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“3 Sr/Lead User Researcher Jobs, fulltime (Cloud startup + Global commerce startup + Scandinavian design firm)”


Sr/Lead User Researcher @ scrappy, spirited retail startup – in partnership with Asian e-commerce giant

(NYC – Fulltime. Some travel to Asia)

Full JD:


  • Join an exciting swat team within a retail startup that’s got $49MM+ in funding, largely backed by famous retail giant that would look amazing on your resume
  • Really juicy, multi $B problem to solve: How create trust and ease of global commerce between different cultures, who use disparate digital platforms, and think differently about how business is conducted?
  • You have a wide array of research capabilities:
    • Standard UX Research (Qual) + knowledge of Quant best practices
    • Nice to haves: market analysis, customer validation, root cause analysis
  • You have startup experience and thrive in a high risk/high reward environment
  • Asia interest/experience a plus but not required. Will be some light travel in USA + Asia.

TO APPLY: email resume + approx $ range to: joanne (at) joanneweavergroup (dot) com


Lead User Researcher @ Cloud Tech startup with $300MM+ funding & fun culture
(NYC – Fulltime)


Full JD:


  • You’ll be their User Research hire #1 and head up the whole department, and collaborate with their super friendly design team of 8
  • First order of business = set up the entire research practice: centralize and organize what they have, plan out how research will be conducted, evangelize and collaborate company-wide on all things Research
  • Not a management role to start but some mentoring / mgmt experience is great, as you’ll hire another Researcher in 2018
  • You can “speak Dev” and understand and relate to a techie user base
  • Startup experience preferred; Tech, Finance, Insurance, Healthcare bkgd helpful.

TO APPLY: email resume + approx $ range to: joanne (at) joanneweavergroup (dot) com

Lead User Researcher @ boutique Scandinavian service design firm

(NYC – Fulltime – maybe Freelance or Temp to Perm too)

No JD; client is open to informational interviews for upcoming 2018 needs.


  • Would be Research hire #2, working side by side with Head/Research to develop and grow the department
  • Prefer candidates who have both agency-side and client-side experience, working with Product + Service Design, beyond the digital screen
  • Must be great with clients, and “own the room”. Must be able to question and identify the actual problems that need to be solved, not just what clients come to the table with
  • Conceptual, good storyteller, can spin a narrative, use metaphors, get buy-in across departments
  • Prefer one of these types of profiles:
    • “PhD dropout” – academic background in cog sci, anthropology, sociology – who has demonstrable experience putting theory into actionable, useful practice
    • Researcher with a Design background, preferably in an agency setting, who’s been focused in UX Research for 5+ years minimum
  • Experience working with F500 clients, especially in Finance, Healthcare, Education, Real Estate, Health/Fitness

TO APPLY: email resume + approx $ range to: joanne (at) joanneweavergroup (dot) com

Referral Bonus up to $1K for the longterm placement of your peeps; thanks for spreading the word!


Joanne Weaver


The Joanne Weaver Group

UX / UI / Product Design Recruitment

+1 917.623.9369

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