UX Researcher

| Boston

POSITION SUMMARY:

Would you like to join a world-class organization that is dedicated to customer outreach and rich field research with users? Do you have a passion for the hospitality and service industry, and a desire to help build a delightful experience for restaurant guests? If so, you could be a Toaster!

Toast is a rapidly growing company building the first all-in-one restaurant management software platform. Toast’s Android tablet based system helps restaurants operate more efficiently and connect with their customer base in new and innovative ways. We’re growing fast and have a customer base comprised of restaurants, cafes, bars, and nightclubs across the country. We are passionately interested in how our users interface with our products and platform. We strive to bring the best designs and interfaces to our users through learning about their behaviors in different environments and how their attitudes and preferences affect how they interact with our product.

The UX Researcher is responsible for recruiting, scheduling & leading research with restaurant owners, managers, staff and end consumers to participate in targeted studies. Such research may include in-restaurant ethnographic field studies, usability testing of proposed new designs, surveys, focus groups, and various online exercises. This role involves building long-term relationships with customers, as well as searching and compiling lists of new potential participants that meet a variety of specific screening criteria. It also involves creatively acquiring additional participants from alternative outside sources.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collaborate with Account Management, Marketing, Business Development, Sales and Customer Support to identify ideal study participant candidates and develop the appropriate process for screening & participation.
  • Design, launch, and conduct qualitative and quantitative consumer user research studies
  • Work with product management & product designers to determine user research needs & scheduling
  • Create and socialize detailed user personas for the Toast end consumer
  • Be a storyteller – deliver insights both verbally and visually, that generates empathy, emotion, and engagement from stakeholders and Toast customers
  • Effectively turn insights into actionable recommendations
  • Advocate for the customer perspective across Toast

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA/ BS required
  • Minimum of 4-6 years of experience leading research projects in a professional environment, preferably in a technology company or research consulting firm
  • Experience with B2B and consumer outreach, including demonstrated long-term customer relationship building
  • Experience with recruitment for research and screening tools/ process
  • A track record of successfully leading detailed user research studies, with a portfolio to showcase this work
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Understanding of the hospitality space and the evolving market dynamics will be considered a plus, but not required
Read Full Job Description

Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • AngularjsLibraries
    • ES6Libraries

Location

Toast is headquartered in the heart of Fenway. Catch a Sox game, grab a bite, and stroll through one of the trendiest neighborhoods in Boston.
401 Park Dr Suite 801 , Boston, MA 02215

Insider's spotlight

What are some social events your company does?

Toast puts a major focus on culture and centers its events around keeping Toasters engaged and social. In the past 6 months alone, we’ve had a competitive field day, a summer appreciation event (with a bonfire, food, drinks, and music), and a fall cookout where we had a pig roast and potluck. One of our own employees even performed with his band.

Brittany Rothstein

Training Content Specialist

What does your typical day look like?

Most mornings I take a second stab at a problem from the day before. With a good night of sleep I can look at things in a new light. If I’m still blocked, I’ll pair with someone after lunch. I love pairing with my teammates. Each of them offer something different and there are no egos on the table which creates an amazing learning environment.

Lisa Pan

Software Engineer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I began as an implementation engineer, moved into instructional design, and now I am in my dream role as a product manager. This is afforded because Toast fosters a culture where experts in their domains are eager to give you a masterclass in what they do – you only need to ask and be willing to learn. This is the best perk when working at Toast.

Sean Park

Product Manager

Perks of working here

401(K)
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Equity
Company Outings
Conferences & Training
Happy Hours
Health Benefits
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Stocked Kitchen
Unlimited Vacation
Volunteering Opportunities
More Jobs at Toast33 open jobs
All
Design + UX
Developer + Engineer
Finance
Internships
Marketing
Operations
Product
Sales
Operations
new
Toast
Design + UX
new
Toast
Operations
new
Toast
Finance
new
Toast
Design + UX
new
Toast
Product
new
Toast
Operations
new
Toast
Finance
new
Toast
Design + UX
new
Toast
Product
new
Toast
Developer
new
Toast
Design + UX
new
Toast
Design + UX
new
Toast
Operations
new
Toast