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REQ ID: 86048
JOB TITLE: UX User Behaviour Researcher
SALARY: Up To £54,100
POSTING END DATE: 22.04.2022
We’re re-examining our vehicles and what a vehicle means in the emerging world of automation, connectedness, electrification and the shared economy. New ideas, new technology, and new approaches to mobility are our business. Join a team of next generation thinkers.



This role exists to investigate user behaviour with early-stage concept interface design to validate that they are ready to move to the production phase for future Jaguar Land Rover products. This involves understanding test protocols and methods for the automotive environment, including naturalistic and virtual test environments. Planning testing campaigns to validate performance against known targets including maintaining robust testing equipment and test protocols that can be reliably repeated. Management of data collection and analysis methods (including statistical) to allow for the generation of reports about the refinement of interface systems. Be familiar with the operational vehicle-based user interfaces that consider key principles taken from Psychology, Human Factors, and cognitive science. Working within an automotive field requires consideration of the impact of in-vehicle systems on the driving task and hence designing systems that support a driver to carry out this task is the primary aim.

This role will work as part of a team including both interaction designers and User interface researchers who will work as a team to develop the future interface systems from the ground up and validated all the way through to real world environments.


You will work as part of an agile team developing concepts for future Jaguar Land Rover vehicles and plan sprints, develop test requirement and carry out a continual testing plan to assess UI proposals. You’ll plan and run large scale validation exercises using a variety of methods appropriate for the activity and validate that Jaguar Land Rover operation principles for user interface design have been met. You’ll be involved in research into user behaviour in automotive field including university collaborations and students. You will also work with interaction designers and behaviour specialists to plan testing activities and to Interpret testing outcome to allow for refinement of designs accordingly.




To be considered for this position you’ll need to be educated to Batchelor’s Degree level or have equivalent experience in Human Computer Interaction, Product Design (with a focus on user interfaces), Psychology, Human Factors / Ergonomics, with a particular interest in understanding user behaviour in an operational environment. You’ll need experience of planning and conducting experimental studies and testing and familiar with the science of human interaction in the vehicle and able to collect, analyse and conclude findings from qualitative and quantative data to improve and iterate design solutions. You should be familiar with a human-centred design process and have experience of delivering technical products as part of a team. You’ll possess strong interpersonal / communication skills, including ability to manage senior stakeholders and communicate at all levels. You’ll understand and be able to plan how to collect data to answer detailed research questions and have the ability to react quickly to short time scales.



Bring all this to the home of premium innovation, and you’ll find the opportunities to further your career with a world-class team, a discounted car purchase and lease scheme for you and your family, membership of a competitive pension plan and performance related bonus scheme. All this and more makes Jaguar Land Rover the perfect place to continue your journey.


This role may offer the opportunity for hybrid working where you can split your time between working from home and in the office. At Jaguar Land Rover, hybrid working is a voluntary, non-contractual arrangement providing employees with more choice and flexibility around how, when and where they work, if suitable for their role. Further details can be discussed with the Hiring Manager at interview stage. 


Please be aware that we may close this vacancy for applications before the stated deadline if we receive a high volume of interest. We strongly advise you to submit your application as early as possible.


Jaguar Land Rover is committed to equal opportunity for all.


At Jaguar Land Rover, we are passionate about our people. They are at the heart of our business. We are committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive culture that is representative of our global customers and the society in which we live; a culture in which every one of our employees can bring their authentic self to work, and reach their full potential.


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