User Researcher

Brands & Production – Stockholm

Are you interested in Games, Human-Computer Interaction, and how to best combine the two? Then come join the User Research team at Paradox interactive, and help us make our games better!

Paradox Interactive's User Research team does user experience testing for all titles, both developed and published by Paradox. As a User Researcher, you will be responsible for setting up and conducting a variety of tests to measure usability and engagement factors, and relaying the results back to developers.

As you will be joining a relatively young team, you will also get to take an active role in developing our methodology, testing environment, and help us build the best User Research team possible.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct user research on a variety of Paradox games and products
  • Apply a variety of methods – Playtests, Interviews, Heuristic Evaluations etc.
  • Communicate test results to developers and other stakeholders at Paradox Interactive
  • Develop our testing process

Required qualifications

  • Experience in Human-Computer Interaction, Human Factors, Psychology or related fields (minimum Bachelor degree or equivalent work experience)
  • Experience with a wide range of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies
  • Experience with information design, usability design, game development or other interactive media related fields
  • User centered design mindset
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills (English)
  • Planning and management skills are considered an advantage
  • Experience working with JIRA or other bug tracking software is considered an advantage

As a person you are structured, flexible and analytic. You are able to work with several projects simultaneously, and are able to deliver quality results on a tight schedule. You are passionate about good usability, user research and games, and are interested in how to best put that to use at Paradox in order to provide the best user centered testing possible. You put user centered design first, and can stand your ground, delivering results even when they may not be what the developers want to hear.

Practical information

Scope: Full time and permanent
Reports to: The VP of Product Verification
Location: Stockholm

If you think that this description matches your background, we highly encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will interview candidates continuously for this position. In your application, please show us why your previous experiences and skills would work for this role and why you are interested in working at Paradox. If you don't match all the requirements, please demonstrate how your passion, attitude and interest in Paradox might compensate for this.

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Working at Paradox

We offer a cooperative and playful environment that is equal parts experimental and professional. It’s a great opportunity to learn, develop, and excel within the gaming industry. We are a diverse team that welcome everyone with a can-do attitude and a sense of fun. The company language is English but we have more than 25 languages (including Quenya) represented across our two offices in Stockholm and Umeå, Sweden.

At Paradox Interactive we come from many different backgrounds and all have very different experiences. Some of us came here with fresh degrees in programming or engineering, some with many years in the games industry and some with just great skills, attitude and a passion for making games. Together we make the best games we can possibly make while having great fun!

  • A big family

    Our Paradox family includes more than just employees, we have a big network of loyal fans, 25+ external development studios and long-term sales partners who contribute to our success.

  • We make our own decisions

    We control our operations and make our own decisions, and we are not dependent on outside funding or lengthy approval processes.

  • Have fun

    Our corporate culture includes hard work and dedication but also Friday After Work, a strong board game community and team activities within and outside the company.

  • Responsibility & Freedom

    Even though you’ll be responsible for your specific part of our production chain, your contribution counts and you’ll see direct results of your input in our final products. At Paradox we provide you with freedom and responsibility to meet your goals. We offer flexible work hours, an open office environment and we encourage sharing and learning from each other.

Who we are

We are PASSIONATE and care about our gamers, our products and our colleagues.

We are COMMITTED and work hard to keep our fans happy.

We are CHALLENGERS and thrive on the front lines and on our way into the unknown.

We are RESPONSIBLE, learn and improve from our mistakes. When we see a problem we don’t ask whose fault it is, but see ways we can help fix it.

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