UX Researcher

at Jb Skills
Location Johannesburg, South Africa
Date Posted Jul 28, 2021
Category IT Jobs
Job Type Full-time


Carry out a range of research activities either to support others or to fulfill the requirements of the role. Plan, design and conduct the usability testing process from developing user recruitment through to test moderation, analysis and reporting. Conduct research to gather insights for new product and concept developments (including user requirements gathering and early stage concept and prototype testing, guerrilla research, and other approaches to ensuring the user need is fully understood in the service design).
Work with managers as required to devise appropriate research strategies to generate focused insights and to convert concepts into high quality stimulus material.

Customer Needs/Experience Research
Complete research and analyze data to develop and/or support a sound understanding of customer segments, trends, needs, and expectations.

Customer Experiences Implementation
Test new customer experiences and provide feedback for improvement. Work closely with designers and developers to turn user data into actionable product/service requirements that feed into prototype development, and influence product direction. Apply knowledge in human factors and the user-centered design process to product and service design in an iterative development environment.

Data Exploration
Work independently to collate and analyze data using predetermined tools, methods, and formats to create standard insights.

Customer Experience Mapping
Perform and implement techniques such as voice of the customer initiatives, journey mapping, and qualitative touch-point analysis to identify customer pain points, challenges, and hurdles. Model insights gained from user research into formats to enhance organizational understanding of our users such as personas and Customer Journey Maps.

Insights and Reporting
Contribute to the preparation of various data and analytics reports. Present findings and related design/business recommendations and customer insights to senior decision makers. Promote user centered design principles and best practice across the organization.

Produce, update and provide best practice support on a wide range of MS documents, databases and other departmental systems to support the work of more senior colleagues.

Personal Capability Building
Develop own capabilities by participating in assessment and development planning activities as well as formal and informal training and coaching. Develop and maintain an understanding of relevant technology, external regulation, and industry best practices through ongoing education, attending conferences, and reading specialist media.


General Education
Grade 12/ SAQA Accredited Equivalent (Essential);
Relevant University degree (Essential)

General Experience
2 to 3 years experience in conducting user interviews; analyzing quantitative and qualitative data to produce UX artefacts; managing, planning and designing; and developing and conducting usability testing sessions (Essential)

*SAQA Accredited Equivalent* - It is the onus of the applicant to provide TIH and its subsidiaries with certified evidence that their qualification(s) meet the equivalent NQF level required for this role at time of application.

Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA)** competency requirements: FAIS recognized qualifications / Regulatory Examinations / Class of Business Certification and / or CPD according to your DOFA (where applicable) - As a registered Financial Service Provider, we are mandated to ensure that all our representatives are always and remain fit and proper at all times. By applying for this role, you consent to having your relevant qualification and or accreditation or confirm that you are working towards meeting the competency requirements. You further consent to the relevant information being verified.

Employment Equity

The Company's approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply. TIH is committed to an organisational culture that recognises, appreciates and values diversity & inclusion.

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