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UX Researcher, Alexa Shopping Design

Job ID: 1854941 | Amazon.com Services LLC

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Job summary
Alexa Shopping Design innovates at the intersection of AI and retail shopping. We envision Alexa as a helpful shopping assistant for busy customers and their households, always there to support their shopping needs from product discover and inspiration to ensuring they never run out of household essentials. We seek to unlock Alexa’s full potential by designing thoughtful and intuitive voice, multimodal and mobile experiences that millions of customers love to use every day by enabling them to easily and quickly complete their shopping wherever they prefer. We are a passionate group of designers, creatives, researchers, and CX PMs working together to bring Amazon’s Alexa shopping vision to life — across devices, Amazon desktop and mobile, in-stores, in all countries where Alexa is available.

Alexa Shopping Design seeks a UX Researcher to define and drive the future of shopping at Amazon. In this role, you will work with voice and graphic interfaces in a fast-paced environment. From inception through launch, you will be a research owner, responsible for delivering customer insights, and communicating with partners to iterate and improve, translating customer needs and constraints into simple, intuitive, customer-focused solutions. You will define approach and execution, and drive that vision into solid research deliverables such as written reports, presentations, customer mental models, and other impactful artifacts. You will collaborate closely with design, engineering, product management, and marketing both inside our organization, and with partner teams.

The ideal candidate will have experience with early-stage product development, and be passionate, focused, and relentless. If you have drive to innovate across modes of UI and existing and emerging devices, join us in developing the next generation of Alexa experiences.

Note on Location: Our team works remotely right now and will adopt a hybrid of in-office and at-home once Amazon welcomes employees back in-office fully. We are open to this role being located in Seattle, WA; Santa Clara, CA; or Arlington, VA.


Key job responsibilities
* Work closely with the design and product management teams throughout the development lifecycle to define, measure and communicate UX research findings and guidelines around the various customer experience solutions evaluated, maintaining a high bar for execution.
* End-to-end ownership with all aspects of the UX research lifecycle (study design, recruiting, moderation, analysis, reporting, communicating).
* Hands-on work with: user testing, remote testing, low-fidelity prototype testing, iterative prototype testing, concept evaluation, field research, and survey design.
* Contribute to the group’s best practices for UX research while continually advocating research thinking, process, and craft throughout our organization.
* Communicate complex concepts and findings clearly and persuasively across different audiences and varying levels of the organization.
* Champion customer advocacy and integrate UX research into the product development process.
* The ability to manage ambiguity, work autonomously and multi-task in an agile environment.
* A clear passion for making a positive impact on customers lives through your work.
* Use positive energy to maintain personal and team momentum.

About the team
*Inclusive Culture, Work/Life Balance, & Career Growth*
Here at Amazon, we embrace our differences and are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We offer ten employee-led affinity groups with 190 global chapters, innovative benefits, and annual and ongoing learning experiences (including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences). Our team also puts a high value on work-life balance and offers flexible working hours. We believe striking the right balance between your personal and professional life is critical to life-long happiness and fulfillment. Additionally, our team is dedicated to supporting you with mentorship and pathways for ongoing development. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and are building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and promotes career choice.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

* 3+ years of success conducting user research in a growing software development setting, or equivalent.
* A portfolio demonstrating past work experience and deliverables (e.g.: study plans, reports, and data visualizations).
* Experience conducting research throughout the entire product development lifecycle.
* Experience in all aspects of research (study design, recruiting, moderation, analysis, reporting).
* Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction, Cognitive Science, Experimental Psychology, Anthropology, Information Science or a related field, or equivalent practical experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

* Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate design concepts clearly and persuasively across different audiences and varying levels of the organization.
* Demonstrated ability to successfully deliver projects of significant scope and high complexity.
* Exceptional behavioral data-collection and analysis skills, (e.g., designing, conducting, and analyzing all kinds of user data).
* Strong grasp of qualitative methods and data analysis.
* Ability to manage ambiguity and meet ambitious deadlines by delivering high-quality work on schedule, including quickly turning around study plans and reports.
* Demonstrated thought-leadership with a passion for translating data into action.
* Experience defining and driving creative solutions in new/ambiguous product territory.
* Eagerness to continually learn, grow and improve the craft of research.


Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.