PDS Tech Inc Researcher in Redmond, Washington

PDS TECH INC. is seeking a Researcher in Redmond, WA


  • Work closely with product teams to identify research topics

  • Conduct research using a wide variety of quantitative and qualitative methods

  • Work cross-functionally with design, product management, content strategy, engineering and marketing

  • Partner with scientists, engineers, analysts, and other technical roles to create and share research

  • Research auditory perception in a variety of company products to inform product decisions

  • Develop and track metrics for benchmarking the quality of products under development

  • Develop psychophysical and behavioral experiments to better understand human perception in the context of new and emerging technologies

  • Design studies that address both user behavior and attitudes

  • Collaborate with a variety of teams across company in developing studies, then defining product requirements and specifications based on human perception and user feedback

  • Communicate findings across interdisciplinary teams of researchers, engineers, and product manage

Minimum Qualifications

  • M.A. in perceptual psychology, human factors, neuroscience, hearing science, computer science, game audio, or related field

  • 2+ years experience with experiment design, psychophysics, and related statistical analyses (MUSHRA, AB/X)

  • Understanding of the human perceptual system and the ability to apply such knowledge to analyzing its behavior in novel systems

  • Experienced with collaboration across product teams

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2+ years experience developing in game engine environments (Unity/Unreal)

  • 2+ years experience in sound design and game audio middleware authoring (FMOD, wWise)

  • Specialization in perceptual science or including auditory models, consumer audio quality evaluation, spatial hearing

  • Prior experience with MATLAB, R, C++, and/or Python

  • Proven track record of scientific research

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.