Design Research & Insights Manager

| Greater NYC Area

Working alongside our Head of Product Marketing and the Experimentation + Launch Manager, they will be charged with playing a critical role on the Product Marketing team to help identify opportunities that drive product innovation and adoption. They will be essential to completing various journey maps and internal workflows, identifying actionable insights and opportunities. They will work on cross-functional initiatives to power the Product team deliver value to our customers, members and internal functions - ensuring Knotel is a market leader in solutions that deliver value and create the best commercial real estate experience possible.

Who You Are

You’re smart and get things done. Analytical and creative. Collaborative and independent. You work well with cross-functional partners, especially Product Management and Sales, Marketing, and Customer Success. You gather and leverage data through formative, evaluative, and ethnographic research to usability studies to create actionable insights of users and customers, creating compelling opportunities that shape and influence Roadmaps and Project Plans.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Have 4+ years experience in design research, user research, human factors, usability and/or related field
  • Ability to delivers actionable insights at both tactical and strategic levels
  • Able to execute a wide range of user research activities and flexibility/creativity to consider new ways to approach difficult design research tasks
  • Experience researching across human interactions and user groups, software, hardware, physical spaces

NICE TO HAVE:

  • Degree in Human-Computer Interaction, Human Factors, Interaction Design, Psychology, Cognitive Science, Anthropology or other related field
  • Experience facilitating design sprints, workshops and brainstorming sessions
  • Has done research for: communication around a service, selecting complex products, bespoke products, and/or improving sales for membership related services (e.g. loyalty programs, gym, travel, etc.) at least once
  • Active in the design and user experience communities

What You’ll Do

You will work with on the Product Marketing team to support the Product Roadmap and active project teams (Product Management, Design, Engineering). Your job is to serve our Product teams by providing relevant insights, as well as guiding design research of project specific asks by teams. You will also work with a cross-functional team from across Knotel to better understand the needs of different departments to guide product roadmap, delivering Organizational Blueprints (e.g. workflows) that ensure that Product teams can build not for how our people work; as well as develop specific insight driven

  • Conduct user and customer research to uncover rich insights to inform product decisions and messaging across the many Knotel customer groups (Customers, Members, Brokers, Landlords) and user groups (Sales, Customer Experience, Launch, Real Estate, Finance, Legal, Workshop)
  • Partner with Product Teams to answer more specific user research questions as needed to ensure we are always developing products/services that drive user value and usage
  • Establish domain expertise: develop a deep understanding of the Real Estate market and the flexible workplace market and create competitive landscape maps that inform both Roadmap and strategy with white space potential, while also ensuring the products we create are differentiated
  • Determine, measure, and report on KPIs for all of your initiatives

About Knotel

Knotel is transforming the office market with its Agile HQ™ Platform. Making long-term leases a thing of the past, Knotel designs, builds, and operates custom spaces for established and growing brands, so they can be free to grow their businesses at will and build what’s never been built.

Named a Business Insider Top 50 Startup and New York's Hottest New Workspace Model, Knotel has over 100 locations across nearly 2 million square feet in New York, San Francisco, London, and Berlin. Founded in late 2015, Knotel has raised $160 million in funding. Knotel’s member network includes companies like Starbucks, Cheddar, and King. Visit www.Knotel.com.

Our Core Values

Fly your Flag - Don’t check your identity at the door. Bring it inside - we are better for it.

Don’t Look Away- Care for the details no one told you about. Make every space a home and give the gift of belonging.

Outcomes, Not Processes- Time is precious. Save it. Start with the goal and back out the journey

Get Uncomfortable- Innovation starts at the edge of the unknown. Embrace the adventure and sign up for the hairy challenges.

“Where is it Engraved…”- Question orthodoxy.

Share in the Victory Dance- No one summits alone. Leverage the best in others and offer the most in yourself.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ApolloLibraries
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • TensorFlowFrameworks
    • GraphQLFrameworks
    • Next.jsFrameworks
    • React NativeFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • SnowflakeDatabases
    • MixpanelAnalytics
    • SnowplowAnalytics
    • LookerAnalytics
    • BalsamiqDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • AbstractDesign
    • JIRAManagement

Location

We have an awesome loft space in SoHo. It's easily accessible, a walk from the water, and has great food, drink and entertainment nearby.

An Insider's view of Knotel

What are some social events your company does?

Knotel encourages its employees to socialize during the workday, but also provides fun events and opportunities outside of work for everyone to enjoy. We love hosting themed happy hours, and there's always a Knotel intramural sport you can join. Right now we're preparing for our summer retreat at a local summer camp–hilarious photos to come!

Rebecca

People Operations Associate

What projects are you most excited about?

Where do I start? Knotel has many incredible teams working on projects from increasing the agility and modularity of our spaces to improving the quality and diversity of our product line to meet the needs of our growing roster of corporate customers. My favorite thing about Knotel is that every employee has ownership of projects big and small.

Charlie

Platform Manager, Real Estate & Business Development

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Knotel's rapid expansion has provided me with a very dynamic work environment. Over the last year, new projects and new roles have created pathways to grow within the company. I'm constantly challenged to own my role as it evolves, and I'm encouraged to build new skills. This has and will continue to be invaluable to my career as a Project Manager.

Jordan

Project Manager

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

The Workshops team has the unique opportunity to explore how to make the Knotel membership more valuable through new ventures and products. In partnership with the expertise within each vertical of the company, we are able to test, learn, launch and scale new ventures and products that build on the Knotel core offering.

Roshni

Manager, Workshops

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

I really love my work and I enjoy being with my team, so work doesn’t feel like work. However, no matter how much I love producing results, my family comes first. Knotel has been incredibly accepting of my wonky schedule so that I can get quality time with my family. So my work and life are perfectly balanced here.

Sanjiv

VP of Product

What are Knotel Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
We offer competitive discounts at a number of NYC gyms and fitness clubs, as well as Knotel-sponsored boot camp and yoga classes!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
We offer an individual contribution 401k plan so you can save directly from every paycheck.
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We offer 16 weeks of paid parental leave for both primary and secondary caregivers.
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Employees are encouraged to get away for refreshment and inspiration!
Paid Volunteer Time
Every year, Knotel hosts a "Week of Service". Employees are encouraged to take advantage of volunteer opportunities.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Our office has a relaxed dress code--be comfortable and be yourself.
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Knotel hosts happy hours every other week, with company-wide dinners every quarter. We celebrate with holiday parties and an annual company retreat for all employees.
Stocked Kitchen
Our kitchen is stocked with unlimited snacks and beverages to keep our team nourished throughout the day.
Some Meals Provided
We have weekly company-wide catered lunches that are completely technology-free. This allows time for our employees to spend time enjoying each other during the work day!
Happy Hours
Knotel hosts happy hours for employees, friends, and guests every other week. The more, the merrier!
Pet Friendly
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