Senior UX Researcher, Quant Focus 2019-05-27T22:22:35+00:00

Job description:

We’re Blue Owl, and we’re reinventing a trillion-dollar category with HiRoad Insurance. With (1) impressive funding, (2) a compelling vision and (3) a world-class team, we’re in position to create a new future for insurance — and that’s just where we’re starting. Longer-term, we’re looking to change behavior and promote mindful living at a societal level.

We’re looking for a first-rate Senior UX Researcher, Quant Focus to join the Research & Insights team as we scale nationally and evolve our business model into something highly differentiated from old insurance. We need a UX Researcher with a strong quantitative skill set, who is also interested and experienced in qualitative research. The ideal candidate will also be interested in design research and everything else that goes into launching a new service, app, and brand.

The team and the broader product/CX team consists of only a few handfuls of people, so your role matters. A lot. Customer insights are at the core of everything we do. You’ll be one of two researchers conducting research to help our product and CX teams build our business and the best possible customer experience.
Have a passion for understanding people, their behaviors, attitudes, and motivations
Actively seek out answers to questions that are verging on impossible to answer
Can run and analyze any quant study imaginable and love digging into the numbers to see what they say
Have strong analysis skills and make the connections no one else sees
Are a self-starter — you don’t wait for orders and identify what we need to learn and find the answers
Find excitement in reinventing an industry long overdue for changes
Are both creative and analytical and understand the value of balancing qual with quant
Aim for greatness, but can balance that with a startup culture of rapid iteration
Bring energy and a sense of humor to the office every day
Skills & background:
5+ years of quantitative research supporting product development
A graduate degree in Cognitive or Experimental Psychology, Human-computer Interaction (HCI), Economics, Statistics or similar
Deep understanding of the ins and outs of different research tools (e.g., Qualtrics,, Dscout) and experience with data analytics languages (e.g., SQL, Python, R)
Survey design expertise including techniques to help avoid psychological bias and survey fatigue
Experience identifying research approaches and conducting research that helps designers make product design decisions
Solid statistical analysis skills and understanding of sample size determination, standard deviation, statistical significance, hypothesis testing, A/B testing and data cleansing
Track record of collaborating with product and cross disciplinary teams towards a common goal
Effective verbal and written communication style distilling complex multi-method research reports into understandable, compelling, and actionable insights
More details:
Salary: we invest in first-rate people and pay top-of-market salary for most positions, factoring in experience and talent.
Benefits: full medical, dental, and retirement; catered lunch, gym membership & on-site shower, flexible schedule, four weeks of vacation + six weeks of parental leave; ability to play every video game ever made (seriously), panoramic views, and more.
Location: near Montgomery BART station, San Francisco, California. Locals preferred, but relocation within the US considered for outstanding candidates