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2021-24763 -

Principal XD Researcher

Location(s): San Diego, California; Plano, Texas; Mountain View, California
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Intuit is a global technology platform that helps our customers and communities overcome their most important financial challenges. We help give over 50 million consumer, small business, and self-employed customers around the world the opportunity to prosper.

Overview

Come join Intuit as a Principal Design Researcher on the Core Services + Experiences team, as we help shape the direction of ecosystem work across Intuit. The Core Design Research team is focused on finding and solving the biggest customer problems and helping bring our customers a delightful, secure and seamless experience across all Intuit’s products and services. At Intuit, we’re a talented group of customer obsessed designers focused on delivering awesome experiences and value. We are looking for a candidate who is passionate about design research and innovation, a creative problem solver and a constant advocate for the customer. You’ll be joining a team that loves design, innovation, problem solving and relishes the opportunity to serve as the unrelenting advocates of beautiful customer experiences.

What you'll bring

  • Expert and leader in qualitative research craft:
    • Deep research domain expertise including best practices and an expert in a broad range of methodologies including: ethnographic research, site visits, interviews, diary studies, usability testing, and putting together long-term research plans.
    • Expertly skilled moderator who can improvise off script and leverage stimuli or participatory activities to gain clarity and get to the root cause of issues, understanding customer’s mental models through deep inquiry. 
    • Demonstrated leadership qualities that enable you to influence, coach, and lead cross-functional teams and third-party partners when needed
  • Excellent synthesis and communication skills:
    • Applies rigor and speed to analyze and synthesize a broad range of information to develop deep, impactful insights with confidence. 
    • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills to tell a clear, concise and well-organized story of the research that brings insights to life.
  • A track record of successfully scoping and managing research engagements throughout the human-centered design process in close collaboration with cross-functional stakeholders (marketing, design, product managers, customer success, )
  • Organized, self-directed, efficient and able to manage multiple complex projects in a timely manner
  • At least seven years of industry experience as a hands-on design researcher in a professional environment

How you will lead

  • Leads strategic research initiatives focused on solving complex problems and providing actionable insights that are critical for delivering against product goals and accelerating game-changing design. Leads cross-functional teams in applying insights to create delightful, innovative offerings.
  • Plans and conduct end-to-end research, utilizing a wide variety of methodologies, guiding teams to deeply understand the customer, identify key opportunities, and develop ideas and solutions.
  • Coaches teams to think strategically about how research insights can drive product roadmaps and business goals, while guiding product managers and designers in refining their questions and assumptions into clear research goals and learning plans.
  • Educates product teams and senior leaders and elevates/teaches the research community knowledge around research methods and practices.
  • Champion holistic, end-to-end customer perspective that connects learnings from across the Intuit ecosystem and leverages both internal and external data in order to influence stakeholders and cross-functional teams and advocate for customer needs.
  • Crafts deeply impactful and durable insights that effectively influence product roadmaps and requirements, and seed innovative ideas and strategic initiatives.  
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"Our goal at Intuit is to solve challenging financial problems for millions of people. It’s satisfying to design awesome solutions knowing that you’re helping people around the world achieve their dreams of prosperity."
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"One of the things that stands about Intuit is the impact that we have on our customers. Whether it's helping them yearly with their taxes or every day with their finances, it is truly satisfying to know that we’re using our resources and knowledge to power prosperity for millions of people around the world."
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"At Intuit, we have the unique opportunity to empower millions of communities around the world by helping small business owners, individuals, and the self-employed succeed and accomplish their dreams of prosperity. There’s nothing else like it."
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Natalie Intuit employee
"I really felt drawn to Intuit because it's a place where I feel like I can make super meaningful impact on customers’ lives and their day-to-day. Finances are tricky and it’s emotional and stressful, and if I can help lift that burden off of someone, I feel like it’s worth it."
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"One of the things that stands out about Intuit is the impact that we have on our customers. Whether it's helping them yearly with their taxes or every day with their finances, it is truly satisfying to know that we’re using our resources and knowledge to power prosperity for millions of people around the world."
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"Our goal at Intuit is to solve challenging financial problems for millions of people. It’s satisfying to design awesome solutions knowing that you’re helping people around the world achieve their dreams of prosperity."
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"At Intuit, we have the unique opportunity to empower millions of communities around the world by helping small business owners, individuals, and the self-employed succeed and accomplish their dreams of prosperity. There’s nothing else like it."
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"Our goal at Intuit is to solve challenging financial problems for millions of people. It’s satisfying to design awesome solutions knowing that you’re helping people around the world achieve their dreams of prosperity."
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"One of the things that stands out about Intuit is the impact that we have on our customers. Whether it's helping them yearly with their taxes or every day with their finances, it is truly satisfying to know that we’re using our resources and knowledge to power prosperity for millions of people around the world."
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