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User Researcher / UX Researcher - Leeds

  • Salary: £270 - £297 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • Sector: Other
  • Date posted: 18/05/2017
  • Job reference: J358725A

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User Researcher/ UX Researcher - User Experience, Customer Journey mapping, Ethnographic research, Usability testing

Location: Leeds

Duration: Initial 3 Months

Rate: £300 to 365 per day

Sky is Europe's leading entertainment company and serves 21 million customers across five countries. Our business in the UK and Ireland has come a long way since starting out as a satellite broadcaster in 1989 and we're not stopping there. We're home to award-winning teams for everything from Customer Service to Marketing, from Technology to Finance, meaning there's plenty of opportunity for you, no matter what your career goals.

Job Purpose:

You will conduct relevant user research activities (including ethnographic research, user needs gathering, concept development, customer journey mapping and usability testing), and deliver robust data and experience-based reporting and recommendations which improve product and service development, increasing self-serve share and customer satisfaction with digital service.

Key responsibilities:

  • Conduct research to improve current (web, app, iTV, chat, email, IVR, social) and emerging customer-facing digital service channels
  • Work with and support the UX research manager to successfully implement usability research across all of online service and other areas of the business
  • Design and conduct user research studies, including lab-based usability studies, remote studies and usability inspections (heuristic evaluations or cognitive walkthroughs)
  • Effectively communicate research insights, written and presentational
  • Strive to constantly improve methods used to explore the usability of products and services
  • Design and conduct early stage design and product definition activities, including ethnographic research, interviews
  • Aid to drive adoption of clear usability standards, practices, and solutions across Service
  • Identify emerging industry best practices
  • Ensure highest standards of research are taking place
  • Develop new methodologies and inspiring ways of working in order to understand how customers are interacting with our digital channels

Key Requirements:

  • Understanding of internet/digital technologies
  • Extensive experience of at least one of ethnographic research, user needs gathering, concept development, customer journey mapping and usability testing
  • Experience of working with online measurement tools and data; web analytics packages and social listening engines
  • Strong facilitation skills (for client meetings, workshops and user sessions)
  • Excellent analysis and written/oral communication skills
  • Personally fluent in digital: social, web, iTV, mobile, apps etc.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams
  • Strong analytical, strategic thinking and problem solving skills
  • Desired: Relevant degree in Ergonomics, Psychology, HCI (Human Computer Interaction), Usability or similar.
  • Desired: Media/telecoms background

If you're ready to work in a dynamic environment alongside talented people who take pride in delivering great results, apply today

Happy to talk flexible working

It's our people that make Sky Europe's leading entertainment company. That's why we work hard to be an inclusive employer, so everyone at Sky can be their best.

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