Lead UX Researcher, Retail
- Oakland, CA, USA
- Employees can work remotely
- Alternate Location: Los Angeles, United States
Since we first opened our doors in 2009, the world of commerce has evolved immensely – and so has Square. After enabling anyone to take a payment and never miss a sale, we saw sellers stymied by disparate, outmoded products and tools that wouldn’t work together. So we expanded into software and started building integrated, omnichannel solutions – to help sellers sell online, manage inventory, run a busy kitchen, book appointments, engage loyal buyers, and hire and pay staff. And across it all, we’ve embedded financial services tools at the point of sale, so merchants can access a business loan and manage their cash flow all in one place.
Today, we’re a partner to sellers of all sizes – large, enterprise-scale businesses with complex commerce operations, sellers just starting out, as well as merchants who began selling with Square and have grown larger over time. As our sellers scale, so do our solutions. We all grow together.
There is a massive opportunity in front of us. We’re building a business that is big, meaningful, and lasting. And we are helping sellers around the world do the same.
We are seeking a Lead UX researcher to partner with Product and Design teams on Square for Retail. You will span across many different surfaces throughout the Square product ecosystem, from Retail Point of Sale, our public facing website, our manager tools, and other product areas across Retail and internal teams. However, the work doesn't stop with our software and we strive to put ourselves in the shoes of our customers to find innovative new ways to help them run their business.
UX Research plays an essential part in every step of our design and product development process. As a Lead UX Researcher, you will provide an unbiased look into qualitative and quantitative data to help guide decisions and next steps. You will design research plans that gather evidence ensuring our product decisions are made with insight from our customers, mitigate risk, and ultimately guide our design and product decisions to the best solution.
- Attend team meetings, design reviews, and other avenues to identify and drive opportunities for us to learn and make better decisions
- Design, coordinate, and source participants for user research projects
- Summarize and present relevant insights to a variety of partners
- At least (7) years of relevant professional experience
- Understand strengths and weaknesses of different research methods, including when and how to apply them and examples of use of these different methods
- Have excellent survey design and analysis skills
- Experience with the whole product lifecycle — from early stage to launch and beyond
- Experience evaluating and testing digital and physical products
We’re working to build a more inclusive economy where our customers have equal access to opportunity, and we strive to live by these same values in building our workplace. Block is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work hard to evaluate all employees and job applicants consistently, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other legally protected class.
We believe in being fair, and are committed to an inclusive interview experience, including providing reasonable accommodations to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. We encourage applicants to share any needed accommodations with their recruiter, who will treat these requests as confidentially as possible. Want to learn more about what we’re doing to build a workplace that is fair and square? Check out our I+D page.
Additionally, we consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment on our team, and always assess candidates on an individualized basis.
We want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes:
- Healthcare coverage
- Retirement Plans
- Employee Stock Purchase Program
- Wellness perks
- Paid parental leave
- Paid time off
- Learning and Development resources
Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Made up of Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD, we build tools to help more people access the economy. Square helps sellers run and grow their businesses with its integrated ecosystem of commerce solutions, business software, and banking services. With Cash App, anyone can easily send, spend, or invest their money in stocks or Bitcoin. Spiral (formerly Square Crypto) builds and funds free, open-source Bitcoin projects. Artists use TIDAL to help them succeed as entrepreneurs and connect more deeply with fans. TBD is building an open developer platform to make it easier to access Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies without having to go through an institution.