Senior Researcher // Intercom

August 24, 2021

Communication has changed for people. It’s changed for businesses, too.

Intercom is the only suite of customer messaging products that drives growth at every stage of the customer lifecycle—across acquisition, engagement, and support. Today more than 30,000 businesses use Intercom to connect with a billion people worldwide.

Join the company helping businesses grow revenue through live chat, and so much more. 

What’s the opportunity? 🤔

The Research, Analytics & Data Science (RAD!) team at Intercom exists to build, enable and share a deep holistic understanding of our customers, their needs, and their product behaviours, using research and data science. 

As a team of data scientists and product researchers, our mission is to drive effective  evidence-based decisions through research and data science. We use data — both big and small — to unlock actionable insights about our customers, our products and our business. Our holistic understanding of our customers, their needs and their product behaviours is ingrained and used across the whole company to drive tangible improvements for our customers.

Team RAD works on the most impactful initiatives that meaningfully move the needle for our products, customers and business. It’s your job to own and drive research projects from start to finish and drive impact by combining quant and qual data in compelling ways.


What will I be doing? 🚀

In this role you will:

  • Speak with customers and build meaningful and actionable insights through research studies.  

  • Define a  good problem & process fit. Never settle for ‘nice to know’ questions and  instead push to learn the ‘critical to know’ questions.

  • Be a strategic and trusted partner to leaders and teams across Intercom whilst empowering and challenging our partners to think differently.

  • Thoughtfully explore new ways to combine quantitative and qualitative methods to drive impact. Be creative about how to recruit the specifics that our customers are looking for.

  • Hold 1:1 interviews and sessions with customers and communicate work with creativity and conviction. 

  • Focus on priorities that either drive tangible decisions for the business or help our team and our foundations scale. 

  • Collaborating with PM’s, Designers, R&D team, Biz Ops, and Marketing to define research problems and work on solutions. 

  • Communicate the meaning and consequence of insights in a succinct and engaging way that ensures all involved are aware of the research approach, objective

What skills do I need? 📖

Ideal candidates have the following:

  • Experience building trusted relationships with PMs and Designers to facilitate impactful research engagements. 

  • An in-depth understanding of the product areas you work on and the key dynamics of the competitive space.

  • Experience offering ideas or opinions on roadmap planning in order to deliver meaningful impact to customers and the business.

  • Experience in conducting complex, multiphase research and executing mixed method research studies.

  • Experience driving research by identifying and acting on opportunities to improve how we work.

  • Experience leading by driving debate, calling out inconsistencies and contributing ideas and energy to problems that a team are facing.

  • The ability to articulate the learnings and consequences of the research insights you provide.

  • An understanding of the Jobs to Be Done framework is preferred.

  • A passion for building amazing products, not just conducting research.

Benefits 😍

We are a well treated bunch, with awesome benefits! If there’s something important to you that’s not on this list, talk to us! 🙂

  • Competitive salary and equity in a fast-growing start-up

  • We serve lunch every weekday, plus a variety of snack foods and a fully stocked kitchen

  • Regular compensation reviews – we reward great work

  • Peace of mind with life assurance, as well as comprehensive health and dental insurance for you and your dependents

  • Open vacation policy and flexible holidays so you can take time off when you need it

  • Paid maternity leave, as well as 6 weeks paternity leave for fathers, to let you spend valuable time with your loved ones

  • MacBooks are our standard, but we’re happy to get you whatever equipment helps you get your job done

We are a diverse bunch of people and we want to continue to attract and retain a diverse range of people into our organisation. We’re committed to an inclusive and diverse Intercom! We do not discriminate based on gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, civil or family status, age, disability, or race.

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