User Experience Researcher

The Flutter team is looking for a full-time User Experience (UX) Researcher to identify strategic opportunities in the area of developer experience.

Job location

Any Google office locations or fully remote in a timezone 3 hours behind or ahead of Pacific Standard Time (US West Coast).

About the product

Flutter is Google’s UI toolkit for building beautiful, natively-compiled applications for mobile, web, and desktop from a single codebase. Internally, Flutter powers a bunch of Google projects such as Google Pay, Nest Hub, Google Ads, Stadia and more to come in 2022. Externally, Flutter is the most popular cross-platform UI toolkit and one of the most active open-source projects in the world. For a sample of Flutter’s customers, please visit our showcase page.

Job responsibilities

The role will drive human-centered design processes and establish effective user feedback loops to guide innovations in GUI development. The main responsibilities of the role include the following:

  • Create and independently drive a research program which holistically examines the developer experience of multi-platform GUI development
  • Design and carry out a wide range of studies to enable user-centered design processes in partnership with cross-functional teams
  • Synthesize academic research and industry best practices in relevant fields to inspire and inform product design
  • Communicate research findings and design recommendations to technical audiences and influence their thinking and decision making
  • Collaborate with engineers and designers to create prototypes with just enough fidelity for research purposes


Minimum qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction, Psychology, Cognitive Science, Human Factors, or a related field
  • 3 years of product research experience or experience in an applied research setting
  • Expertise in industry standard qualitative research methods such as interviews, usability testing, cognitive walkthrough, diary studies, design workshops
  • Ability to run simple surveys and conduct basic quantitative analysis (e.g. descriptive statistics and data visualization)
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and collaboration skills – including ability to distill findings into concise insights, secure buy-ins from stakeholders, and drive research investment decisions
  • Technically-inclined, with some experience in writing computer programs

Preferred qualifications

  • Masters or PhD degree in a relevant field
  • Prior research experience related to developer/design tools, APIs, creativity support, or data visualization & analytics
  • Track record of establishing and driving research programs in technical domains such as software development, cloud computing, data science, scientific computing, etc

What makes this job unique at Google

Flutter is powering GUIs everywhere, in computers, phones, automobiles, public kiosks, smart displays and many other objects and places. Creating better ways to build GUIs raises the experiences of computing for everyone, including both application developers and application end-users.

This job provides opportunities to innovate on methods and techniques for studying developer behaviors and bringing novel UI concepts to production. The team’s research has enjoyed a high-level of public visibility through academic publications, official blog posts, and YouTube videos. You have a chance to directly engage Flutter’s friendly and active developer community in your research process.

To apply

Please apply at the Google Careers site and mention “Flutter UXR” in the Cover letter/other notes section.