Design Research Assistant in Redmond, WA at Volt

Date Posted: 3/7/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Redmond, WA
  • Job Type:
    Computer Industry
  • Duration:
    8 weeks
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  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
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Job Description

Volt Workforce Solutions is seeking a Design Research Assistant for a client located in  Redmond, WA. This is a 3-month contingent role with a potential to extend. We are among the largest IT recruitment firms in the US for contingent/temporary and direct hire placements and support most of the top-rated IT companies in the Pacific Northwest.

In this role, you will work in a highly collaborative environment with engineering and business teams across the division to help make data driven decisions. Your work will happen in the context of a lean or agile development environment supporting the release cadence of teams as well as helping define the strategic direction of products. You will have access to a brand new, state of the art, modern research lab facility equipped for a variety of research types located in a central hub area on campus.

You will be working on all types of UX research (surveys, interviews, focus groups and field studies). You will see this process through some start to finish. You will work to prepare the studies, efficiently run the study and then work with a team to report out on the study. This is a high collaboration assignment and team work is incredibly important to be successful!


  • Design and conduct a range of formative and iterative research methods applicable to all product stages from conception to release, including lab based usability tests, focus groups, interviews, surveys, and field research
  • Collaborate closely with design, engineering, and business partners during all steps of research
  • Translate research findings into actionable recommendations and deliver them in compelling ways
  • Triangulate multiple data sources into integrated insights
  • Communicate and evangelize research results to engineering and business teams


  • A degree in human-computer interaction, cognitive psychology, behavioral science, or related field or equivalent experience
  • A minimum of 2 years of industry experience in user research
  • Thorough knowledge and experience of a range of UX research approaches and methodologies
  • Strong analytical and synthesis skills with a proven ability to turn research results into product insights
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to influence a range of audiences
  • Excellent project management skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects concurrently
  • The ability to work independently and be flexible to rapidly changing schedules and demands
  • Strong aptitude for learning new technologies and familiarity with modern developer platforms and ecosystems a plus

Volt has over 60 years of staffing experience. We work with many of the Fortune 500 and 1000 companies to provide workforce solutions.  We offer many direct hire full-time positions as well as many contingent/temporary positions.  We offer our Workers competitive pay and benefits, as well as educational programs and re-deployment assistance.

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Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer.