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Our mission.

As the world’s number 1 job site, our mission is to help people get jobs. We need talented, passionate people working together to make this happen. We are looking to grow our teams with people who share our energy and enthusiasm for creating the best experience for job seekers.

The team.

We are a rapidly growing and focused product team building the most popular job site on the planet. Every month, over 250 million people count on Indeed to help them find jobs, make it easy to apply, research companies, and connect qualified candidates to their job openings. With product teams in Austin, Tokyo, Seattle, San Francisco, Singapore and Hyderabad, we are improving people's lives all around the world, one job at a time. 

The base salary range below represents the low and high end of the Indeed salary range for this position. Actual salaries will vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors including but not limited to location, experience, and performance. The range listed is just one component of Indeed's total compensation package for employees. Other rewards include quarterly bonuses, Long Term Incentive Plan units, an open Paid Time Off policy, and many region-specific benefits. 

Austin Base Salary Range: 123,000 - 157,000 USD

Your job.

About SMB UX

The SMB team at Indeed specializes in helping small and medium businesses hire quality talent quickly. We are a passionate, diverse, and growing team aiming to deliver an effortless experience to our employers so they can find the right fit fast.

We are looking for a Senior User Experience Researcher who is versed in both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies. Candidates should have strong skills in behavioral data analysis, experiment design, survey research, statistical analysis, and human-computer interaction in addition to qualitative competencies such as interviewing and analysis. You will collaborate with cross-functional team members to define and prioritize research and to develop UX metrics. You will design and conduct empirical research, and you will code, clean, visualize and analyze Indeed’s vast stores of data using statistical methods in order to understand and extract meaningful patterns of user behavior. Your research will generate user experience insights that will move our products forward.

So what would you be doing?
Indeed helps people find jobs. We are best known for our job search (, but we do other things related to jobs and hiring, too.

Some of the ways you may support the team include:

  • Validate new designs through ad-hoc or formalized user feedback sessions with internal users or customers.

  • Plan and carry out interviews, surveys, and statistical analyses to inform future product work.

  • Build relationships with key stakeholders and clients to gain deeper insights.

  • Establish and manage relationships with research-related vendors.

  • Conduct research activities as needed to support your particular product area.

  • Collaborate with other researchers, product managers, and UX designers to ensure research translates into business impact.

  • Triangulate quantitative and qualitative data to provide deep product context.

  • Mentor and coach quantitative UX researchers on the team.

  • The ideal candidate will take the initiative to introduce impactful user research to product teams.

About you.


  • 5+ years conducting applied user research for software/web-based products with stories to share

  • MS or PhD in a human behavior-related field (Human-Computer Interaction, Human Factors, Cognitive Psychology, Social Science, Statistics, Behavioral or Micro-economics or other related field)

  • Flexible approach to research: Our goal is to provide product teams value. Determine and execute the right research method for the question at hand. If an existing research method doesn’t do that, we invent our own research method

  • Strong experimental design and/or A/B testing skills; you understand how to plan, execute, and analyze experiments in a statistically rigorous way

  • Familiar with Python or R.  Familiarity with SQL is a plus.

  • Familiar with survey design and analysis; familiarity with analysis of eye-tracking data is a plus

  • Competent in qualitative methodologies such as usability testing, contextual inquiry, and interviewing.

  • Able to quickly share research results with teams (top line results in hours, not days or weeks)

  • Able to collaborate effectively with stakeholders and act as a strategic partner in product decisions

And why would you want to work here?

People like it here.
People tend to stick around. Part of our high retention rate may be due to our fairly strict "no jerks" policy.

Your research will make a difference.
If you are the type of researcher that wants to know what you are doing matters then you'll like our data-driven approach to product development. Working for Indeed you'll be able confidently describe how your research has improved our products.

Indeed is useful and successful.
People all over the world were looking for jobs last year and they will be looking for them next year. Recruitment is a mature, established industry with billions of dollars flowing through it. We've been profitable for years, and are a market leader not just in the US, but all over the world.

We make money in a way you can be proud of.
Some companies try to take advantage of people looking for jobs, we don't. You can explain how we make money to anyone and they aren't going to get creeped out. We provide employers a great service at a great price, and we don't take money from people who are looking for work.

Job seekers and employers love us.
We get testimonials from people looking for jobs and people who are hiring all the time. People love Indeed. Those who don’t typically haven’t heard of us.

You'll be working on something that matters.
Finding a job is an emotional experience, and finding a good job directly impacts the quality of people’s lives. Not only financially; people spend about as much time with who they work with as the people they love. You'll directly contribute to the well being of everyone who uses our products.

If you are genuinely interested in helping make products that people love to use, treats them with respect, helps them achieve their goals, and want to help us continue to build a sustainable business, we look forward to hearing from you.

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