Psychologist, Research/Experimental

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As a company focused on making sure our customers have a good experience, Valve employs psychologists to help guide that work. We’re always looking for talented folks to add to our team. Psychologists at Valve use their knowledge of experimental design, research methods, statistics, and human behavior to help us with a wide variety of initiatives across the company. Some projects that Valve psychologists have worked on in the past include:

  • Crafting compelling gameplay experiences for future Valve titles
  • Providing insights on human behavior to improve customer experiences on Steam, our game distribution platform
  • Conducting statistical analyses on Valve's gameplay, financial, and company data to identify patterns of behavior
  • Researching compelling new hardware technologies
  • Designing experiments to evaluate various gameplay hypotheses and design choices
  • Improving existing playtesting methodologies
  • Developing innovative ways of acquiring data to answer questions about Valve's products and business practices

The psychologists that we currently have at Valve have a graduate degree in Psychology or related field; advanced knowledge of statistics; proven experience applying research skills to the development of consumer products and services; research experience in cognitive, social, human factors, and related fields in psychology; and proficiency in programming languages such as C++, Python, SQL, and PHP.

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What We Offer
  • An organization where 100% of time is dedicated as groups see fit
  • The opportunity to collaborate with experts across a range of disciplines
  • A work environment and flexible schedule in support of families and domestic partnerships
  • A culture eager to become stronger through diversity of all forms
  • Exceptional health insurance coverage
  • Unrivaled employer match for our 401(k) retirement plan
  • Generous vacation and family leave
  • On-site amenities in support of health and efficiency
  • Fertility and adoption assistance
  • Reimbursement for child care during interviews

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