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About the Role

The research team at Twitch is a dynamic group of mixed-methods researchers. We advocate for a human-centered approach to product design and strategy. We bridge the gap between our users, designers, product managers, marketers, and engineers to build empathy, inform strategy, and identify opportunities to improve the Twitch experience.

As a Senior User Experience Researcher, you will be responsible for creating and executing a research roadmap, leading research programs, and evangelizing best practices throughout Twitch. You will report to the Director of UX Research within our Central Research Team.

This position can be located in San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA; New York, NY; Salt Lake City, UT or Remote US

You Will:

  • Identify high-impact projects, prioritize requests, and negotiate scope, timing, and deliverables.

  • Design and conduct mixed-method studies from end to end: including planning, execution, analysis, and reporting.

  • Inform the product design and strategy of products by translating data into insights that have clear and actionable implications for product development.

  • Collaborate with product teams throughout an agile product development process. Coaching them through lightweight, DIY empathy building, heuristics, and research activities when needed.

You Have:

We encourage candidates to apply who have held the responsibilities above, regardless of years of experience or educational credentials. But we roughly expect candidates to have:

  • 5+ years of industry experience using qualitative research methods, such as semi-structured interviews, contextual inquiries, ethnography, usability studies, diary studies, and unmoderated remote studies.

  • Expertise in survey sampling, questionnaire design, and applied statistics (i.e. for surveys, usability benchmark, experimental analysis).

  • Experience managing partner relationships and leading projects through the full research lifecycle.

  • Experience producing impactful, high-quality research that shapes product decisions.

Bonus Points

  • You have experience coaching teams through product design and research best practices.

  • Experience with data manipulation tools and statistical analysis packages (R/Python/Stata).

  • You already know a lot about online communities, online video, video games, or Twitch.

  • You have an advanced degree in Human Factors, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, HCI, or a related field.


  • Medical, Dental, Vision & Disability Insurance

  • 401(k)

  • Maternity & Parental Leave

  • Flexible PTO

  • Amazon Employee Discount

  • Monthly Contribution & Discounts for Wellness Related Activities & Programs (e.g., gym memberships, off-site massages)

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at Twitch. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Pursuant to the Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

The base pay range for this position in Colorado, Connecticut, Washington and New Jersey is $161,190 - $197,010 yr and in New York City is $177,300 - $216,700 yr. Pay is based on market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. A sign-on payment and restricted stock units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position offered. Applicants should apply via Twitch's internal or external careers site.

Workers in New York City who perform in-person work or interact with the public in the course of business must show proof they have been fully vaccinated against COVID or request and receive approval for a reasonable accommodation, including medical or religious accommodation.