User Experience Researcher

We’re looking for people who are driven by collaborative and creative environments to develop simple, innovative, and beautifully designed products that customers love to use.

The Experience Research team here at Asana is focused on understanding the dynamics of modern work, the role technology plays and how Asana can empower teams to thrive in a collaborative environment. We champion high-quality customer experiences and uncover new opportunities to drive strategic decisions.

We’re looking for a creative, curious, collaborative human who is excited to help us in our mission to improve the world of work. Our ideal candidate is a senior researcher and has experience designing and delivering a wide range of research and can balance rigor with experimentation. We’re especially interested in people who have seen the evolution of a product from a small, dedicated set of users to a large global audience.

What you’ll achieve:

-Identify and prioritize opportunities where research can help improve a product decision or customer experience

-Lead all aspects of the research cycle, from scoping and recruiting to method selection, analysis and presentation

-Understand the specific issues/needs facing the user no matter where they are in their journey (new, proficient, etc.) and work to improve it

-Advocate for the customer by gracefully stating uncomfortable truths when necessary

-Quickly deliver findings and insights that account for the company’s mission, initiatives, and desired business goals without losing sight of customer needs

-Help define the usability bar and advise on meeting that bar

-Give guidance to teams outside of project work to help them make sound decisions based on market, customer, and product knowledge

-Recommend and enact improvements to the team’s process, tools and communications

About you:

-Strong background in design and usability principles

-Experience leading a range of evaluative and generative methodologies both on-site and remote

-Sound ability to scope, plan and execute each step of the research process from end to end

-Expert in scoping, planning and executing each step of the research process

-Understanding of how to leverage frameworks and model-thinking

-Foundational knowledge of information architecture, design principles and content strategy for both web and mobile

-Ability to construct meaningful stories that are memorable, develop a life of their own, and are true to the data

-Skilled presenter and persuasive communicator

-Comfortable with the technologies for recording, analyzing, storing, and sharing research

-5+ years applied experience in a high-tech/product-driven company

Nice to have:

-Accessibility standards and compliance (e.g. WCAG, 508, etc.)

-An understanding of quantitative and market research methods

-Experience expanding products into non-US markets

-Worked with teams in remote offices (different time zones)

-Experience/familiarity with collaboration tools, workplace dynamics, decision-making topics

About us

Asana is a leading work management platform for teams, on a mission to help humanity thrive by enabling all teams to work together effortlessly. More than 50,000 organizations and millions of users across 195 countries rely on Asana to focus on the work that matters, including Airbnb, Disney, KLM Air France, NASA, Uber and Vox Media. Our highly recognized culture spurs innovation and business results, and for the last two years, Asana has been named a Top 5 Best Place to Work by FORTUNE and one of Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work. Headquartered in San Francisco with offices in New York, Dublin, and Sydney, Asana is always looking for bright, collaborative individuals to be a part of our inclusive culture and help us achieve our mission.

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