IDEO San Francisco is in search of a Design Research Operations Specialist who will work with project teams to manage research operations across projects, help create research plans, and recruit participants.
Please note there is a deadline to apply: Sunday, September 22nd. In our application, we ask for a resume, cover letter, and require that you answer a prompt as part of the application.
Design research is the cornerstone of our human-centered approach to design thinking. The Design Research Operations Specialist plays a critical role in helping shape research, empower teams, and find participants and experts to give our designers and clients unique perspectives on the problem we are designing for. This person’s ability to operationalize research systems for projects and resourcefully identify and hand-pick the right participants is crucial for fueling design inspiration. Furthermore, they hold a broad view of our global research efforts and are able to help the community build better processes that enable us to push the edges of human-centered research.
Help build the future of Design Research Operations at IDEO, and support the design and creation of resources—tools, assets and relationships.
IDEO is a place unlike any other. It’s a place where you can solve diverse, complex challenges for our clients or the organization, alongside thoughtful, intelligent individuals who lead with curiosity, empathy, and optimism. Sure we work hard, but we also intentionally craft moments that allow our community to pause, create, and connect. We encourage our community to bring their whole selves to work, respect the need for work-life balance, and allow for autonomy in the design process and your career.
Take some time to explore our work Here are a few case studies that stand out to us. The Design Research Recruiting team works closely with all of our project teams, these examples showcase the wide range of design challenges and communities that we interact with:
Please apply with a resume and cover letter. In your cover letter, make sure to answer the following prompt in a few sentences:
You are working with a team that has conflicting research priorities and a tight deadline. What’s one piece of advice or a technique you might give them to help them move forward?
IDEO is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all roles without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.