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Research Assistant
Ref No.: 18-06258
Location: New York, New York
This group is part of multidisciplinary front end organization that builds developer and analyst tools for Cloud Products. We're currently in need of a research assistant to support our growing research program which is the foundation upon which we build all of our experiences.
- The research assistant will be responsible for supporting regular cycles of usability studies which are required to help cross-functional teams (product management, UX, engineering and business development) recruit customers/users, observe usability testing sessions, take notes, provide detailed transcripts for the team, and assist with data collection activities.
- You're a responsible and organized individual who can keep tabs on many projects, pay close attention to details, and plan well while accommodating the unexpected. Using your strong communication skills, you'll effectively contact members of the public to confirm their suitability for studies and schedule their participation in a variety of study formats.
- These duties will help make decisions both on tactical user interface changes and strategic direction for new and existing products or services.

Skill/Experience/Education
Mandatory:
BA/BS in Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction, Cognitive Science, Experimental Psychology, Anthropology, Information Science or related field or 2+ years' experience
2+ years' experience with BA/BS or 1+ years' experience with MS degree Excellent analytical ability, especially with regard to observation of user behavior.
Strong oral and written communication skills.

Desired:

Any experience in web technology and standards, business applications, online ads, retail.
Demonstrated proficiency with office productivity tools including email, web browser, web apps, database search, spreadsheets/word processors (Google Apps).
MS or PhD in related field with no experience is acceptable






NTT DATA Services is a leading IT services provider and global innovation partner with 130,000 professionals based in over 50 countries. NTT DATA recently acquired Dell Services. NTT DATA Services emphasizes long-term commitment and combines global reach and local intimacy to provide premier professional services, including consulting, application services, business process, IT outsourcing, and cloud-based solutions. We are a part of NTT Group, one of the world's largest technology services companies, generating more than $100 billion in annual revenues and partner to 80% of the Fortune 100. Visit www.nttdataservices.com to learn how our consultants, projects, managed services, and outsourcing engagements deliver value for a wide range of businesses and government agencies.

The Company is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and business needs. The Company will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, citizenship, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran or marital status, or any other class protected by law. To comply with applicable laws ensuring equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, the Company will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant or an employee unless undue hardship to the Company would result.