Senior UX Researcher at NextRoll

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You’ll join our Product Design team reporting to our Head of Design, bringing an innovative and hands-on approach to discovering insights, evaluating product experiences and informing product strategy. As a foundational member of the design research team you’ll help shape the research and design practice at NextRoll. Working across our products and with multi-disciplinary product teams you’ll help them uncover the right questions to ask and the best ways to ask them. You’ll be at the very center of our customer centric design practice, establishing best practices, sharing knowledge across the organization and helping teams get more from research.

This role is open in our San Francisco, New York, Salt Lake City offices, or remote.  

Our work environment is one where ambition thrives and so will you. We help every employee discover their full potential by giving them opportunities to expand their skill set and develop their career at NextRoll. Don't think you have all the skills required for this role? That's okay, we're committed to helping all of our employees learn and grow.

The impact you’ll make:
  • Develop user models and frameworks ensuring that teams deeply understand who we are designing for and why
  • Evaluate and benchmark product designs and experiences enabling us to track usability and product improvements
  • Establish tools, practices and protocols for conducting design research so that we have effective repeatable approaches to conducting similar studies
  • Work with other teams including Marketing and Customer Success to build deep shared understanding of our customers and users across the customer life-cycle
  • Create flexible approaches to research that work with both fast moving agile teams and longer strategic initiatives
  • Above all, always keep us true to one of our core values: Do right by the customer 
Skills you’ll bring: 
  • 3+ years of experience in user experience research, design research or design strategy with 5+ years of work experience overall 
  • Strong foundation in the use of formative and evaluative research methods to inform the initial opportunity, collect feedback to support iteration, and evaluate designs that are being prepared to ship
  • Experience defining, planning and executing qualitative research studies across a range of methods including recruitment, remote usability studies, contextual enquiry, diary studies and highly skilled in depth interviewing
  • Able to distill research findings into clearly articulated, actionable insights
  • Excellent narrative-building and verbal skills, able to present research plans and findings to a range of audiences, from designers and product managers to executives
  • Experience guiding and collaborating with others to help them achieve their research goals including working with PMs and Designers enabling them to effectively conduct their own research 
Bonus points: 
  • Masters or PhD in Human-Computer Interaction, Sociology, Psychology, Information Science, Computer Science (or similar)
  • Experience benchmarking product experiences using SUS or similar standardised approaches
  • Experience using quantitative methods and data analytics
  • Past experience recruiting and researching for B2B products and services or in the marketing technology industry
Benefits and perks
  • Competitive salary, equity, and fully covered medical
  • One month of paid time off and work/life balance
  • Up to 3 months of paid pregnancy disability leave
  • 3 months of paid family leave (care for a family member, bond with a new child, etc.)
  • Up to 6 weeks of paid disability leave
  • Join a community of fellow Rollers as a member of one of our Employee Resource Groups 
  • Ample opportunities to volunteer with local organizations with NextRoll Gives Back
About NextRoll:

NextRoll is a marketing technology company delivering products ambitious marketers use and rely on to grow their businesses. Powered by machine learning and integrated data platforms, NextRoll’s technology serves tens of thousands of businesses globally through its two business units: RollWorks, an account-based platform for business-to-business marketing and sales teams, and AdRoll, an ecommerce marketing platform for direct-to-consumer marketers. NextRoll is a privately-held company headquartered in San Francisco, CA. To learn more visit nextroll.com.

We are committed to building diverse teams of “Rollers” and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, ancestry, sex, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, citizenship, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or other characteristics. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please notify us to request accommodation.


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Location

Nestled next to the heart of the Mission and near Portrero Hill, we're within walking distance to some of the best food and drink spots in the city.

An Insider's view of NextRoll

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

As our AdRoll product keeps evolving with new solutions and features, our customer self-service evolves with it. My team ensures that we are able to deliver support at scale by making our help content readily available when customers need it most. This means our product guides, help articles, video tutorials, etc. are always within reach.

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Sr Knowledge Base Manager

What are NextRoll Perks + Benefits

NextRoll Benefits Overview

Competitive salary, equity, and fully covered medical
One month of paid time off and work/life balance
6 months of paid maternity leave/ 3 months of paid paternity leave
Join a community of fellow Rollers as a member of one of our Employee Resource Groups
Ample opportunities to volunteer with local organizations with NextRoll Gives Back

Culture
Volunteer in local community
NextRoll Gives Back connects our employees with opportunities to volunteer their time–advancing education, professional development, and community support.
Partners with Nonprofits
San Francisco Education Fund, June Jordan School for Equity, SF Marin Food Bank
Friends outside of work
Intracompany committees
We want every Roller to feel that NextRoll is a place where they belong. So employees across the company have formed a variety of employee resource groups. All ERGs welcome allies.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
We want every Roller to feel that NextRoll is a place where they belong. So employees across the company have formed a variety of employee resource groups. All ERGs welcome allies.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Check out our feature with BuiltIn about how we reduce bias in our interview process. https://www.builtinsf.com/2020/07/17/reduce-hiring-bias
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
NextRoll covers 100% of premiums for all employees
Vision Benefits
NextRoll covers 100% of premiums for all employees
Health Insurance Benefits
NextRoll covers 100% of premiums for all employees
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
RollWell is focused on the well-being of our Rollers (what we call our employees!) and provides unique programming each month including live-led meditation sessions, workout classes, and more.
Team workouts
NextRoll's team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga, In-office fitness classes, Sponsored race teams.
Mental Health Benefits
Free Calm App, wellness and mindfulness talks from David Perls (https://www.sfstress.com/about-david-perls)
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
NextRoll wants all of our Rollers to have a piece in our company's success and offer stock options that vest over a 4 year period, with a 1 year cliff.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
We offer a structured performance bonus plan for many of our roles. Bonuses are paid out on a monthly, quarterly, or annual basis (role dependent).
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
It is up to our employees if they'd like to work in-office, flex (combination of in-office and WFH), or fully remote.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Pet Friendly
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
NextRoll has our own Learning and Development team that creates training programs to help our Rollers further their skills.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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