Sensible Weather
You shouldn't have to pay for bad weather.

UX Researcher (remote) at Sensible Weather

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Who we are

We work at the intersection of deep technology, science and experience design. Sensible is built to help consumers and businesses understand, plan for, and mitigate all types of climate and weather risk, from travel and events to homeownership and energy production. Our first product embeds with travel and outdoor events partners, offering their customers a guarantee against the weather. This means a customer can have confidence that they will have a great time in the sun, otherwise they'll get money back!

We recognize that we're living in a world with more climate disruption than ever before. We also believe that it is one of unprecedented opportunity for solutions.

With rich data from satellites and other developing technologies, we have the right information, engineering and technology to help us relate to our environment with a new kind of awareness and understanding.

Sensible is a team built on trust, feedback, and communication. We recognize that diversity of background, skills, and experiences makes stronger teams, and we are therefore an equal opportunity employer.

What you'll be working on

As a UX Researcher, you'll develop insights and understanding about our users and our market through various research and testing methods, and communicate those insights and understanding to the company to enable design thinking and high quality product development. You'll be responsible for developing and leading research initiatives focused on the highest value areas and questions for the organization. You'll also be involved in usability testing to ensure our UX is meeting the needs of our users. You'll collaborate with designers and product manager to design and run research efforts, and be involved in leveling up insights about our users to inform our company strategy.

Required qualifications

  • Experience leading generative and evaluative research for consumer products
  • Experience working collaboratively with design, engineering, and product management
  • A natural understanding and application of design thinking
  • The ability to connect qualitative and quantitative insights together to paint a complete picture


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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • GolangLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ReactLibraries

What are Sensible Weather Perks + Benefits

Sensible Weather Benefits Overview

All the perks you expect around healthcare and 401k's, with a flexible work environment that respects your personal needs. We all trust that we're passionately working towards a shared goal, and therefore we can be comfortable and secure in communicating our needs and limits.

#general in Sensible's slack is 30% company updates and 70% people checking in to let everyone else know its a nice day and they're going for a walk, or they need to take care of something personal and will be back later, or there is good surf/snow today so they'll be out for a few hours. We're all humans, and sometimes we just need time to go outside or get something done.

Partners with Nonprofits
Sensible partners with climate and environment non-profits, giving our users the ability to make donations supporting climate efforts at the time that we send them reimbursements.
Friends outside of work
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Everyone at Sensible goes through interviewer training, which includes training on biases and understanding how to remove bias from interview processes.
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
People from our team regularly attend and speak at climate and tech conferences. If there is something you're interested in doing, then just ask!
Lunch and learns
We meet every other week for RAIN (Random insights and Informational Nuggets). Sometimes we cover work topics, sometimes we learn about someone's hobby, sometimes we just play a game together!
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
We have a flexible culture so if you need/want to take time to learn a new technology or concept, then its your time to spend.

An Insider's view of Sensible Weather

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Work-life balance is not just a buzzword, but is visible every day. We all value having time for the things we love - from sailing, to climbing, to painting - and with friends and family. This, along with trust in each other and accountability for ourselves, creates a flexible space where we work with people as interesting as the problems we solve.


Software engineer

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

We have exciting technical challenges around handling large geospatial data with low latency, building developer tooling to help scale, and finishing the foundation of our web application architectures - all with a focus on maintainability and ergonomics. The team is incredibly competent and down to earth, providing opportunities for skills growth.


Software engineer

What makes someone successful on your team?

It takes thoughtful and open communication to successfully operate within a team that consistently solves truly challenging problems - we aim to amount to more than the sum of our parts.
Someone who’s naturally collaborative, conscientious, curious, and driven will find themselves quite at home at the collective here at Sensible.


Software engineer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Innovation at Sensible is driven by the core principle of collaboration. Our quarterly strategy and roadmap documents are a result of all the team conversations and collaboration that go into understanding our users, market, and opportunities. Cross-functional working teams get to own and drive the direction, results, and continued learnings.



What's something quirky about your company?

We unintentionally have a yearly mascot animal. No one decides what this animal is, it just become clear at some point during the year that this animal has played an outsized role in team conversations. In 2020 it was the penguin, 2021 was the goat, it’s looking like 2022 might be the year of the llama, but you really just have to wait and see.


Software engineer

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