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Senior UX Researcher

About the Role

As a Senior Researcher at Workday your focus will be on both big and small initiatives as well as long and near term decisions. You will be empowered to own and craft a research roadmap for your product area, working closely with product, design, and other stakeholders to ensure research efforts are aligned with priorities. 

Our ideal candidate is comfortable in at least one research method and can demonstrate ability in several others. We are looking for someone who can illustrate skills connecting research insights to business and product solutions. We are looking for a researcher with a consistent record of executing research projects and delivering on high quality, impactful insights. Building and maintaining strong, purposeful relationships with design, product, engineering, and research partners is crucial. You can demonstrate experience leading complex research projects and directing the work of more junior researchers.


Areas of responsibility include:

  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to identify research needs and opportunities.
  • Define a research strategy for a single product area that includes strategic and tactical research deliverables.
  • Design and implement research using appropriate methods for the project, timelines, and business needs.
  • Create durable research insights that align with user-centered design principles.
  • Analyze data and findings to deliver actionable insights that inform business, product and design decisions.
  • Socialize, collaborate, and present research work and findings to multiple teams and leaders, across the organization

Basic Qualifications: 

  • A minimum of 5 years professional experience conducting research.
  • Knowledge and understanding of evaluative, generative, quantitative and secondary research methods, and proficiency in at least one research methodology.
  • A strong familiarity with the product development process.

Other Qualifications:

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in anthropology, sociology, psychology, human-computer interaction (or other related field), or equivalent experience.
  • Track record of translating research into business impact.
  • Effective interpersonal skills with experience presenting to diverse audiences.
  • A flexible and effective influencing style.
  • Ability to meet bold timelines.
  • Self-starter and strong finisher with a positive demeanor.
  • Excellent collaborator, at ease partnering with other researchers, designers, product managers, and developers.