AccuWeather is hiring an intern for the fall 2017 semester. The Usability Tester/Analyst intern will utilize usability tools and research methods to provide actionable insights that drive future design improvements. The qualified applicant will work to find data that will improve the usability, usefulness, and desirability of web sites and applications in collaboration with User Experience Designers, User Interface Designers, and Product Managers. Responsibilities include developing usability test plans and scripts, conducting tests, test analysis and reporting of the results. This position does not involve any design or programming.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Experience with a variety of Usability research tools and methods (especially user-centered design processes), and involvement in running a variety of tests.
Comfortable interviewing and observing people in many different situations and also putting them at ease.
Proven track record of consistently producing deliverables that are well-written and contain helpful information, providing solid and actionable recommendations.
Proven ability to synthesize lots of information and distill it into meaningful data
Creative thinker with strong people interaction and facilitation skills.
Solid organization, project management and planning skills with web application implementations.
Detail-oriented, with the ability to multi-task.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Should be self-directed with effective time management skills.
Proven ability and desire to work effectively as a member of a team.
Ability to quickly learn and adapt in a fast-paced, highly interactive environment Self-starter who is comfortable with minimal day-to-day guidance and independently managing deadlines.
Exhibit strong problem solving, analytical, and critical thinking skills with the ability to make sound recommendations and decisions based on observed user behavior and prior experience.
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel, and Outlook.
Other duties as assigned
BACKGROUND AND QUALIFICATIONS
Enrolled in behavioral science or closely related discipline. Qualifying fields include but are not limited to: Human-Computer Interaction, Human Factors, Psychology (Cognitive or Experimental), Interface Design, or Computer Science.
AccuWeather is Proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.