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Pilot

Senior UX Researcher

Paid time off
Parental leave
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The Role

Pilot is looking for a Senior UX Researcher to help build the future of the financial back office. 

Key Responsibilities 

You will:
  • Partner closely with Design, Product, and Engineering leaders to drive product strategy and ensure product excellence.
  • Provide a user-focused point-of-view in product discussions, design reviews, and strategic research planning.
  • Understand and incorporate technical and business requirements into research.
  • Create and execute on a UX research strategy, including identifying new opportunities for high-impact research.
  • Own and craft a research roadmap, working closely with key leaders to ensure research efforts are aligned with priorities.
  • Employ research methods to obtain insights about our users' behaviors and attitudes, and develop recommendations in collaboration with product and design teams.
  • Advocate for research findings to diverse audiences through written reports, verbal presentations, and other methods you identify to be most effective. 
  • Provide guidance and training on research tools and techniques to facilitate self-serve UX research.
  • Mentor other researchers on strategy and craft, and maintain our team's high standard of work.

About you

  • 5+ years of hands-on experience designing and conducting user research that’s made a strong impact.
  • We expect to hear stories of how your research influenced product roadmaps and informed design decisions.
  • Experience designing and leading generative and evaluative research using a range of techniques (e.g. remote and in-person interviews, usability testing, concept testing, workshops, journey mapping, surveys) along with the knowledge of when, why and how to apply them.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills that influence and inspire change.
  • You know how to analyze qualitative data, synthesize into a coherent and truthful story, and how to create effective ways of sharing your insights so they resonate and are impactful across diverse audiences.
  • A collaborative mindset, with experience working across teams and forging partnerships.
  • A passion to build user-focused products that solve important problems.

About Pilot

Pilot launched in 2017 to bring the back office into the modern era. Pilot provides small businesses with dedicated finance experts - which Pilot hires as full-time, U.S.-based employees - who learn the ins-and-outs of their business. Pilot integrates directly with the billing, banking, expense, and payroll systems customers already use. With a special blend of custom software and expert bookkeepers, Pilot delivers accurate, consistent bookkeeping and financial management and tax services that give entrepreneurs the freedom to focus on their business.

Pilot has over 1,000 customers and has raised over $170 million in financing from Sequoia, Index Ventures, Stripe, Bezos Expeditions, and Whale Rock.  Our investors also include a long list of world-class entrepreneurs, including Patrick and John Collison, Drew Houston, and Diane Greene.  Our most recent funding round doubled our valuation to $1.2 billion – Meet Fintech’s Newest Unicorn.

Why Pilot?

  • We invest in our employees’ development and happiness because our employees are the keys to our success and ensuring happy customers
  • The opportunity to join a seasoned founding team that has led companies through two prior successful startups and acquisitions (by Oracle and Dropbox).
  • Flexible vacation/time-off policy
  • All federal holidays are observed
  • Competitive benefits package including wellness benefits such as Modern Health, Headscape, One Medical, Aaptiv and Rightway
  • Parental leave for birthing or non-birthing parents – 100% pay for 12 weeks
  • 401(k) plan
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RECRUITMENT AGENCY POLICY

Pilot does not accept agency resumes.  Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, employees, or any other company location.  Pilot is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Pilot is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.  We base employment decisions on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, or belief; national, social, or ethical origin; age; physical, mental, or sensory disability; sexual orientation; gender identity and/or expression; martial, civil union, or domestic partnership status; past or present military service; HIV status; family medical history or genetic information; family or parental status including pregnancy; or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.  Pilot will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. 

Pilot welcomes the opportunity to consider qualified applicants with prior arrest or conviction records.  Pilot’s demonstrated commitment to diversity extends to hiring talented individuals in spite of prior criminal history in accordance with local, state, and/or federal laws, including San Francisco’s Fair Chance Ordinance and the California and Tennessee ban-the-box laws. 

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation in the job application process, please reach out to [email protected].

IMPORTANT E-VERIFY INFORMATION

Federal law requires Pilot to confirm the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States, and Pilot participates in the E-Verify program for this purpose.  Pilot will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

Please read the attached notices, available in English and Spanish, for important information.

Questions & answers for this position
  • What is the type of contract for this position?
    The contract for this position is a Full-time contract
  • Is telecommuting possible for this position?
    No, telecommuting is not possible for this position
About Pilot
Pilot takes care of your bookkeeping from start to finish so you can focus 100% on making your business succeed.
Website
Industry
Accounting, Financial Services
Founded
2016
Size
251-1000 employees

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