Sr UX Researcher

Basis Technologies

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WHO WE ARE 
Basis Technologies delivers software and services to automate digital media operations for more than 1,000 leading agencies and brands.
Our comprehensive ad tech platform, Basis, supports the planning, reporting, and financial reconciliation of direct, programmatic, search, and social media, all in one place.
We are deeply committed to building software that will change the ad tech industry for the better and are equally dedicated to building an inclusive culture of highly motivated individuals who create a positive and supportive environment together. We invest in our culture and support our employees so they can do their best work.
Basis Technologies is headquartered in Chicago, with beautiful offices also in Toronto, Dallas, Denver, and New York to name a few. Our employees have the flexibility to work in one of our office locations, completely remote, or a hybrid of the two. Please note, we are hiring on a remote working basis only in the U.S. and Canada.
ABOUT THE TEAM
Basis’ Product Experience team is responsible for delivering leading user experiences and supporting the required user-outcomes across our solutions and products. This team blends focus, collaboration, and creativity to fulfill our mission in creating a transformative tool that makes work more streamlined and fulfilling for those who power the ad tech industry.
Customer experience is at the forefront of this team’s work—and also includes market research, cross-departmental stakeholder collaboration, user testing, communicating feature requests to engineers and designers, monitoring impact of new feature rollouts, measuring returns on product investments, and more. Together, they leverage their diverse industry experience and talent to brainstorm new ideas, iterate on old ones, and create the best possible product for our customers.
WAYS YOU’LL CONTRIBUTE
 
Our customers live in our application many hours a day, negotiating, analyzing, and reconciling complex deals at blazing speed. We are looking for someone who is excited to work with a dedicated team of product managers, designers and developers to solve complicated problems. You will also contribute by:
    • Leading research projects with features teams using a variety of methodologies, which may include usability testing, concept testing, surveys, card sorting, heuristic analysis, usage analysis, and more
    • Building a unified understanding of our target users through remote and in-person shadowing sessions, interviews, contextual-inquiries, diary studies, competitive analysis, and more
    • Scaling up the organization’s knowledge of and skills around research best practices through mentorship with junior teammates and contributions to educational activities open all colleagues
    • Spreading awareness of our users’ behaviors and needs effectively and actionably across the organization through synthesis and delivery of research insights
    • Collaborating with partners in product design, product management, engineering, and more to leverage user insights while making strategic development decisions
    • Constructing frameworks to bring consistency and rigor to the research practice across the organization
    • Immersing yourself in the complex world of digital advertising, building up your expertise in its processes, challenges, and opportunities
    • Partnering with colleagues across the organization to foster a culture of transparency, collaboration, and consistency in user outreach

WHAT YOU BRING TO THE TABLE

    • 5+ years of experience in user research, preferably in product development and SaaS
    • A versatile portfolio that highlights skills and knowledge across a variety of research methodologies
    • Self-starter; requires little oversight in day-to-day work
    • Effective and responsive verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to apply organization and build foundations to expedite and improve future work
    • Enthusiasm for collaboration with cross-functional teams
    • Willingness to be flexible and constructively adapt to change
    • A fun, positive attitude that embodies the Basis Manifesto

BONUS POINTS

    • Familiarity with advertising/ad-tech landscape and SaaS
    • Comfortable with remote moderation, structured research deliverables (personas, journey maps, workflows, etc), and low-fidelity iterative testing techniques
ANYTHING ELSE?
Don't think you have all the skills required for this role? That's okay, we recognize that experience can be built in many ways. If you have relevant skills that are not reflected in your resume, we welcome your candidacy and encourage you to share more in an optional cover letter, even if your experience doesn’t match our exact requirements.
LIFE WITH BASIS TECHNOLOGIES
We take care of our people and believe that our success depends on the growth and well-being of each one of our team members.
We provide a thoughtful perks and benefits package including competitive 401k/RRSP matching, mental health support, a funded health savings account, paid sabbatical, generous parental leave, a flexible work environment and time off policy, and more.
We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer are committed to building teams that are diverse in thought, perspective, and culture. We celebrate all team members regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race or cultural background, religion, disability, and age. Our employee-led communities enrich our culture of uniqueness, inclusivity, and empowerment.

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