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User Researcher

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’s User Research team does user experience research for all our products, both developed and published by Paradox. As a User Researcher, you will be responsible for conducting a variety of research activities. Your research will support the decision-making of game developers as well as game marketers.

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
  • Choose the methods that will help game teams the most - user studies, focus groups, surveys, user review analyses, etc.
  • Look for better ways for the research team to collect, analyze and present research data
  • Communicate research findings to game teams and other stakeholders at Paradox Interactive

Requirements

  • Experience in experimental psychology, cognitive psychology, human-computer interaction, or equivalent
  • Experience with a wide range of research methodologies
  • Experience with information design, usability design, game development or other interactive media related fields
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills (English)

Additional Qualifications

  • Planning and management skills are considered an advantage
  • Knowledge or interest in programming will be considered an advantage (we like building tools that make our lives easier)
  • Experience working with JIRA or other bug tracking software will be considered an advantage

On a personal level you enjoy helping others succeed. You find communication with people of different professions (game design, production, marketing) inspiring, even in cases when you have to deliver results that may not be what the teams want to hear. You understand that game development follows an aggressive schedule and enjoy performing the balancing act between conducting sound research and delivering results quickly. You are passionate about games and are familiar and/or interested in Paradox games.

Practical information

Scope: Full time and permanent
Reports to: User Research manager
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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Västgötagatan 5
118 27 Stockholm Directions

Working at Paradox

So what’s in it for you? We keep it simple and have divided this into four areas: work, social, development, and compensation. This is a brief summary of our perks and what it means to work at Paradox. If you want to know more - get in touch!

  • Work

    Small teams and accessible managers means that your contributions are important to us

    You are close to the final product, our community and our fans - we encourage you to interact with our community and players directly through social media, our forum, and via streams

    Work/Life balance is important to us so our plans do not rely on crunch (this does not mean we never work overtime but overtime is relatively uncommon)

  • Social

    Company-wide Social Hour every Friday with snacks & beverages

    Yearly company parties

    Ping-Pong table/Pool Table, Warhammer table, and lots and lots of board games

    Spoiler-free break room environment for at least a week after major movie/show launch

  • Development

    Leadership courses available for all employees

    We continuously send employees to conferences and development opportunities such as GDC and GamesCom

    Lunch n´ Learn sessions held by employees: topics range from everything between “Doing business in China” to “Surviving the zombie apocalypse”

  • Compensation

    Competitive monthly salary and salary revision once per year

    Participation in our company wide profit share program

    5+1 weeks of paid vacation per year

    For international hires, we will provide relocation assistance (Visa application, Initial Home Finding, Settling in Service, and your flight)

Our Culture

In November 2016, we gathered the entire company for a four day conference in Malta. The focus of the conference was to discuss company direction, discuss our internal goals, and also put into words the company culture we are so keen to keep as we continue to grow. Together, we decided that the following cultural pillars are what makes up the foundation of Paradox:

- DEDICATED

- PASSIONATE

- GET SHIT DONE

- OPEN-MINDED

- NERDY

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