Position – User Researcher Location – Mumbai/Bangalore About Us upGrad is an online education platform building the careers of tomorrow by offering the most industry-relevant programs in an immersive learning experience. Our mission is to create a new digital-first learning experience to deliver tangible career impact to individuals at scale. upGrad currently offers programs in Data Science, Machine Learning, Product Management, Digital Marketing, and Entrepreneurship, etc.
upGrad is looking for people passionate about management and education to help design learning programs for working professionals to stay sharp and stay relevant and help build the careers of tomorrow. upGrad was awarded the Best Tech for Education by IAMAI for 2018-19 upGrad was also ranked as one of the LinkedIn Top Startups 2018: The 25 most sought-after startups in India upGrad was earlier selected as one of the top ten most innovative companies in India by FastCompany. We were also covered by the Financial Times along with other disruptors in Ed-Tech upGrad is the official education partner for Government of India – Startup India program Our program with IIIT B has been ranked 1 program in the country in the domain of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning About the Role The Design & Research teams are part of the larger Product teams and are responsible for gathering learner, community & expert insights and translating those into a seamless & empowering experience across the platform.
These teams are broken down into four branches, Growth & Discovery, Learner Experience, Careers, and Alumni & Breakout experiences which consist of talents from across product, engineering, learner experience, and business to make sure we have no latency in user experience meeting the user expectation. You’re an experienced researcher with a strong, working understanding of how to integrate qualitative and quantitative research methodologies. You know exactly when to engage with teams across Design, Product, Engineering, and Marketing, what questions to ask, where to probe, and how to implement the most effective research strategies.
You thrive in a fast-paced environment and enjoy setting your own research goals, managing load, and expectations, and delivering actionable research findings and recommendations. You’re passionate about Education and believe great experiences are always inspired by a deep understanding of the user Roles & Responsibilities Partner with Designers, Product Managers, and Data folks to drive all stages of research from early product direction through summative validation in an Agile work environment. Help to develop and track quantitative measures of user experience (goals, metrics) Influence a diverse set of stakeholders through excellent relationship building, and crisply providing insight and deep domain expertise in research practices and product development.
Put the needs of our varied set of users front and center and driving, through influence and well-constructed presentations of insights, the user experience strategy of our many products. As a voice of the user, effectively challenge and elevate the customer experience in a data-driven environment Design, recruit and moderate research studies regularly (both in-person and remote). Use a variety of research methods and tools to best reach the goals of each project in order to provide rich, actionable insights.
Communicate research findings and prioritized recommendations to internal stakeholders in a clear and compelling way. Work closely with product teams to identify research questions. Design and execute studies that address both user behavior and attitudes, using the right methods for the right questions.
Generate insights that influence how product teams think about medium and long-term product strategy. Directly influence product strategy and design by communicating clearly and in a compelling way. Conduct research using a wide variety of qualitative and quantitative methods, including in-depth interviews, ethnographies, focus groups, and diary studies Interpret and analyze research results through the lens of UX and social science.
Collaborate closely with other user experience researchers, and understand when to bring in quantitative experts for support. Devise and execute creative methods in getting non-design partners to internalize and act upon research, particularly engineers, analysts, and other technical experts. Skills Required You have deep knowledge of qualitative research methods and tools across the Indian diaspora, as well as knowledge in quantitative methods BA/BS, human behavior related field HCI, Psychology, Social Science, Information Science, etc.
) 2 years of experience in applied product research Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research method Qualification – BA/BS, human behavior related field HCI, Psychology, Social Science, Information Science, etc.) Years of Exp – 2 Years Skills:- Communication Skills, Presentation Skills, User Research and User Experience (UX) Design
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