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Research & Insights (Senior, Lead, Principal)

Company:, Inc.
Location: Indianapolis
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

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Job Category

Products and Technology

Job Details

Salesforce transforms the businesses of hundreds of thousands of customers and millions of users. Your insights will matter - at scale. As a Senior, Lead, or Principal User Researcher, you work in the User Research & Analytics Team you distill complex problems into insights that inform design, development and business decisions. You eagerly seek out diverse data, and you triangulate them. You eagerly use new research methods to get at the heart of the issue, and you have expertise with the 'tried and true' ones.

You're passionate about technology. You're even more passionate about people. You have deep empathy for their everyday struggles and challenges. You always put their needs first, and you're unwavering in your desire to provide the best experiences for users.

Sound like you? Then you're someone we want to work with. Join our amazing team and you'll get to work with some of the best and brightest. You'll find startup-like scrum teams, consumer-style innovation, and the opportunity to deliver great experiences to millions of end-users. And, by the way, you'll work for a company that has been named - 10 years running - in Fortune 100 Top Places to work.


  • Provide strategic and tactical insights that inform design and development

  • Partner fully with designers, engineers, product managers, marketing and documentation writers to provide the best possible experience for our users and customers

  • Participate in strategic product research and analysis, always striving to deeply know and understand the customers who will be using your products

  • Synthesize research to identify product use cases and user types

  • Create narratives to frame problems and highlight the business value of potential solutions

  • Be a strategic business partner to key executives, helping shape their long-term vision

  • Partner fully with product owners, designers and engineers to provide the best possible experience for our users and customers

  • Work on fast-paced projects, requiring attention to detail and working within constrained timelines

Required Experience / Skills:

  • 5+ years of experience conducting research in user experience, product design, or technology contexts

  • Proven track record influencing product direction and strategy with actionable insights

  • Ability to plan, design, execute and communicate both strategic and tactical research engagements

  • Ability to structure and lead internal and external workshops or design studios and analyze the outcomes to provide insight for stakeholders

  • Expert understanding of research methods (qualitative and quantitative) and best practices

  • Experience working in cross-functional teams (e.g. design, product management, engineering)

  • Familiarity with basic statistical methods and concepts

  • Excellent project management, communication, and presentation skills

  • B.A./B/S, M.A./M.S. or Ph.D. in Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Cognitive or Experimental Psychology, Sociology or a related degree

  • Bonus: Experience with business software, solutions, technology, Edtech

  • Bonus: Experience leading, coaching, or managing individual contributors (ideally researchers) welcome

  • Bonus: Experience in relevant industry domain (i.e. marketing, e-commerce, content management)

Teams that are hiring

Content & Communications Experience

We are seeking a researcher to partner with the Salesforce Content & Communications Experience (CCX) team. The CCX team produces documentation and content experiences that help customers get the most out of the product and Salesforce's technologies, producing in-app assistance, help, guides, graphics, release notes, Trailhead content, reference resources, and videos for administrators, users, developers, and internal customers. In this role, you'll generate user insights on the top priority content initiatives for Salesforce. You'll also enable a team of 300+ content writers and product managers to leverage insights to inform the content experience.

Industries Cloud

We are looking for a Researcher to join Industries Cloud-a major growth engine for Salesforce. Our team informs the product development of industry-specific solutions for millions of end-users across a broad range of businesses. For example, in response to the pandemic, the team's insights informed the launch of the platform (including Contact Tracing) to assist both public and private communities as they reopen.

Bonus: Experience in the Sustainability and/or Communication & Media industry domains.


We are seeking a Researcher to focus on the Salesforce Platform - the building blocks for our Cloud product suite. As part of the Platform team, you work with a systems lens across all our product areas including data management, design systems, identity, security, intelligence, and automation. You will be advocating for the needs of users focused on many of our user types, such as line of business leaders, developers, engineers, and system administrators who set up the tools and processes to help drive digital transformation. Your research insights drive business decisions at the executive level and help to ease challenges at scale.


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Posting Statement

At Salesforce we believe that the business of business is to improve the state of our world. Each of us has a responsibility to drive Equality in our communities and workplaces. We are committed to creating a workforce that reflects society through inclusive programs and initiatives such as equal pay, employee resource groups, inclusive benefits, and more. Learn more about Equality at Salesforce and explore our benefits. and are Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employers. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. and do not accept unsolicited headhunter and agency resumes. and will not pay any third-party agency or company that does not have a signed agreement with or

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