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Research Director

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🇺🇸 Rockville, MD

Seeking experienced professional to direct global research initiatives covering both game development and marketing. Candidate should have extensive experience planning, evaluating, and implementing a variety of consumer insights methodologies, coordinating multiple initiatives simultaneously, and working with third-party agencies.


  • Establish best practices for global research planning, implementation, analysis, and reporting
  • Provide an overall strategic plan for research related to game development and marketing campaigns
  • Work with internal development, sales, business intelligence, and marketing teams to identify important issues and prioritize research needs
  • Coordinate with both internal teams and external agencies to plan and execute a variety of methodologies, such as interviews, surveys, play tests and focus groups
  • Source and manage syndicated data partners and resources to meet internal needs
  • Deliver actionable analysis and recommendations throughout the organization
  • Maintain a productive relationship with Microsoft’s Games Research Team


  • 7+ years of experience in consumer research
  • Proven track record of planning and executing effective research programs
  • Ability to work independently and with a variety of internal and external teams on a global basis
  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience, Masters preferred
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent analytical and time management skills