Facebook UX Researcher - Camera Team in Menlo Park, California

Intro:

Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.

Summary:

Come join a diverse and collaborative team of researchers who work directly with product design to make the best social platform for Facebook's billion+ users. Our work ranges from formative to evaluative, ethnography to usability. For this position, we are looking for a mixed method methodological generalist, with broad skills in qualitative and design research methods and an understanding of quantitative concepts. This position is based in our MPK, California office. The right candidates will be excellent communicators, knowledgeable about UI design, passionate about social computing, comfortable in a flat, fast moving organization, excited to collaborate, and focused squarely on impacting the design of Facebook.The Camera Team is looking for someone to establish a strong research presence for a team working on technologies which enable detection, tracking, and augmentation of physical attributes. For example, “face tracking” which supports augmented reality face masks or “hand tracking” which can allow people to control a mobile device with their hand at a distance. We would like a researcher to help lead this team in becoming more user-centered through both foundational strategic research initiatives as well as evaluative tactical research studies.

Required Skills:

  1. Work closely with product teams to define and conduct impactful research

  2. Design studies that address both user behavior and attitudes

  3. Generate insights that both fuel ideation and evaluate designs

  4. Conduct research using a wide variety of qualitative methods and a subset of quantitative methods, such as surveys

  5. Work cross-functionally with design, product management, content strategy, engineering, and marketing

  6. Communicate results and illustrate recommendations in compelling and creative ways

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. 3+ years' experience in HCI, information systems, or related field or MS/PhD in communication, information science, human-computer interaction, psychology, media studies, linguistics, anthropology, sociology, market research or a related field

  2. Experience working on emerging early-stage technologies and product innovation

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. BA/BS degree in marketing, or a human behavior related field (HCI, Psychology, Social Science, Information Science, etc.)

  2. MA/PhD

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations-ext@fb.com or you may call us at +1 650-308-7837.