Employment Opportunities

Performance Research & Design is a New York based user experience consulting firm providing services to improve the development of all manner of products and services. We work with a varied and dynamic nationwide clientele including Fortune 500 companies, web design firms, major online services, and cutting-edge Internet start-up companies.

Core services include usability testing of web sites and other software; collaboration on user interface design, information architecture services, and other user-centered design activities

Part-Time Usability Tester/User Interface Consultants

Performance Research & Design often requires the services of part-time Usability Tester/User Interface Consultants to assist in the delivery of core services, including any or all of the following:

  • User experience evaluations of web sites and other software (including study design, testing, analysis, and report writing)
  • User centered design consultation (e.g., expert usability reviews ("heuristic analysis"), collaboration on user interface design, user requirements analysis and documentation, user interface prototyping; etc.)
  • Focus groups
  • Quantitative research on interface design and related marketing issues (e.g., electronic surveys)

Consulting positions with PR&D provide an excellent opportunity for professional and financial growth with the possibility of full time employment. Opportunities exist for education and training in usability related services as well as for the development of services related to the candidate's unique skill set/interests. Occasional travel is probable.


Successful candidates must be highly adaptable and energetic with the capacity to work autonomously. Must have excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and be comfortable playing diverse professional roles with diverse teams/clients. Must have strong organizational skills and an ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Must be a fast learner with keen observational skills (with attention to detail). Must have a flexible schedule to meet varied client demands.

Masters Degree in a discipline related to human factors or user-experience evaluation with at least two years practical experience. Direct experience conducting usability studies, focus groups, and/or electronic surveys is necessary. Experience with rapid prototyping tools is a plus but not required.

If Interested

Candidates should send an e-mail of interest with attached resume to the following e-mail address: nicks@prad.com