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Sr. Design (UX) Researcher to develop and execute research plans associated with web-based applications - 132503

Job Type: Contract
Positions to fill: 1
Start Date: May 30, 2022
Job End Date: May 29, 2023
Pay Rate: Hourly: Negotiable
Job ID: 118784
Location: Toronto
Job Description:
Title:Design Researcher (UX)
Location: Remote for now, will become hybrid - Toronto (downtown)
Contract Duration: 1 Year
Interview Process: 2 webex interviews
The design researcher will be working on client and Advisor facing web-based applications for MyAdvisor and Sponsor Portal, with a focus on applications that enable clients and advisors to work together to plan a financial future.
They are responsible for:
· developing and executing research plans
· employing and facilitating design thinking activities
· conducting generative/evaluative research, interviews, and synthesis
· working with the design teams and cross-functional teams to inform the direction of research
· formulate points-of-views and recommendations based on findings
· present findings to wider teams
Must Haves:
-  A minimum of 5 years of experience in research
- Technical understanding of design research theory / design research tools (Usertesting.com)
BA/BS degree in Psychology, Anthropology, Sociology, Information Studies, Design (e.g. interaction, graphic, visual communications, product, industrial), Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Computer Science (CS), or a related field or equivalent practical experience
-  Experience with our current tool set: UserZoom, Usertesting.com, Optimal Workshop, Fable, Figma
Nice to Have:
- Quantitative / behavioural data analysis
- Previous experience in Financial Institutions and concepts
- Worked in product development setting