Associate Director of Research,Olo

We are looking for a passionate UX researcher to help us focus on our users. In this role, you will create understanding and empathy around user needs, stated and unstated, for our entire team including designers, product managers, and engineers. You will do so by conducting primary research, exploring the behaviors and motivations of our users through methods like field visits, ethnography, surveys, usability testing, and logs analysis. Your research will help us create useful, usable, and delightful new products and experiences for people as well as continually innovating on our existing products.

Reporting to the Director of Product Design, you will partner with product designers to inspire change at all stages of product development by delivering compelling, written, in-person and visual presentations on your findings.

The Product Design team is growing and this is an opportunity to help establish best practices and methodologies for UX research at Olo.

What You’ll Be Doing

    • Conduct independent research on multiple aspects of products and experiences.
    • Collect and analyze user behavior through lab studies, field visits, ethnography, surveys, benchmark studies, server logs and online experiments (A/B testing).
    • Work with Designers, Product Managers, Engineers to prioritize research opportunities in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment.
    • Understand and incorporate complex technical and business requirements into research.
    • Advocate research findings to diverse audiences through written reports and in-person presentations.
    • Team with designers, product managers, and engineers on rapid prototyping.
    • Work across multiple products.
    • Conduct research on design system.
    • Grow test participant pool.
    • Conduct field research to validate personas.
    • Provide expertise regarding research approaches and analysis.

What We’ll Expect From You

    • Portfolio of your work.
    • Experience applying an array of methodologies and analyses to focus teams on the right problems.
    • Desire to develop empathy for users of our products
    • Knowledge of UX design principles, processes, and best practices
    • Knowledge of ADA guidelines and best practices
    • Excellent collaboration and communication skills
    • BS or advanced degree in relevant field of study (e.g. Anthropology, HCI, Human Factors).
    • Legal right to work in the U.S.

Nice to Have

    • Has read Don Norman’s Design of Everyday Things
    • Experience with Design Thinking methodologies and rapid prototyping

What’s Important to Olo

    • Our families come first. We know they make us who we are and they are who we live and work for every day.
    • Olo is our extended family. We’re in this together, fighting for one another. We’re happy to be here. We will not let one another down.
    • We learn from and fight through setbacks. We recognize and help one another with direct feedback.
    • We care about you. We offer 20 days of paid time off, fully paid health, dental and vision care premiums, company equity, a generous parental leave plan.
    • We value diversity. At Olo, we know a diverse and inclusive team not only makes our products better, but our workplace better. Many groups are consistently underrepresented across the tech sector and we are fully committed to doing our part to move the needle.
    • Learn more about our culture, values, and mission.  https://www.olo.com/images/culture.jpg.

COVID-19 Impact

Olo is committed to the well-being of candidates, employees and our community. The  Olo NYC Headquarters will be closed for the foreseeable future because of the global outbreak of COVID-19. While an in-person interview is typical for many roles at Olo, we will conduct interviews via video conferencing while our HQ is closed. Olo benefits from the fact that over half of our workforce is remote, therefore we are accustomed to conducting interviews via video conferencing and we anticipate no impact on our recruiting timelines. We encourage candidates to share any concerns or questions with Olo’s recruiting team.

About Olo

Olo powers digital ordering and delivery programs that connect restaurant brands to the on-demand world, placing orders directly into the restaurant through all order origination points – from a brand’s own website or app, third party marketplaces, social media platforms, smart speakers, and home assistants. Olo serves as the on-demand ordering and delivery platform for over 400 brands, such as Applebee’s, Checkers & Rally’s, Cheesecake Factory, Chili’s, Dairy Queen, Denny’s, Five Guys Burgers & Fries, Jamba Juice, Noodles & Company, Portillo’s Hot Dogs, Shake Shack, sweetgreen, Wingstop, and more. Learn more at www.olo.com.
Olo’s headquarters is located on the 82nd floor of One World Trade Center.  We offer great benefits, such as 20 days of Paid Time Off, fully paid health, dental and vision care premiums, company equity, a generous parental leave plan, and perks like FitBits, rotating craft beers on tap in our kitchen, and food events featuring our clients’ menu items (now you know why we give out FitBits!). Check out our culture map:https://www.olo.com/images/culture.jpg.

We encourage you to apply! 

Olo is an equal opportunity employer and diversity is highly valued at our company. All applicants receive consideration for employment. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
If you like what you read, hear, and/or know about Olo, and want to be a part of our team, please do not hesitate to apply! We are excited to hear from you!
Posted by Olo March 3, 2021

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03 Mar 2021

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