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Principal UX Researcher
Eden Prairie, Minnesota  |  Onsite
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Applied on October 15, 2021
Job Id #50772 Posted September 21, 2021

Projects the candidate will be working on:

  • Supporting as a research lead.
  • I believe there are over 15 initiatives in planning at present, and this is a multi-year, ongoing project.

Ideal Background:

  • Healthcare experience is preferred.
  • The candidate must be able to present prior work examples/samples as a part of the interview process. Redaction is acceptable if they contain data that cannot be shared.


  • The ability to translate complex research findings into a non-academic, business-appropriate tone and language that can be understood by non-research staff while not losing the importance of the research findings or downplaying the importance of conducting research.

Top Requirements:

  • Familiarity with the research methodologies
  • Ability to set a research roadmap/timeline
  • Ability to evangelize UX research benefits and following best practices to stakeholders
  • Ability to mentor/give direction to junior researchers on the team

Team and Team size:

  •  All project teams have a product owner. Most have associated UX designers, which may or may not come from UXDS. The researcher will seldom interact with developers, and will partner with the product owner in setting the research plan path. Additional stakeholders will vary by project, and change frequently.

Top Responsibilities:

  •  Design, conduct, analyze, and report data gathered from qualitative and quantitative research techniques including key-stroke level modeling (KLM), usability testing, contextual inquiry / field studies, surveys, interviews, heuristic evaluations, focus groups, card sorts, ethnography and persona development, and rapid iterative testing within an Agile environment.
  • Work with product teams to identify and prioritize user research requirements, including timelines, scope, and methodologies.
  • Collaborate with product teams to identify remediation solutions for issues identified from research
  • Evangelize and advocate that user research principles and best practices be utilized.
  • Collaborate with product teams to develop research goals, identify tasks and scenarios, and establish a test environment.
  • Create and deliver study result reports to all levels of stakeholders within the organization.
  • Establish research and usability metrics strategies for project teams.
  • Mentor junior staff assigned to the project and advise them on ways to execute UX research best practices and perform reviews of their work for adherence thereto.


  • Must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • 5-7 years’ experience as a usability practitioner
  • 5-7 years’ demonstrated experience delivering user research, including but not limited to developing user personas, conducting field studies / contextual inquiry, and usability testing
  • Excellent presentation and interpersonal skills; the ability to communicate complex concepts clearly and persuasively across different audiences and varying levels of the organization
  • Proven ability to deliver research on time while working on multiple projects
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent leadership and relationship building skills
  • Attention to detail
  • High level of energy and customer focus
  • Experience using a Windows 10 PC
  • Experience working in a team environment or with an application team

Nice to Have Skills/Attributes

  • Eye-tracking experience preferred
  • Experience with Cogulator or similar tool preferred
  • Experience with Nvivo or similar platform preferred
  • Experience with tools such as UserZoom,, Optimal Workshop and other industry standard tools preferred
  • Agile experience preferred
  • Healthcare Industry experience desired
  • Preference for commercial software experience or enterprise applications

Interview Process:

  •  a. How many rounds? Three rounds, two with team members (individually),
    b. Video vs. phone? Video + screen sharing for the former research artifacts.
    c. How technical will the interviews be? They will be asked technical questions about standard research processes and research platforms/tools they have used.

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