UX Researcher

Portland, OR
Posted on:
May 10, 2022

Who We Are

Addepar’s purpose is to maximize the positive impact of the world’s capital. More than 700 of the world’s leading financial services firms trust Addepar to unlock the power and possibility of informed, data driven investing and advice. These family offices, wealth managers, banks and institutions use Addepar’s purpose-built SaaS platform and associated Marketplace to deliver exceptional value to their clients in a modern, scalable and secure way.Our clients use Addepar to manage and advise on more than $3.5 trillion in assets, and we’ve been adding more than $15 billion per week for many consecutive quarters, making us one of the fastest growing companies in fintech. Our board and investors are some of the best in the business: D1 Capital, WestCap, 8VC and Valor Equity Partners have led our last few rounds.We’re now expanding Addepar’s business around the globe, with clients in more than 25 countries. We’re constantly doubling down on tech- and data-fueled innovation, and our product and platform roadmap is more ambitious today than ever. We place our clients at the center of everything we do, and see a virtually unlimited set of opportunities to expand our client footprint and deepen the value we can unlock by building together.Addepar is a Forbes Fintech 50 company and an honored member of the CB Insights Fintech 250. Addepar embraces a global flexible workforce model with offices in Silicon Valley, New York City, Salt Lake City and Edinburgh, Scotland.

  • Marketplace and brokerage services provided by Acervus Securities, Inc., an SEC registered broker‑dealer and member FINRA / SIPC.

The Role

We are currently looking for a User Researcher to join our rapidly growing Design department. This is an excellent opportunity to grow with Addepar and realize your potential. In this role, you’ll begin with smaller, more tactical projects that help build your knowledge and expertise, eventually taking on more strategic projects that drive greater impact.Our ideal candidate is passionate about the opportunity to build simple and scalable solutions for important problems, and eager to learn from and collaborate with their peers.This role is part of the Product organization and collaborates with product management, design, and engineering.What You’ll Do

  • Gain an understanding of the users, workflows, and problems in your product area
  • Translate business and design questions to key research objectives, leveraging the best methodology to execute research, to synthesize and analyze findings.
  • Partner with designers and product managers to plan, prepare and execute ongoing testing of prototypes, designs, ideas, and concepts
  • Present your methods and rationale to peers, design partners, product partners, and UX leadership
  • Synthesize existing industry and academic literature and previous internal user research results
  • Participate in user research recruitment
  • Grow your UX Research skills and knowledge
  • Advocate on behalf of Addepar clients and users


  • Loves working collaboratively with a team but also does great work independently
  • A toolbox that consists of both qualitative and quantitative methods, such as user tests, user interviews, as well as experiments, and surveys.
  • A portfolio of projects that showcases how they think about and approach user research
  • Brings in a User-centric design approach that involves rapid testing and iteration of designs
  • Excited to develop skills in a wide range of research methods and tools - from usability testing to journey maps to discovery research
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to articulate the value of UX and the rationale behind your research process and plans
  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities
  • Open-minded, collaborative, and flexible work style
  • Ability to receive feedback and critique

Our Values

  • Act Like an Owner - Think and operate with intention, purpose and care. Own outcomes.
  • Build Together - Collaborate to unlock the best solutions. Deliver lasting value.
  • Champion Our Clients - Exceed client expectations. Our clients’ success is our success.
  • Drive Innovation - Be bold and unconstrained in problem solving. Transform the industry.
  • Embrace Learning - Engage our community to broaden our perspective. Bring a growth mindset.

In addition to our core values, Addepar is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We seek to bring together diverse ideas, experiences, skill sets, perspectives, backgrounds and identities to drive innovative solutions. We commit to promoting a welcoming environment where inclusion and belonging are held as a shared responsibility.To ensure the health and safety of all Addepeeps and our prospective candidates, we have instituted a virtual interview and onboarding experience.Unfortunately, at this time we cannot accept Colorado applicants.

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