UX Researcher

Posted 19 January by Paddy Power Featured

UX Researcher

Job description

Join a passionate team of User Researchers and Optimisation Analysts who play a vital role in making Paddy Power and Betfair products as intuitive and enjoyable as possible for our customers as well as successful for us.

We are looking for someone who has a strong obsession with the customer and their experience with our products. You’ll want to understand what makes them tick, how they use our products and how we can improve the user experience for them (all done legally to avoid restraining orders).

You’ll be accustomed to suggesting and facilitating various research sessions using qualitative and quantitative methods in agile environments and working closely with various stakeholders including designers, developers and product managers to deliver user generated insights that drive business value.

At Paddy Power Betfair, we don’t compromise on quality. We jump at the chance to learn more about our customers. Some days, this may translate to quick, one day turn around research. On other days, this will involve working with agencies to run user testing sessions

What you'll be doing...

  • Support Product Design Research and Optimisation Manager with creating and smoothly implementing user research projects

  • Run pilot and customer facing user testing sessions in various environments including a purpose built ux research lab

  • Prioritise assigned projects from backlog and incoming requests

  • Collaborate with ux researchers and optimisation analysts to identify and realise opportunities to generate user insights through user testing and/or other user research methods

  • Produce high quality reports from research sessions

  • Present findings and recommendations from user insights to stakeholders with a willingness to support with taking actions

  • Create and implement user research project plans working collaboratively with team and wider stakeholders

  • Advise on most appropriate processes and outputs for each project

  • Work with designers, UX teams, UI developers and analysts throughout the business to identify opportunities for improving the product suite and our users’ experience

  • Collaborate with key stakeholders across various parts of the business to enhance understanding of product suite and roadmaps

  • Keep updated on latest technologies and knowledge that can enhance user research testing strategy and share this with the team

  • Support optimisation analysts with preparing or running A/B tests

We'd love to meet someone with...

  • Professional work experience within a user research or similar role

  • Experience utilizing various user research methods including user testing, guerrilla testing, card sorting, tree jacks and eye-tracking

  • Good verbal and written communication and influencing skills

  • Natural curiousity and customer focus

  • A passion for and expertise with technology

  • Experience of applying user-centred design principles to projects

  • A passion for change and problem solving for users and organization

  • Experience of the betting industry - professional or recreational

  • Ability to communicate information clearly and concisely

  • Expertise in handling multiple tasks managing priorities and focus.

  • Confident, personable and a team player

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Experience with mobile and tablet – iOS and/or Android.

  • Knowledge and use of testing and analytics tools, ideally Adobe Target and Oracle Maxymiser

  • Good understanding of web languages and technology including HTML and JavaScript would be an asset

In February 2016, Paddy Power and Betfair merged to form one of the largest online betting operators in the world: Paddy Power Betfair plc. The merger propelled the enlarged group into the FTSE 50.

The Paddy Power brand boasts an international multi-channel betting and gaming group. The Paddy Power brand is widely seen as one of the most distinctive consumer brands in Europe. The Betfair brand is famous for Innovation. Betfair pioneered the betting exchange in 2000 – a product which altered the landscape of the sports betting industry.

Today, Paddy Power Betfair is a force to be reckoned with. We have a market-leading presence in the UK, Ireland, Australia and the USA, as well as a range of B2C and B2B operations across Europe.

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