UX Researcher

San Diego, CA
Posted on:
December 15, 2021

ServiceNow is the fastest growing enterprise cloud software company in the world above $1 billion. Because we know that it’s great talent that will allow us to maintain that distinction, we hire carefully, select only the best talent, and continually develop and celebrate our people.  

We have a passion for learning, building, and innovating. In a wide array of functions ranging from design and engineering to sales and finance, we work hard to provide each person on our global team with nonstop opportunities to have a meaningful impact and plenty of space to grow.

At ServiceNow, we embrace representation in and from all professional and personal backgrounds and cultures. This diversity inspires passion and creativity among our teams and propels innovation in our products.

This role is part of our Insights team – focused on Market, Product, UX, and Customer Research. They understand what customers need and work relentlessly to make discoveries that elevate our products and create experiences that our customers love. Our Researchers enable product management, design, and engineering leadership to make data-driven product strategy decisions.

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Job Description

What you get to do in this role:

  • Represent the needs of customers across the product and design lifecycle from discovery through design validation and customer adoption
  • Apply appropriate research techniques and methods for specific project needs
  • Engage with customers to understand their unique implementation of our products, including defining and synthesizing user needs and use cases
  • Partner with Product Managers and Designers to influence product strategy and roadmaps
  • Validate feature and design direction through participatory design, early concept testing, formative and summative usability testing
  • Analyze and synthesize current or previous qualitative studies and quantitative data to generate strategic and tactical insights with actionable recommendations
  • Communicate findings through artifacts such as specific user segments, persona frameworks, jobs to be done, user journeys, task analyses, etc


What you have

Basic Qualifications (The Must Have)

  • BA/BS degree or higher in the Human-Computer Interaction, Human Factors, Psychology, Cognitive Science, Human Factors, Anthropology, Human-Computer Interaction, Design, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Basic experience in applying customer-centered research techniques to product definition and designs
  • Understand the importance of defining, planning and executing research studies including outlining objectives, goals, and timelines.  This includes developing sample plans and determining the best data collection approach using quantitative and/or qualitative methods
  • A portfolio or examples of work representing research that influenced insights or experiences. This can include examples of research goals, research methodologies used, the process followed, your involvement and role, data visualizations, and articulated insights

Preferred Qualifications (The Nice To Have)

  • 2+ years’ of work experience conducting customer-centered research. Master degree or PhD is a bonus
  • Experience developing insightful, probing questions that resonate with both highly technical individuals through business minded end-users using enterprise software
  • General knowledge of user interface design, usability evaluation techniques, task analysis, and experimental design
  • Experience with the creation and execution of online surveys as well as rich qualitative research techniques
  • Excellent presentation skills to visualize technically complex topics and make them easy to understand with customers as well as product management and design stakeholders
  • The ability to learn new technical concepts quickly

Additional Information

ServiceNow is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin or nationality, ancestry, age, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status or any other category protected by law.

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Work personas

Work personas are categories that are assigned to employees depending on the nature of their work. Employees will fall into one of three categories: Remote, Flexible or Required in Office.

Required In Office

A required in office work persona is defined as an employee who is contracted to work from or aligned to a ServiceNow-affiliated office. This persona is required to work from their assigned workplace location 100% of the work week based on the business needs of their role.


A flexible work persona is defined as an employee who is contracted to work from or aligned to a ServiceNow-affiliated office and will work from their assigned workplace location roughly 3 days/week or less (generally around 40-60% of the work week). Flexible employees may choose to work the remaining working time from their workplace location or home. Flexible employees are required to work within their state, province, region, or country of employment.


A remote work persona is defined as an employee who performs their responsibilities exclusively outside of a ServiceNow workplace and is not contracted or aligned to a ServiceNow-affiliated office, including those whose place of work (pursuant to their terms and conditions of employment) is their home. Remote employees are required to work within their state, province, region, or country of employment.

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