Hiring

Player Research are hiring a User Researcher in the UK. Questions about the position can be directed to us via info@playerresearch.com.

TITLE: Junior to Mid-Weight User Researcher

COMPANY: Player Research, Brighton, UK.

Player Research are the UK’s leading video games UX studio, providing user research and playtesting services to the video games industry across Europe and North America. We playtest and evaluate gaming content of all types; including multi-million selling triple-A blockbusters like sniper Elite 3, smart-phone chart-toppers like Hungry Shark and CSR Racing, and ground-breaking games experiences like the Sony WonderBook and the GameStick. In the last 3.5 years we’ve worked with nearly every major video game company on the planet; improving game usability and user experiences through playtesting and user research, impacting more than 600,000,000 players globally.

We are seeking a full-time junior to mid-weight User Researcher to join our Brighton, UK-based team.

Responsibilities Include

Player Research provide independent playtesting and user research services at all stages of game development; from pre-code research and competitor analysis before design, through to paper prototype and interaction analysis, full-game play-throughs, playtesting using eye-tracking and biometrics, demo level and multiplayer playtesting, post-release evaluations …the list goes on. As a User Researcher with Player Research, you’ll be designing, managing, conducting and evaluating playtests and research, then working together with clients to improve their game’s experience.

Applicant Profile

Applicants should have academic backgrounds in HCI, Computer Science, Psychology or similar fields, including knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods. A good understanding of interaction design is a must, along with strong written, oral and visual communication skills. Knowledge of statistics, programming, graphic  design, video production, or any one of many relevant fields is also advantageous. Boundless enthusiasm for playing and understanding video games is an absolute requirement.

Above all, applicants should be approachable, resourceful, quick to learn, and be ready to work in video gaming’s most exciting and fastest moving domain – making games better through playtesting and user research.

Apply

Send us a CV and a covering email to info@playerresearch.com.

Stand out and be passionate.

Good luck.