Senior User Researcher

| Seattle
The Role

Here at Outreach we are passionate about creating an amazing experience for our customers through our best-in-class communication platform. Outreach is the leader in the “Sales Engagement” industry, and much of that is due to our unyielding focus on our customer’s needs, motivations, and goals. We invest in our users by developing immersive experiences, providing incredible value, and creating deeply resonating value propositions. Every day we create, innovate, and improve workflows for customer-facing sales representatives that provide value in their key workflows: calling, emailing, and calendaring. To get it right, we challenge our assumptions of what we understand, and work collaboratively to determine the best path to take. The role of the Senior User Researcher is critical to our continued effort to deliver quality experiences and innovate for the future. As a Senior User Researcher, you will be a key member of the UX team, working closely with Product Designers, User Researchers, Product Managers, Engineers, and other internal teams.

Our Vision of You  

You are an experienced researcher with amazing people and communication skills. You are also a hustler, an ombudsman, a tactician, and an amazing teammate. You are ready to tackle complex problems in a space that is still being defined. You are willing to take the initiative - drive value, be the voice of the customer, make tradeoffs under tight deadlines, and be creative with your approach to user research. You hunt for truth, you triangulate, and move quickly, all while having the support of your colleagues and team. Your curiosity, humility, and empathy make you a key component to our customer obsessed mission.Bonus points: Sense of humor is greatly appreciated. :)

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Your Daily Adventures Will Include:

  • Planning and conducting qualitative and quantitative research to better understand users’ needs, behaviors, motivations, and goals, in order to inform product and design decisions
  • Collaborating with product, engineering, and design teams to provide actionable insights and deliverables
  • Identifying and executing on high-impact projects, triaging requests, determining priority and delivering in time for results to be useful
  • Contributing your research and perspective throughout the entire product development cycle, from discovery and exploration, to launch and post-release
  • Creating research roadmaps and leading the execution of those roadmaps
  • Providing guidance to team members and partners on research best practices

Basic Requirements

  • 5+ years of user research experienceHave a flexible, lean, creative, and pragmatic approach to user research
  • Experience integrating user research principles into product initiatives and UX design
  • Strong understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of a variety of research methods, including when and how to apply them during the product development cycle
  • Proven history of close work with Designers, Product Managers, and Engineers to prioritize research projects
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills; the ability to communicate complex concepts clearly, succinctly, and persuasively across different audiences and various levels of the organization
  • End-to-end experience with all aspects of the research process (roadmapping, study design, recruiting, moderation, analysis, reporting, communicating results and executive presentations)
  • Demonstrated record of influencing outcomes by delivering actionable research insightsBS (or similar) degree in design, human-computer interaction (HCI), or equivalent experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Post-graduate degree in a design-related discipline
  • Experience in a SaaS organizationExperience working in a fast-paced software development environment
  • Finely tuned analytical skills, you can identify key actionable insights from a wealth of dataExperience with screening/recruiting project-appropriate participants and an appreciation for user research recruitment best practices
  • Experience using a mix of qualitative and quantitative methodologies

You should include these in your application:

  • A link to your online portfolio and password
  • Your CV and LinkedIn profile
  • A few words about why Outreach is interesting to you

Why You’ll Love It Here

• Generous medical, dental, and vision coverage for full-time employees and their dependents
• Flexible time off
• 401k to help you save for the future
• Company-organized and personal paid volunteer days to support the community that supports us
• Fun company and team outings (or virtual events these days!) because we play just as hard as we work
• Diversity and inclusion programs that promote employee resource groups like OWN (Outreach Womxn's Network)
• A parental leave program that includes not just extended time off but options for a paid night nurse, food delivery, gradual return to work, and the Gottman Institute's Bringing Home Baby course for new parents
• Employee referral bonuses to encourage the addition of great new people to the team
• Plus, unlimited snacks and beverages in our kitchen (once we're back in the office, that is!)
• We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status

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Location

Our Lower Queen Anne office is located along the beautiful Elliott Bay waterfront north of Belltown, near Myrtle Edwards Park.

What are Outreach Perks + Benefits

Outreach Benefits Overview

At Outreach, we believe in taking care of our employees as whole people, and our benefits and perks reflect that value. We offer benefits and perks such as flexible time off, a 401k to help save for the future, employee resource groups, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion trainings. Our wellness benefits include a generous medical, dental, and vision package for full-time employees and their dependents, access to our EAP (Employee Assistance Program), mental health supports, and FSA and DCFSA options. For new parents, we offer a parental leave program that includes not just extended time off but options for a paid night nurse, food delivery, gradual return to work, and the Gottman Institute's Bringing Home Baby course.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Outreach organizes quarterly events for employees to volunteer together in the community. We also offer paid time off for volunteer days.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Outreach's leadership team is highly diverse, reflects our commitment to diversity and inclusion, and is focused on continuous improvement of our DEI initiatives.
Unconscious bias training
We offer DEI trainings to help facilitate understanding of issues surrounding equity and inclusion, including unconscious bias.
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Employee Resource Groups such as Outreach Womxn's Network (OWN) and others that exist to support employees from underrepresented populations are supported from the top down at Outreach.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Outreach provides training to encourage diverse hiring and the Recruiting Team is constantly searching for innovative ways to reach a diverse population of candidates.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
All employees receive a basic life insurance plan at the $100,000 level. Employees can elect voluntary life insurance if they would like additional coverage beyond the $100,000 level.
Wellness Programs
Outreach's EAP (Employee Assistance Program) offers free, confidential counseling, 24-hour crisis telephone counseling, addiction support, etc.
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Outreach provides flexible start and end times, as well as flexible Friday schedules.
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Outreach offers unlimited PTO.
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Outreach offers unlimited PTO.
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
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