Senior User Researcher- Game Studios Publishing

Redmond, WA

Xbox is one of the world’s most valuable brands and enjoys millions of players and passionate fans. An important part of our plan is to grow our global player base and our multi-billion dollar a year Xbox console and accessories business. At Xbox, we believe Gamer Happiness is at the core to our mission of empowering every person and organization on the planet to achieve more.

As part of XPS (Xbox Products Services), Xbox Research & Design is a leader in gaming and entertainment experiences for customers worldwide. We design for gamers of all types across Console, PC, Web, Mobile, and beyond. Most importantly, we design for fun.

Are you passionate about understanding how people interact with games and technology? Do you excel in storytelling with data? We are seeking a Senior User Researcher with a passion for generating consumer insights to drive the development of world-class entertainment games and experiences. You will be joining a unique team at Microsoft known for pioneering and institutionalizing the adaptation of psychological research methods to games and the entertainment industry. To put it simply, we are all about fun! And at Team Xbox, we care deeply about facilitating fun for everyone.


In this position, you’ll help the Xbox Game Studios Publishing team, responsible for the recently released Microsoft Flight Simulator, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, and Tell Me Why, shape the future of gaming in the Cloud through proactive research and consumer insights. This is a rare opportunity to help drive the understanding of needs, wants and expectations of customers and inform strategy for emerging Cloud Gaming content and technology.

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