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IBM Design Researcher in Ahmedabad, India


Software Developers at IBM are the backbone of our strategic initiatives to design, code, test, and provide industry-leading solutions that make the world run today - planes and trains take off on time, bank transactions complete in the blink of an eye and the world remains safe because of the work our software developers do. Whether you are working on projects internally or for a client, software development is critical to the success of IBM and our clients worldwide. At IBM, you will use the latest software development tools, techniques and approaches and work with leading minds in the industry to build solutions you can be proud of.

Your Role and Responsibilities

Security User Experience Researcher

IBM Security is looking for a UX Researcher who has a passion for unearthing human insights to guide the design of an offering.

As a design researcher on our team: You will help provide actionable and meaningful data-driven insights that represent the voice of multiple cybersecurity and information technology users. You will collaborate across development, design, and marketing teams to evaluate current and future user needs that help to improve product definition and drive business goals. You will help to cultivate a healthy community for design research to flourish, building up our practices and advocating for the integrity and ethics of design research. You will help to enforce high quality standards for our products and for our users, backed up by research. In the role of a UX Researcher you will develop a well-crafted research plan with clear research objectives.


The world of security is incredibly complex and layered... and it is rich with opportunity for design patents, unique interfaces and incredible data visualizations. You will play a key role in building experiences that help our customers ensure the security, stability and integrity of data controlled in their environment


  • Helping to build up a healthy practice of design research, from planning to execution

  • Serving as a guide to the research-curious and facilitate them on their path to conduct research on their own

  • Establishing and implementing an overall research strategy in a deeply technical domain

  • Writing usability research screeners and discussion guides

  • Working closely with designers to implement proper design assets needed for research

  • Recruiting targeted end-user for specific research studies

  • Helping develop and implement quantitative and qualitative research

  • Conducting stakeholder and client interviews

  • Translating user insights into actionable recommendations for the product team

  • Collaborating with other researchers in Security to improve practices and cross-pollinate information to bring our products closer together

  • Creating human-centered stories and artifacts to communicate insights across the design and development teams

  • Presenting design research findings to the larger team in a clear and organized fashion

  • Working closely with the product team to identify research objectives that help support overall business strategy

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 6+ Years overall experience

  • Experience in successfully driving strategic and tactical research

  • Excellent written, verbal communications, storytelling, and documentation skills

  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced, highly dynamic, rapidly growing environment

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Technical background

  • Proficient in Design Thinking methodologies

  • Experience leading a workshop for clients and stakeholders

  • Network administration or IT domain knowledge is a plus

About Business UnitIBM's Cloud and Cognitive software business is committed to bringing the power of IBM's Cloud and Watson/AI technologies to life for our clients and ecosystem partners around the world. IBM provides you with the most comprehensive and consistent approach to development, security and operations across hybrid environments-with complete software solutions for business and IT operations, development, data science, security, and management. Our experts and software capabilities help organizations develop applications once and deploy them anywhere, integrate security across the breadth of their IT estate, and automate operations with management visibility. With IBM, you also have access to new skills and methods, governance and management approaches, and a deep ecosystem of industry experts and partners.

Your Life @ IBMWhat matters to you when you're looking for your next career challenge?

Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities - where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust - where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

About IBMIBM's greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

Location StatementFor additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

Being You @ IBMIBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.