IntroductionSoftware Developers at IBM are the backbone of our strategic initiatives to design, code, test, and provide industry-leading solutions that make the world run today - planes and trains take off on time, bank transactions complete in the blink of an eye and the world remains safe because of the work our software developers do. Whether you are working on projects internally or for a client, software development is critical to the success of IBM and our clients worldwide. At IBM, you will use the latest software development tools, techniques and approaches and work with leading minds in the industry to build solutions you can be proud of.Your Role and ResponsibilitiesLocation for this role: Fredericton, Ottawa or Markham.IBM Security is looking for an experienced UX Researcher who has a passion for unearthing human insights, help champion high quality design through impactful user research and through rigorous testing.You will help provide actionable and meaningful data-driven insights that represent the voice of multiple cybersecurity and information technology users. You will collaborate across development, design, and marketing teams to evaluate current, and future designs to ensure they are helping to drive towards thoughtful product definition and business goals. You will help to cultivate a healthy community for design research to flourish, building up our practices and advocating for the integrity and ethics of design research. You will help to enforce high quality standards for our products and for our users, backed up by research.Your responsibilities will include the following:+ Helping to build up a healthy practice of design research, from planning to execution.+ Execute benchmarking studies to ensure delivered products are exceeding our client expectations.+ Serving as a guide to the research-curious and facilitate them on their path to conduct research on their own.+ Write participant screeners and discussion guides for benchmarking evaluations.+ Recruit targeted end-user for specific research studies.+ Help develop and implement quantitative surveys.+ Translate user insights into actionable recommendations for the product team.+ Collaborate with other researchers in Security to improve practices and cross-pollinate information to bring our products closer together.+ Create human-centered stories and artifacts to communicate insights across the design and development teams.+ Present design research findings to the larger team in a clear and organized fashion.+ Work closely with the product team to identify research objectives that help support overall business strategy.+ Help align teams on how to prioritize work to be done from evaluations.Required Technical and Professional Expertise+ English Fluent (verbal and written)+ Min 3- 5 years in successfully driving strategic and tactical research.+ Experience in applying mix-method studies to get to insights.+ Excellent written, verbal communications, storytelling, and documentation skills.+ Enjoy working in a fast-paced, highly dynamic, rapidly growing environment.Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise+ Technical background.+ Proficient in Design Thinking methodologies.+ Experience leading a workshop for clients and stakeholders.+ Network administration or IT domain knowledge is a plus.+ Legal working statusAbout Business UnitIBM is a leading provider of enterprise security solutions. Named by industry analysts as a leader in 12 security market segment categories, IBM Security is a multi-billion dollar business that is rapidly growing. In an industry focused on building walls, IBM Security is focused on creating an open, connected security ecosystem that leverages AI and cloud to help clients improve compliance, stop threats, and grow their business securely.Your Life @ IBMWhat matters to you when you're looking for your next career challenge?Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities - where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust - where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.About IBMIBM's greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.Location StatementThis role will involve working with technology that is covered by Export Regulations sanctions. If you are a Foreign National from any of the following US sanctioned countries (Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria) on a work permit, you are not eligible for employment in this position.Being You @ IBMIBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.