iRobot Corporation

Senior Design Researcher

Product Development/Engineering
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1 week ago(1/9/2018 3:57 PM)


iRobot Corporation, with a mission of “empowering people to do more” is at the forefront of the development of robotics and artificial intelligence technologies. iRobot has become one of the world’s preeminent specialist designers and builders of consumer robots. iRobot invests in the development and growth of its people, in a culture of empowerment, innovation and fun. Come work with some of the most talented and influential people in the robotics field utilizing cutting edge technologies, in an exciting, fast-growing industry!


iRobot employs a user-centered design approach in order to optimize business strategies, build our brand, develop rich experiences, and ensure user satisfaction.

As a Design Researcher, you will leverage a variety of research methods to better understand our users: their needs and pain points. This is an opportunity to join a growing team that is working to design new robotic products and experiences for the home.

Essential Functions/ Job Duties

  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team to design products and further our understanding of users
  • Work collaboratively to identify business questions and research needs throughout the product development process, from concept phase to post-launch
  • Design and conduct user research using qualitative and quantitative methods, including, but not limited to, rapid and iterative usability and concept testing, participatory design, ethnography, contextual inquiry, surveys, and summative usability studies
  • Work with the design team to create tangible design solutions and inform prototype development


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Social Science, Psychology, Human-Computer Interaction, Human Factors, or similar
  • 5+ years experience designing, executing, and reporting UX research
  • Experience utilizing a variety of qualitative research methods, including usability studies, heuristic and expert reviews, field studies, ethnography and participatory design
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data
  • Strong oral, written, and visual communication skills; can present findings concisely and effectively
  • Ability to work as part of a cross-functional team
  • Ability to manage ambiguity, work autonomously, and multi-task in an agile environment
  • English proficiency (written and spoken) required


Desired Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in human factors, human-computer interaction, psychology, or similar
  • Experience with quantitative research 
  • Experience researching and designing physical products


About Us

We are the leading global consumer robot company, designing and building robots that empower people to do more, both inside and outside of the home. Founded by MIT roboticists who had the vision of making practical robots a reality. To date, we have sold over 20 million robots and globally employ more than 600 of the robot industry’s best and brightest. iRobot is committed to fostering invention, discovery and technological exploration in the pursuit of practical and valuable robot products for the home. iRobot stock trades on the NASDAQ stock market under the ticker symbol IRBT.


iRobot is headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts, accessible by our corporate shuttle directly from Alewife Station. We also have offices in California, Europe, Japan, China & Hong Kong. Imagine the future you could help us build as a fellow iRoboteer! Check out #LifeAtiRobot and follow us on Instagram: @irobotcareers


iRobot is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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