Senior UX Researcher

Remote (United States or Canada)

Full Time Senior level / Expert
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Posted 3 weeks ago


CircleCI is looking for a Senior UX Researcher to join our growing team and partner with Product Management, Analytics, and Engineering to conduct research that uncovers key questions. You are an excellent communicator and a flexible teammate that can thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic working environment. You are also comfortable working closely with designers, product managers, and engineers that care deeply about creating outstanding experiences for our users.

About Research and Design CircleCI

The Research and Design team at CircleCI is focused on understanding the dynamics of modern software development. CircleCI empowers teams to ship code great code quickly and safely. We are in a unique position to change the way development teams turn code into software.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Find and evaluate opportunities for research to improve a product decision or customer experience
  • Lead the research process from designing the study, recruiting, and supporting the team making research-related decisions
  • Analyze, and communicate qualitative data to generate tactical and strategic insights, as well as meaningful recommendations which drive product innovation and design improvements for users
  • Maintain the research database for all customer input in order to integrate communication to create a seamless customer experience
  • Partner with our quantitative UX and analytics partners to provide qualitative context for their quantitative insights
  • Find quick but compelling ways to generate, present, and evangelize results and recommendations throughout the company, in order to help cultivate a highly informed, more effective, and more empathetic organization
  • Identify and enact improvements to the team’s practices and process

What we're looking for:

  • 5+ years of experience with Product organizations, conducting qualitative research studies, including usability/user testing, surveys, and user interviews
  • Undergraduate degree in Human-Computer Interaction, Psychology, Computer Science, Cognitive Science, or a related field OR comparable UX research experience
  • Ability to communicate and coordinate cross-functionally in order to engage partners from across the organization
  • Willingness to take initiative, run with projects, and speak up when support and guidance is needed
  • Meticulous eye for detail
  • Strong listening, analytical, and organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills

Bonus points:

  • Graduate degree in Human-Computer Interaction, Psychology, Computer Science, Cognitive Science, or a related field
  • Strong experience driving results with Developer Tools
  • Understanding of quantitative methods, behavioral analysis, and statistical concepts
  • Design thinking methods and facilitation
  • Visual communication and information design
  • Accessibility standards and compliance (e.g. WCAG, 508, etc.)
  • Experience/familiarity with collaboration tools, workplace dynamics, decision-making topics
  • Experience working on distributed teams

We know there’s no such thing as a “perfect” candidate - we’re all a work in progress and are growing new skills and capabilities all the time. CircleCI welcomes those passionate about learning and evolving, so however you identify and whatever your background, if this looks like a role where you could do your best work, we hope you’ll apply.

About CircleCI

CircleCI is the world’s largest shared continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) platform, and the central hub where code moves from idea to delivery. As one of the most-used DevOps tools that processes more than 1 million builds a day, CircleCI has unique access to data on how engineering teams work, and how their code runs. Companies like Spotify, Coinbase, Stitch Fix, and BuzzFeed use us to improve engineering team productivity, release better products, and get to market faster.

Founded in 2011 and headquartered in downtown San Francisco with a global, remote workforce, CircleCI is venture-backed by IVP, Sapphire Ventures, Owl Rock, NextEquity Partners, Scale Venture Partners, Threshold Ventures, Baseline Ventures, Top Tier Capital Partners, Industry Ventures, Heavybit, and Harrison Metal Capital. Learn more at

CircleCI is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.


Job tags: Analytics Cognitive science Design thinking Engineering Human-computer interaction Product management Research Surveys User interviews User testing UX research
Job region(s): North America Remote/Anywhere
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