User Experience Researcher

United States
Posted on:
December 10, 2021

GRIN is seeking a UX Researcher to conduct user research to understand how customers are using the product, understand competitive products, and help build a more intuitive product. As our first UX Researcher, you will be a thought leader in a high-impact role on the Product Design team where you'll be doing strategic product research, owning the end-to-end research process.

You’ll be instrumental in helping shape a world-class practice that enables our product development org to deliver experiences that solve clear problems. Improving our ease of use, time to value, user delight, and overall user experience are at the top of our list of priorities as a company, and we're looking for our first UX Researcher to play a key role in this next phase of our product journey.

We are a fast-paced, fun organization going through rapid growth and solving technical challenges at an exponential scale. This is a rare opportunity to join a high-growth startup and drive meaningful influence to our product & company strategy.

Company Overview

GRIN is the #1 influencer marketing software solution in the world. Focused on providing authenticity at scale, GRIN helps brands manage thousands of direct influencer relationships at a time, cutting out the “middleman” seen in legacy influencer networks. Advanced tools such as the world's largest database of influencers, automated email outreach and follow-up, campaign management, the industry’s leading influencer CRM, and deep analytics with sales tracking, power the influencer marketing programs of the fastest-growing consumer brands in the world.

GRIN is headquartered in Sacramento, CA, yet has a “Remote First” work policy and culture, meaning remote work is the default. We are a highly collaborative environment, and support one another during core hours through both Slack and Zoom communication channels.


Our culture is a team-first mentality built on the Core Values of Integrity, Humility, Take Action, Think Big, and Ownership and shared by every single employee. At GRIN, we expect everyone to do the right thing, which instills trust and allows us to tackle the big issues and make things happen. We move fast, because in our industry, time is our biggest opponent. We aren’t afraid to ship quickly and make changes down the road. We empower our employees to make decisions with no red tape and no fear of reprisal, as long as they take ownership and adapt along the way.


What You'll Do:

  • As our first researcher, you will build the foundations and best practices that define what UX research looks like at GRIN as we scale.
  • Build and execute end-to-end research projects that incorporate qualitative & quantitative data and modern research methods to gain deep user insights & broad market context to impact product and company-level strategy.
  • Collaborate with Product, Design, Engineering, and leadership to identify which research topics are worthy of investigation based on estimated impact.
  • Deeply understand GRIN’s business, market, users & experiences through consumption of relevant external and internal literature, market and competitive trends, and new, primary research.
  • Embody our team values, research principles, and standards for the craft.
  • Facilitate and conduct research across all stages of the product development lifecycle, from early discovery, usage, and needs, through design validation.
  • Gather and equip the product, design, and engineering teams with user/persona, business, design, and technology insights that will help them guide their product development.
  • Handle and synthesize research findings into actionable recommendations and deliver them in the form of compelling, high-quality deliverables for team and executive-level audiences.
  • Identify research opportunities and become a champion for users to deliver insights that drive product and design decisions.


What You'll Bring:

  • 5+ years of relevant product research experience. (Experience with SaaS products is a plus.)
  • Thrives on finding creative ways to uncover user feedback and leverage to improve our current processes.
  • Have a portfolio of work that showcases their problem-solving process for user research.
  • Research evangelist with demonstrated experience sharing user insights with the broader organization.
  • Incredible ability to consolidate business, technology and user needs to make recommendations on product roadmap features.
  • Very experienced with qualitative and quantitative user research methods.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written; ability to condense complex information into simple language for the appropriate audience.


  • Competitive salary
  • 16 days of PTO + 10 Sick Days + paid holidays
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Home Office set up
  • Employee Stock Option Program
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • 401k Program
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Tons of growth opportunity

…and much more!

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