User Experience Researcher at VMware Carbon Black

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Job Description

In UX, we move fast, learn faster, collaborate enthusiastically and lay track on processes as we go. We’ve got great support from both product management and software engineering, and executive sponsorship. Our colleagues are smart, open, and ready to work with us on taking our user experience to the next level. You will work on a number of VMware Carbon Black's security products to drive and understand our user community at a detailed level. You will bring that research and insight into our goal of making our users highly successful leveraging our security platform.

What You’ll Do
You’ll work on our User Research team – part of our UX group within VMware's Security Business Unit - and along side designers, content writers, product managers and engineers to ensure that our products help keep the world safe from cyber-attacks. Most importantly, you’ll connect directly with customers and the security community, building the organizations’ understanding of our users, their goals, and how we can help them. In this role you will:

  • Make it easy for team members to connect directly with users throughout the development cycle.
  • Manage the design and execution of user research that teams will use to inform product plans and designs.
  • Recommend research method that addresses program needs and timelines.
  • Analyze results that are supported by cognitive behavioral principles, and deliver actionable insights to product teams.
  • Present with confidence and clarity, and absorb feedback with grace.
  • Deploy a variety of methods such as field studies, remote usability testing, surveys, interviews, card sorts, etc. to gain insight on our users.
  • Analyze processes and propose improvements to Increase the efficiency of our research activities.
  • Foster and promote user research best practices org-wide, including development of Lunch and Learns and other programming.



What You’ll Bring

  • At least 3 years’ experience in a research role in a technology company.
  • Experience in qualitative research methods and familiarity with quantitative methods.
  • Skills in both research and facilitation.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Flexible, and committed to delivering in a lean, fast-moving environment.
  • Growing ability to drive projects forward independently, and make tough prioritization calls,
  • BA/BS required, degree in cognitive psychology, human factors, human-centered design, social sciences, or a related field.
  • Experience in the security technology space is a huge bonus.



 

 

Category : Engineering and Technology
Subcategory: User Experience
Experience: Manager and Professional
Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time
Posted Date: 2020-05-14



VMware Company Overview: At VMware, we believe that software has the power to unlock new opportunities for people and our planet. We look beyond the barriers of compromise to engineer new ways to make technologies work together seamlessly. Our cloud, mobility, and security software form a flexible, consistent digital foundation for securely delivering the apps, services and experiences that are transforming business innovation around the globe. At the core of what we do are our people who deeply value execution, passion, integrity, customers, and community. Shape what’s possible today at http://careers.vmware.com.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: VMware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: VMware is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at VMware are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. VMware will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. VMware encourages applicants of all ages. Vmware will provide reasonable accommodation to employees who have protected disabilities consistent with local law.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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    • ConfluenceManagement
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    • SalesforceCRM
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Location

Waltham HQ - 1100 Winter Street, Waltham Boston Location - 201 South Street, Boston

An Insider's view of VMware Carbon Black

What does career growth look like on your team?

We consider the Sales Development Representative Program an important first step in building out the foundation of a future leader. Whatever your first steps are at Carbon Black won’t be your last. Our program isn’t just about getting SDRs to be a good quota carrying rep; it’s also about helping them develop the next best step in their careers.

Susan

Director, Corporate Sales

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

My leadership style is all about empowering my teams. I work in a way that is transparent and honest and want to help people achieve personal and professional goals. I want to foster technical abilities and make sure our people are keeping up with the leading edge technologies.

Tarun

VP of Engineering & Operations

What are some social events your company does?

Our culture club, Life at CB, focuses on a range of events. From company parties, employee communities, and sports leagues to philanthropy and learning and development, there's a ton of ways we get together and grow.

Ashley

Sr. Talent Brand Ambassador

What are VMware Carbon Black Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
In our Waltham HQ location.
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
For our Waltham HQ
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
For some roles, we will offer relocation assistance.
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
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