UX Senior Researcher M/F

Published: 15th April 2016

View the French version of this job description : UX researcher Senior FR 2017

For more than 15 years, MyScript® has earned recognition and acclaim as the core technology powering the industry’s most advanced handwriting recognition engines. MyScript handwriting recognition and digital ink management technology provides optimal, consistent results with any digital writing device. In addition to the industry most comprehensive and accurate text recognition technology, MyScript can recognize complex mathematical equations, geometric shapes, and music notation.

By enabling a truly natural human machine interface, MyScript creates transformative opportunities for next-generation applications in the mobile, automotive, enterprise, education, and many other sectors.

With nearly 100 languages supported and a truly international team, MyScript serves customers worldwide from its headquarters in Nantes, France, and regional offices located in Paris, USA, Japan and South Korea.

With more than 350 millions of users worldwide, MyScript is strongly focused on innovation and high technology.

At the CES 2017, MyScript won the “best application” award for Nebo, our note taking app.

UX Senior Researcher M/F

Do you love finding out what drives people to make certain choices, consciously or not? Would you like to help making technology fit into our lives in a natural way?

If this sounds like you, we’d love to meet you!

MyScript* is looking for a senior, English speaking UX Researcher. You will lead the UX research team and manage the research roadmap based on the research budget and the company’s priorities. Together with the team, you will organize usability tests and diary studies with a wide cultural focus. For ideation and the creation of stories you will use e.g. personas and journey maps. You base these on ethnographic research and analysis of app reviews, surveys & experience sampling. You will incorporate findings from web/app analytics and research literature into your reports & presentations.

You give recommendations to Product Management and UX Design and will act as an advocate for our users. You will collaborate with MyScript Labs to improve data collection and handwriting recognition. You use the knowledge you built up to contribute to HMI guidelines for 3rd party developers.

Profile

You are:

  • A born researcher. You love conducting studies, analyzing results, understanding users’ behavior and exploring the potential for improvements.
  • Proactive. You have a willingness to learn and take on new challenges before being asked to. You see what needs to be done.
  • A team player. You understand that through collaboration and sharing information you can achieve greater things than working individually.
  • A trend watcher. Always looking for new technologies being released which can improve people’s lives as well as new design approaches, trends and methods.
  • Inventive. You think out of the box and beyond what is asked for.
  • Flexible. You understand the importance of scope, and can adapt accordingly to focus on delivering real value within the constraints.
  • Communicative and engaging
  • Requirements

  • 5+ years experience with UX research
  • Degree in Computer, Cognitive, Human Factor, Social Sciences or equivalent preferred.
  • Experience preparing, conducting and accurately reporting on studies & tests.
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of methods such as: ethnographic field studies, usability studies, benchmark studies, competitive evaluations, user surveys, and similar approaches.
  • Significant experience in web, mobile and/or software publishing.
  • Ability to work with multiple projects and balance multiple priorities
  • International team lead experience would be a plus.
  • Excellent writing and analysis skills. Demonstrated ability to visualize rich research data simply and clearly; articulate research findings in clear, compelling and statistically valid models.
  • Ability to travel occasionally.
  • Fluent English (French is optionnal)
  • In an international context, you wish to join a dynamic team working on exciting projects .

    Within MyScript, you contribute to a cutting edge technology and are able to identify your direct contribution to the production. You integrate a human scale company which promotes creativity, initiatives, sharing experience and friendly atmosphere.

    The position is located in Nantes (West of France)

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