Qualitative UX Research Growth [CHANNELS] (Contract)

San Francisco

Pinterest brings millions of people the inspiration to create a life they love for everything; whether that be tonight’s dinner, next summer’s vacation, or a dream house down the road. Our research team is seeking a short term [3 months] Qualitative UX Research Contractor who is passionate about digital experiences. Specifically we’re looking for senior qualitative researchers who have worked on digital and mobile consumer products and brings a breadth of qualitative methodologies to the table (i.e. UX evaluations, contextual inquiries, focus groups, participatory design methods, etc). This role will be embedded within the Growth Product team working directly with PM Leads, designers and engineers to propose, scope, plan, lead, conduct and communicate tactical and strategic research in a fast paced development process. This research will focus on one key initiative over the course of the contract building upon one project to propose another.

What you’ll do :
  • Conduct research that varies in approach, scale, scope, timeframe and methodologies from beginning (ideation) to end (launching products)
  • Collaborate as a strategic partner on a multidisciplinary team including Design, Engineering, Writing, Marketing, Business Analytics, Sales, and PM
  • Proactively communicate and share your research findings with team members, executives, and other audiences
  • Lead research projects from beginning to end (including ideation, brainstorming, prototyping, feedback cycles, and launching products)
  • Some of the qualitative approaches will be formative, and some of this will be tactical and evaluative
What we're looking for :
  • A senior qualitative researcher who can run projects from start to finish independently, a researcher with 5+ years experience and preferred experience in researching digital consumer products
  • Expertise in conducting end-to-end research on digital products & experiences
  • Familiarity with experiments data a plus
  • This is a two to three month contract depending on contractor availability

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