The Opportunity

Are you passionate about human-centered design? Do you have a knack for understanding how people think and behave? We are seeking an Experience Researcher to guide the direction of product design and development through a variety of research methods.

What you’ll do

As an Experience Researcher you will:

  • Assess a project’s scope, determine appropriate research questions, and identify appropriate research method/s.
  • Run research studies from start to finish, including; developing a realistic research plan and materials, recruiting participants, and synthesizing data into findings.
  • Advocate for the customer by articulating your research findings and product ideas through clear and insightful presentations.
  • Build partnerships with different roles across the product team to understand and influence business goals, system architecture, and product designs.

What you’ll bring to the team

Must haves:

  • Some hands-on research experience in either an academic or industry setting.
  • An undergraduate degree from a 4-year, accredited institution.
  • Demonstrated ability to use multiple research methods and are able to explain your rationale for when to use each one.
  • Strong organizational, planning, and time management skills.
  • An understanding of the product life cycle and can time research to have maximum impact.
  • You are a self-starter when it comes to problem solving, requiring only minimal help from a manager or research lead.
  • You are cooperative and communicate effectively across all project roles (design, research, product management, engineering, etc
  • You don’t just summarize the information you collect, but can go one step further to identify meaningful user needs and/or product issues.
  • You can proactively identify and communicate actionable product solutions based on these findings.
  • Ability to clearly articulate ideas to others, sometimes in various ways to meet the needs of different recipients (reports, user profiles, scenarios, etc.).
  • Experience presenting work to you immediate project team and at the management level.

Nice to haves:

  • Experience working in an industry setting where you collaborated with designers, product managers, or engineers.
  • An advanced degree in psychology, anthropology, data science, or a related field.
  • Familiarity with or interest in Adobe’s creative (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator), document (Acrobat, PDF), and/or Experience (Analytics, AEM, etc,) tools.

Why you’ll love working here

  • You’ll get to collaborate with and learn from other researchers from a wide range of backgrounds; Psychology, Anthropology, HCI, Computer Science, Design and Management, Linguistics, and more.
  • At Adobe, we value the differences in others’ stories and ideas— You’ll be able to bring your authentic self to work every day.
  • We realize that new ideas can come from everywhere in the organization, and we know the next big idea could be yours!
  • We offer a competitive benefits package including; unlimited vacation days, 401k matching, educational reimbursement, wellness dollars, fertility benefits, parental leave, childcare assistance, gender reassignment benefits, and more!

About Adobe Design

Adobe Design creates tools that amplify the world’s ability to create and communicate. We’re a global team of designers, researchers, prototypers, content strategists, program managers, and more who work across Adobe’s three product lines: Creative Cloud, Document Cloud, and Experience Cloud.