively with multidisciplinary partners and stakeholders.

Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. Our Hardware team researches, designs, and develops new technologies and hardware to make our user's interaction with computing faster, more powerful, and seamless. Whether finding new ways to capture and sense the world around us, advancing form factors, or improving interaction methods, our Hardware team is making people's lives better through technology.


Conduct independent research on multiple aspects of Nest products, focusing on research around new initiatives.

Collect and analyze user behavior through mixed methods, including lab studies, field visits, interviews, ethnography, surveys, concept evaluations, leveraging existing feedback mechanisms, etc.

Work with Designers, Product Managers, Engineers, and other UXRs to prioritize research opportunities in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment.

Understand and incorporate complex technical and business requirements into research and advocate research findings to diverse audiences through written reports and in-person presentations.

“Tell the User’s Story” internally by creating a coherent narrative across studies.


Minimum qualifications:

BA/BS degree in Psychology, Human Factors, Anthropology, HCI or other related fields or equivalent practical experience.

4 years of work experience.

Preferred qualifications:

Master's or PhD degree in a related field or equivalent practical experience.

Experience integrating user research into product designs and design practices.

Understanding of the strengths and shortcomings of different research methods, including when and how to apply them during the product development process.

Demonstrated interpersonal, communication and collaboration skills.

A passion for delightful, minimalist, and useful products for the home. Comfortability in a variety of working environments.

At Google, we don’t just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. 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. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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Google Inc., a technology company, builds products and provides services to organize the information. The company offers Google Search, which provides information online; Knowledge Graph that allows to search for things, people, or places, as well as builds systems that recognize speech and understand natural language; Google Now, which provides information to users when they need it; and Product Listing Ads that offer product image, price, and merchant information. It also provides AdWords, an auction-based advertising program; AdSense, which enables Websites that are part of the Google Network to deliver ads; Google Display, a display advertising network; DoubleClick Ad Exchange, a marketplace for the trading display ad space; and YouTube that offers video, interactive, and other ad formats. In addition, the company offers Android, an open source mobile software platform; hardware products, including Chromebook, Chrome, Chromecast, and Nexus devices; Google+ to share things online with people; Google Play, a cloud-based digital entertainment store for apps, music, books, and movies; Google Drive, a place for users to create, share, collaborate, and keep their stuff; and Google Wallet, a virtual wallet for in-store contactless payments. Further, it provides Google Apps, which include Gmail, Calendar, and Google Sites that are built for people to work anywhere, anytime, on any device without loss of security or control; Google Maps Application Programming Interface; and Google Earth Enterprise, a software solution for imagery and data visualization. Additionally, the company offers Google App Engine, a platform as a service offering; Google Cloud Storage; Google BigQuery for real time analytics; Google Cloud SQL for structured query language; and Google Compute Engine, an infrastructure as a service platform. It also offers mobile wireless devices, and related products and services. Google Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.