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Research Assistant
Ref No.: 18-06772
Location: New York, New York
Title: Research Assistant
Location: New York, NY
Duration: 12 Month Contract


If interested, please send a word version of your resume to Andrew at andrew.nappo@nttdata.com

Position Description:
  • Proficiency in conducting user research, such as gathering user data and carrying out analyses.
  • Proficiency in understanding of the user research process and a variety of user research methodologies
  • Ability to communicate research results through written reports and presentations.
  • Executes research demonstrating basic understanding of research principles and methods.
  • Follows the guidance of more senior team members to produce high quality research that has a positive impact on products.
  • Ability to clearly communicate progress and complete sub-tasks in a timely way according to guidance from more senior team members.
  • Demonstrates an awareness of their role on a research project.
Skill/Experience/Education
  • Mandatory/BS degree in Anthropology, Human Factors, Psychology, HCI/Computer Science or other related fields or equivalent practical experience
  • 2-3 years of work experience conducting semi-structured interviews, contextual field visits, usability studies either live or remote (e.g. User zoom or usertesting.com) Training or classwork in research methodologies
  • Detail-oriented and ability to work independently on a variety of tasks
Desired Qualifications
  • Master's degree in a related field.
  • 4 years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience integrating user research into product designs and design practices.
  • Experience in survey design (i.e.: Qualtrics). Working knowledge of statistics and experimental design.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the strengths and shortcomings of different research methods, including when and how to apply them during the product development process. Demonstrated passion for mobile, apps or development environments.
  • Effective interpersonal, communication, negotiation and collaboration skills.

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.