Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) seeks a professional, innovative and scientific individual for our User Researcher Internship. We are looking for a User Researcher to work within our UI/UX group on software products that are responsible for safe and reliable operation of the electrical power grid. Youll help develop world-class products that engineers trust and love to use. Youll work closely with our Product managers and UX Design team to fuel their development with critical user insights and data.

As a User Researcher in the UI/UX Development group, you may find yourself working alongside UX Designers by developing wireframes & prototypes. You may also find yourself assisting in design critiques where you bring your unique perspectives in human limitations, customer needs, and standard usability conventions. Your flexibility and willingness to assist where needed, learn a variety of new skills, and work on multiple projects simultaneously is crucial.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about data, have experience conducting & analyzing both qualitative and quantitative research, and understand how to evaluate and user test products. They will present a methodical and ethical scientific method for unbiased research, and champion the users need for responsive and enjoyable user experiences.


Conducting user research methods like interviews, contextual inquiry and task analysis with both internal and external users.

Analyzing qualitative & quantitative research results

Designing, conducting, and analyzing usability tests.

Continuously identify, measure, and improve R&D area processes.

Other duties as assigned.


Currently pursuing a degree at an accredited institution encompassing Human Factors Research, and/or Human Computer Interaction

Knowledgeable about creating customer needs focused surveys and questionnaires

Proficient at transcribing research data collected in audio, video, and handwritten notes into electronic text

Experience with coding, categorizing, and memoing interview transcripts and survey results

Able to analyze software usability using models and human interaction testing

Strong writing, documentation, and speaking skills

Ability to learn new skills and assume new responsibilities

Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment

Location Information

Pullman, WA- SELs corporate office is located in Eastern Washington where you'll enjoy an unmatched quality of life. Enjoy the smaller town life: country space, freedom from traffic, easy access to recreational activities in nearby mountains, rivers, and forests, as well as great schools and universities.

An Award Winning Company

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL) has earned a reputation for quality, reliability, integrity, and service. This has enabled us to expand within both the electric utility and industrial markets in many different industries, markets, and geographies around the world.

Communication with Applicants

SEL sends an initial e-mail response to all applicants at time of rsum or CV submittal. If you do not receive this communication, please check your SPAM filter and make sure your system is not blocking e-mails from SEL. It is important that you ensure your receipt of this e-mail as SEL may communicate future position updates via e-mail.

SEL is an Equal Opportunity Employer: M/F/Vets/Disabled.

SEL invents, designs, and builds digital products and systems that protect power grids around the world. This technology prevents blackouts and enables customers to improve power system reliability and safety at a reduced cost. A 100 percent employee-owned company headquartered in Pullman, Washington, SEL has manufactured products in the United States since 1984 and now serves customers worldwide. Our mission is simple: to make electric power safer, more reliable, and more economical.


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UX Researcher Intern

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Pullman, WA 99163

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