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Lead UX Researcher - Disney Streaming (Hulu)

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 7092485420220515 Location New York, New York, United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted Jul. 21, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid

- This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely.

Job Summary:

Disney Streaming ​is a growing practice of multi-disciplinary creators and storytellers. We are passionate about building best-in-class products around exclusive content for a global audience. We live in the space where art and science meet, connecting data, technology and human-centric design principles to craft a compelling end-to-end experience. We believe in researching customer needs, innovating through technology, delivering at the highest standard of craft and positioning, cultivating a culture of collaboration, celebrating wins, but never settling.

Lead UX Researcher, Disney Streaming

Disney Streaming Services brings our beloved characters, timeless stories, legendary athletes, and epic sporting events directly to people on their own terms. User experience research is a critical part of understanding how our viewers want to connect with those stories.

As a Lead UX Researcher for Hulu at Disney Streaming, you will help shape products used by millions of customers each year. The ideal candidate for the role will drive impactful research initiatives while collaborating with researchers, designers, product managers, and other partners from across the company. As a Lead Researcher within this team, we are looking for an expert, advocate, and storyteller who craves collaborating with innovative partners to help drive meaningful impact for our viewers. 

Our ideal researcher will...

  • Help define and guide the strategic vision of the organization with a research and viewer first mindset

  • Collaborate with Design & Product leaders to be the tip of the spear in understanding and quantifying the behavior, needs and goals of our viewers

  • Help develop strategies for how best to translate research insights into impactful action through product experimentation

  • Design and execute a wide variety of research projects ranging from early discovery and ideation to design validation.

  • Generate insights, recommendations and presentations to influence and inspire product decisions 

  • Mentor colleagues across the company in conducting effective customer research, from guerrilla to formalized.

  • Pioneer, perfect and codify the use of innovative new research methods for the team.

Our ideal researcher is…

  • A strategic leader eager to help guide the organization across multiple areas of the product with a data driven, viewer first approach

  • A skilled communicator, excellent at effectively telling the story of research in an impactful way for a variety of audiences

  • Expert in a wide range of strategic and generative design research methods

  • Excellent at mixed methods research, with the ability to create compelling mixed methods frameworks that correlate qualitative and quantitative research findings.

  • Adept at using various and complex statistical analyses for surveys or benchmarking studies. 

  • Proven success communicating research findings and insights effectively to peers, managers, directors and above to drive consensus and alignment

  • Passionate about your craft and adopting (where it makes sense) industry innovations.

  • Skilled at driving the right research at the right time and ensuring our product design process results in the right product & product experience for our viewers.

  • Self motivated, can work independently in defining their process and delivery milestones.

  • A role model to the team for collaborative and inclusive behavior, leading by example

Nice to Haves

  • 6+ years experience in applied product/design research, or equivalent education.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Human Factors, HCI, Psychology, Sociology, Cognitive Science, Research & Strategy, Anthropology or related field. Ph.D. or Master’s degree a plus.


About Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution:

Comprised of the Company’s international business units and various direct-to-consumer streaming services, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) aligns technology, media distribution and advertising sales into a single business segment to create and deliver personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Hulu, LLC, which is part of a business we call Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.

Hulu, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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