Senior User Research (Remote)

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Do you ever wonder what happens inside the cloud?
Headquartered in New York but based around the world, DigitalOcean is a dynamic, high-growth technology company that serves a robust and passionate community of developers around the world. Our mission is to simplify cloud computing for every developer. We are working on solving some of the most challenging and interesting technology projects around, on a scale unmatched by most.
We want people who are passionate about understanding our users and their needs.
We are looking for an experienced researcher who is able to both apply mixed-methods research and also think in terms of research strategy while integrated within a cross-functional team. Reporting to the Director of User Research, the Senior User Researcher will play a key role in planning, strategizing, executing, and supporting user research and market research to reach informed business and design decisions. This is a great opportunity if you are looking to do hybrid user/market research at a larger scale to help deliver exceptional customer experiences for highly technical products.
What You'll Be Doing:
  • Strategize, plan, and execute both short-term and long-term research projects to answer business, marketing, and product questions
  • Collaborate with others across the organization to define research objectives and hypotheses, identify gaps in knowledge, and acquire consensus on the problem to be researched
  • Determine and refine the appropriate methodology and scope to answer research questions
  • Quickly document and synthesize relevant high- and low-level findings for different audiences and generate actionable customer insights
  • Facilitate group synthesis and foster shared understanding with the team and business partners
  • Collaborate with marketers, product managers, designers, and engineers to prioritize roadmap changes and advocate for users' point of view
  • Articulate research best practices (both qualitative and quantitative) and apply them appropriately to achieve effective results
  • Partner with, and mentor others in how to conduct user research and/or market research
  • Help support company-wide research initiatives

What You'll Add to DigitalOcean:
  • Practical experience with technical products in a previous User Research, Customer Research, or Customer Insights role in a fast-paced environment
  • Previous experience running all aspects of research studies from start to finish and a desire to deepen your established research practice is required
  • Ability to design a research study to eliminate biases
  • Previous experience effectively combining qualitative and quantitative methods
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, presentation, and storytelling skills
  • Excellent organization and attention to detail
  • Strong analytical skills and pattern recognition
  • Strongly identify with our brand and team culture
  • Highly self-motivated with the ability to work independently and collaboratively with a high degree of autonomy in a remote work environment
  • Curiosity and an interest in learning new things
  • Bonus: Background with relevant technology and/or Developer culture

Why You'll Like Working for DigitalOcean :
  • We reward our employees . The salary range for this position is based on relevant years of experience and skills. Employees may qualify for a bonus in addition to base salary; bonus amounts are determined based on company and individual performance. We also provide equity compensation to eligible employees including grants of equity upon hire and the option to participate in our Employee Stock Purchase Program.
  • We value development. You will work with some of the smartest and most interesting people in the industry. We are a high-performance organization that is always challenging our teams and employees to continuously grow. We maintain a growth mindset in everything we do and invest deeply in employee development through formalized mentorship and other internal programs. We provide all employees with reimbursement for relevant conferences, training, and education.
  • We care about your well-being. In addition to cash and equity compensation, we also offer employees a competitive array of benefits. In the United States, these include health insurance, unlimited vacation, retirement benefits, a generous parental leave program, and additional resources to support employees' overall well-being. While the philosophy around our benefits is the same worldwide, specific benefits may vary in other countries due to local regulations and preferences.
  • We value diversity and inclusivity. We are an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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An Insider's view of DigitalOcean

What are some social events your company does?

We host an annual Shark Week where the entire company comes together for a week of learning, team time, opportunities to network cross-functionally, social activities, and more. We also host internal Hackathons (or Shark-a-hacks, as we call them) twice a year along with an annual Shark Day!

Olivia

Senior Manager, People Operations & Analytics

What projects are you most excited about?

I'm really excited about our Managed Databases and App Platform offerings. Getting started on a new project can be hard, let alone the overhead of setting up infrastructure. With our App Platform and Managed Databases, developers can focus their attention on writing code.

Greg

Engineer II

What makes someone successful on your team?

Success on my team is fueled by my team’s mutual respect and trust. My team has given me all of the necessary tools needed to get the job done and I am trusted to contribute to company projects that will transform the business. It is invaluable to be surrounded by a team that is just as committed to my success as I am!

Melonie

People Operations Associate

What is your vision for the company?

DO is in a unique position as the entry point to the internet for 500,000 customers today, and with the potential to reach many millions more over time. We have an incredible opportunity to help the world's developers and entrepreneurs test their ideas, build their business and realize their dreams.

Yancey

CEO

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

DigitalOcean sources meetups, conferences, projects, non-profit organizations, student-run hackathons, and individual developers who create useful content. The ethos here is community driven, and based on love, so we go out of our way to support developers and entrepreneurs who are creating meaningful technologies and businesses.

Daniel

Senior Developer Relations Manager

What are DigitalOcean Perks + Benefits

DigitalOcean Benefits Overview

DigitalOcean benefits offerings vary by region. You can expect to enjoy things like:
- Full Health Coverage: Fully paid health benefits for all our employees.
- 401k Plan: It's never too early to start saving. DigitalOcean matches up to 4% of every employee's salary
- Education Support: All employees receive reimbursement for conferences, training or education
- Wellness Stipend: Up to $100 per month to support your physical health
- Custom Workstations: Mac? PC? Linux? We’ll hook up your rig with your preferred equipment
- Flexible Vacation Time: Take the time you need to live a balanced and fulfilling personal life
- Headphones: Up to $100 for headphones of your choosing
- Teambuilding & Social Events: Hackathons, Shark Day, team offsites, and more

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
DigitalOcean gives employees unlimited PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive unlimited days of paid sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted once per week in the warmer months.
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
DigitalOcean reimburses its employees up to $100 per month for fitness services and activities
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
DigitalOcean hosts lunch and learn meetings weekly.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

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