Associate UX Researcher

| Chicago

 

Associate UX Researcher

Saggezza is a proven technology and consulting partner that delivers personalized, high-value solutions to accelerate business growth. We consult, create experiences, analyze, modernize and digitize to help our clients adapt and transform the way they do business. Saggezza consultants work as part of a global team, and throughout their tenure, have the opportunity to work on a variety of different projects across various clients and industries. We are chartered to do one thing, and one thing only – to bring enabling technology to our clients that allows them to move their business forward.

Are you passionate about UX research? Do you have a constant itch of curiosity about how people make decisions, think and act? Do you want to fast-track your career at an established IT firm and have the opportunity to work as a consultant for a Fortune 500 client? If you answered yes to any of these, then we have the job for you. Saggezza is looking for a full-time Associate UX Researcher to join our Chicago team. This individual will be working with one of our clients in St. Louis, assisting Senior UX Research team members on various projects.

This individual must be comfortable with travelling nationwide to client sites when needed (up to 30%) and needs to be comfortable working directly on-site with clients. 

This role also requires someone who has a proven ability to be a leader on a small team, while still working collaboratively with its team members.

 

The Role

  • Partner with UX Architects, Researchers, Analysts and Product Leadership to prepare user test proposals and plans
  • Assisting Senior UX Research team members on various projects by incorporating complex technical and business requirements from different value streams into research analysis and ideation
  • Recruit, screen, consent, and schedule participants for major types of user research including qualitative usability studies (remote and in-person, moderated), surveys, workshops, field studies
  • Help develop a user research repository and a backlog for different value streams
  • Obtain access and on-board team to proper user research and analysis tools
  • Maintain schedules on a variety of user research tools
  • Collect user behaviors taking different roles during test sessions
  • Advocate research findings to various audiences through written reports and presentations
  • Sketching and low-fidelity wireframing of preliminary interaction ideas

What You Will Definitely Need

  • 0-2 years of professional UX Research experience
  • Degree or an ongoing degree in Human-Computer Interaction, Human Factors, Psychology, User Experience Design, Industrial Design, Industrial Engineering, Social Sciences (Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, etc.) or similar field
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, negotiation, presentation and collaboration skills - written and verbal with the ability to work independently as well as in groups
  • Experience with user and/or usability research, moderating interviews, and qualitative analysis
  • Familiarity with integrating user research into product designs and design practices in an Agile environment
  • Ability to produce key findings as well as recommendation reports, develop personas and task matrices, task lists, task process diagrams, and user journey maps
  • Desire to work hands-on for an innovative project from start to finish, and the ability to think creatively and contribute fresh ideas and progressive insights
  • Experience with remote collaboration tools, including Mural.co, Lucidchart and with design tools, including Sketch, Omnigraffle, Invision or other similar design and rapid prototyping tools
  • Showcase your work via a digital or printed portfolio that demonstrates creative thinking and problem-solving skills

What We’d Love to See

  • Experience in Enterprise UX, preferably in with FinTech and/or Payment Systems
  • Verbal and written proficiency in a foreign language
  • Familiarity with fundamental design principles (typography, layout, grid systems, hierarchy, color, composition)
  • Previous experience or familiarity with Agile and/or Lean UX frameworks
  • Previous Product Development or Scrum experience

Don’t tick all the boxes? Don’t worry about it: we still want to hear from you if you think you’re the right person for the job.

What Makes Saggezza Unique?

Strong Relationships: We take the time to know our clients well, from the way they do business to their culture and their unique pain points. This level of engagement enables us to develop highly effective solutions. 

Clients First: We work to understand our clients then develop a unique point of view to address their pain points. We do whatever it takes to provide the right solutions to address their specific situation. 

A Trusted Partner: We collaborate as a true strategic partner and work side-by-side to develop the best solutions to bring our clients’ businesses into the future. 

Passionate Mindset: We have an unending passion for technology and teamwork. We develop highly effective solutions to help our clients tackle the complex digital landscape. 

Creating Value: The right investment in digital change is critical for our clients. That’s why we develop personalized, highly effective solutions that deliver value for their businesses. 

Delivery Excellence: Our proven processes provide high-quality solutions that are delivered on time.

Why Join Our Team

  • Our culture is diverse with endless opportunities to work for global corporations in their own backyard.
  • Our nurturing and supportive environment fosters collaboration across the entire organization.
  • We are not hierarchical but operate as a flat surface where every opinion matters, ideas are cultivated and innovation is encouraged.
  • At Saggezza, we are fortunate to have a strong mentorship program that provides each and every one of our consultants the ability to thrive professionally and personally.
  • We are only as good as our people. Saggezza, Italian for wisdom, is rooted from the perspective that knowledge is power. We create thoughtleaders who are constantly exposed and trained in different technologies in the ever-evolving world of software development.
  • We welcome all types of innovators with an entrepreneurial spirit to grow with our team. 

Saggezza is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer: We believe in treating each employee and applicant for employment fairly and with dignity. We base our employment decisions on merit, experience, and potential, without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, religion, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law.

 

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Location

Saggezza's global HQ is located in the heart of the Chicago Loop. Just a 10 minute walk from Union Station with the CTA also right on our door step.

What are Saggezza Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Saggezza's team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga and meditation sessions from our Zen Room. Sponsored race teams.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Saggezza provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
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Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
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