Senior UX Researcher, Woven City Simulation

Woven Planet

  • Full Time

Woven Planet Group (Woven Planet) represents a carefully curated blend of expertise and resources dedicated to bringing the vision of “Mobility to Love, Safety to Live” to life. Through innovations and investments in automated driving, robotics, smart cities, and more, we are transforming how humankind lives, works, and moves. We exist to design, build, and deliver secure, connected, and sustainable mobility solutions that benefit all people worldwide. Founded in 2018 as Toyota Research Institute – Advanced Development (TRI-AD), Woven Planet is composed of four complementary companies: Woven Planet Holdings, Woven Core, Woven Alpha, and Woven Capital.

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About the Woven City Experience Team
Our mission is to design a city that enables technology to unlock human potential to thrive. We take this mission seriously and we take our team dynamics equally seriously. The Woven City Experience team is part of the User Experience organization at Woven Planet and currently consists of three UX disciplines: Design, UX research, and Simulation. We use cutting-edge technologies like DigitalTwin to turn ideas into reality and uncover meaningful and unexpected connections between people, technology, and the environment. The team will continue to increase its team’s capabilities and add new functions such as content strategy and UX program management.

The work we do here is unlike any other. Our initiatives are complex and we regularly work with unknowns. If you’re a detailed-oriented, but strategic UX researcher who thrives in an environment where you’d need to be scrappy and ready to establish new systems, this team might be right for you.

You’re excited about this opportunity because…

Role & Responsibilities –

You are:
・a seasoned researcher who is well-versed in multiple research methods (qualitative and quantitative) and is comfortable balancing concurrent projects.
・a true user experience professional, with expertise conducting research at all phases of the design process, and that knows to balance cost, time, and quality effectively and also suggest right strategy and solutions considering both users needs and business demand.
・a team player, who can communicate with non-researchers about the value of data-driven decision making, and can collaborate with other researchers to create standards that promote efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

Above all, someone who has a passion for people and technology, as well as an interest in helping us create a city as a test course for mobility.

・Design and perform both qualitative and quantitative user research studies to create the UX simulation as a data collection tool.
・Create research insights that accompany actionable recommendations.
・Work directly with the UX simulation team to identify and capture metrics to be used to influence the roadmap and direction of the product.
・Work closely with other UXRs, UX Designers, Product Managers and Engineers to meet diverse research needs.
・Work also with the Woven city business management to help create the product and service roadmap to support its launch in the city.
・Evangelize user research and efficiently communicate with others of its value in a burgeoning user-centered design culture.

We’re excited about you because…

・Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Human Factors, Human Computer Interaction, or a related field.
・7+ years experience working as a UX Researcher, or equivalent role.
・3+ years of experience working on 3D/simulation projects
・Comfortable working in a flexible working environment akin to a startup.
・Our team is international and business is conducted in English and partially in Japanese. 
   ・English: Native or Business Level
   ・Japanese: Conversational level (JLPT 3 or equivalent level)
・Willing to travel, including internationally (<25%) and working across timezones.




  • Graduate degree in Psychology, Human Factors, Human Computer Interaction, or a related field or have the equivalent practical experience.
  • Experience working with immersive/spatial computing platforms (e.g. VR/AR)
  • Experience working with and managing research vendors.
  • Experience working with startups from early phases to build the product and services
  • Quantitative research experience.
  • Academic research experience. 
  • Business level Japanese skills (JLPT 2 or equivalent level)






    If you are currently located outside of Japan, don’t worry, we’ll set an interview over Google Hangout Meet or Skype.
    ・Competitive Salary – Based on skills and experience
    ・Work Hours – Flexible working time with NO core-hours
    ・Paid Holiday – 20 days per year (prorated)
    ・Sick Leave – 6 days per year (prorated)
    ・Holiday – Sat & Sun, Japanese National Holidays, and other days defined by the company
    ・Japanese Social Security – all applicable (Health Insurance, Pension, Workers’ Comp, and Unemployment Insurance, Long-term care insurance)
    ・In-house Training Program (software study/language study)
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    ・We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity.
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