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Xencelabs

Career Opportunities

UX Researcher

UX Researcher
LOCATION: Vancouver, WA, USA

Xencelabs is a professional brand of Hanvon Ugee. We are a global company that provides best-in-class digital drawing solutions that enable creatives to be more productive. From beginner to professional, we provide hardware and software product solutions that are intuitive and innovative.

Our name “Xence” (Pronounced ‘sense’) refers to human and creative senses + “Labs” which is a direct reference to Laboratory. We are a place for experimentation and progressive thinking that drives innovation.

To help us grow and continue to have the best-in-class products, we are looking for an exceptionally capable and responsible person. Our culture is one of passion for the creative community, integrity, achieving our goals, and building a collaborative team environment. We’re seeking someone who has these same values.

POSITION OVERVIEW

To help us have the best-in-class future products, we are looking for a UX Researcher who can help us gain customer insight into graphics workflows, ergonomics, use models and other important areas.

Our preferred candidate is someone who has customer empathy, is a team player and loves technology. They love to work with our industrial designer, UX/UI Designer, product managers, developer team and others to translate customer input into innovative yet practical product design ideas. This role requires someone who is well organized and can follow-up.

This person must be able to communicate effectively to various teams within our organization. Preference will be given to someone who understands the animation, 2D & 3D design markets although we are open to a quick learner.

Note: This role includes meetings that are often held outside of typical business hours to accommodate colleagues and customers located in international time zones.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Help identify valuable new feature ideas and improve existing functionality via user research methods.

  • Design and run customer studies to gain deep and relevant insight that will allow us to design best-in-class digital drawing hardware and software.

  • Develop a body of knowledge of customer profiles and user flows to help drive innovation.

  • Work with other team members to implement a design thinking approach.

  • Collaborate with Product Managers, Industrial Design team, UX/UI Designer, and others to uncover innovative solutions to customer problems, inefficiencies, frustrations, etc.; areas where our products can add value.

  • Work closely with Industrial Designers for the optimal design of product hardware including usability, ergonomics, etc.

  • Help determine physical product out-of-box experience including packaging and setup.

  • Manage customer design collaboration and design validation studies.

  • Participate in development of the product and solution roadmap

  • Manage participant recruiting, scheduling, and study session logistics.

  • Weekly reporting of progress and barriers to success. Participate in product meetings.

  • Xencelabs is a global company. You must be able to work and communicate successfully with team members from different countries and cultures.

REQUIREMENTS
  • Outgoing personality that can interact with customers and partners. Demonstrated empathy and the ability to put yourself in the head of the customer

  • Proven experience in successfully managing projects. Strong planning and analytical skills

  • Experience in conducting user interviews, surveys, observations, etc is very important. Use of modern research tools like Miro and others also important.

  • Understanding of graphics industry, familiarity with pen tablets, pen displays, and other drawing tools would be ideal but not required.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills. A team player.

  • Out of the box, creative thinker, able to problem solve.

  • Self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced, constantly evolving environment. Comfortable with multiple tasks and ability to wear many hats.

  • 2-3 years experience in a similar role (may include market research)

  • Familiarity with UX research or market research on physical products (hardware) highly valued.

  • Familiarity with UX design tools helpful but not essential

BONUS SKILLS
  • Ability to speak, read and write Chinese.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
  • Prolonged sitting, frequent standing, bending, stooping and occasional lifting of up-to 50 pounds.

NOTE: Once Covid restrictions are lifted:
  • Local and US based travel to meet with customers and partners.

  • Possible occasional travel to China.

Contact

Xencelabs Technologies Ltd. Human Resources: HR@xencelabs.com