User Experience Research

Design Researcher, ethnography, anthropology, prototype, framework, user experience
Contract W2, Contract Independent, 12 Months
Depends on Experience
Work from home not available Travel not required

Job Description

Red Oak Technology is seeking a UX Design Researcher for our client located in Pleasanton, CA for a Contract  position.  

**Must have the right to work in this country for any employer without sponsorship**


  • Provide subject matter expertise in qualitative and quantitative research approaches, methods, and tools

  • Work with project teams to identify and lead research needs, design learning plans, research materials and tests

  • Create customer research plans, screeners, discussion guides, and test plans

  • Provide analysis of research related data with actionable recommendations

  • Design and develop research tools and activities according to program/product needs

  • Synthesizes research into insights, opportunities and frameworks

  • Participate in the development of prototypes and lead the testing

  • Coordinate with internal and external research resources where appropriate to maximize existing work and expertise

  • Evangelize research methodologies and approaches across project teams to empower every team member to increase their awareness of user needs

  • Use a variety of innovation approaches; e.g. design thinking, lean development, to design, develop, prototype, and test innovative products, services, experiences and/or solutions

  • Builds frameworks into a cohesive story to drive change

  • Create presentations and meeting materials; utilizing various forms of media - 2D, 3D, and videos

  • Enthusiastically encourages the work of the team even when pivoting as needed – accepting of failure while ensuring that impact of learnings are well institutionalized


  • B.A. degree required; advanced degree in social sciences; anthropology, ethnography experience preferred

  • 4-6 years of diverse ethnography and User Research required

  • Demonstrated fluency in consumer research techniques including ethnography and other primary user research approaches

  • Demonstrated experience translating user research into actionable insights

  • In-depth knowledge of human-centered innovation approaches; e.g. design thinking

Posted By

Loretta Roslund

San Jose, CA, 95110

Dice Id : redoak
Position Id : 544004
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