Lead Researcher (Remote) at Motorola Solutions
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Motorola Solutions is there for our customers when everything is on the line. In extreme moments — when a hurricane lands or when a fire breaks out. And in everyday moments — when a package arrives just in time for the holiday or when a child doesn’t miss the school bus home.
We unify voice, data, video and analytics in one integrated ecosystem to enable individuals, businesses and communities to work together in more powerful ways. To help people make better decisions, act confidently and be their best in the moments that matter. Bring your passion, potential and talents to Motorola Solutions and connect with a career that matters.
Department OverviewMotorola Solutions develops Mission Critical software products for first responders including police officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians. Experience Research plays a critical role in ensuring we are making products that make our customer’s lives easier and keep them safe while doing their jobs.
About the Research Team:
The Experience Research team at Motorola Solutions is tasked with helping our stakeholders across the organization envision the future of technology, while bringing to market real-world solutions today. We do this through understanding the unique needs and challenges of our customers in mission critical situations primarily through immersive and ethnographic research. Our team members have backgrounds in anthropology, sociology, psychology, human factors, business, and design.
About the Role:
The Lead Research role oversees all of the research needs within the Field Response business unit and works closely with Evaluative and UX Measurement teams to execute research across the product development process. Field Response is focused primarily on the experience of police officers and their interactions with an ecosystem of products including mobile/handheld, in-vehicle, and voice assistant applications. This role will work closely with Product Managers and Designers to define and execute both strategic research (to inform the next generation of these products) and tactical research (to ensure we are making products that meet the needs of our customers.)
You will have the opportunity to contribute to the design and development of these cutting-edge solutions as part of our team. We seek problem-solvers who are eager to rise to the challenges of a continuously evolving technological industry, and those who want to make an impact on the safety of people and businesses globally.
Planning and leading end user research to understand workflows, environments, needs, pain points, opportunities, and product experience issues & opportunities.
Disseminate research insights and findings to key business stakeholders including product designers, product managers, and business unit executives.
Influence product strategy and priorities through driving a design-led, human centered approach to design, product development and innovation across design, product management and software development stakeholder organizations.
Advance the practice of experience research by evolving research and dissemination methodologies, strategy, skills and tools.
Benefits and Perks:
As a full-time employee, you are eligible to receive a comprehensive benefits package which includes a competitive salary with full benefits including extended health, dental, vision, paid vacation and holidays, 401K, ESPP, eligible to participate in social responsibility events, etc.
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The researcher role does require occasional (no more than 25%) travel to customer sites or MSI offices. Travel is flexible and very often the researcher is in charge of the schedule giving them flexibility to work around any life/family constraints. During the pandemic, no one is required to travel if they do not want to. Our team has been conducting the majority of our research remotely with little impact to our projects.
Bachelor's degree in UX/Interaction Design, Anthropology, Sociology, Human-Computer Interaction, or related field plus 7+ years of professional experience
OR Master's degree in related field plus 5+ years of professional experience
As an employer of 100 or more employees, Motorola Solutions has implemented a policy requiring all U.S. employees reporting to a workplace (anywhere you are performing services on behalf of Motorola Solutions) where other people are present (including coworkers and customers) be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by February 9, 2022. Any employees not fully vaccinated by this date will be required to participate in periodic COVID-19 testing.
If you are unable to be fully vaccinated, you may apply for a reasonable accommodation based on a qualified medical condition or religious belief. Any offer of employment will be contingent on candidate's ability to demonstrate proof of vaccination (unless approved for a reasonable accommodation based on a qualified medical condition or religious belief) or willingness to participate in periodic COVID-19 testing.
Travel RequirementsUnder 25%
Referral Payment PlanYes
Our U.S. Benefits include:
- Incentive Bonus Plans
- Medical, Dental, Vision benefits effective Day 1
- 401K with Company Match and Day 1 vesting
- 9 Paid Holidays
- Generous Paid Time Off Packages
- Employee Stock Purchase Plan
- Paid Parental & Family Leave
- and more!
Motorola Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran's status, or, any other protected characteristic.