New York, Any

UX Researcher

Float is the world’s leading software for teams to plan their time and, behind it, is a world-class team looking for an experienced UX Researcher to join us. From New York to the UK, Canada to South Africaour Engineering, Product, Marketing, and Customer Success teams work asynchronously, helping brands such as Airbnb, Buzzfeed, and Ogilvy plan and manage their time better. Float is self-funded, profitable, and growing. If you’re a go-getter, align with our values, and are looking to join a team that’s passionate about helping others work and live more productively, we want to hear from you. Here are a few tips from our CEO to make sure your resume stands out from the crowd.

Why We’re Hiring For This Role

Float launched an insights function in late 2021 and introduced a UX Research Lead role to strengthen our qualitative research capability. We’re now poised to build this team to reinforce Float’s accelerating growth and support the increased capacity of the Product, Marketing, Customer Success and Engineering teams.

Float has a strong appetite for evidence-based decision-making to drive the enhancement of the core experience across the web app, to expand customer adoption of new features, the mobile app and our latest integrations, and to explore new growth areas to widen our competitive moat.

To work alongside product managers, product designers, data analysts, product marketers, and customer success representatives, we need an enthusiastic and nimble UX Researcher to apply insights to influence product design and strategy.

We have an ambitious roadmap and are committed to a seamless customer experience, highlighting the need for a UX Researcher to deliver the right amount of research to trigger ideas and make informed decisions.

We’re looking for someone who enjoys both exploratory, generative research to delve into problem spaces and learn about prospective customers, as well as evaluative research to validate designs and measure impact.

Our UX Research Lead, Mia Northrop, explains the important role you will play within our Data & Insights team. Watch this video.

You’ll be working with a smart, dedicated, international team and researching a global customer base spanning myriad industries to help professional teams make the most of their time, all around the world.

What You’ll Be Responsible For

This role will be responsible for running research activities end to end that span the core Float experience to new growth areas, as well as the marketing site.

Early on you’ll jump into:
  • Reviewing our product feedback and feature request board for new trends
  • Crafting research plans in response to product proposals, collaborating with Product, Design and Engineering to understand our research needs
  • Planning and conducting interviews, concept test surveys and usability studies for new product specifications
  • Documenting findings and sharing actionable insights with the team, async
Once you’re settled, we expect that you will:
  • Build our customer research panel and explore ways of engaging our insights community
  • Generate customer journey maps for our personas and drive improvements to customer onboarding
  • Expand our third-party research about resource management, SaaS and B2B
  • Take ownership of key aspects of the Voice of the Customer program
  • Define new tools and processes, continuously improving research ops

What You’ll Need To Be Successful

This role is ideal for someone with a solid qualitative research skill set who is committed to improving our performance on key UX metrics.

You will have experience with:
  • 3+ years of experience running research independently in a commercial digital environment
  • Choosing the appropriate research methodology and identifying research questions
  • Developing a budget and timelines for the research project
  • Recruiting and screening participants
  • Planning, moderating and facilitating qualitative research as well as short surveys and polls, and synthesizing and analyzing the results
  • Triangulating your insights against product data, Voice of the Customer metrics, feature requests and external sources
  • Communicating findings with actionable insights
  • Conducting desk research to ramp up the team’s domain knowledge
  • Remote testing logistics and tools
You’ll have a thorough understanding of usability principles and be familiar with IA and information design best practices, as well as interaction design concepts. We don’t expect you to design but you can identify potential problems with one, and you’re comfortable creating a prototype from an existing design system.

In terms of soft skills, you’re curious and self-directed, comfortable with ambiguity, autonomy and problem solving, and appreciate collaboration and your colleagues’ feedback.

Your verbal and written communication is a key strength, you’re a great listener, observant and pay attention to detail. Bonus points for knowledge with B2B customers, SaaS business models and Voice of the Customer programs

As a fully remote team, we’re looking for someone comfortable with asynchronous communication as the default, which means you have previous remote experience and are comfortable using tools like Slack, Loom, and Asana to communicate as needed. Don’t worry—you will have significant deep work time since we have very few meetings.

Why Join Us

We’re a global company with a diverse team of folks from all over the world who share a common belief in living our best work life. That includes a flexible asynchronous policy that allows you to work whenever you work best, minimal meetings, annual team meetups, and perks and benefits that support your personal health and well-being.

Our growing range of perks and benefits include:
  • Home office expense budget
  • Co-working expense budget
  • Health & fitness budget
  • Annual team meetup
  • Care for your community donation or leave
We understand that you probably want to learn a bit more about us as well, so here are some resources to get a sense of who we are and how we work:

The salary for this role is US $130,150 (Level 2.5). Here’s a blog post with more information on how we determine our salaries.

Note: Industry research shows that women and those in traditionally underrepresented groups generally don’t apply to jobs unless they check all the boxes for the role. If you feel strongly that you have what it takes for this role but don’t check 100% of the boxes—that’s okay—we encourage you to apply anyway and highlight what you can bring to the table.

Hiring Process For This Role

You’ll find a lot of useful information about our interview process and what it’s like to join our global team on the Float careers page. The hiring process for this role looks like this:

  • Initial First Meeting: If your application is shortlisted, you will have a 15-minute meeting with Linda from People Ops. This meeting gives us an opportunity to learn more about your experience and also allows you to ask any questions you have about the role.
  • Hiring Manager Interview: You’ll meet with Mia, our UX Research Lead, for a more role-specific interview. This is generally a 45-minute interview that will take a deep dive into your design skills and experience.
  • Team Interview: We take a very collaborative approach to hiring, so you’ll meet with Tony, Senior Product Manager, and Cam, Product Design Lead, for a 45-minute interview.
  • Founder Interview: As the final step in the process, you’ll meet with Glenn, Float’s CEO, for a 30-minute interview.
Our hiring process takes an average of 25 days from the first interview to a job offer (based on 2021 data). Linda from People Ops will be in touch each step of the way to ensure that you are well informed and aware of the next step in the process.

Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications, we can only contact candidates who have been shortlisted for the role. If you do not hear from us within 14 days of submitting your application, we encourage you to apply for another role in the future.

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